Turbites are extremely fast enemies that appear in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. They shoot themselves right at Kirby and try to clamp onto him and give him an electric shock. They give the Sparkability when eaten. In Shiver Star, they seem to wait in open spaces or in the air to attack brutally. In some levels they hide concealed in certain places. Their English name is a combination of the words turbine and bite.
Turbites are purple balls with small squinted black eyes and four metal claws on them.