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If you defeat a Sportle, it'll turn into a bunch of these little creatures. No one knows how to put them back together, but they don't seem to mind. We could learn a lot from them about not living in the past.
— Figurine description • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Sportletini is an enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.

Physical Appearance

Sportletini is a yellow spore with six bumps protruding from its body. It has tiny mint lips and one big eye with a mint iris.


Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Sportletini appears exclusively in the stage Woodland Battle. When Kirby Tank shoots Sportle twice, it splits into two Sportletinis. On rare occasions, Sportletini is found floating through the air by itself. The enemy hovers in the air for a moment before homing in on Kirby. Sportletini can be dispatched with a single shot.

Explortle is a related member of Sportletini's species.


Sportletini's name is a combination of the words "spore," a unit released by fungi for reproductive purposes, and "teeny," an informal term referring to small things; these reference the enemy's appearance and size, respectively.