Pacloud[Japanese title] is a hovering enemy that debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and is native only to the Nutty Noon level. It is essentially identical to a Pacto in both form and function, but it bears a cloud motif and a lighter coloration, which is how these creatures got their name. Although it cannot be inhaled normally, it can be Super Inhaled like its cousin, although it does not give any Copy Ability. Apart from that, it is also vulnerable to any other attack.
While otherwise identical to a Pacto, Paclouds are more durable than their normal cousins are, making them superior to the normal Pacto. As such, it is often better to avoid them, instead of risking being eaten and being forced to shake the Wii Remote (or spin the Control Stick in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe) to get free.
- Pacloud is Shinya Kumazaki's (the director of the Kirby series) favorite enemy in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Names in other languages
|Portmanteau of「パクト」(Pakuto, Pacto) and "cloud"|
- Nintendo DREAM May 2023 interview (translation)