Metalun

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Artwork of Metalun from the Kirby: Squeak Squad manual
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Debut Game Kirby: Squeak Squad
Latest Game Kirby: Squeak Squad
Copy Ability Metal
Similar Enemies Big Metalun, Gansan
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Metalun (メタルン, "Metaln" or "Metarun") is an enemy exclusively found in Kirby: Squeak Squad. It is a large creature resembling an angular, multi-sided solid of polished metal, possessing no features apart from two small, black eyes and a pair of flat, retractable feet.

First encountered in the first stage of Nature Notch, Metaluns initially remain stationary until approached by Kirby, the latter event causing them to retract their feet and begin to slowly roll towards the pink hero in a matter similar to a Gansan, briefly halting whenever one of their flat sides is touching the ground. After rotating by 360° (and thus returning to its inital orientation) for the second time (requiring twelve turns in total), it stops rolling and its feet reappear. If Kirby is out of its range by this point, the opponent returns to its stationary form until approached again, but if he is still in its proximity, it immediately repeats its method of attack. Metaluns cannot change direction while in motion, allowing Kirby to avoid them by jumping over them, but may do so after stopping.

Although vulnerable to all attacks, Metaluns possess a relatively large amount of health and, like most similarly sized enemies in the game, can only be inhaled with a Super Inhale. Inhaling and swallowing one awards Kirby with the Metal ability.