|This article's title is derived from Japanese|
|... because it was never localized to English in official sources.|
Dacooga is a cylinder-shaped blue missile with a white tip, looking like a virus particle. Its design has changed subtly in each game it has appeared in. It has a white posterior and propeller in Kirby Super Star. It has a purple posterior with a green propeller in Kirby Super Star Ultra. In Kirby: Planet Robobot, it has a square purple posterior with a small jet on each corner.
Dacooga appears inside Galactic Nova with Pata and Volm enemies. It homes in on Kirby's Starship and tries to crash into the hero. Dacoogas often appear in groups. The enemy explodes when hit with one shot.
When Kirby enters Star Dream Soul OS, the Mother Computer's heart fires Patas, Dacoogas, and Volms. They explode on impact. This is the only game in the series in which Kirby can inhale Dacooga.
ダクーガ (Dakūga) may be a corruption of the Japanese word "dokugai" (毒害), meaning "poison".