Squishies are squid-like enemies that have been around since the first Kirby game. They are somewhat rare aquatic baddies, swimming through the water every so often. Even rarer will they appear on land, walking slowly towards Kirby. They provide no ability when inhaled and swallowed.
Although Squishy is a regular enemy in most cases, Squishy is actually a staple in most spinoffs, such as Kirby's Avalanche and Kirby no Kirakira Kizzu. Squishy also appeared as the boss of a second level in Kirby's Block Ball. Here he was able to extend his tentacles, a technique which he would later use as a monster in the anime.
Squishy is a small white (or a light brownish-yellow in some games) squid with small beady eyes and a total of eight slimy tentacles. The two tentacles on either of his sides are noticeably longer than the six at the bottom, and are usually held upright at both sides of his head.