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Balloon-like creatures, Zebons inhale Kirby and exhale him in the direction you select. Zebons are useful for moving Kirby across long distances with little effort.
— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)

Zebon is a large, transparent, green sphere with a small, happy face on it. The face consists of two small black eyes and a smile.

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Zebon is not a normal enemy. While he is alive and appears in levels, he causes no damage to Kirby and cannot be destroyed. His function is similar to that of the Cannon. When Kirby touches Zebon, he is sucked inside and fired out. If a predetermined direction is not set, he rolls his gaze around to fire Kirby in one of eight directions.

Zebon returns for the same purpose in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, launching Kirby out in a direction.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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Zebon Cameo

Zebon's cameo in The Big Taste Test.

Zebon never made a true appearance in the anime but did a cameo appearance in episode 11.

In episode 11 of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, The Big Taste Test, King Dedede finds that a famous food critic, Chef Shiitake, is coming to Castle Dedede. As a result, he chooses Chef Kawasaki to impress the critic, as Kawasaki is the only chef in town. When King Dedede finds that Kawasaki's food tastes terrible and will not impress Chef Shiitake, Kawasaki panics and desperately searches for a special ingredient to improve his cooking.

While Kawasaki looks for an ingredient, King Dedede buys a cookbook from Nightmare Enterprises and finds that it was published by Chef Shiitake. Dedede sees an ingredient called Zebon and, noticing that the picture looks a lot like Kirby, covers the image with a sticker of the pink puff. Chef Kawasaki is fooled by Dedede's trick and tries to cook Kirby in hopes of obtaining Zebon.

Trivia

  • While Zebon's mouth is colored pink in his official artwork and in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, his mouth in-game is black.
  • Zebon and Mopoo are greatly similar in appearance in official artwork, aside from having different colors.
  • The fact that Zebon is an ingredient may suggest that it is made out of some type of jelly.

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