|“||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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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).
- In Kirby's Epic Yarn, the Li'l Krackos are said to be Krackos in training. If this is true, this implies that there is more than one Kracko. Despite this, another "mature" Kracko has never been seen apart from Space Kracko, Parallel Kracko, and the paintings in Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby: Canvas Curse, and Kirby Star Allies, as the one fought throughout the series has been the same one since Kirby's Dream Land, as proven by Kirby Fighters Deluxe.