Efreeti is a black hedgehog-like enemy with long black spikes pointing upwards from its head and yellow eyes. Much like Kirby, its arms and legs come directly from the head and it has no body. The arms are stubby, and its legs are thin and red. It has a similar appearance to Togezo, even though Togezo gives Kirby Needle ability.
Efreeti attacks by becoming a fireball with tightly closed eyes and spikes. It can burn Kirby if it hits him. It launches itself straight, at angles, and even into the air and back down. When Efreeti hits the wall, stars fall from him. This creature's attack is similar to Boboo's attack.
Efreeti's name comes from the name Ifrit, which was the original name of a spirit from Arabian mythology that was a djinn or a genie. They are often associated with fire, which explains why Efreeti has the Burning ability.