Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe has 16 Energy Spheres in its third level, Onion Ocean.
The level is split into four separate stages, with each containing three, four or five Energy Spheres.
While some of these Energy Spheres may be relatively easy to locate, others are in less obvious locations.
This guide will show you how to find every Energy Sphere in Level 3, Onion Ocean.
If you’re stuck on a different level, head to our Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe Energy Spheres location guide hub.
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe – Level 3-1 Energy Spheres
Get the Tornado ability. When you reach the point in the stage where you hit a switch to start a raft moving, then there’s a bomb block above you (as in the screenshot), jump and use Tornado to reach and break the block.
This will reveal a hidden door, containing a room with two switches. Grab the key, hit both switches, and quickly use the platforms (before they disappear) to reach the locked door and the Sphere.
Spheres 2 and 3
When you get the special Snow Bowl ability at the end of the stage, bowl your way through everything until you reach a giant sandcastle. Bowl through it to destroy it.
This reveals another star portal, which leads to another fight with a Sphere Doomer who’s holding two Spheres.
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe – Level 3-2 Energy Spheres
After you beat Kibble Blade in a miniboss fight, steal his Cutter ability. Move to the right and you’ll see a platform suspended by a rope.
Cut the rope with the Cutter ability, drop into the water and swim left to find the Sphere behind some breakable blocks.
When you reach the underwater cave section, get hold of the Spear ability (you can get it from some little spear-wielding bee enemies).
Progress through the underwater section until you see a gap with a switch hidden inside it (as in the screenshot). Hit this with your spear to reveal a hidden door and a room with bomb blocks and the Sphere inside it.
When you get the giant spiked boot power-up, you’ll reach a section with three flying red enemies in a row.
Bounce off all three of them to reach a higher platform, with a giant yellow block you can crush with the boot. This reveals a secret door which leads to the third sphere.
The last Sphere can be easily seen in the underwater section where the eels pop out and try to eat you.
Break the blocks underneath the Sphere to reach it, but take your time because if you try to break them all at once, the eel might get you.
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe – Level 3-3 Energy Spheres
After you defeat Moundo in the miniboss battle, steal his Stone ability. Run to the right, where you’ll see some meat above three star blocks (and a ticket, if you haven’t collected it yet).
Stand on the middle block, jump straight up and use the Stone ability to sink right to the bottom of the water, where you’ll find the first Sphere.
After you collect the first Sphere, head right and go through the door to reach an area where you swim all the way to the top of the screen then have to choose between three paths to take downwards.
Only one of these paths will take you to the Sphere, and it’s the one on the far right. If you choose any of the others the Sphere will be blocked off and you’ll have to restart the stage.
Spheres 3 and 4
When you get the special Monster Flame ability near the end of the stage, head forward until you reach a giant ship with an octopus peeking out from underneath it.
When the octopus peeks out, use the Monster Flame to hit it. This will spawn another star portal, leading to another Sphere Doomer fight and the last two Spheres.
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe – Level 3-4 Energy Spheres
During the section with the spinning spiky obstacles, look out for a red door above you at one point (as seen in the screenshot). When you see it, head upwards to the left and destroy the bomb blocks to reach it.
Once inside the door, you’ll see a blue switch on the ceiling and a red one on the floor. Hit the red one first to make the enemies fall, wait for the floor to come back then pull the blue one to get a key, which can be used to open the door on the left for the Sphere.
At one point in the stage you’ll see a red door. These are usually supposed to be hidden, but this one isn’t – that’s because this isn’t the actual door you want.
Head upwards, go right and come back down to the plants on the opposite side of the door (as seen in the screenshot). There’s a second hidden door here, so stand on the plants and press Up to get the Sphere.
When the giant spiked ball is rolling after you, you’ll see a wall made of steel blocks. Swim up and wait for the spike ball to roll through the blocks.
This will break the blocks and reveal the Sphere hiding behind them.
At one point you’ll find a bomb with a skull on it, sitting next to a red switch. Grab the bomb, run over the switch, then proceed forward, down and left as fast as you can, hitting switches along the way.
If you’re quick enough you’ll be able to throw the bomb at a big wall of yellow blocks, blowing them up. The fourth Sphere is behind this wall.
You’ll need the Spear ability for the final Sphere. Get hold of it, and head to the section with loads of eels trying to eat you from all directions.
Aim for the top of this section, and along the ceiling you’ll see the last Sphere behind some blocks and a bomb block. Hit the bomb block with the Spear ability to get the Sphere.
For the locations of every other Energy Sphere in the game, head to our Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe Energy Spheres location guide hub.