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.
|Pacto's video game appearances|
|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
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|
Kirby: Canvas Curse
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
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
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
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
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:
Figure from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Names in other languages
|Possibly from a corruption of「ぱくっと」(pakutto, onomatopoeia for a mouth gaping widely)|