|This article's title is derived from Japanese|
|... because it was never localized to English in official sources.|
Takotzo is a giant red octopus enemy with a droopy forehead and scowling eyes. It has a yellow circular mouth, fins, five visible tentacles, and shiny skin. It also has a key ring attached to its back to hold in its air.
Takotzo appears exclusively in Stage 6 of Dedede Resort. It spits three large cannonballs in quick succession after briefly charging. It cannot be defeated in usual fashion; the Kirbys bounce off the enemy's rubbery body if they touch it. Instead, they must get behind it and grab the key ring on its back, then pull it out. Takotzo deflates like a balloon and flies off-screen. It drops a single apple when defeated.
タコ (tako) means "octopus," ッツォ (ttsu~o) is the two suffix found at the end of Flotzo and members of the Shotzo family.
- Takotzo might share a relationship to Flotzo and Shotzo, as Takotzo appears to be a larger version of Flotzo and shoots bullets like Shotzo.
- Takotzo deflates incorrectly; the key ring is pulled out of the back of its head, yet the air escapes through its underside.