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KPR Susie artwork.png This article is about the enemy in Kirby's Dream Land 3. For the enemy in Kirby Mass Attack, see Paka Geg.

Pacto is an enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It yields no Copy Ability when Super Inhaled.

Physical Appearance

Pacto is a large, floating yellow creature with a large mouth, a single shiny eye, and two yellow stubs jutting off its body. In Kirby's Dream Land 3, its red teeth show when its mouth is closed and the creature's eye lacks highlights. In all subsequent appearances, Pacto's mouth is wavy, but contains its teeth, and its eye is now blue.


Kirby's Dream Land 3

Pacto hides in a hole or open area, waiting for Kirby. When the hero passes by, the enemy quickly lunges out in an attempt to catch him in his mouth. He then spits Kirby out, damaging him. If the Pacto misses its mark, it recedes back to its original location and waits for another chance to strike. Pactos make their first appearance in Ripple Field.

Kirby: Canvas Curse

Pacto's attack strategy is largely the same as in Kirby's Dream Land 3, only the enemy lunges out frequently even when Kirby isn't near. It also moves faster. Pacto is invincible as tapping it with the stylus does nothing.

In the sub-game Paint Panic, Paint Roller may have the player paint a Pacto.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

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Pacto's attack strategy is the same as in Kirby's Dream Land 3, only much slower. If Kirby is caught by the attack, the player must shake the Wii Remote or mash the +Control Pad to escape the enemy's mouth.

Pacto often takes multiple hits to defeat, but in exchange for this, Kirby can Super Inhale it. A white, cloudy variant of Pacto, called Pacloud, appears in Nutty Noon.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot

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Pacto's behavior has not changed since Kirby's Return to Dream Land. A flowery variant, called Pacflower, appears in Wild World.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Pacto first appears in The Wastes Where Life Began. Near the end of the stage, three Pactos will continuously move forward in an attempt to eat Kirby while he in on the narrow bridge, regardless if he is close to any of the three or not, and will stop once Kirby surpasses them. Besides this scenario, Pacto's behavior is unchanged.


The name of Pacto and its variants is likely derived from "paku paku" (パクパク), a Japanese onomatopoeia for eating.


  • The enemy Maw from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards heavily resembles Pacto and also has a similar attack pattern. It may be possible that the two species are somehow related.
  • Pacto and Dekabu are the only enemies in Kirby's Dream Land 3 to be instantly destroyed by the Ice ability. As larger foes, they would have required a larger ice block sprite to encase them. The developers of the game did not create such a sprite, which is likely the reason they cannot be frozen.
  • Pacto's name, as well as its coloration and behavior, suggests that it may be based on Pac-Man, a famous video game hero.

The enemy Hearbell.



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