waddler is a friendly NPC found in several places. he mainly serves as a place where players can drop off items, that they can then pick up when the encounter waddler later. he can first be encountered in Olmec's Cave. Here, Waddler appears in a cave on the very right of the first layer, just bellow the ladder. the player can find the exact square he is located, because it will always be either a push block, or a grassy tile. He later appears in the ice caves, just above the same caves where the yeti king and queen can be found.
Waddler's cave in both olmec's lair, and the Ices caves includes two squares that the player can place items on. When they later find them, the items they had previously stored will be located there. This is vital to get to the cosmic ocean, as it allows the player to place Hou Yi's bow to get later, but can also be used to store jetpacks, which will be destroyed upon the player killing themselves to get to both duat, and abzu.