Of little danger when just walking around, Pluggs can hurt Kirby only when they jump up and "plug" themselves into the ground, releasing a spark that zaps anyone standing too close. They're fairly slow-moving and Kirby can easily avoid them.
— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)

Plugg is an enemy resembling a walking electrical plug, who originated in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. Plugg gives the Spark ability when swallowed by Kirby, or the Plasma ability in Kirby Star Allies. It also serves as the Plasma ability's Friend in the latter game.

In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Plugg attacks by jumping into the air, flipping upside-down and "plugging" itself into the ground, which shoots two, blue, short, electrical currents (that end with electrical balls) across the ground from each side. When held above Kirby's head, Plugg does nothing. However, if Kirby throws a Plugg and it hits a wall it will stick to the wall for a short while.

Physical Appearance

Plugg Kirby Star Allies

Kirby Star Allies

In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Plugg resembles a light, sky blue outlet plug with round, black eyes, yellow prongs, and green feet.

In Kirby Star Allies, it retains its original appearance, though its prongs are now noticeably shorter. As a Friend, Plugg wears the crown portion of the Plasma hat, with sparks emanating from its prongs. Like all Friends, Plugg assumes a yellow color scheme as player 2, blue as player 3, and green as player 4.

Related Quotes

No longer is Chibi-Robo only the greatest video game character to have [an] electrical outlet involved.
— Kit Ellis • Kirby Star Allies New Levels & Boss Fight Co-op Gameplay - Nintendo Minute


  • Plugg, Sawyer, and Snipper are the only enemies that debuted in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards to appear in another game.


Kirby Star Allies Plugg Showcase
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