Maw is a large-mandible, eponymous foe that dwells in seldom-seen areas, whether it be within the clouds within Shiver Star - Stage 2, or from below the ice as in Shiver Star - Stage 1 in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. It lies in wait for Kirby to approach, then it will attempt to eat him up. If successful, it will chew for a moment, then spit him out, dealing damage. It cannot be inhaled. Maw functions exactly like Pacto does in other games.
Maw appears on the 44th Enemy Info Card.
Maw can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Maw locations in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards|
|Stage||Pop Star||Rock Star||Aqua Star||Neo Star||Shiver Star||Ripple Star||Dark Star|
- When its mouth is closed, Maw greatly resembles Ghost Knight, but without the equipment.