|These funky fish wear goggles. Is it fashion? Come on, they're fish.|
— Kirby's Epic Yarn's Patch Plaza.
Blipper is a common and iconic aquatic enemy in the Kirby series. They usually reside in water and swim lazily in any given direction, though they have a habit of leaping out to hit Kirby as he passes by Some Blippers will also attempt to home in on Kirby when he is in or near the water, making them a surprisingly effective nuisance. When they are not in water, they flop around on the ground, and are more-or-less helpless. Blippers do not provide any Copy Ability when inhaled.
Blippers are simple to defeat. Kirby can use any attack to defeat a Blipper while on dry land. While underwater Kirby's attack is limited to spraying them with the Water Gun, unless he has an ability suited for use underwater, like Sword or Spear.
- 1 Physical appearance
- 2 Game appearances
- 2.1 Kirby's Dream Land
- 2.2 Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
- 2.3 Kirby's Dream Land 2
- 2.4 Kirby's Block Ball
- 2.5 Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra
- 2.6 Kirby's Dream Land 3
- 2.7 Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad
- 2.8 Kirby: Canvas Curse
- 2.9 Kirby's Epic Yarn/Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
- 2.10 Kirby's Return to Dream Land
- 2.11 Kirby's Dream Collection
- 2.12 Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, & Kirby Star Allies
- 2.13 Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
- 2.14 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Names in other languages
- 6 References
Blipper's upper body is orange, and its lower body is yellow, and it sports three white fins on its side, and its back. It has small black eyes behind the goggles. It wears traditional scuba goggles, regardless of its fish-like anatomy.
A different species of another aquatic enemy, Mamanti, resembles a bigger Blipper.
Kirby's Dream Land
Blipper makes its debut appearance in this title. Here is where its characteristic behavior of tracking Kirby in the water and leaping out was established. In the Extra Game, Blipper becomes even more aggressive, and will frequently leap out of water and gain a good deal of height before falling back down again.
Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Blipper appears for the first time in color here. Its behavior is relatively unchanged, though its speed has been generally toned down in most cases. It can often be seen blocking off the entryways to pools of water, requiring Kirby to dispose of it in some way before taking the plunge.
Blipper can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Blipper locations in Kirby's Adventure & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land|
|Stage||Vegetable Valley||Ice Cream Island||Butter Building||Grape Garden||Yogurt Yard||Orange Ocean||Rainbow Resort|
|*Only appears in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.|
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Blipper can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Blipper locations in Kirby's Dream Land 2|
|Stage||Grass Land||Big Forest||Ripple Field||Iceberg||Red Canyon||Cloudy Park||Dark Castle|
Kirby's Block Ball
Blipper appears as a common enemy in this game, and is worth 300 points when defeated. It usually drops a food item.
Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra
Blipper is one of the possible cards that can appear in Kirby Card Swipe.
Blipper can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:
|Blipper locations in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra|
|Green Greens||RoMK Chapter 4|
|Float Islands||RoMK Chapter 5|
|Bubbly Clouds||RoMK Chapter 6|
|Mt. Dedede||RoMK Chapter 7|
|Trial Room 1||Cavius|
|Trial Room 2||Mekkai|
|Old Tower||Purple Plants|
|RoMK Chapter 1||Crash Clouds|
|RoMK Chapter 2||The Revenge|
|RoMK Chapter 3|
Kirby's Dream Land 3
In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Blipper can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Blipper locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3|
|Stage||Grass Land||Ripple Field||Sand Canyon||Cloudy Park||Iceberg|
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad
In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Blipper is comparatively rare compared to other games where it appears due to a relative lack of substantial watery areas outside of Secret Sea.
Blipper can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby: Squeak Squad:
|Blipper locations in Kirby: Squeak Squad|
|Stage||Prism Plains||Nature Notch||Cushy Cloud||Jam Jungle||Vocal Volcano||Ice Island||Secret Sea||Gamble Galaxy|
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Blipper returns in this title, and will pursue Kirby whenever he is submerged in water. They can be stunned with a tap from the DS Stylus or defeated using a Dash Attack.
Kirby's Epic Yarn/Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
In this title, Blipper is generally more mild in temperament, and is unable to directly harm Kirby, instead only bumping him if they make contact. Blipper is transformed into a standard Yarn Ball when wrapped up.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
This game marks Blipper's debut appearance in 3-D, though it retains the same behavior it had in Kirby Super Star (Ultra). Blippers can come in various sizes in the Extra Mode though this does not affect their stamina or other attributes.
Kirby's Dream Collection
Blipper appears in some of the stages in New Challenge Stages, though it is normally found flopping about, since there is scant any water for it to inhabit.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, & Kirby Star Allies
Blipper follows its look and behavior from Kirby's Return to Dream Land in these games. It is also accompanied by its larger cousin known as Mamanti.
In the opening cut-scene of Kirby: Triple Deluxe, one of Kirby's day-time activities has him catching a Blipper from a small pond using a fishing rod.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
|Are you wondering why sea creatures like Blippers have to wear goggles underwater? The truth is, they've had them on for so long, they're scared to take them off. Or maybe they just forgot they ever had them on in the first place...|
— Figurine description from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Blippers appear in this game, serving the same role they had in Kirby: Canvas Curse. They can be defeated by dashing into them or by Bandana Waddle Dee's spear.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Blipper appears as a sticker which can be used in The Subspace Emissary, to grant +20 to swimming time. It can be used with any fighter.
- The only main-series game which Blipper does not appear in is Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. Here, it is replaced by a similar enemy called Flopper.
- Blippers will only leap out of water in specific areas of stages under the appropriate circumstances. Otherwise, their default behavior is to stay in the water. If for whatever reason they fall out of the bottom of water (which is possible in suspended water cubes), they will fall down through the air and be unable to move left or right until they land.
Names in other languages
wā jìng yú
- Nintendo HK official Weibo on August 2, 2018; translation not mentioned in the game series so far
|Kirby: Planet Robobot|
|Playable Characters||Kirby ・Meta Knight|
|Levels||Patched Plains ・Resolution Road ・Overload Ocean ・Gigabyte Grounds ・Rhythm Route ・Access Ark ・Mind in the Program|
|Bosses||Regular||Gigavolt ・ Clanky Woods ・ C.O.G.S. ・ Holo Defense API ・Susie ・Core Kabula ・Mecha Knight ・Dedede Clone ・Dedede Clones & D3 ・ Gigavolt II ・ Mecha Knight+ ・President Haltmann ・Star Dream|
|Meta Knightmare Returns||Stock Mecha Knight ・Dark Matter Clone ・Sectonia Clone ・Galacta Knight Returns|
|The True Arena||Star Dream Soul OS|
|Team Kirby Clash||Gigant Edge ・Mr. Frosty ・Whispy Woods ・Pyribbit ・Landia ・Landia EX|
|Mid-Bosses||Blocky ・Bonkers ・Dubior ・Kibble Blade ・King Doo ・Invader Armor ・Masher ・Miasmoros ・Security Force ・Telepathos|
|Copy Abilities||Standard||Archer ・Beam ・Bomb ・Circus ・Cutter ・Doctor ・ESP ・Fighter ・Fire ・Hammer ・Ice ・Jet ・Leaf ・Mirror ・Ninja ・Parasol ・Poison ・Smash ・Spark ・Stone ・Sword ・U.F.O. ・Wheel ・Whip|
|Limited Use||Crash ・Mike ・Sleep|
|Robobot Armor Modes||Beam ・Bomb ・Cutter ・ESP ・Fire ・Ice ・Jet ・Mike ・Parasol ・Spark ・Stone ・Sword ・Wheel ・Halberd|
|Team Kirby Clash||Beam Mage ・Doctor Healmore ・Hammer Lord ・Sword Hero|
|Enemies||Bar Waddle Dees ・Barbar ・Big Chip ・Big Propeller ・Blade Knight ・Blipper ・Bomber ・Bouncy (Kirby 3D Rumble) ・Bronto Burt ・Broom Hatter ・Cappy ・Capsule J3 ・Chilly ・Chip ・ Clown Acrobot ・ Como ・ Covered Looker ・ Craby ・ Degout ・ Dekabu ・ Dice ・ Driver Waddle Dee ・ Elec ・ Esper ・ Flamer ・Foley ・Gabon ・Galbo ・ Gigatzo ・Glunk・Grandy・Grizzo ・ Haltworker ・ Hot Head ・ Iron Ball ・ Iron Hammer ・ Kabu ・ Knuckle Joe ・ Labotory ・ Leafan ・ Mamanti ・ Mech Acro ・ Mech Flotzo ・ Moonja ・ Mumbies ・ Noddy ・ Pacto ・ Parasol Waddle Dee ・ Chemitory ・ Poppy Bros. Jr. ・ Prism Ball ・ Propeller ・ Rocky ・Scarfy ・ Security Laser ・ Sheld ・Shotzo ・Simirror ・ Sir Kibble ・ Soarar ・ Sparky ・ Spear Waddle Dee (Kirby 3D Rumble) ・ Spring Note ・ Spynum ・ Squishy ・ Turtle Noddy ・ UFO ・ Venog ・ Vol ・Waddle Dee ・Waddle Doo ・Walf ・Walker Waddle Dee ・ Walky ・ Wester ・Wheelie ・Whippy ・Wonkey ・Yesman|
|Sub-Games||Team Kirby Clash ・Kirby 3D Rumble ・Meta Knightmare Returns ・The Arena ・The True Arena|
|Kirby Star Allies|
|Characters||Kirby • Bandana Waddle Dee • King Dedede • Meta Knight • Francisca • Flamberge • Zan Partizanne • Hyness|
|Levels||Dream Land • Planet Popstar • Jambastion • Far-Flung Starlight Heroes • Kirby Star Allies|
|Stages||Green Gardens • Donut Dome • Honey Hill • Fruity Forest • Clash at Castle Dedede • Extra Eclair • Friendly Field • Reef Resort • Echo's Edge • Nature's Navel • Sacred Square • Inside Islands • Duplex Dream • Gatehouse Road • Eastern Wall • Longview Corridor • Western Outer Wall • Inner Sanctum • Heavenly Hall • Sector A • Sector B • Sector C • Planet Earthfall • Falluna Moon • Planet Misteen • Mareen Moon • Planet Caverna • Grott Moon • Planet Frostak • Blizzno Moon • Planet Towara • Gabbel Moon • Star Lavadom • Sizzlai Moon • Jambandra Base • The Divine Terminus • Extra Planet α • Extra Planet β • Extra Planet γ • Extra Planet δ • Ability Planet|
|Mid Bosses||Big Bouncy • Bonkers • Bugzzy • Chef Kawasaki • Mr. Frosty • Vividria|
|Bosses||Story Mode||Whispy Woods • King Dedede • Meta Knight • Pon & Con • Francisca • Flamberge • Zan Partizanne • Yggy Woods • Goldon & Silvox • Grand Mam • Kracko • Twin Kracko • Hyness • Void Termina|
|Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!||Galacta Knight • Morpho Knight • Morpho Knight EX|
|Heroes in Another Dimension||Parallel Woods • Parallel Twin Kracko • Parallel Big Kracko • Parallel Meta Knight • Parallel Dedede • Corrupt Hyness • The Three Mage-Sisters|
|The Ultimate Choice||Void Soul • Void Termina - True Destroyer of Worlds • Void|
|Copy Abilities||Artist • Beam • Beetle • Bomb • Cleaning • Cook • Crash • Cutter • ESP • Festival • Fighter • Fire • Hammer • Ice • Mike • Ninja • Parasol • Plasma • Sleep • Spider • Staff • Stone • Suplex • Sword • Water • Whip • Wing • Yo-Yo|
|Friend Abilities||Power Effects||Blizzard • Bluster • Sizzle • Splash • Zap|
|Ability Combos||Chumbrella • Cook Potluck (& Supper Party) • Crash Rush • Curling • Fatal Chorus • Festival Dance • Friend Bounce • Friend Super-Vac • Friend Throw • Geokinesis • Icicle Lance • Rising Sizzler • Rock Painter • Sister Circle • Still Life • Summon Lor • Thundersplash • Zap Splasher|
|Friend Actions||Friend Bridge • Friend Circle • Friend Star • Friend Train • Star Allies Sparkler|
|Enemies||Anger Masker • Beetley • Bio Spark • Birdon • Blade Knight • Blado • Blipper • Bomber • Bouncy • Bronto Burt • Broom Hatter • Burning Leo • Cappy • Chilly • Chip • Como • Coner • Dekabu • Don Puffle • Driblee • Electro Saw • Floaty the Cellcore • Gabon • Gim • Glunk • Gordo • Grizzo • Jamaharu Believer • Jammerjab • Kabu • Knuckle Joe • Mamanti • NESP • Noddy • Parasol Waddle Dee • Plugg • Poppy Bros. Jr. • Propeller • Puppet Dee • Rocky • Rolling Waddle Dee • Scarfy • Shield Enemy • Shotzo • Sir Kibble • Squishy • Two Face • Waddle Dee • Waddle Doo • Walky • Wester • Wonkey|
|Friends||Standard Friends||Beetley • Bio Spark • Birdon • Blade Knight • Bonkers • Broom Hatter • Bugzzy • Burning Leo • Chef Kawasaki • Chilly • Como • Driblee • Gim • Jammerjab • Knuckle Joe • NESP • Parasol Waddle Dee • Plugg • Poppy Bros. Jr. • Rocky • Sir Kibble • Vividria • Waddle Doo • Wester|
|Dream Friends||Adeleine & Ribbon • Bandana Waddle Dee • Dark Meta Knight • Daroach • Gooey • King Dedede • Magolor • Marx • Meta Knight • Rick & Kine & Coo • Susie • Taranza • The Three Mage-Sisters|
|Sub-Games||Chop Champs • Star Slam Heroes • Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! • Heroes in Another Dimension • The Ultimate Choice|