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|“||If you defeat a Sportle, it'll turn into a bunch of these little creatures. No one knows how to put them back together, but they don't seem to mind. We could learn a lot from them about not living in the past.”|
|— Figurine description • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse|
Sportletini is a yellow spore with six bumps protruding from its body. It has tiny mint lips and one big eye with a mint iris.
Sportletini appears exclusively in the stage Woodland Battle. When Kirby Tank shoots Sportle twice, it splits into two Sportletinis. On rare occasions, Sportletini is found floating through the air by itself. The enemy hovers in the air for a moment before homing in on Kirby. Sportletini can be dispatched with a single shot.
Explortle is a related member of Sportletini's species.
Sportletini's name is a combination of the words spore, a unit released by fungi for reproductive purposes, and teeny, an informal term referring to small things; these reference the enemy's appearance and size, respectively.