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Poison Croakom

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Poison Croakom
KatFL Poison Croakom screenshot.png
Screenshot of Poison Croakom in Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
First game Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Copy Ability N/A
Similar entities Venog, Miasmoros, Pyribbit
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Poison Croakom is a giant frog covered in icky, sticky poison. The gunk covering its body protects it from all attacks, but a quick splash of water will wash it clean to reveal a beautiful (and vulnerable) blue hide! It must have a great skin-care routine...
— Figure description from Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Poison Croakom is a large blue-and-yellow anuran creature that is a member of the Beast Pack and makes its first appearance in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. It continuously spits globs of poison at Kirby or Bandana Waddle Dee if either of them are nearby. When the poison goop it spits hits the floor, it creates a lingering unguardable puddle that can destroy certain items and deal damage to Kirby or enemies in a similar manner to more permanent toxic sludge. Poison Croakom cannot be inhaled, and can only be defeated using the water from Water-Balloon Mouth. It yields six different Food items (usually Ears of Corn and Milk Cartons) and two red Star Coins when defeated.

"Croakom" comes from "croak", the sound a frog makes, and "venom", a toxin secreted by animals.


Poison Croakom can be found in the following stages:

Poison Croakom 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 Yes
Downtown Grassland No Welcome to Wondaria No The Wastes Where Life Began No In the Presence of the King No
Through the Tunnel No Circuit Speedway No Searching the Oasis Yes Lab Discovera No
Rocky Rollin' Road No Invasion at the House of Horrors No Alivel Mall (Staff Side) No 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 No
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


  • Poison Croakom is similar in build to Pyribbit. While this is not present in other languages, its Japanese name may indicate a connection:
    • Pyribbit: ヴォルゲロム (Volgerom)
    • Poison Croakom: ポイズンゲロム (Poisongerom)
  • Poison Croakom's Spanish name, Toxicroac, bears a strong resemblance to the poisonous frog Pokémon, Toxicroak's.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポイズンゲロム
Poisongerom, derived from:
  • ポイズン (poison, the English word)
  • ケロ (onomatopoeia for frog croaking in Japanese)
Chinese 毒毒蛙
Dú dú wā
Poison frog
Dutch Gif-Croakom Poison Croakom
French Coâc venimeuse Poisonous croak (coâ is the onomatopoeia for a frog croaking in French)
German Giftiger Quaxikum Poisonous Croakom
Quaxikum is derived from quaken (to croak)
Italian Cracrana velenosa Poisonous frog
Cracra is the onomatopoeia for frog croaking in Italian
Korean 포이즌개굴
Poison Ribbit
개굴개굴 (gaegulgaegul) is the onomatopoeia for frog croaking in Korean
Spanish Toxicroac From the English words toxic and croak