|This article's title is derived from Japanese|
|... because it was never localized to English in official sources.|
Gear Pawn is a brown stone weight. It is cubic in shape with a rounded top and has two feet and hands carved into it. It has white eyes, lips, and a brow carved into its face. Big Gear Pawn is a red-brown shade and has a much taller head. Small symbols are carved into it as well.
Gear Pawn and Gear Spike appear exclusively in Stage 6 of Sandy Canyon and Stage 9 of Volcano Valley as minions of the mid-boss Great Gear. These enemies hang from chains and serve as counterweights to balance their master. Every time one of these foes is destroyed, the chain it hung from lightens and Great Gear turns. In order to expose his weak point, the Kirbys must destroy Gear Pawns and/or Gear Spikes in such a way that he flips upside down. If the player finds this too challenging, he/she can simply destroy all the on-screen enemies to balance Great Gear favorably. If Great Gear's weak point is revealed for too long, he summons more minions. Damaging the mid-boss causes the chains and any foes on them to fall to the ground.
Gear Pawn does not attack the Kirbys in any way. Big Gear Pawn acts the same way but is the weight of three normal Gear Pawns. To defeat these foes, the player must rapidly flick Kirbys into them.