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Magmotamus from Lava Landing.
First game Kirby's Epic Yarn (2010)
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
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These guys live in magma. They sink if you step on them. Careful!
— Patch Plaza

Magmotamus is a large magma-residing enemy from Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. It somewhat resembles a Galbo, though it does not breathe fire or attack in any direct way. Instead, it floats in magma and will sink if Kirby stands on its head, acting as a sinking platform. Magmotamus is immune to the Yarn Whip, but it can be harmed by the Weight or yarn balls. It takes two hits to defeat.

In Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, Magmotamus can be found in Stage 2 of the Sub-Game Slash & Bead. Meta Knight can defeat it either by slashing it with his sword or by using his Special.

Its name is a portmanteau of "magma" and "hippopotamus".


Magmotamus can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn:

Magmotamus locations in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Patch Castle No Deep-Dive Deep No
Fountain Gardens No Boom Boatyard No
Flower Fields No Fossil Reef No
Rainbow Falls No Snowy Fields No
Big-Bean Vine No Cozy Cabin No
Mole Hole No Mt. Slide No
Weird Woods No Frosty Wheel No
Pyramid Sands No Frigid Fjords No
Lava Landing Yes Evergreen Lift No
Cool Cave No Future City No
Dino Jungle No Tube Town No
Temper Temple No Mysterious UFO No
Dusk Dunes No Stellar Way No
Toy Tracks No Moon Base No
Mushroom Run No Outer Rings No
Sweets Park No Whispy's Forest No
Melody Town No Tempest Towers No
Cocoa Station No Cloud Palace No
Dark Manor No Castle Dedede No
Splash Beach No Meta Melon Isle Yes
Blub-Blub Ocean No Battleship Halberd No
Secret Island No

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マグモグ
Portmanteau of「マグマ」(maguma, magma) and possibly「もぐる」(moguru, to dive)
European French Magmapotame Portmanteau of "magma" and "hippopotame" (hippopotamus)
German Magmator Magmator
Italian Magmopotamo A mixture between "magma" and "ippopotamo" (hippopotamus)
Latin American Spanish Magmagarto A mixture between "magma" and "lagarto" (lizard)
European Spanish Magmapótamo A mixture between "magma" and "hipopótamo" (hippopotamus)