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Totenga

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Totenga
KRTDL Totenga model.png
Game model of Totenga from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Details
First game Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Latest game Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Copy Ability Needle
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Totenga is an enemy that debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and made its most recent appearance in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Totenga resembles a pole-shaped cactus with large protruding spikes and a small orange head on top, also covered in spikes. The head bears a single eye. 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".

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

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 be inhaled for the Needle ability, or simply dispatched.

Locations[edit]

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
Cookie Country No No No No No
Raisin Ruins No Yes No No No
Onion Ocean No No No No N/A
White Wafers Yes No No No No
Nutty Noon No No No No No
Egg Engines No No No No No
Dangerous Dinner Yes No No N/A N/A

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

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.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Totenga can be found in the following stages:

Totenga locations in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Point of Arrival No The Tropical Terror No An Unexpected Beast King No The Beast Pack's Final Stand No
Downtown Grassland No Welcome to Wondaria No The Wastes Where Life Began No In the Presence of the King No
Through the Tunnel No Circuit Speedway No Searching the Oasis Yes Lab Discovera No
Rocky Rollin' Road No Invasion at the House of Horrors No Alivel Mall (Staff Side) No Forgo Plains No
A Trip to Alivel Mall No The Wondaria Dream Parade No Moonlight Canyon No Forgo Bay No
The Brawl at the Mall No Danger under the Big Top No Collector in the Sleepless Valley No Forgo Park No
Abandoned Beach No Northeast Frost Street No Enter the Fiery Forbidden Lands No Forgo Horns No
Concrete Isles No Metro on Ice No Conquer the Inferno Road No Forgo Wasteland Yes
Scale the Cement Summit No Windy, Freezing Seas No Burning, Churning Power Plant No Forgo Zone Yes
Fast-Flowing Waterworks No The Battle of Blizzard Bridge No Gathering of the Beast Council No Forgo Land No

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トーテンガ
Tōtenga
Totenga
French Totépines From totem and épines (thorn)
German Totempf Totem + Stumpf (stump)
Korean 토텐가
Totenga
Totenga
Spanish Cactótem Portmanteau of the words cactus and tótem (totem)