|This article's title is derived from Japanese|
|... because it was never localized to English in official sources.|
Tamasan is a character that appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3. Tamasan appears in the third level of Cloudy Park. Tamasan wants Kirby to play a sub-game where Gordos of different colors slide out from behind a wall, and the number of Gordos of a certain color must be chosen. If Kirby gets it right 3 times, he will be rewarded with a Heart Star at the end of the level.
Tamasan later appears in the sub-game Super NES MG5 along with Pitcher Man, Elieel, Caramello, and Chef Kawasaki. Here, the field he is in is checkered pink and white, with a black background covered in wavy gray lines.
Tamasan has a yellow ball for a head, and a blue and red ball for a body, somewhat resembling a molecule.
Tamasan's name, タマサン (Tamasan), comes from the Japanese word for ball/sphere, たま/球 (tama); and the onyomi pronunciation for Japanese word for three, さん/三 (san). This refers to how its body is made of three spheres. Its name may also incorporate the common honorific, さん (-san), which approximately translates to "Mr." or "Ms." in English.