King Dedede (also spelled King DDD) is a major recurring antagonist (and anti-hero) to Kirby in Nintendo and HAL Labs' long-running Kirby video game series, appearing in every game except the game Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, making him the most recurring major character of the series besides Kirby and his Waddle Dees. He is the greedy king of the Dream Land, which is located on the quaint planet Pop Star. In many ways, King Dedede serves as the Bowser to Kirby's Mario and the King K. Rool to Kirby's Donkey Kong.
King Dedede, was sucked by the Portal that leads to the Universal Central, along with some of his Waddle Dees and the Halberd. They then appear in the Pokemon Universe's Earth, flying in the skies. After the heroes meet Ash, they notice the Halberd, and Meta-Knight gets angry and flies towards it. The Main Cannon shoots down Meta-Knight, badly hurting him, but Kirby gives Meta-Knight a Maxim Tomato, which heals him. Then all the characters ride on a different transportation method to get to the Halberd. They do, and later find out King Dedede is commanding the ship, and Meta-Knight gets angrier. One Waddle Dee tells Dedede:
"Kirby and Meta-Knight are here, and other creatures came with them."
King Dedede gets surprised/shocked and says to engage the security code. The heroes go through the Halberd and find themselves with the secured door. While they try to figure out the password, Shalos come and swallow him, and take the form of him. The heroes figure out the password and find the Shalos, they fight them and the Shalo-Dedede. Eventually they win and the Shalos spits Dedede, then he joins the heroes and they go to the nearest Portal.