Gaw Gaw is a furry brown mammalian creature. It has two mole-like claws on each of it's hands, pointy ears, and a tiny black nose (blue in-game). Its muzzle and the top of its hands are tan. It has two visible toes on its tan colored feet. Its eyes are always closed. Gaw Gaw appears to be related to Gao Gao, a mid-boss.
If Gaw Gaw sees Kirby, it will jump at him and try to bite him. Sometimes, it will jump in place without going after him.
- A Twitter artwork depicts Gaw Gaw with 3 claws on each hand instead of 2.