Phan Phan is a recurring mini-boss in the Kirby series. It looks like an elephant head but with two legs. He will attack Kirby by rolling into him, throwing him around, or throwing apples at him which are similar to Whispy Woods's apples. Kirby may inhale the apples and spit them back. When Phan Phan is defeated Kirby may eat him to get the Throw ability. If playing Kirby Super Star Ultra, instead of Throw, Kirby gets Suplex.
Phan Phan replaces Rolling Turtle from Kirby's Adventure. Rolling Turtle is quite similar, but more aggressive in its behavior. Also, Rolling Turtle would try to throw mini turtles at Kirby.
Phan Phan appears in Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, in the Mustard Mountain level.
Phan Phan also appears in Kirby Canvas Curse, as a painting in Paint Panic.
In Kirby Superstar Ultra, Phan Phan appears in Revenge of the King as a mini-boss. He also appears in The True Arena along with Fire Lion, Mr. Tick Tock, and Grand Wheelie, and shares a life bar with them. He is part of a boss called True Mid-Boss All Stars.