Togezo is an enemy that first appeared in Kirby's Adventure. It is a black creature with feet and glowing eyes, which wears a shell or helmet covered in spikes, making its appearance similar to Spiny from the Mario franchise, which it shares its Japanese names with. Kirby can obtain the Needle Copy Ability by inhaling and swallowing a Togezo.
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. The enemies start out by slowly walk left and right, but are able to curl up into a prickly ball, bouncing into the air as they do so and proceeding to roll back and forth on top of the platform they are on at a high speed. However, after a short time, they revert ot their initial state and form of movement.
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 In Togezo's case, it has been replaced by Needlous, which acts the same, but greatly differs in appearance.
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|
Kirby's Dream Course
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.
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 second stage of Ripple Field. 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.
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|
Names in other languages
|Japanese||スパイニー (Kirby's Adventure)
トゲゾー (Kirby's Dream Land 3)
Togezo; from 「棘」toge (spine).
- Togezo's design being based on the Mario franchise enemy, Spiny, is suggested by its Japanese names from Kirby's Adventure and Kirby's Dream Land 3, which are respectively the English and Japanese names of the original enemy.