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And the Clanksprouts that shoot out of the earth can be lured to strike exactly where you want.
— Daroach • Kirby Mass Attack

Clanksprout is a large enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby Mass Attack.

Physical Appearance

Clanksprout is a claw-like foe with a bead-like body and one eye. It is usually teal, but there are also some purple ones as well.

Games

Kirby Mass Attack

Clanksprout appears as a common enemy in Sandy Canyon, starting in Stage 4. Clanksprout attacks by emerging from dirt, like Warwiggle, to grab a Kirby. If the Kirby is not rescued in time, he is pulled under the ground, instantly KOing him. Clanksprout can sometimes be difficult to defeat, because it reaches a high altitude. Purple Clanksprouts follow the Kirbys to wherever they moved on the dirt, and later emerge, while teal Clanksprouts always emerge from the same spot. This enemy requires many Kirbys or several attacks from a small group to be defeated.

A giant, mechanical variant appears as a mid-boss in Stage 8 of Sandy Canyon.

Trivia

  • Defeating Clanksprout using Invincible Candy reveals a unique sprite for its defeat animation, depicting its eye as an X and its left claw broken.

Gallery

Sprites

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