|This article's title is derived from Japanese|
|...because it was never localized to English in official sources.|
|This article is about the purple Snoozroot enemy. For other variants, see Snoozroot (disambiguation).|
Swell Snoozroot is a purple 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. While preparing to fire venom, its head swells up, turning dark red in color.
Swell Snoozroot appears exclusively in Stage 2 of Green Grounds. Like other Snoozroot variants, it is found sleeping. When the Kirbys approach, it awakens and begins charging its attack. Its head gradually swells to a huge size before the creature points its lips skyward and spits a burst of venomous globs into the air. The three globs drift down with green propellers and pop when they hit the ground. If a Kirby is hit by venom, he gets encapsulated and flails wildly; the player has only a few seconds to rescue him by rapidly tapping him. If he is not rescued, he is KO'd.
Swell Snoozroot can be easily defeated with just a few Kirbys or repeated attacks from one. It is less vulnerable when its head is swollen; in fact, when it spits venom, any Kirby clinging to its head it launched.
Its Japanese name, ウトプク (Utopuku), comes from the Japanese name of Snoozroot, ウトウト (Utouto), which comes from the Japanese onomatopoeia for dozing off; and the Japanese onomatopoeia for swelling, プク/ぷく (puku), referring to its head swelling before releasing bursts of venom into the sky.