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Tedhaun is a mid-boss in Kirby: Squeak Squad that gives Kirby the Ghost ability. Tedhaun cannot be encountered by Kirby unless he has collected and assembled the Ghost Medal, the pieces of which must be found in various Treasure Chests throughout Dream Land. Once the Ghost Medal is completed, Tedhaun will be summoned and replace the following mid-bosses.

Tedhaun is the only source of the rare Ghost ability, besides performing a default Mix of double Sleep or using the Ability bubble in the Secret Area after finding all the Secret Map pieces. It is also the only mid-boss in the series that must be unlocked before it can be fought.

Physical Appearance

Tedhaun is a large gray ghost (with purple tint in-game). It has a single eye and wears a malicious grin on its face. A plum-colored wizard's hat with a dark purple star in the middle sits atop the ghost's head.

Attacks

Tedhaun doesn't attack directly, but it can create and manipulate Capers that circle and follow it, but they can't be copied. In a way, Tedhaun's minions act as the stars other mid-bosses create to swallow and fire back at the boss. It can also immobilize Kirby by grabbing onto him and have a Caper come and charge into him, making Tedhaun a challenging foe to defeat. However, it can easily be beaten with an ability that allows Kirby to pass through foes unharmed -- namely ones like Tornado and Hi-Jump.

Etymology

Tedhaun's name is an anagram of the word "haunted" (specifically the first and last syllables switched). This is also true of its Japanese name, テッドホーン (Teddohōn), which is an anagram of ホーンテッド (Hōnteddo); however, since it has three syllables, simply the first syllable was moved to the end.

Trivia

  • Tedhaun can be encountered before the game is over, as the Ghost Medal can be finished in stage 2 of Gamble Galaxy.

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