|This indestructible cannon packs quite a wallop!|
— Patch Plaza description of Shotzo from Kirby's Epic Yarn.
Shotzo is an impregnable, projectile-spitting foe and one of Kirby's oldest enemies, making is debut appearance in Kirby's Dream Land. They look like cannons made of black metal and attack by shooting cannon balls at Kirby. While most Shotzos are unable to move, they sometimes drop from the sky on Parasols. Regular Shotzos come in two variants: One that sternly keeps facing in one direction, and one that constantly adjust its aim to hit Kirby. The non-aiming Shotzos often fire whole barrages of cannon balls, only stopping at short intervals. Shotzos cannot be directly destroyed. However, they can be dropped into a bottomless pit if they happen to stand on a Star Block. Shotzos are recurring enemies that appeared in most Kirby games up to date.
- 1 Game appearances
- 1.1 Kirby's Dream Land
- 1.2 Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
- 1.3 Kirby's Dream Land 2 & Kirby's Dream Land 3
- 1.4 Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
- 1.5 Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
- 1.6 Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
- 1.7 Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad
- 1.8 Kirby: Canvas Curse
- 1.9 Kirby's Epic Yarn/Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
- 1.10 Kirby's Return to Dream Land
- 1.11 Kirby's Dream Collection
- 1.12 Kirby: Triple Deluxe
- 1.13 Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
- 1.14 Kirby: Planet Robobot
- 1.15 Kirby's Blowout Blast
- 1.16 Kirby Star Allies
- 1.17 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
- 2 Trivia
- 3 Gallery
- 4 References
Kirby's Dream Land
In Kirby's Dream Land, Shotzo looks and acts like in all its subsequent appearances: A cannon that shoots cannonballs at Kirby, often firing three and then pausing. It is the only invincible enemy in the game other than Gordo.
Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Shotzos also appear as enemies in Kirby's Adventure and its remake, Nightmare in Dream Land. Aside from Gordos, Shotzos are the other undefeatable enemy, and do not reward any Copy Ability, even for their cannonballs.
Shotzo can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Shotzo locations in Kirby's Adventure & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land|
|Stage||Vegetable Valley||Ice Cream Island||Butter Building||Grape Garden||Yogurt Yard||Orange Ocean||Rainbow Resort|
Kirby's Dream Land 2 & Kirby's Dream Land 3
In Kirby's Dream Land 2, Shotzo can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Shotzo locations in Kirby's Dream Land 2|
|Stage||Grass Land||Big Forest||Ripple Field||Iceberg||Red Canyon||Cloudy Park||Dark Castle|
In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Shotzo can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Shotzo locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3|
|Stage||Grass Land||Ripple Field||Sand Canyon||Cloudy Park||Iceberg|
Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
Shotzo can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:
|Shotzo locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra|
|Green Greens||RoMK Chapter 4|
|Float Islands||RoMK Chapter 5|
|Bubbly Clouds||RoMK Chapter 6|
|Mt. Dedede||RoMK Chapter 7|
|Trial Room 1||Cavius|
|Trial Room 2||Mekkai|
|Old Tower||Purple Plants|
|RoMK Chapter 1||Crash Clouds|
|RoMK Chapter 2||The Revenge|
|RoMK Chapter 3|
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Shotzos make an appearance in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. These cannon-like enemies situate themselves within drop-holes, areas of low terrain, and interestingly, even exist as part of the background in few select stages, shooting small bullets at Kirby from afar. Regardless of location, these enemies cannot be defeated or ingested, and thus must be avoided if Kirby is to escape injury-free. A wall-mounted version of this standard foe, the Wall Shotzo, is a relatively uncommon foe that behaves similarly to the standard Shotzo, however, with an added feature: the Wall Shotzo can target and hone in on Kirby's last location as fodder for firing, whereas regular Shotzo cannot.
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Shotzo appears in this title. Given the top-down nature of this game, Shotzo will either fire straight forward, or in any other of the eight general directions.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad
Shotzo appears in both of these games, looking and acting identically to the way it did in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
Due to being invulnerable, Shotzo cannot be possessed by Ghost Kirby.
In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Shotzo can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Shotzo locations in Kirby: Squeak Squad|
|Stage||Prism Plains||Nature Notch||Cushy Cloud||Jam Jungle||Vocal Volcano||Ice Island||Secret Sea||Gamble Galaxy|
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Shotzo appears again in Kirby: Canvas Curse, and are once again indestructible. Its cannonballs can be blocked by rainbow lines.
Kirby's Epic Yarn/Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Shotzos also appear in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn as a somewhat uncommon enemy who, much like previous games, is indestructible. Its shots can't be grabbed by the Yarn Whip. There is a variation of them in Snow Land named Freezo that shoots snowballs and is only in the level Evergreen Lift.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Shotzo returns in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, functioning like it has done in earlier Kirby games. It is accompanied by its new much larger relatives, Gigatzo, Volttzo and Coldtzo, who cannot aim, but fire huge elemental projectiles.
Kirby's Dream Collection
Shotzo appears in the New Challenge Stages, serving the same purpose as it did in Return to Dream Land. Being indestructible, 'defeating' it is not necessary to earn the bonus for defeating all enemies.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Shotzo appears again in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, keeping its look from Return to Dream Land. In this iteration, its stand-out feature is the ability to aim between the foreground and background.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
|Shotzo can fire a ton of bullets, true. But other than that, it's not really all that scary. It's strong physically, but it doesn't have the same strength of character as Kirby.|
— Figurine description from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.
Shotzo appears again in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, behaving the same as in past games. Like in Kiby: Canvas Curse, its cannonballs can be blocked by rainbow ropes.
It also appears as a Figurine.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Shotzo appears yet again in Kirby: Planet Robobot, behaving the same as in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Shotzo appears in this title, and is able to re-aim in several different ways, both horizontally and vertically if needed. Kirby does not need to do anything to it to gain the bonus for defeating all enemies.
Kirby Star Allies
Shotzo reappears in Kirby Star Allies, behaving the same as in past installments. It gains a slight redesign in this game, becoming more bulbous and bearing a rougher surface texture.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Shotzo can appear as an enemy in Smash Run, where it acts much the same as it does in the home series, and is invulnerable. Shotzo also appears as a collectable trophy:
- While not formally established until Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Shotzo's base is made to resemble feet similar to those of Kirby's. This and descriptions of the enemy give the implication that Shotzos are actually living creatures much like other enemies.
- Despite these feet, Shotzo has never been shown to be able to move on its own, with most mobile examples being those attached to Parasols.
- Officially named in Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.
|Kirby: Planet Robobot|
|Playable Characters||Kirby ・Meta Knight|
|Levels||Patched Plains ・Resolution Road ・Overload Ocean ・Gigabyte Grounds ・Rhythm Route ・Access Ark ・Mind in the Program|
|Bosses||Regular||Gigavolt ・ Clanky Woods ・ C.O.G.S. ・ Holo Defense API ・Susie ・Core Kabula ・Mecha Knight ・Dedede Clone ・Dedede Clones & D3 ・ Gigavolt II ・ Mecha Knight+ ・President Haltmann ・Star Dream|
|Meta Knightmare Returns||Stock Mecha Knight ・Dark Matter Clone ・Sectonia Clone ・Galacta Knight Returns|
|The True Arena||Star Dream Soul OS|
|Team Kirby Clash||Gigant Edge ・Mr. Frosty ・Whispy Woods ・Pyribbit ・Landia ・Landia EX|
|Mid-Bosses||Blocky ・Bonkers ・Dubior ・Kibble Blade ・King Doo ・Invader Armor ・Masher ・Miasmoros ・Security Force ・Telepathos|
|Copy Abilities||Standard||Archer ・Beam ・Bomb ・Circus ・Cutter ・Doctor ・ESP ・Fighter ・Fire ・Hammer ・Ice ・Jet ・Leaf ・Mirror ・Ninja ・Parasol ・Poison ・Smash ・Spark ・Stone ・Sword ・U.F.O. ・Wheel ・Whip|
|Limited Use||Crash ・Mike ・Sleep|
|Robobot Armor Modes||Beam ・Bomb ・Cutter ・ESP ・Fire ・Ice ・Jet ・Mike ・Parasol ・Spark ・Stone ・Sword ・Wheel ・Halberd|
|Team Kirby Clash||Beam Mage ・Doctor Healmore ・Hammer Lord ・Sword Hero|
|Enemies||Bar Waddle Dees ・Barbar ・Big Chip ・Big Propeller ・Blade Knight ・Blipper ・Bomber ・Bouncy (Kirby 3D Rumble) ・Bronto Burt ・Broom Hatter ・Cappy ・Capsule J3 ・Chilly ・Chip ・ Clown Acrobot ・ Como ・ Covered Looker ・ Craby ・ Degout ・ Dekabu ・ Dice ・ Driver Waddle Dee ・ Elec ・ Esper ・ Flamer ・Foley ・Gabon ・Galbo ・ Gigatzo ・Glunk・Grandy・Grizzo ・ Haltworker ・ Hot Head ・ Iron Ball ・ Iron Hammer ・ Kabu ・ Knuckle Joe ・ Labotory ・ Leafan ・ Mamanti ・ Mech Acro ・ Mech Flotzo ・ Moonja ・ Mumbies ・ Noddy ・ Pacto ・ Parasol Waddle Dee ・ Chemitory ・ Poppy Bros. Jr. ・ Prism Ball ・ Propeller ・ Rocky ・Scarfy ・ Security Laser ・ Sheld ・Shotzo ・Simirror ・ Sir Kibble ・ Soarar ・ Sparky ・ Spear Waddle Dee (Kirby 3D Rumble) ・ Spring Note ・ Spynum ・ Squishy ・ Turtle Noddy ・ UFO ・ Venog ・ Vol ・Waddle Dee ・Waddle Doo ・Walf ・Walker Waddle Dee ・ Walky ・ Wester ・Wheelie ・Whippy ・Wonkey ・Yesman|
|Sub-Games||Team Kirby Clash ・Kirby 3D Rumble ・Meta Knightmare Returns ・The Arena ・The True Arena|
|Kirby Star Allies|
|Characters||Kirby • Bandana Waddle Dee • King Dedede • Meta Knight • Francisca • Flamberge • Zan Partizanne • Hyness|
|Levels||Dream Land • Planet Popstar • Jambastion • Far-Flung Starlight Heroes • Kirby Star Allies|
|Stages||Green Gardens • Donut Dome • Honey Hill • Fruity Forest • Clash at Castle Dedede • Extra Eclair • Friendly Field • Reef Resort • Echo's Edge • Nature's Navel • Sacred Square • Inside Islands • Duplex Dream • Gatehouse Road • Eastern Wall • Longview Corridor • Western Outer Wall • Inner Sanctum • Heavenly Hall • Sector A • Sector B • Sector C • Planet Earthfall • Falluna Moon • Planet Misteen • Mareen Moon • Planet Caverna • Grott Moon • Planet Frostak • Blizzno Moon • Planet Towara • Gabbel Moon • Star Lavadom • Sizzlai Moon • Jambandra Base • The Divine Terminus • Extra Planet α • Extra Planet β • Extra Planet γ • Extra Planet δ • Ability Planet|
|Mid Bosses||Big Bouncy • Bonkers • Bugzzy • Chef Kawasaki • Mr. Frosty • Vividria|
|Bosses||Story Mode||Whispy Woods • King Dedede • Meta Knight • Pon & Con • Francisca • Flamberge • Zan Partizanne • Yggy Woods • Goldon & Silvox • Grand Mam • Kracko • Twin Kracko • Hyness • Void Termina|
|Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!||Galacta Knight • Morpho Knight • Morpho Knight EX|
|Heroes in Another Dimension||Parallel Woods • Parallel Twin Kracko • Parallel Big Kracko • Parallel Meta Knight • Parallel Dedede • Corrupt Hyness • The Three Mage-Sisters|
|The Ultimate Choice||Void Soul • Void Termina - True Destroyer of Worlds • Void|
|Copy Abilities||Artist • Beam • Beetle • Bomb • Cleaning • Cook • Crash • Cutter • ESP • Festival • Fighter • Fire • Hammer • Ice • Mike • Ninja • Parasol • Plasma • Sleep • Spider • Staff • Stone • Suplex • Sword • Water • Whip • Wing • Yo-Yo|
|Friend Abilities||Power Effects||Blizzard • Bluster • Sizzle • Splash • Zap|
|Ability Combos||Chumbrella • Cook Potluck (& Supper Party) • Crash Rush • Curling • Fatal Chorus • Festival Dance • Friend Bounce • Friend Super-Vac • Friend Throw • Geokinesis • Icicle Lance • Rising Sizzler • Rock Painter • Sister Circle • Still Life • Summon Lor • Thundersplash • Zap Splasher|
|Friend Actions||Friend Bridge • Friend Circle • Friend Star • Friend Train • Star Allies Sparkler|
|Enemies||Anger Masker • Beetley • Bio Spark • Birdon • Blade Knight • Blado • Blipper • Bomber • Bouncy • Bronto Burt • Broom Hatter • Burning Leo • Cappy • Chilly • Chip • Como • Coner • Dekabu • Don Puffle • Driblee • Electro Saw • Floaty the Cellcore • Gabon • Gim • Glunk • Gordo • Grizzo • Jamaharu Believer • Jammerjab • Kabu • Knuckle Joe • Mamanti • NESP • Noddy • Parasol Waddle Dee • Plugg • Poppy Bros. Jr. • Propeller • Puppet Dee • Rocky • Rolling Waddle Dee • Scarfy • Shield Enemy • Shotzo • Sir Kibble • Squishy • Two Face • Waddle Dee • Waddle Doo • Walky • Wester • Wonkey|
|Friends||Standard Friends||Beetley • Bio Spark • Birdon • Blade Knight • Bonkers • Broom Hatter • Bugzzy • Burning Leo • Chef Kawasaki • Chilly • Como • Driblee • Gim • Jammerjab • Knuckle Joe • NESP • Parasol Waddle Dee • Plugg • Poppy Bros. Jr. • Rocky • Sir Kibble • Vividria • Waddle Doo • Wester|
|Dream Friends||Adeleine & Ribbon • Bandana Waddle Dee • Dark Meta Knight • Daroach • Gooey • King Dedede • Magolor • Marx • Meta Knight • Rick & Kine & Coo • Susie • Taranza • The Three Mage-Sisters|
|Sub-Games||Chop Champs • Star Slam Heroes • Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! • Heroes in Another Dimension • The Ultimate Choice|