|This article is about the green Snoozroot enemy. For other variants, see Snoozroot (disambiguation).|
|“||Hates its sleep being interrupted and will fire vicious venom at anyone who disturbs it.”|
|— Official European Kirby Mass Attack website|
Snoozroot is a bright green plant enemy with a long segmented bead-like stem with two leaves at its base. It has an ovular head, yellow cheek blushes, large yellow lips, and a red bow on the top of its head.
Snoozroot appears exclusively in Stages 1, 5, and 6 of Green Grounds; and Stage 9 of Sandy Canyon. Its primary trait is its drowsiness; it is often found sleeping. When the Kirbys approach, it awakens and, after a moment, spits a venomous glob. If a Kirby is hit by it, he gets encapsulated in the venom and flails wildly; the player has only a few seconds to rescue him by rapidly tapping him. If the Kirby is not rescued, he is KO'd.
Snoozroot's name is a portmanteau of the words "snooze," which refers to its habit of sleeping; and "root," which refers to the fact that it is a plant.
Its Japanese name, ウトウト (Utouto), comes from the Japanese onomatopoeia for dozing off.
|“||You know those little plants that are always dozing off? They're Snoozroots. Probably best to mess with them only when they're sleeping.”|
|— Daroach • Kirby Mass Attack|