Kirby and the Rainbow Curse artwork
|“||Sportles are all about meeting new people and seeing new places, so it should come as no surprise that they simply must follow Kirby the second they spot him. Pink Sportles are the rarest of the species.”|
|— Figurine description • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse|
Sportle is a big red spore with 16 bumps protruding from its body. It has blue lips and one huge eye with a blue iris. It is able to make extremely expressive faces, unlike most other enemies.
Sportle appears exclusively in the stage Woodland Battle. It forms out of thin air when Kirby Tank approaches and excitedly floats near him. After a few seconds, the enemy drifts into him, hurting the hero and defeating itself in the process. If Kirby Tank shoots Sportle twice, it splits into two Sportletinis.
Explortle is a related member of Sportle's species.
Sportle's name is derived from the word spore, a unit released by fungi for reproductive purposes; this references the enemy's appearance.