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K64 Cairn model.png
Model of Cairn from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
First game Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (2000)
Copy Ability Stone
Enemy Info Card K64 Enemy Info Card 49.png
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K64 Cairn Sprite.png Cairn is an enemy that appears exclusively in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. It resembles a stack of flat rocks, which get smaller towards the top. The topmost and smallest of these is red and possesses a pair of oval, black eyes, while the middle and bottom ones are entirely featureless and of an orange and greenish brown shade, respectively. All three are not firmly attached to one another, being capable of moving further apart and back together while the Cairn is in motion.

First appearing in the second stage of Pop Star, Cairns follow a very simple movement pattern solely consisting of two small jumps followed by a single larger one. While touching them causes harm to Kirby (thus requiring him to jump over or walk under them if they are not destroyed) and certain specimens move left and right within a small area as they leap up and down, the majority of these lithic opponents do not actively attempt to hurt the pink hero and move strictly vertically, never leaving their starting point on a horizontal axis.

Cairns are vulnerable to any attack. Being made of rock, they grant Kirby the Stone ability if inhaled and swallowed.


Cairn can be found in the following levels and stages:

Cairn locations in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards  
Stage Pop Star Rock Star Aqua Star Neo Star Shiver Star Ripple Star Dark Star
Stage 1 No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Stage 2 Yes No Yes No Yes No N/A
Stage 3 No No Yes Yes No Yes N/A
Stage 4 N/A No No Yes Yes N/A N/A


  • In real life, a cairn is a type of anthropogenic stone pile. In some cultures, these are assigned anthropomorphic qualities and understood to represent humans, likely explaining why their Kirby incarnation is animate.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴロピョン
From「ごろごろ」(goro-goro, onomatopoeia for a large object rolling) and「ピョンピョン」(pyon-pyon, onomatopoeia for bouncing)