Blipper

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Blipper
KRtDL Blipper Artwork.png
Artwork of Blipper from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Details
First game Kirby's Dream Land (1992)
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
Other game(s) Kirby's Adventure
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Mamatee, Biripper, Flopper, Stickle, Carpa
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Quote1.png These funky fish wear goggles. Is it fashion? Come on, they're fish. Quote2.png
— 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.

Physical appearance[edit]

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, Mamatee, resembles a bigger Blipper.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

KDLBlipper.png 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.

Blipper appears in the stages of Float Islands and Mt. Dedede. It is not replaced by any other enemy in the Extra Game.

Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

Adventure Blipper.png 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.

Locations[edit]

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
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Stage 2 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Stage 3 Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png*
Stage 4 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Stage 5 N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Stage 6 N/A N/A Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png
*Only appears in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

KDL2Blipper.png Blippers return in this title, behaving much the way they did in Kirby's Adventure.

Locations[edit]

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
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Stage 2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Stage 3 Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 4 N/A N/A N/A Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Stage 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Stage 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yescheck.png

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

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[edit]

BlipperSSU.png Blippers appear in this title, serving the same purpose as before. Here is where they can first commonly be seen flopping around on land.

Blipper is one of the possible cards that can appear in Kirby Card Swipe.

Locations[edit]

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  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 4 Xmark.png
Float Islands Yescheck.png RoMK Chapter 5 Xmark.png
Bubbly Clouds Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 6 Xmark.png
Mt. Dedede Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 7 Xmark.png
Peanut Plains Xmark.png Floria Yescheck.png
Mallow Castle Xmark.png Aquarius Yescheck.png
Cocoa Cave Xmark.png Skyhigh Xmark.png
Candy Mountain Yescheck.png Hotbeat Xmark.png
Trial Room 1 Xmark.png Cavius Xmark.png
Trial Room 2 Yescheck.png Mekkai Xmark.png
Sub-Tree Xmark.png Halfmoon Yescheck.png
Crystal Yescheck.png ???? Xmark.png
Old Tower Xmark.png Purple Plants Xmark.png
Garden Xmark.png Illusion Islands Yescheck.png
RoMK Chapter 1 Xmark.png Crash Clouds Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 2 Yescheck.png The Revenge Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 3 Xmark.png

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

DL3 Blipper Sprite.png Blippers appear in this game, acting the same as in Kirby's Dream Land 2.

Locations[edit]

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
Stage 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 2 Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 3 Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Stage 4 Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 5 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 6 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

KNiD E Blipper.png Blipper appears in these games, with the same look and behavior that it had in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

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.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Blipper may be found in every area except Mustard Mountain, Carrot Castle, and Radish Ruins.

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
Stage 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Stage 2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Stage 3 Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Stage 4 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A
Stage 5 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A
Stage EX Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

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 Touch Dash.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Blipper appears in the following locations:

Blipper locations in Kirby: Canvas Curse  
Reddy Land Arange Gorge Iello Adventure Neo Greo Bloo Hills Omarine Zone Wonder Lilane
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Five Blippers can also be conjured by Drawcia during her boss battle, though these are a dark blue hue.

Kirby's Epic Yarn / Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn[edit]

A Blipper from the Patch Plaza in Kirby's Epic Yarn

In Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, 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.

Locations[edit]

Blipper can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn:

Blipper locations in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Patch Castle Xmark.png Deep-Dive Deep Yescheck.png
Fountain Gardens Yescheck.png Boom Boatyard Xmark.png
Flower Fields Yescheck.png Fossil Reef Yescheck.png
Rainbow Falls Xmark.png Snowy Fields Xmark.png
Big-Bean Vine Xmark.png Cozy Cabin Xmark.png
Mole Hole Xmark.png Mt. Slide Xmark.png
Weird Woods Xmark.png Frosty Wheel Xmark.png
Pyramid Sands Xmark.png Frigid Fjords Xmark.png
Lava Landing Xmark.png Evergreen Lift Xmark.png
Cool Cave Xmark.png Future City Xmark.png
Dino Jungle Xmark.png Tube Town Xmark.png
Temper Temple Xmark.png Mysterious UFO Xmark.png
Dusk Dunes Xmark.png Stellar Way Xmark.png
Toy Tracks Xmark.png Moon Base Xmark.png
Mushroom Run Xmark.png Outer Rings Xmark.png
Sweets Park Xmark.png Whispy's Forest Xmark.png
Melody Town Xmark.png Tempest Towers Xmark.png
Cocoa Station Xmark.png Cloud Palace Xmark.png
Dark Manor Xmark.png Castle Dedede Xmark.png
Splash Beach Xmark.png Meta Melon Isle Xmark.png
Blub-Blub Ocean Yescheck.png Battleship Halberd Xmark.png
Secret Island Xmark.png

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

Blipper's in-game appearance in 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.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Blipper can be found in the following levels and stages:

Blipper locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Cookie Country Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A
Raisin Ruins Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A
Onion Ocean Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png N/A
White Wafers Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Nutty Noon Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Egg Engines Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Dangerous Dinner Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png N/A N/A

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

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[edit]

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 Mamatee.

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.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe Blipper can be found in the following levels and stages:

Blipper locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Fine Fields Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Lollipop Land Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A N/A
Old Odyssey Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Wild World Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Endless Explosions Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A
Royal Road Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png

In Kirby: Planet Robobot Blipper can be found in the following levels and stages:

Blipper locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Patched Plains Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Resolution Road Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Overload Ocean Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Gigabyte Grounds Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Rhythm Route Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A
Access Ark Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Yescheck.png Xmark.png

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

Quote1.png 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... Quote2.png
— Figurine description from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Blippers appear in this game, serving the same role they had in Kirby: Canvas Curse. There are two types: red Blippers swim in fixed patterns, while blue Blippers usually pursue Kirby when they see him. They can be defeated by normal means, conferring 100 points and 3 Point Stars when taken out.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Blipper appears in the following locations:

Blipper locations in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse  
Green Valley Yellow Dunes Indigo Ocean Blue Sky Palace Orange Woodland Red Volcano Purple Fortress
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Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies Blipper can be found in the following levels and stages:

Blipper locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens Xmark.png Falluna Moon Xmark.png
Donut Dome Xmark.png Planet Misteen Yescheck.png
Honey Hill Xmark.png Mareen Moon Yescheck.png
Fruity Forest Xmark.png Planet Caverna Xmark.png
Clash at Castle Dedede Xmark.png Grott Moon Xmark.png
Extra Eclair Xmark.png Planet Frostak Xmark.png
Friendly Field Xmark.png Blizzno Moon Xmark.png
Reef Resort Yescheck.png Planet Towara Xmark.png
Echo's Edge Xmark.png Gabbel Moon Xmark.png
Nature's Navel Xmark.png Star Lavadom Xmark.png
Sacred Square Xmark.png Sizzlai Moon Xmark.png
Inside Islands Yescheck.png Jambandra Base Xmark.png
Duplex Dream Xmark.png The Divine Terminus Xmark.png
Gatehouse Road Xmark.png Extra Planet α Yescheck.png
Eastern Wall Xmark.png Extra Planet β Xmark.png
Longview Corridor Xmark.png Extra Planet γ Xmark.png
Western Outer Wall Xmark.png Extra Planet δ Xmark.png
Inner Sanctum Xmark.png Ability Planet Xmark.png
Heavenly Hall Xmark.png Dimension I Xmark.png
Sector A Xmark.png Dimension II Yescheck.png
Sector B Xmark.png Dimension III Xmark.png
Sector C Xmark.png Dimension IV Xmark.png
Planet Earthfall Xmark.png

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

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.

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.
  • Starting with its 3D debut in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Blipper's eyes can be seen behind its goggles; they were previously opaque. This property has carried over to most 3D games and newer 2D artwork, though they remain opaque in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse due to the clay artstyle of the game.

Gallery[edit]

Artwork[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブリッパー
Burippā
Blipper
Chinese 蛙镜鱼 (chs)
蛙鏡魚 (cht)[1]
wā jìng yú
Frog-Goggles Fish
  • 蛙镜/蛙鏡 (frog-goggles) is a common nickname for swimming goggles in Chinese.
German Fugini -


References

  1. Nintendo HK official Weibo on August 2, 2018; translation not mentioned in the game series so far