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From ornery octopi to crumbling floors, Kirby will have seen it all by the end of this adventure.
— Official website • Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble[1]

Flotzo is an enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Dream Land.

Physical Appearance

Flotzo is a red octopus with two long tentacles and three stubby arms. It has a glum expression on its face and two dots on each arm; one on top, one on bottom.


Kirby's Dream Land

Flotzo serves as the Extra Game equivalent of Squishy. Like Squishy, it can move around on land, jump, and swim through the air. It is faster and stronger than its counterpart, inflicting two points of damage to Kirby when the two collide. Flotzo appears on Float Islands.

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble

In watery stages, Flotzo occasionally emerges from the water and spits three tiny projectiles at Kirby before diving again. These projectiles will inflict one point of damage to Kirby and throw him off course if he touches them.

Kirby Super Star Ultra

In the Revenge of the King sub-game, Flotzo serves as the stronger version for Squishy once again.

Kirby Mass Attack

A larger version of Flotzo (called Taccoziso), featuring a pull-ring on its back, appears in Stage 6 of Dedede Resort. This version of Flotzo has a completely different attack pattern, firing cannonballs at the Kirbys. If the Kirbys pull out the ring on its back, it will deflate and fly around like a balloon. Also, a regular Flotzo appears in the sub-game Kirby Quest, alongside a Squishy and Sweet Stuff.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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Flotzo in the anime

Flotzo makes a cameo appearance in the episode A Fish Called Kine. A resident of Rainbow Coral Reef, it is seen fleeing when King Dedede's submarine attacks and rejoicing when Kirby saves the reef from destruction.


  • In the Kirby: Right Back At Ya! episode Kirby Comes to Cappy Town, when the monster named Octagon transforms into his true form, he bears a slight resemblance to a Flotzo in color and appearance.