|“||Small, living torpedoes, Pedos live on Aqua Star and often shoot out of walls as Kirby swims by. Acro shoots Pedos out of his mouth in the fifth stage of Aqua Star.”|
|— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)|
Pedo has a cylindrical body, shaped like a torpedo. It have an aqua green body with a domed, yellow nose above and four silver, metal propellers beneath. It has squinted eyes, which are not usually visible, but can be seen on its Info Card. The propellers are elliptical in shape, and one is situated at each diagonal of the base. Pedo has no visible facial features, though its top is decorated with an eight-pointed star indentation.
Pedo acts as a simple torpedo. When shot out, either by Acro or a cannon, it travels straight forward until it either hits Kirby or a wall and explodes, or goes off-screen and disappears. While Pedo have no special ability when held over Kirby's head, he can take advantage of their torpedo-like nature by throwing them; the Pedo will shoot straight forward and explode on contact.
Pedo's name comes from "torpedo," an explosive projectile that is fired from military ships and submarines. Pedo is also based on a torpedo itself.
- Pedo is equivalent in behavior to Rockn, but is different in that Pedo lives underwater whereas Rockn operates on land.
- Pedo is similar to Torpedo Ted from the Super Mario series, as both are torpedoes and both have a counterpart on land (Bullet Bill, in Torpedo Ted's case).
- However, while Pedo comes in only one variety, where it travels straight ahead, Torpedo Ted has a counterpart called Targeting Ted, which will attempt to home in on the player's character.