Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards screenshot
|Enemy Info card number||#46|
|“||Small, living torpedoes, Pedos live on Aqua Star and often shoot out of walls as Kirby swims by. Acro shoots Pedos out of his mouth in the fifth stage of Aqua Star.”|
|— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)|
Pedos have cylindrical bodies, shaped like a torpedo. They have an aqua green body with a domed, yellow nose above and four silver, metal propellers beneath. They have squinted eyes, which are not usually visible, but can be seen on its Info Card. The propellers are elliptical in shape, and one is situated at each diagonal of the base. Pedos have no visible facial features, though their top is decorated with an eight-pointed star indentation.
Pedos act as simple torpedos. When shot out, either by Acro or a cannon, they travel straight forward until they either hit Kirby or a wall and explode, or go off-screen and disappear. While Pedos have no special ability when held over Kirby's head, Kirby can take advantage of their torpedo-like nature by throwing them; the Pedo will shoot straight forward and explode on contact.
Pedo's name comes from torpedo, an explosive projectile that is fired from military ships and submarines. Pedo is also based on a torpedo itself.
- Pedo is equivalent in behavior to Rockn, but is different in that Pedo lives underwater whereas Rockn operates on land.
- Pedo is similar to Torpedo Ted from the Super Mario series, as both are torpedoes and both have a counterpart on land (Bullet Bill, in Torpedo Ted's case).
- However, while Pedo comes in only one variety, where it travels straight ahead, Torpedo Ted has a counterpart called Targeting Ted, which will attempt to home in on the player's character.