Kirby's Return to Dream Land artwork
Leafan is a stumpy, brownish-red blob with beady eyes and large green leaves fanning out from the center of its body.
Leafan floats down from the sky like Bumber from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and, upon landing, will start to launch seeds out of its head. Sometimes, Leafans can be found already sitting on the ground. If Kirby touches a seed, he'll take damage.
Leafan leaps into the air and floats back down after each seed attack. Bulby, another Leaf-yielding enemy in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, does not appear in these games, making Leafan the only source of the Leaf ability (aside from Copy Essences).
Leafan's name seems to be derived from the words leaf, referencing the enemy's greenery, and fan, referencing the fan-like shape of its leaves when drifting through the air.