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Cairn
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Cairn
Name (JP) ゴロピョン (Goropyon)
- Meaning Goropyon
In Games
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Copy AbilityStone
CategoryRegular enemy
Enemy Info card number#49
Cairns are piles of three rocks that sit in one location and bounce in a series of three jumps, with the third being the highest. Be careful when throwing a power star at Cairns—they may jump up as you throw, allowing the star to pass harmlessly underneath them.
— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)

Cairn is an enemy that appears in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. It gives the Stone ability when inhaled.

Physical Appearance

Cairn appears to be a pile of three rocks, each one floating on top of one another. Each of the three rocks Cairn is composed of is a different color: the bottom rock is greenish-brown, the middle is maize, and the top is red. The three rocks are also different sizes; the bottom is the largest while the top is the smallest. The top rock also has a pair of black eyes, making this enemy somewhat resemble a stone snowman.

Games

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Cairn makes its only appearance in this game. It simply jumps up and down. When picked up and thrown by Kirby, it scatters its pieces, the biggest piece getting thrown the nearest and the smallest piece the furthest. It gives the Stone ability when it is inhaled.

Etymology

Cairn's English name comes from the word, cairn, which is a pile of stones set as a gravestone, monument, altar, or landmark. Its Japanese name comes from the onomatopoeia "gorogoro" and "pyonpyon", respectively meaning "rock-rolling" and "bouncing".

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