Candles, also known as Lamps, are items in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. They are, hence the name, wax candles with a blue base, a blue star attached to the blue base, and a burning flame. When this item is held, it allows Kirby and the gang (Meta Knight, King Dedede, and Bandana Waddle Dee) to see in the dark. When this item is held, players cannot float or fly, much like when holding a Crystal, Key, French Horn, Fireworks Bomb, Fireworks Cannon, or a Maxim Tomato box. Candles will be dropped when the player gets hurt by attacks or obstacles. They will immediately be extinguished if they touch Water, meaning that the Candle will become useless. Once Kirby and the gang are out of the dark area it was needed and supplied for, the Candle will appear melted to a stub and the flame will go out. When Candles are about to expire, they will become noticeably shorter. Before Candles expire, they can also be thrown at ice blocks to melt them.