|“||A mad hula dancer armed with maracas, Chacha isn't mobile and only attacks if Kirby gets too close. Keep your distance and jump over the tiny dancer.”|
|— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)|
Chacha is an immobile tropical foe from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards that dances and attacks by shaking her maracas at Kirby. Her maracas also shield her from most projectile attacks. That being said, the most common way to defeat her is by inhaling her. Chacha gives no ability and appears primarily on Aqua Star.
Chacha is pale, sphere-shaped creature and always displays an elated smile on her face. She has a small tuft of blond hair, detached, ball shaped hands, and wears a brown grass skirt. The most noticeable feature is her vividly colored maracas.
Chacha stands in place, shaking her maracas and dancing to the rhythm. Every few seconds, she turns towards Kirby and swings her maracas down in front of her a few times, supposedly as an attack. When Kirby holds her above his head, Chacha wiggles about with her maracas overhead, similar to her normal behavior.
Chachas are also seen in the background of their native stage. These dance about like the ones in Kirby's path, but do not brandish their maracas as weapons and thus pose no threat. Chachas are located most plentifully on Aqua Star, especially in stage three. However, they also make an appearance on Neo Star, in the background of one room in the fourth stage.
Chacha's name is derived from the famous Cuban ballroom dance named the Cha-cha-cha.