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KRtDLD Clayn screenshot.png
First game Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Latest game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Oro, Sandman
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Clayn[Japanese title] is an innocuous slug-like enemy that appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and its remake, appearing only in Stage 3 of Onion Ocean and Stage 4 of Egg Engines.

Clayn is a gelatinous, limbless creature with two eye stalks. It was originally pale yellow in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, but was updated to a beige color in the remake. At rest, Clayn appears as a featureless, clay-like lump, hence the name. When approached, it reveals itself while wiggling, damaging anyone it touches. Clayn is not a very tough enemy, nor is it all that aggressive, but it can be hard to notice until it puffs up, which can often lead to the unwary adventurer taking a hit. In stage 4 of Egg Engines, they can also be seen guarding doorways and hiding in dark places, sometimes even both.

Clayn does not yield any Copy Ability if swallowed.


  • With careful inputs, it is possible to enter a door guarded by a Clayn without colliding with the enemy.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クレイン