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Pluid is an enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It yields the Water ability when inhaled.

Physical Appearance

Pluid is a blob of water about Kirby's size. It has two small red eyes with a blue ring around each.

Games

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Pluid hangs around on the ceiling, usually with others of its kind nearby, and drops to the floor when Kirby approaches. When on the ground, Pluid will simply hop around.

Etymology

Pluid's name is a combination of the word plewd, a drop of perspiration frequently drawn in cartoon media, and fluid, which is liquid matter. Both of these words reference the enemy's watery body.

Trivia

  • An enemy that resembles Pluid was intended to debut in the cancelled title Kirby GCN as an enemy and as the Helper for the planned water-based ability in that game. It is unknown if the enemy was an early version of Pluid or if the similarities are coincidental.
  • Pluid behaves similarly to Dropso from Kirby's Epic Yarn. It also appears physically similar to Drop from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.