|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 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.
Figure of Poison Croakom
Names in other languages
|Poisongerom, derived from:
Dú dú wā
|Poisonous croak (coâ is the onomatopoeia for a frog croaking in French)
Quaxikum is derived from quaken (to croak)
Cracra is the onomatopoeia for frog croaking in Italian
개굴개굴 (gaegulgaegul) is the onomatopoeia for frog croaking in Korean
|From the English words toxic and croak