|“||Short, squat, miniature volcanoes, Pompeys periodically shoot hot rocks that can damage Kirby. They don't chase him, so just be sure they're not about toi fire before you pass them by or attempt to destroy them.”|
|— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)|
Pompey is a fiery foe appearing in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. It looks like a miniature volcano with a small round black body inside, which has round eyes. Pompey sits in one place and attacks by shooting out small balls of magma from its top. Oddly enough, it gives the Stone ability, since volcanoes are made of stone, rather than the Burning ability despite the small magma it bursts out.
Pompey's name is a play on the legendary volcano, Mt. Vesuvius, of Pompeii in Italy. It behaves much like the volcano as well, spewing stones as it erupts.