|“||Blado certainly looks like he's doing his job, but it's becoming more and more obvious his heart is no longer in it. Part of him wants a co-worker to say something about it; the other part of him dreads the conversation.”|
|— Figurine description • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse|
Blado is a variant of Gordo. As such, it is a black ball with eyes. It wears a permanent scowl and has four ax blades instead of spikes. Blado is usually attached to a chain.
Blado makes its first appearance in the stage Machine Mansion. Blado often moves in a circular motion, injuring Kirby if he touches it. In some cases, Blado will swing from side to side like a pendulum.
Blado retains its role from the previous game, moving in a circular motion in an attempt to hit Kirby and his Bandana Waddle Dee companions.
Blado makes its first appearance in a traditional platformer during the boss fight against Yggy Woods. The tree elder drops Blados from his branches, which rapidly roll forward upon landing on the ground. They also appear in the fight against Parallel Woods in the same way as they did against Yggy Woods. These are the only times when Blados are found in this game.
|“||This enemy circles in a single area and attacks with its sharp blades.”|
|— Enemies • Kirby: Canvas Curse Instruction Booklet|
- Blado bears a strong resemblance to Blasto from Kirby's Block Ball; both wear glaring expressions, have spherical black bodies, and a Blado's blades look similar to a Blasto's bumps.
- The two also share the distinction of being apparent variations of Gordo.