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K64 attacking Maw screenshot.png
Screenshot of a Maw in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.
First game Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (2000)
Copy Ability N/A
Enemy Info Card K64 Enemy Info Card 44.png
Similar entities Pacto, Ghost Knight
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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 snatch him up in its mouth. If successful, it will chew for a moment, then spit him out, dealing damage. It cannot be inhaled, and 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
Stage 1 No No No No Yes No No
Stage 2 No No No No Yes No N/A
Stage 3 No No No No No No N/A
Stage 4 N/A No No No No N/A N/A


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パックンチョ
Katakana spelling of「ぱっくんちょ」(a Japanese expression meaning "eating in one bite")