Totenga is an enemy that debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Totenga resembles a pole-shaped cactus with large protruding spikes and a small orange head with a single eye on top, also covered in spikes. In its original appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Totenga was unable to move, but it gained the ability to shuffle back and forth in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Their internal name, Togekuki, is based on the Japanese translation of "stem thorn".
Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Totenga is first found in the Raisin Ruins level, where it serves as an obstacle for Kirby and his companions in select areas. It cannot be inhaled at first, but attacking it with any non-direct methods will cause it to shrink in height. After enough damage, the cactus pole will have vanished entirely, leaving only the head which still stays in place. This can either be inhaled for the Needle ability, or simply dispatched.
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Totenga can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Totenga locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land|
|Stage||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4||Stage 5|
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Totenga returns in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, where it has gained the ability to move by sliding along the ground, trying to block Kirby's path. It may also move in fixed patterns back and forth or in circles. In this game, Totenga has been redesigned to have a bigger eyeball.
In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Totenga can be found in the following stages:
Figure from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Names in other languages
Tuō tiān jiǎ
|Transliteration of the Japanese name|
|French||Totépines||From "totem" and "épines" (thorn)|
|German||Totempf||From "totem" and "Stumpf" (stump)|
|Spanish||Cactótem||Portmanteau of "cactus" and "tótem" (totem)|