Fatty Puffer is a boss that debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. He, as his name implies, is a fat pufferfish. He bears a regal impression about him, and his attacks are characterized by using his girth to perform body slams and rolling attacks. He is the boss of Onion Ocean and guards the Lor Starcutter's Left Wing.
Fatty Puffer's headdress consists of coral, which he uses to hide and ambush Kirby when he enters the room, much in the same way that Emperor Bulblax from the Pikmin games would. His body is largely a blob that features purple scaly skin with a white belly, topped by a fishy face. His fins are very small, and do not factor into the battle at all.
In Extra Mode, he is characterized with a red and gold color scheme. His headdress is also much fancier, resembling a crown.
The following lists all of Fatty Puffer's attacks in the Main Game of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Attacks in italics are used in the second phase of the fight only.
*Attack names are conjectural.
|Attacks - Main Game|
|Water Glob Spit|
In Extra Mode, Fatty Puffer's attacks are much more vicious and quick:
|Attacks - Extra Mode|
|Body Slam EX|
|Fish Spit EX|
|Water Glob Spit EX|
|Water Blast EX|
Once his Stamina is depleted, Fatty Puffer's eyes white out. Then, he slumps over and explodes, yielding the Lor's Left Wing.
- Pyribbit from Kirby: Triple Deluxe resembles Fatty Puffer in appearance. However, Fatty Puffer is purple and takes his design more from a fish. Pyribbit, on the other hand, resembles a frog.
- His Japanese name spells out Fatty Buffer instead for some reason. However, this may be due to the fact that B and P sound similar in Japanese.
- Fatty Puffer seems to be a reference to Fatty Whale from Kirby Super Star, except that it is a fish and not an aquatic mammal, and fights entirely on land.
No damage fight against Fatty Puffer.
No damage fight against Fatty Puffer EX.
Names in other languages