This is what happens when you're a Cotta and you mouth off to Claycia. She turns you into a cannon! Some folks think that's pretty mean of her. But that certainly is a fine-looking cannon, don't you think?
— Figurine description • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Cannon Cotta is an enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.

Physical Appearance

Cannon Cotta is a variant of Cotta. The body of the enemy is tan, and the mouth of its cannon is white. The enemy also features red, jagged stripes, as well as a red base. On Cannon Cotta's side is a brown eye that is surrounded by a red ring. The pupil of the eye is white.


Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Cannon Cotta appears mounted on a floor, wall, or ceiling. When Kirby approaches, the enemy aims at him and fires a cannonball. The cannonballs can be blocked with a rainbow rope. Kirby can defeat the enemy with a Tap Dash or Star Dash. This behavior is similar to that of Shotzo. However, unlike Shotzo, Cannon Cotta is not invincible.

Claycia uses gray Cannon Cottas during her battle in The Final Battle. These ones release bubbles containing mines or 10-Stars.


Cannon Cotta's name is derived from the words cannon, a piece of artillery that uses gunpowder or other explosive-based propellants to launch a projectile, and terracotta, which is a type of earthenware used for modeling and decorative purposes.

See Also


  • The announcement trailer for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse shown at E3 2014 reveals that Cannon Cotta was originally intended to appear in the stages Kirby Rocket's Big Blastoff and Deep-Divin' Kirby Submarine. Cannon Cotta is not present in either of these stages in the final game.


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