- This article is about the miniature Krackos that assist the main one in battle, and should not be confused with Kracko Jr..
|“||These are Krackos-in-training. They're not very strong, but they sure work well as a team!||”|
— Patch Plaza description
Li'l Kracko, as its name implies, is a smaller version of Kracko. Compared to Kracko, it is significantly smaller, and its eye is simpler. It has only four spikes, which are more blunt than those of Kracko. In earlier appearances, it was portrayed as pure white. Its most recent appearances depict it as blue on top with pink fading toward the bottom, identical to Kracko.
Li'l Krackos are never seen apart from Kracko, and are used as disposable ammunition. In Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, Li'l Krackos are able to charge with electricity before homing in on Kirby.
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Co-Kracko first appears in Kirby's Dream Land 2 during the boss battle against Kracko. In the first phase of the battle, Kracko Jr. releases Co-Krackos when emerging from and reentering the cloud platform. In the second phase, Kracko can summon Co-Krackos at any time. Co-Krackos float across the screen after spawning, and Kirby can inhale them and use them as projectiles to damage Kracko.
Kirby's Toy Box
Co-Kracko appears alongside Kracko as an obstacle in the Pinball minigame of Kirby's Toy Box. Hitting Co-Kracko will grant the player 30 points, and cause Kirby to bounce off.
Kirby's Dream Land 3
While Kracko and Co-Kracko do not appear physically in Kirby's Dream Land 3, a painting of Kracko is created by Ado to fight Kirby. This painted Kracko is capable of summoning painted Co-Krackos, which bounce on the ground. They once again serve as the main projectile against the boss.
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Enemies that strongly resemble Co-Kracko (but have not been officially confirmed to be the same) appear in the first boss battle against Kracko in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble. Here, they are Kracko's main method of attack, and he sends them downward toward Kirby. They can be defeated with one Air Bullet.
Kirby's Epic Yarn / Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Now renamed Li'l Krackos, Kracko's minions once again appear in Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. Li'l Krackos appear as enemies in the Star Shooter section of Cloud Palace. Upon their appearance, they crackle with electricity before homing in on Kirby. Li'l Krackos are defeated with a single projectile, but appear in large groups to compensate for this. Groups of Li'l Krackos are also summoned by Kracko in the boss battle later in the stage. In this game, they are made of cotton and pipe cleaners, with a button eye.
Kracko firing Co-Kracko-like enemies at Kirby in Lvl 3-4 from Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Star Shooter Kirby battling Kracko and avoiding Co-Krackos in Kirby's Epic Yarn
Illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter featuring Li'l Kracko
Names in other languages
|Li'l Kracko; appeared as an enemy previously transliterated as "Co-Kracko" (ko can mean "little" in Japanese).|
|European French||Ti-Kracko||Li'l Kracko|
|Italian||Apprendista Kracko||Kracko Apprentice|
|Li'l Kracko; the prefix derives from 애송이 (aesongi), denoting a young upstart or greenhorn|