Needlous is a small insect enemy that have so far only appeared in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and Kirby: Canvas Curse. On a regular basis, they move slowly, but they will charge up and roll vigorously at an amazing speed when approached. Their behavior stays the same in both games they appear in. Their name is the combination of the words needle and louse.
Needlous essentially replace the Togezo from Kirby's Adventure. Togezo shared similar properties to Needlous. However, Togezos were turtle-like creatures wearing spiky shells, whereas Needlous is a small caterpillar. The two have the same abilities and behavior and even give Kirby the same ability when eaten- the powerful Needle ability.