Lobzilla is a monster who makes his only appearance in Kirby 3D, a special episode of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. He is a small lobster (shrimp in the Japanese version) that can attack by exhaling icy winds. He can also grow in size to become a giant, flying creature that exhales tiny lobsters.
|We like to call this creepy little crustacean "Lobzilla".|
— N.M.E. Sales Guy
When he first appears, Lobzilla is a fairly average-looking red lobster other than his large eyes and ability to stand on his tail. His primary attack is to freeze things with his ice breath, though he can also attack with his sharp claws. After he grows, he begins to resemble a tengu, a traditional Japanese monster; his snout elongates into what appears to be a "nose", and he gains large white fins that resemble "hair", as well as an elongated tail. In this state, his ice breath contains smaller, "baby" lobsters which Kirby can inhale for the Kabuki ability.
Role in Kirby 3D
Night Mare Enterprises sends over Lobzilla for a discount price of two billion D-Bills after King Dedede and Escargoon complain about Kirby running rampant. However, he fails to target Kirby, and instead scampers about Cappy Town, attacking Chef Kawasaki (who wishes to cook him into ravioli) and Tuff (who was diving for lobsters in a lake). Later in the day, he returns to Castle Dedede, where Dedede orders him to attack Kirby while Escargoon lures in the pink puff with a cake on a remote-controlled car. When the two meet, Lobzilla identifies Kirby as an enemy and begins to attack him, eventually becoming larger and destroying the castle from the inside.
Tiff, who had heard about Lobzilla from Tuff and Kawasaki, calls for the Warp Star and throws Kirby a torch to aid him, allowing him to become Fire Kirby. However, this proves ineffective, as Lobzilla's breath puts out Kirby's flame, and the hero is overwhelmed by baby lobsters. Meta Knight advises that the enemy's weapon should be used against him, so Tiff tells Kirby to suck up the babies. After doing so, he becomes Kabuki Kirby and defeats Lobzilla with a laser beam. Fried lobster falls from the sky signalling his defeat.
Names in other languages
|Comes from Ichikawa Ebizō, a family line of famous kabuki actors.|
"Ebi" means "shrimp".