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Leafan is an enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It yields the Leaf ability when inhaled.

Physical Appearance

Leafan is a small stumpy, brownish-red plant creature with a roundish body with beady eyes and six large green leaves fanning out from the center of its body. It has a white mask-like marking around its eyes and has three leaves below it that it used to stand with.


Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition

Leafan floats down from the sky like Bumber from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and, upon landing, will start to launch seeds out of its head. Sometimes, Leafans can be found already sitting on the ground. If Kirby touches a seed, he'll take damage.

In Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, Leafan appears in the New Challenge Stages mode, specifically in the Smash Combat Chamber.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot

Leafan leaps into the air and floats back down after each seed attack. Bulby, another Leaf-yielding enemy in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, does not appear in these games, making Leafan the only source of the Leaf ability (aside from Copy Essences).


Leafan's name is a portmanteau of leaf, referencing the enemy's greenery, and fan, referencing the fan blade-like shape of its leaves when drifting through the air.