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Should it be specified that Clayn's name derives from clay?
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. It is first encountered in Onion Ocean. It only appears 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 beige in the remake. At rest, Clayn appears as a featureless lump on the ground. 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 later stages, 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.
  • Clayn's behavior is identical to that of Oro and Sandman from earlier games.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クレイン