Golems are rock-like creatures native to the Mirror World and also appear to be minions of King Golem. They first appeared in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror as a common enemy. Golems come in 3 colors which each give Kirby a different ability. They are most commonly seen in a reddish brown color, which gives Stone When eaten. The grayish blue is just as common and gives Fighter (although it gives Stone as well), and yellow, the rarest of the three, gives Wheel when eaten. Kirby needs to super inhale them in order to get them into his mouth.
Golems are usually found dormant. But when Kirby passes by them or gets close, they wake up and try to attack him. The regular red Golems (Stone ability) attack by jumping in the air and then attempt to fall on Kirby and crush him. The pale yellow Golems (Wheel ability) will roll into Kirby, an attack which can be easily dodged given they're not falling from an incline. The blue Golems (Fighter ability) are perhaps the hardest to defeat, and will attack by throwing quick-paced uppercuts at Kirby.
King Golem is the ruler of the Golems and is fought as the first boss in the game.
Golems were seen in various pre-release screenshots and in the trailer of the game, but not much is known about their would-be appearance in this game aside from the fact that their in-game models were based off the Golem Trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, albeit at a lower quality and more blocky. It is apparent that Golem were meant to be the Helpers for the Stone ability in this canceled title (as seen when Kirby generates one by giving up his Stone ability). It is unknown however if Golem would provide any different abilities like they did in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, leaving their behavior and form of attacking in this game a mystery. It was also seen in the trailer that Golems were slightly more slow moving than other enemies in the game, most likely due to their particularly bulky stone bodies.
Although this game was not released, it would have marked their first appearance as an enemy outside of the Mirror World, and their third overall appearance in the series (second if not counting the Super Smash Bros. Series).
Despite their role as enemies in this game, Golems do not appear in Kirby's Epic Yarn.
Golems originate from ancient Jewish folklore. They are large creatures made from stone and clay that are brought to life to carry out deeds for its creator/owner.
- Golems are one of only two enemies that can give an ability based on their coloration. They share this trait with Dygclops from Kirby's Adventure and its remake.