Squishies are enemies in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. They are squid-like creatures with small, blue, beady eyes and eight tentacles. Squishies have two long tentacles: one at each side of them, which are much longer than their six smaller tentacles. Their two long tentacles are held upright at both sides of their head. Squishies also have light blue markings on their heads. Squishies are very common in Onion Ocean. Here, they usually swim about the area and have the ability either chase the heroes or to jump out of the water when the heroes (Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede, Bandana Waddle Dee) are nearby. Their goal when they jump out of the water is to obviously hit the heroes. If one of the heroes comes in contact with a Squishy, he will take damage and lose any Copy Ability he is currently using. Squishies can be defeated easily, however, they grant no Copy Ability if they are Inhaled. Squishies can also be rarely encountered on land. They can move about on land without harming themselves as well.
- Squishies resemble and act like the Bloopers from the Mario series. They are both squids, both are very common enemies, and both usually just swim about or try swim/jump into the heroes.
- There are two Squishies at the beginning of the first stage of Onion Ocean who jump out of the water to attack. If one of the heroes manages to knock one of the Squishies on land without defeating it, it will just stand in place and jump. This may be an AI glitch.