|“||He'll tackle you with all he's got! It won't hurt, but you may go flying!”|
|— Cast Description • Kirby's Epic Yarn|
Cyclods are brown creatures with a single eye on their forehead.
A Cyclod will walk around passively until he Kirby or Prince Fluff, when he will charge at them. If he collides with one of them, the attack will send them flying. This enemy makes his debut in Flower Fields.
A Cyclod is always one of the competitors in racing levels.
Cyclod's name is likely a portmanteau of "Cyclops," referencing the fact that it only has one eye; and "clod," referring to the fact that it unwisely charges at anyone it sees. Clod is also a cognate of the Dutch word "klodde," which refers to a rag, relating to the yarn and fabric theme of the game.
Its Japanese name, マルゾー (Maruzō), comes from まる (maru), which is associated with round things, referencing its round (and bare) head.