|“||When this enemy finds Kirby it will occasionally approach him.||”|
— Kirby: Canvas Curse instruction booklet (NA print), page 16
Bloon is an enemy which made its debut (and only appearance) in Kirby: Canvas Curse. It provides the Balloon ability when collided with. Bloon is an acorn-shaped being with two round hands, a pointed head, and two small black dots for eyes. It floats in place with its mouth closed, presumably to keep in air. It doesn't pose much of a threat to Kirby, who will absorb its power should he defeat it.
Bloon floats in place, and does not move much. Like other enemies, it needs to be stunned using a tap from the Nintendo DS stylus to be defeated by contact, else it will damage Kirby instead.
In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Bloon appears in the following locations:
|Bloon locations in Kirby: Canvas Curse|
|Reddy Land||Arange Gorge||Iello Adventure||Neo Greo||Bloo Hills||Omarine Zone||Wonder Lilane|
- In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Bloon appears as one of the game's keychains.
- In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Bloon appears on a Character Treat, using its sprite from Kirby: Canvas Curse.
Character Treat from Kirby's Dream Buffet
Names in other languages
Derived from「ぷくぷく」(puku-puku, onomatopoeia for swelling)
|French||Bubulle||Partial repetition of "bulle" (bubble)|
|German||Ballonius||From "Ballon" (balloon) and "-ius" (a Latin suffix used for forming adjectives from nouns)|
|Italian||Cino Pallon||Rearrangement of "palloncino" (balloon)|
|Transliteration of Japanese name|
|Portuguese||Sobolão||Combination of "sobir" (to ascend) and "balão" (balloon, in a masculine form)|
|Spanish||Pukura||Transliteration of Japanese name|
- Kirby's Dream Buffet Character Treat