Flotzo sports a deep maroon color, and uses its tentacles to move about on land and in water. Flotzo can be found in many different instances, walking around on the ground, and flying through the air in many different patterns. Its movement is generally more chaotic than Squishy. Like Squishy, it can be inhaled, but yields no Copy Ability if swallowed.
Kirby's Dream Land
Flotzo makes its debut appearance in Kirby's Dream Land. Here, it can be found in the Extra Game, where it takes the place of Squishy. Flotzo serves largely the same role as Squishy, but is somewhat faster in terms of movement, and deals two points of damage to Kirby on contact. It is worth 400 points when defeated by another attack.
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Flotzo makes an appearance in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, popping out of water to shoot pellets at Kirby, which can knock him into the water when they connect. Flotzo can be defeated using the Microphone or by using invincibility. Flotzo appears only in Lvl 3-1.
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Flotzo returns in full color in the Kirby Super Star Ultra-exclusive game Revenge of the King, appearing in the second level; Illusion Islands. Its behavior is changed from its original appearance to match Squishy's equivalent behavior in this game, though Flotzo deals more damage on touch and has much higher endurance.
Flotzo also appears in the intro cutscene for Illusion Islands, where it latches itself onto Kirby's face when he tries to reel it in using a fishing rod.
Kirby Mass Attack
- Flotzo makes a brief cameo appearance in the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode A Fish Called Kine.
- Flotzo makes a cameo as a randomly-obtained Keychain in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
- A giant mechanized version of Flotzo, called Flotzo Borg, appears in Kirby: Planet Robobot.
Flotzo appears in the intro cutscene for Illusion Islands in Kirby Super Star Ultra
A Flotzo in the Illusion Islands stage of Kirby Super Star Ultra
Keychain from Kirby: Triple Deluxe of Flotzo's Kirby Super Star Ultra sprite
Sticker from Kirby: Planet Robobot of Flotzo's Kirby's Dream Land artwork
Illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter featuring Flotzo
Names in other languages
|A possible corruption between "floats" and「オクトパス」(okutopasu, octopus)|
|French||Kiflot||A partial pun on "qui flotte" (lit. "who floats")|
|German||Okto||Short for "Oktopus" (octopus)|