Moto Shotzo

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Moto Shotzo
KSS Moto Shotzo artwork.png
Artwork of Moto Shotzo from Kirby Super Star.
Details
First game Kirby Super Star (1996)
Latest game Kirby Battle Royale (2017)
Other game(s) Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Mass Attack (cameo)
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Shotzo, Freezo
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Moto Shotzo[Japanese title] is an enemy appearing in Kirby Super Star and its remake. It possesses a spherical body with a white upper half that has a cannon attached to it, while four dark, round spheres are affixed to its orange bottom half for support.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

KSS Moto Shotzo.png

Moto Shotzo debuted in Kirby Super Star and later appeared in its remake. Although its name contains Shotzo, the enemy does not resemble a traditional Shotzo much in behavior apart from its ability to fire cannonballs, primarily due to being mobile and destructible. Inhaling and swallowing a Moto Shotzo does not grant Kirby any Copy Ability. It is a somewhat rare enemy, only appearing in two stages of the game (with an extra appearance in Kirby Super Star Ultra).

Locations[edit]

Moto Shotzo can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:

Moto Shotzo locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 4 Xmark.png
Float Islands Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 5 Xmark.png
Bubbly Clouds Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 6 Yescheck.png
Mt. Dedede Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 7 Xmark.png
Peanut Plains Xmark.png Floria Xmark.png
Mallow Castle Xmark.png Aquarius Xmark.png
Cocoa Cave Xmark.png Skyhigh Yescheck.png
Candy Mountain Xmark.png Hotbeat Xmark.png
Trial Room 1 Xmark.png Cavius Xmark.png
Trial Room 2 Xmark.png Mekkai Xmark.png
Sub-Tree Xmark.png Halfmoon Xmark.png
Crystal Xmark.png ???? Xmark.png
Old Tower Xmark.png Purple Plants Xmark.png
Garden Xmark.png Illusion Islands Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 1 Xmark.png Crash Clouds Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 2 Xmark.png The Revenge Yescheck.png
RoMK Chapter 3 Xmark.png

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

KMA Kirby Quest Kirby riding Moto Shotzo.png
Sprite of Kirby riding a Moto Shotzo in one of his attacks from Kirby Quest.

In the Kirby Mass Attack Sub-Game Kirby Quest, a Kirby rides a Moto Shotzo in one of the Awesome Attacks while guiding a mechanical dragon with boxing gloves. This is in reference to Trax, the game from which Moto Shoto's design derives; the mechanical dragon is the Stage 1 boss in that game.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

KBR Rocket Rumble Animated.gif
A match of Rocket Rumble showing Moto Shotzos in Kirby Battle Royale

After a long absence, Moto Shotzos reappear in Kirby Battle Royale. Here, they appear in the Rocket Rumble battle, shooting fuel for the players. They can shoot two types of fuel, the green cubes that are worth one point and the yellow-orange cubes that are worth five points.

Trivia[edit]

The Japanese box art of Trax, featuring a similar tank.
  • Moto Shotzo's design is a reference to the playable tank from Trax (known in Japanese as 突撃!ポンコツタンク (Totsugeki! Ponkotsu Tanku), roughly "Charge! Junk Tank"), an early 1991 Game Boy game developed by HAL Laboratory before they worked on the Kirby series.
  • Moto Shotzo is one of the few enemies in Kirby Super Star Ultra whose appearance (in-game sprite) is exactly the same as it was in Kirby Super Star.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モトシャッツォ
Motoshattso
Moto Shotzo