Blocky is a creature that appears relatively frequently throughout the Kirby series. He has a grey, dense body of stone that is shaped like a cube with two round eyes and a simple mouth. Two cuboids made of the same material are located below the cubic body and serve as the creature's feet. He appears to be very heavy, a fact which is reflected by his main method of attack: trying to crush Kirby with his body mass. Defeating and inhaling him yields the Stone ability for Kirby. Blocky usually appears as a Mid Boss, or inherits another function that consists of opposing Kirby. Blocky follows a similar concept as Rocky, who is also a creature made of stone, albeit Rocky more resembles a natural rock.
- 1 Game Appearances
- 2 Appearance in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
- 3 Names in other languages
- 4 Gallery
- 5 References
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Blocky debuts in this title, acting as one of the Mid-Bosses. He attacks using charges and body slams, and will cause a rock to appear when crashing into a wall or floor, which can be used against him. When defeated, Blocky can be inhaled for the Stone ability.
Kirby's Block Ball
Blocky is a common enemy in this title. He takes two hits to defeat, and is worth 600 points each time he is hit. He drops a Block Flip item on defeat.
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Blocky appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3 as one of six Mid Bosses in total. He is encountered alongside all the other Mid Bosses in the sixth stage of the Iceberg. In battle, Blocky tries to rush into Kirby, crushing him into the wall, or he jumps around and attempts to flatten Kirby underneath him. The heavy impact of Blocky's attack create Recoil Stars which Kirby can inhale and use as projectile weapons against this Mid Boss. After Blocky is defeated, Kirby can inhale him to obtain the Stone ability. Blocky also appears in the enemy parade during the False Ending.
Kirby Mass Attack
Blocky reappears in Kirby Mass Attack in the mini-game Kirby Brawlball. He is found in the Lololo & Lalala mini-boss battle. Blocky walks around, trying to block Kirby from hitting Lololo & Lalala. He may also occasionally ground pound to try and attack Kirby. if successful, this attack could make Kirby drop down the hole back into the main pinball part.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Blocky returns in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, once again as a Mid Boss. His battle strategy is similar to that of Kirby's Dream Land 3, but with two added attacks: one is enlarging in the background and falling forward in order to squash Kirby, while the other is the "Dice Rush," which has Blocky rolling around the arena in another attempt to flatten Kirby. After most moves, Blocky will harden and be invincible for a few seconds. A powered-up version called Blocky DX exists in this game.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Blocky returns in this installment, and is unchanged in function compared to his appearance in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, despite now possessing some robotic parts. His upgraded variant in this game is known as Blocky 2.0.
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe & Super Kirby Clash
|He may look slow and heavy, but this blockhead can move fast!|
— flavor text from Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Blocky is encountered three times during Team Kirby Clash Deluxe. He fights in much the same way as before, but is increased in size, and his moves made more lengthy. He also turns invincible more than before.
Blocky returns as an opponent in Super Kirby Clash, with much the same strategy as he had in the game's predecessor. Although not changed in fundamental look, the upgrade in the game's fidelity gives Blocky a detailed rough texture which better sells the idea that he is made of stone. Blocky is encountered in six separate Quests, and in two cases, he is paired up with another enemy; one being Hornhead (as part of Team Tough Stuff) and the other being Bonkers (as part of Team Heavy Hitter).
|The blockhead is back! Watch out for his Dice Rush, or you'll fall flat!|
— flavor text from Super Kirby Clash
The following are all of Blocky's attacks in Super Kirby Clash. Note that most attack names are conjectural:
|Blocky's attacks in Super Kirby Clash|
|Slam||Blocky runs forward and then jumps, landing on his face and crushing any Kirbys caught underneath.|
|Guard||Blocky retracts his feet and hardens, becoming impervious for a brief moment.||Blocky may perform this move after a dash.|
|Ground Pound||Blocky jumps three times, and on the third, slams straight down, creating rocks on both sides upon landing.|
|Launch||Blocky reels, and then flies quickly forward, slamming into the other side of the screen.|
|Dice Rush||Blocky retracts his feet and then starts rolling around on the ground, flattening any grounded Kirby who cannot get out of the way.||Blocky may turn around after an initial roll, and roll in the other direction. He may also start rolling up the wall and then proceed into a Ground Pound once in the air.|
|Flat Slam||Blocky jumps into the background and grows wider (and flatter). He then hovers back and forth looking for a target to slam into. After a few seconds of seeking, Blocky falls face-first into the ground.||Blocky may use this move several times in succession.|
Appearance in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
Blocky also makes an appearance in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, where he is one of the monsters created by Nightmare and Nightmare Enterprises. He appears to be a great sumo champion which is also reflected by his style of appearance and his overall behavior. Blocky comes in a few different forms. His initial form which he assumes before and after battles is that of a tiny grey brick. Whenever Blocky is commanded to fight, he reveals his true form by growing to a much greater size, developing two big arms and feet with thin black limbs, donning a purple mawashi and something that resembles a chonmage, as well as adopting two eyes with a menacing expression. When fighting he tries to flatten his opponent with his massive weight. Blocky is referred to as "super-dense" which makes him resistent to be inhaled in normal ways. When threatened, Blocky can also split himself into four smaller versions of himself. The smaller versions lack most of the features of the original form, like the arms or the belt, which also makes them more similar to the Blocky from the games. They fight in a manner similar to the original Blocky, and they can even regenerate themselves after they have been smashed. Blocky can re-assume his original form if the separate parts merge together again. Like in the game, managing to inhale Blocky or one of his fragments provides the Stone ability.
Blocky appears in "A Blockbuster Battle", the second episode of Kirby:Right Back at Ya!. The plot of this episode revolves around Tiff, Tuff, and the denizens of Cappy Town finding a place to live for the homeless Kirby, and eventually building him a house. King Dedede, enraged by this, tries to put a stop to their ambitions because he does not want Kirby to settle down in his realm. After his previous schemes only temporarily rendered Kirby homeless, he purchases Blocky from Customer Service. Initially disappointed at the sight of Blocky's tiny brick form, he quickly gains confidence in him when Blocky uses his weight to crash through multiple stories of King Dedede's Castle. King Dedede then brings Blocky to Kirby and the others, thereby disrupting their housewarming party. Kirby is then forced to fight a duel with Blocky, which he seems to lose at first, since he is unable to inhale his enemy. After getting advice from Meta Knight and doing some inhale-training (while being in the midst of the battle), Kirby is able to make Blocky tremble by using his suction attack from the bottom of a cliff, thereby utilizing gravity to pull Blocky in. However, before he can be inhaled, Blocky splits into four and Kirby only inhales one part of him, which gives him the Stone ability. This turns the odds of the battle to his favor, but he is still not able to permanently defeat Blocky, since he can regenerate from being shattered with ease. Kirby then uses a ploy, leading Blocky to a ledge and causing him to break it. Blocky is then last seen falling into the ocean and sinking to the ground.
Names in other languages
- Officially named during the endings of Kirby's Dream Land 2 and Kirby's Dream Land 3, and in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, and named as such in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and beyond.