|“||If you see this enemy, you'll know that you're a good player. Mr. P. Umpkin and various other enemies are "extra" special.”|
|— Description • Nintendo Power (Volume #39)|
Mr. P. Umpkin is a levitating pumpkin monster. He has two hollow, triangular eyes and a triangular mouth carved into his front. He has a mouth full of sharp, jagged yellow teeth (changed to a light orange in Kirby's Dream Course) and a blunt orange stem. In Kirby's Dream Course, Mr. P. Umpkin's stem is green to better resemble an actual pumpkin. He is capable of opening and closing his eyes and mouth, which he does while hiding in Kirby's Dream Land.
In the Kirby of the Stars Pilot, Mr. P. Umpkin resembles his Kirby's Dream Land appearance. This is not the case for some of the monsters in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, such as Squishy, Jukid, and others, who have newer and revised designs.
Mr. P. Umpkin serves as the Extra Game equivalent of Two Face. He hangs on the walls of Castle Lololo, disguising himself as an ordinary jack-o'-lantern. When Kirby approaches, Mr. P. Umpkin springs to life and pursues him. Mr. P. Umpkin moves faster than Two Face and inflicts two points of damage when he makes contact with the hero.
Mr. P. Umpkin acts as a common enemy. He is one of the few enemies in the game to float in midair.
In the Kirby of the Stars Pilot
In the Kirby of the Stars Pilot, Mr. P. Umpkin appears as one of the monsters that Kirby fights. Here, he is destroyed by Spark Kirby's powerful electrical attacks alongside Sweet Stuff, Haboki, and others. It turns out that Mr. P. Umpkin and the other monsters were all creations of Nightmare. Like many of the other enemies in the pilot, Mr. P. Umpkin did not make an appearance in the real anime. However, in Scare Tactics - Part I, Kirby dons a jack-o'-lantern that looks somewhat like Mr. P. Umpkin.
Mr. P. Umpkin is a pun on "Mr. Pumpkin," with the "P" separated from the word in order to serve as a middle initial. The title "Mr." is used for humorous purposes, while pumpkin describes Mr. P. Umpkin's appearance.