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These are Krackos-in-training. They're not very strong, but they sure work well on a team!
— Cast Description • Kirby's Epic Yarn

Li'l Kracko, originally called Co-Kracko[1], is an enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Dream Land 2.

Physical Appearance

Li'l Kracko resembles a much smaller and more compact version of Kracko. Its white cloudy body fades to blue on top and pink on the bottom, and it has just four blunt spikes. Li'l Kracko has a single eye, simpler in appearance than that of Kracko.

Games

Kirby's Dream Land 2

Co-Krackos are shot out from Kracko and act as his minions. Kirby can inhale them and spit them out at Kracko to damage him. They don't appear outside of this boss battle.

Kirby's Toy Box

A Co-Kracko appears on the playing field in the Pinball mode, next to Kracko. When Kirby collides with it, he bounces off, and the player receives 30 points.

Kirby's Dream Land 3

Co-Krackos don't appear in-person in Kirby's Dream Land 3, rather, they appear as paintings that Ado's version of Kracko will create.

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble

Co-Krackos appear during the first boss battle against Kracko. Kracko will attack by sending Co-Krackos at Kirby, which can be defeated with a single air puff. These Co-Krackos fly straight down while rotating, and damage Kirby upon contact.

Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn

Yarn versions of Li'l Kracko appear at the end of Cloud Palace, a yarn version of Bubbly Clouds, as Kirby and Prince Fluff approach Kracko. Kirby and the prince must shoot them down with their Star Shooters. After the battle begins, Kracko begins freely summoning them (in three groups of three at a time) to attack Kirby.

They are said to be "Krackos-in-training."

Etymology

Li'l Kracko's name comes from the fact that they are little versions of Kracko.

"Co-Kracko" comes from the Japanese word こ (ko), which can mean "child" (子) or "small" (小).

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