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Nametsumuri is a character that appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3. He appears in the fourth stage of Iceberg. Nametsumuri wants Kirby to get his lost shell back for him. Kirby needs both Coo and ChuChu with Burning ability to get to the shell. If Kirby obtains the shell, he will be rewarded with a Heart Star at the end of the level.

Physical Appearance

Nametsumuri is a brown-ish mollusk with an orange shell, with a pink swirl.


Nametsumuri's name is a portmanteau of the Japanese word for slug, なめくじ/蛞蝓 (Namekuji); and the Japanese word for snail, カタツムリ/かたつむり/蝸牛 (katatsumuri)


  • Nametsumuri may be a slug masquerading as a snail, as he can lose his shell. Snails have large parts of their bodies inside their shells.