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|“||Nearby there was a creature with a 10 on its head, however. That creature was near a mighty suspicious door...”|
|— Daroach • Kirby Mass Attack|
Starepoles are large tadpole-like enemies with huge eyes, a tiny mouth, a white underbelly, and a purple or yellow body. As their name implies, they have an off-putting tendency to stare at the Kirbys when they're near.
Starepoles only appear in Stage 5 of Dedede Resort. They don't harm the Kirbys in any way, but rather block Star Doors and constantly stare at the Kirbys. The Kirbys have to swim around them several times to make them dizzy. Once this happens, it will lose consciousness and stick its tongue out, allowing the Kirbies to pull it and get the Starepole out of the way. A yellow Starepole is more formidable and requires 10 Kirbys to pull the Starepole out of the way.
Starepole's name is most likely a combination of "stare," to gaze, and "tadpole," the animal.