|“||If you hear a rumble in the ruins, you're probably near a Grindarr. Those things will squash you flat if you stop under them. So don't do that.||”|
— Daroach, in Kirby Mass Attack
Grindarr is an enemy that appears in Kirby Mass Attack and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. It is a large stone block creature attached to a chain, which attempts to crush Kirby if he draws near, opening its mouth wide before doing so. Once it has hit the ground, a Grindarr is slowly pulled back up by the chain until it is in position to fall again.
Kirby Mass Attack
In Kirby Mass Attack, Grindarrs come in two varieties. The first is gray in color and cannot be harmed. The second is sandstone orange in color and can be shattered if hit enough times by a flicked Kirby. These Grindarrs often conceal chains which the Kirbys can pull to reveal items. There is also a larger variety of Grindarr called Mega Grindarr.
Orange Grindarrs also appear in the Sub-Games Kirby Brawlball and Kirby Quest. In Kirby Brawlball, they launch Kirby back onto the playing field if he lands on them, then disappear. In Kirby Quest, two Grindarrs, each with 500 HP, are fought in Stage 6 of Chapter 2.
In Kirby Mass Attack, Grindarr can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Grindarr locations in Kirby Mass Attack|
|Stage||Green Grounds||Sandy Canyon||Dedede Resort||Volcano Valley||Necro Nebula|
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
|“||These giant blocks drop down on you from above, so they're pretty nasty. However, their eyes and mouths open really wide right before they take that plunge, so maybe they're as surprised as you when they fall down!||”|
— Grindarr's Figurine description from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Only the gray Grindarrs return in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse and function in much the same way as before, though this time, they are not attached to chains, and fall freely when the ground below them is removed. Their falling speed is also much slower than it was in Kirby Mass Attack, albeit more permanent once it happens.
In addition to the active Grindarrs, there are a good number of inactive orange ones that can be seen in the walls in the ruined areas of Yellow Dunes.
In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Grindarr appears in the following locations:
|Grindarr locations in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse|
|Green Valley||Yellow Dunes||Indigo Ocean||Blue Sky Palace||Orange Woodland||Red Volcano||Purple Fortress|
Screenshot of Grindarr's figurine from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Names in other languages
|Possibly a portmanteau of "golem" (referring it as a living being made of stone) and "press" (referring its attack pattern)|
|German||Gorstampf||"Gor" + "stampfen" (to stomp)|
|Italian||Bloccodonte||Combination of the words "blocco" (block) and "mastodonte" (mastodon)|
|Spanish||Pesadonte||From "pesado" (heavy)|