Phan Phan

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Sprite from Super Star Ultra.
Debut Game Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Latest Game Kirby Super Star Ultra
Other Game(s) Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Copy Ability Throw, Suplex
Similar Enemies Rolling Turtle
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Phan Phan is a Mid-Boss that debuted in Nightmare in Dream Land, where it replaced Rolling Turtle from the original Kirby's Adventure, and has appeared in various other games of the Kirby series since. Its appearance is similar to that of an elephant, except that it has only two legs and a spherical body. It has large, black eyes, and three strans of hair, similar to the two strands of hair on Waddle Doo.

Phan Phan often attacks by rolling at Kirby, lifting him and throwing him with his ears, and stomping on him. Often times, when Phan Phan misses, stars appear, which can be inhaled and spat out at Phan Phan to deal damage. Depending on the game, it yields either the Throw or the Suplex Copy Ability when Kirby inhales and swallows it after defeating it.

Phan Phan also appears in Episode 94 of the Kirby Right Back At Ya! anime, called Cowardly Creature, where it's portrayed as an Elephant that's scared of squirrels and likes apples.


  • The name "Phan Phan" is derived from the word elephant.