Prank is an enemy in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. He yields no Copy Ability when inhaled (unless he throws a frying pan, where he can be inhaled for Cook), but the objects he attacks Kirby with do give various abilities, either Bomb, Fire, or Ice.
Prank is an purple imp-like enemy with stubby legs and arms. He has two gap teeth and a set of horns on the top of his head.
Prank will try his best to pull a prank on Kirby. He has three different behaviors, each preset based on the room he's in. His first behavior is running at Kirby; if he touches Kirby, he will grab him, take out a paint brush, and cover Kirby's face with purple paint before running past him. After Kirby's face gets painted, he takes damage and cleans his face with a wipe in a manner near identical to being attacked by Leap. His second behavior is hiding in the ground. When Kirby gets close, Prank will emerge from the ground and place a banana peel in front of him; Prank is invincible while hiding and while emerging to place down the peel. If Kirby makes contact with the peel, he will trip backward and drop his ability (even if he was invincible when making contact), but will not take any damage from the interaction; Prank will then cheer and flee the scene. The banana peel does not disappear upon being tripped over, nor can it be attacked; the only way to destroy the banana peel is to have it fall in water. The third behavior is throwing something at Kirby; Prank can randomly pull out a bomb, an ice cube, a fire ball, or a frying pan, each with different properties; after throwing it, he will run away. The bomb, ice cube, and fire ball all have ballistic trajectories that change depending on Kirby's position relative to Prank when he throws the object, while the frying pan is thrown as a boomerang. The bomb explodes upon making contact with terrain and can be inhaled for Bomb; the ice cube passes through terrain, freezes Kirby upon contact, and can be inhaled for Ice; the fire ball pass through terrain, burns Kirby upon contact, and can be inhaled for Fire; and the frying pan grabs Kirby if it makes contact, after which Prank tries to cook him in a manner near identical to being attacked by Cookin. The frying pan cannot be inhaled, however, Prank can be inhaled for Cook if he throws it; inhaling Prank in any other context will yield no Copy Ability.
Prank appears in Kirby: Triple Deluxe as a collectible keychain.
Prank was named after playing tricks.
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- Despite his artwork displaying two white teeth, his sprite has his teeth purple like the rest of his body.
- Prank resembles Ninji from the Super Mario Bros. series, particularly its appearance in Super Mario All-Stars.