|“||This shy and retiring foe will attack by firing seeds at Kirby.”|
|— Official European Kirby Mass Attack website|
Beanbon is a small creature resembling an onion or a bean as its name suggests. It has a bulbous light green body with two large dark green leaves poking out from the top of its head. Its feet are yellow-orange in color, and it has shiny green eyes similar to those of Kirby. It also has two stripes on each cheek that are the same color as its feet.
Beanbon replaces Waddle Dee as the most harmless and most common enemy in the game, as it walks around aimlessly. The creature can shoot explosive coconuts out of its head if given enough time alone, making it a bit more dangerous. Beanbons are often used in cutscenes or placed strategically to show the player a new hazard or action to perform.
Like Waddle Dees, Beanbons come in a variety of different sub-species and variants. Notable examples include Big Beanbons, Mummbons, Flapbons, and Zombons. A giant Beanbon can also be encountered, but only in the Kirby Quest and Strato Patrol EOS sub-games.