|“||This hothead is very territorial, so don't get too close!”|
|— Candlemander's Cast Description • Kirby's Epic Yarn|
Candlemanders are red lizards with a yellow-orange flame on their middle back. They have blue button eyes, four short, red legs, and one red tail.
Candlemanders typically climb around walls aimlessly. When they see Kirby, though, a Candlemander's only form of attack is transforming into a fireball and rapidly chasing Kirby. After chasing Kirby or Prince Fluff for a few seconds, the Candlemander will revert to normal form, repeating the cycle. While a fireball, Candlemanders are invincible to Kirby and Prince Fluff's Digger form; however, they can still be defeated with the yarn whip.
Candlemander is a portmanteau of candle and salamander, as Candlemander's appearance and abilities reference the ancient fire mythology associated with salamanders.