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K&TAM Cookin.png
Artwork of Cookin from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.
First game Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (2004)
Copy Ability Cook
Similar entities Chef Kawasaki
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KaTAM Cookin.png Cookin is a rare chef enemy appearing exclusively in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. It is a rotund, bright yellow creature with a pair of small eyes and a mouth that is constantly frowning, as well as two red feet and a singular, gloved hand holding a red frying pan floating next to its body. On its head, it wears a toque blanche, signifying its status as a cook. It is the only regular enemy in the Kirby series to yield the Cook ability, apart from Prank which has an identical attack in one of its pranks.


Cookin is a completely stationary adversary, waiting in one place until Kirby approaches it. Once he does, it begins to repeatedly throw its large frying pan at him, which returns into its hand like a boomerang. If Kirby gets caught in it, he henceforth remains on top of the pan as it flies back to its owner, enabling Cookin to use it to fry him. During this process, Kirby takes no damage, but cannot move. Eventually, Cookin tosses Kirby a short distance, causing him to be harmed as soon as he hits the ground. Cookin's health is no greater than that of a Waddle Dee and it is vulnerable to any attack, but if Kirby inhales and swallows it, he is granted the rare Cook Copy Ability. Once defeated, Cookin does not respawn until a goal is reached, a Boss is beaten or the game is restarted.


In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Cookin can be found in the following rooms:

Cookin locations in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror  
Rainbow Route Moonlight Mansion Cabbage Cavern Mustard Mountain Carrot Castle Olive Ocean Peppermint Palace Radish Ruins Candy Constellation Dimension Mirror

Other appearances[edit]

Cookin makes a cameo in a Kirby JP Twitter illustration from April 2018 celebrating the spring harvest season. It appears alongside Chef Kawasaki and other characters to help prepare strawberry jam.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コックン
Contraction of "cook" and「~くん」(-kun, a male honorific)
French Cuistoc From "cuistot" (a slang for "cook")
German Pfannibal Pun on "Pfanne" (pan) and the male name "Hannibal"
Italian Chef Volovan
Korean 쿡쿡
Cook Cook
Spanish Cocinilla From "cocinar" (to cook) and diminutive sufix "-illa"