Punc is a recurring enemy in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. It appears as a spherical, black creature with two small, white eyes and two elongated, orange feet. Atop its head, it wears a green helmet, consisting of three sections, each with a thick, yellow spike protruding out from it.
First encountered in the first stage of Pop Star, Puncs wander back and forth, occasionally turning around, without posing much of a threat. When Kirby gets too close to them, however, they pull the sections of their helmet around themselves, effectively curling up into a green and black ball, and begin rolling left and right within a set area, moving at a slightly faster pace than their walking speed. After a few seconds, they return to normal, but continue to repeat the process regularly as long as Kirby stays within their range.
- Punc's name is most likely derived from the word puncture.
- If Kirby holds a Punc above his head and tosses it, it curls up into a ball while flying. This is a solely visual effect, however, and does not influence the enemy's behavior when thrown.