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Pacto KCC artwork.png
Artwork of Pacto from Kirby: Canvas Curse.
First game Kirby's Dream Land 3 (1997)
Latest game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other game(s) Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Peloo, Maw, Pacloud, Pacflower
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Pacto is a big yellow hovering enemy that debuted in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It vaguely resembles Pac-Man, but possesses a single big, round eye and red teeth. If it catches Kirby in its mouth, it chews him up and spits him out again, similarly to a Peloo or a Maw. Pactos do not grant a Copy Ability when inhaled.

Game appearances[edit]

Pacto's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby's Dream Land 3 Enemy
Kirby: Canvas Curse Enemy
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Enemy This is Pacto's first 3D appearance.
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Enemy Kirby's Dream Land 3 is ported here, where Pacto has the exact same role.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Enemy
Kirby: Planet Robobot Enemy
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Enemy
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe Enemy As this is a remake of Kirby's Return to Dream Land, its role does not change.

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

KDL3 Pacto Sprite.png Pacto makes its debut appearance in this game. It is not a terribly common enemy, but its look and behavior were established in this title. Notably, in this game, it could not be inhaled at all.


In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Pacto can be found in the following levels and stages:

Pacto locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Grass Land Ripple Field Sand Canyon Cloudy Park Iceberg
Stage 1 No No No No No
Stage 2 No No No Yes Yes
Stage 3 No Yes No No No
Stage 4 No Yes Yes No Yes
Stage 5 No No No No No
Stage 6 No No No No No

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

Kirby being taken out by a Pacto in Rift Ruin in Kirby: Canvas Curse.

KCC Pacto sprite.png Pacto appears as an invulnerable hazard in Kirby: Canvas Curse, where it jumps out of pits constantly to eat anyone who closes in on it. Pacto attacks much faster in this game than it does in the main series.


In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Pacto appears in the following locations:

Pacto locations in Kirby: Canvas Curse  
Reddy Land Arange Gorge Iello Adventure Neo Greo Bloo Hills Omarine Zone Wonder Lilane

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

Pacto also appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, where it is found only in stage 1 of Raisin Ruins and is identical in its attacks from its last appearance. However, there is a cloudy version of a Pacto found in Nutty Noon known as a Pacloud. This game marked the first time that Pacto could be inhaled, though a Super Inhale is necessary to do the job.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Pacto makes another appearance in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, with identical functionality to the previous appearance. This time, however, its alternate variety is found in Wild World and is a flowery variant called a Pacflower. The regular version of Pacto only appears in stage 3 of Old Odyssey.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Pacto has since reappeared in Kirby: Planet Robobot, serving the same purpose as before, though this time with no alternate variant. It is an uncommon enemy, only appearing in Gigabyte Grounds stages 1 and 7 EX.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

Pacto returns in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, bearing the same look and behavior as usual.


In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Pacto can be found in the following stages:

Pacto locations in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Point of Arrival No The Tropical Terror No An Unexpected Beast King No The Beast Pack's Final Stand No
Downtown Grassland No Welcome to Wondaria No The Wastes Where Life Began Yes In the Presence of the King No
Through the Tunnel No Circuit Speedway No Searching the Oasis No Lab Discovera No
Rocky Rollin' Road No Invasion at the House of Horrors No Alivel Mall (Staff Side) Yes Forgo Plains No
A Trip to Alivel Mall No The Wondaria Dream Parade No Moonlight Canyon No Forgo Bay No
The Brawl at the Mall No Danger under the Big Top No Collector in the Sleepless Valley No Forgo Park Yes
Abandoned Beach No Northeast Frost Street No Enter the Fiery Forbidden Lands No Forgo Horns No
Concrete Isles No Metro on Ice No Conquer the Inferno Road No Forgo Wasteland Yes
Scale the Cement Summit No Windy, Freezing Seas No Burning, Churning Power Plant No Forgo Zone No
Fast-Flowing Waterworks No The Battle of Blizzard Bridge No Gathering of the Beast Council No Forgo Land No


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パクト
Possibly from a corruption of「ぱくっと」(pakutto, onomatopoeia for a mouth gaping widely)
Chinese 帕克特
Pàkè tè
Dutch Pacto -
French Pacto -
German Pacto -
Italian Pacto -
Korean 파크토
Spanish Pacto -