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KMA Clanksprout artwork.png
Artwork of Clanksprout from Kirby Mass Attack.
First game Kirby Mass Attack (2011)
Similar entities Giga Clanksprout
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And the Clanksprouts that shoot out of the earth can be lured to strike exactly where you want.
— Daroach, in Kirby Mass Attack

Clanksprout is an enemy in Kirby Mass Attack. It consists of a long chain with a clamp for a head. It remains underground until the Kirbys approach, at which point it will try to spring out. If the Kirbys are above it when it springs up, one will be caught in Clanksprout's mouth and will take damage if not freed by the others. Clanksprout's head is its vulnerable part, and can be pummeled to defeat it, conferring 500 points onto the player. Clanksprout can also easily be defeated using Jumbo Candy, causing it to split apart in a unique death animation.

Clanksprout is capable of breaking metal blocks when it springs up. This can be taken advantage of to obtain certain items.

In the Stage 8 of Sandy Canyon, a gigantic counterpart is encountered, known as Giga Clanksprout. This variant of Clanksprout is more mechanical and gives more trouble to the Kirbys than its standard cousin.


Clanksprout can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby Mass Attack:

Clanksprout locations in Kirby Mass Attack  
Stage Green Grounds Sandy Canyon Dedede Resort Volcano Valley Necro Nebula
Stage 1 No No No No No
Stage 2 No No No No No
Stage 3 No No No No No
Stage 4 No Yes No No No
Stage 5 No No No No N/A
Stage 6 No No No No N/A
Stage 7 No Yes No No N/A
Stage 8 No Yes No No N/A
Stage 9 No No No No N/A
Stage 10 No No No No N/A
Stage 11 N/A No No No N/A
Boss Stage No No No No No


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガニョッキ
Portmanteau of「芽」(ga, "sprout" in the on'yomi reading) and「にょっきり」(nyokkiri, to stick out prominently)
German Sprossenklonk Sprout clank
Spanish Sorpregarras From "sorpresa" (surprise) and "garra" (claw)