Ticks are enemies in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. They are enemies based on spikes. Ticks have a white skin, two eyes and a sweet smile on their face...at first. They also have a red spike on their head. So, at first a Tick can be seen with its happy cute smile, looking so harmless and sweet. However, if Kirby or his buddies (Meta Knight, King Dedede, Bandana Waddle Dee) happen to walk or jump over a Tick, it will have an evil expression on its face (as shown in the picture to the right) and extend its spike on its head to try and damage the heroes. Whoa, they aren't as nice as they seem to be! Anyway, if they succeed in doing so, Kirby or whoever was hit by the Tick's spike will take damage and lose any Copy Ability they were currently using. Ticks can be defeated, however, if they are Inhaled by Kirby, they will reward him with the Needle Copy Ability.