Like everything in the Rockitty universe, lava enemies have one yellow eye. They are orange and appear to look like lava (hence its name). Three small orange flames are seen following behind the lava creature.
Lava enemies will home in and chase Rockitty around the level going through anything in their way. Every time Rockitty jumps it will blink. It moves rather slowly being easily avoidable. However, it will cause Rockitty to lose one heart on contact.