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KMA Stactus artwork.png
Artwork of Stactus from Kirby Mass Attack.
First game Kirby Mass Attack (2011)
Similar entities Big Stactus, Crazy Stactus, Bigger Stactus, Boten
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The little spiked plant that often comes in stacks is called a Stactus. There's a quick way to defeat it. Take out the top head. It will bring down all the others.
— Daroach, in Kirby Mass Attack

Stactus is a common enemy which is encountered exclusively in Kirby Mass Attack, appearing primarily in Sandy Canyon. It is a small round green plant-like creature with a cat-like face, remaining motionless. As its name implies, it often stacks on top of others of its kind, with the top Stactus taking on an orange hue. Each Stactus is worth 100 points when defeated.


A stack of Stactuses, from Sandy Canyon - Stage 2.

Being desert-themed enemies, Stactuses are first encountered in Sandy Canyon, the second level of the game. They come in three different colors (green, cyan and orange), which determine their behavior:

  • Green Stactuses may either be stationary or move slowly towards the Kirbys, occasionally stopping and extending their spikes; in order to defeat them, they must be pummeled while their spines are retracted or the Kirbys will take damage and be thrown off.
  • Orange Stactuses are stationary and harmless by themselves, their main purpose being to rest on top of a stack of differently colored Stactuses and serve as a means of obliterating the entire stack by slamming them downwards.
  • Cyan Stactuses are likewise stationary and always have their spines extended, making them invincible to direct attacks and permanently harmful to touch. They usually form stacks below an orange Stactus, requiring the Kirbys to defeat the enemy on top of them instead, thus slamming it down and eliminating the cyan ones below it.

Unlike many other creatures, Stactus will not sink in quicksand. Apart from the regular kind, two larger varieties of Stactus exist in the game: Big Stactus and Bigger Stactus. There is also a separate variety that wobbles known as a Crazy Stactus.


Stactus can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby Mass Attack:

Stactus locations in Kirby Mass Attack  
Stage Green Grounds Sandy Canyon Dedede Resort Volcano Valley Necro Nebula
Stage 1 No Yes No No No
Stage 2 No Yes No No Yes
Stage 3 No Yes No No No
Stage 4 No Yes No No No
Stage 5 No Yes No No N/A
Stage 6 No No No No N/A
Stage 7 No Yes No No N/A
Stage 8 No No No No N/A
Stage 9 No Yes No No N/A
Stage 10 No Yes No No N/A
Stage 11 N/A Yes No No N/A
Boss Stage No Yes No No No

Other appearances[edit]


  • A stack of two green and one orange Stactus can be seen in Kirby Mass Attack's Japanese ending, watching the enemy listing from a theater seat.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カクサン
Portmanteau of "cactus" and the honorific「~さん」(-san)
French Pilactus Portmanteau of "pile" and "cactus"
German Staktus Stactus
Italian Kaktuspino Derived from "cactus" and "spino" (needle)
Korean 선인깨비
From "선인장" (seon'injang, cactus) and "도깨비" (dokkaebi)
Spanish Pilactus Portmanteau of "pile" and "cactus"