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Togezo

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Togezo
KDL3 Togezo artwork.png
Artwork of Togezo from Kirby's Dream Land 3
Details
First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby's Dream Land 3 (1997)
Other game(s) Kirby's Dream Course
Copy Ability Needle
Similar entities Needlous, Spikey, Punc
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Togezo is a spiky shell-wearing enemy that has made only a few appearances in the Kirby series, first appearing in Kirby's Adventure. It is a small black creature with stubby red feet and glowing eyes which wears a shell on its head covered in spikes. Its appearance is similar to Spiny from the Mario franchise, which has the same Japanese name (as such, Togezo in the Kirby series is likely a direct reference to Spiny). Kirby can obtain the Needle Copy Ability by inhaling and swallowing this foe.

Togezo typically starts out by slowly walking left and right, but is able to curl up into a prickly ball, bouncing into the air as it does so and proceeding to roll back and forth on top of the platform it is on at a high speed. However, after a short time, Togezo reverts to its initial state and form of movement.

In Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Togezo was replaced by the similar enemy Needlous, who has since become the main provider of the Needle Copy Ability. Togezo has not appeared in any Kirby game since Kirby's Dream Land 3.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Adventure[edit]

KA Togezo artwork.png
Artwork from Kirby's Adventure.

Togezos debut in Kirby's Adventure, where they are shown with pink shells and feet, white spikes and bright yellow eyes in their artwork, but usually use a pale orange palette in the game. They are first encountered behind the fourth door of Vegetable Valley, but are not seen again until the fifth stage of Orange Ocean after that.

In the game's remake, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Togezos are among the three types of adversaries to have been replaced, the others being Bounder and Rolling Turtle. In Togezo's case, it has been replaced by Needlous, which acts the same, but greatly differs in appearance.

Locations[edit]

Togezo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Togezo locations in Kirby's Adventure  
Stage Vegetable Valley Ice Cream Island Butter Building Grape Garden Yogurt Yard Orange Ocean Rainbow Resort
Stage 1 No No No No Yes No No
Stage 2 No Yes Yes No No No No
Stage 3 No No Yes No No No No
Stage 4 Yes No No No No No No
Stage 5 N/A No No No No Yes No
Stage 6 N/A N/A No No No No No

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Course, Togezo reappears as one of the enemy types that Kirby may need to destroy in order to complete a Hole. Here, it is portrayed with a red shell, yellow spikes and blue feet. Like most other enemies in the game, Togezos can neither move nor harm Kirby, simply acting as a ground-based, stationary target instead that turns into a star when touched by Kirby. Defeating them automatically grants Kirby the Needle ability.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Course, Togezo can be found in the following courses and holes:

Togezo locations in Kirby's Dream Course (Main Game) 
1P Mode
Course Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7 Course 8
Hole 1 No No No No Yes No No No
Hole 2 No No No No No No No No
Hole 3 No No No No No No Yes No
Hole 4 No No No No No No No No
Hole 5 No No No Yes No No No No
Hole 6 No No No No No Yes No No
Hole 7 No No No Yes No No No Yes
Hole 8 No No No No No No No No
2P Mode
Course Whispy Woods Course Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Course Kracko Course Gordo Course
Hole 1 No No Yes No
Hole 2 No No No No
Hole 3 No No No Yes
Hole 4 No No No No
Hole 5 No No No No
Hole 6 No Yes No Yes
Hole 7 No No Yes No
Hole 8 No No No Yes
Togezo locations in Kirby's Dream Course (Extra Game) 
1P Mode
Course Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7 Course 8
Hole 1 No No No No Yes No Yes No
Hole 2 No No Yes No No No No No
Hole 3 No No No No No Yes No No
Hole 4 No No No No No No Yes No
Hole 5 No No Yes Yes No No No No
Hole 6 No No No No No No No No
Hole 7 No No No Yes No No No No
Hole 8 Yes No No No No No No No
2P Mode
Course Whispy Woods Course Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Course Kracko Course Gordo Course
Hole 1 No Yes No No
Hole 2 No Yes Yes No
Hole 3 No No No No
Hole 4 No No No No
Hole 5 No No No Yes
Hole 6 No No No Yes
Hole 7 No Yes No No
Hole 8 No Yes No No

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

A Togezo in a tree in Kirby's Dream Land 3.

Togezo's most recent appearance is in Kirby's Dream Land 3, where it is encountered several times throughout the game, first appearing in the stage six of Grass Land. It retains its shell and spike colors from Kirby's Dream Course, but now possesses red feet and yellow eyes (red in its artwork). The appearance of its carapace has also changed; it has a much flatter rim, keeping it from covering the creature's back completely. Like in Kirby's Adventure, Togezos initially pace left and right. However, their behavior has been altered to be reminiscent of Spikey from Kirby's Dream Land 2, as they hide in their shells and extend their thorns when Kirby is within a certain vicinity. Doing so renders them immobile, but not invincible, enabling Kirby to easily inhale or attack them.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Togezo can be found in the following levels and stages:

Togezo locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Grass Land Ripple Field Sand Canyon Cloudy Park Iceberg
Stage 1 No No No Yes No
Stage 2 No Yes No Yes No
Stage 3 No No No No No
Stage 4 No No Yes Yes No
Stage 5 No No Yes No Yes
Stage 6 Yes No No No No

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スパイニー (Kirby's Adventure)
Supainī
トゲゾー (Kirby's Dream Land 3)
Togezō
Spiny

Togezo; from 「棘」toge (spine).