Bouncy

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Bouncy
KDL2 bouncy.png
Artwork of Bouncy from Kirby's Dream Land 2
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First game Kirby's Dream Land 2 (1995)
Latest game Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Other game(s) Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby Mass Attack (Kirby Brawlball)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Dedede's Drum Dash only)
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Kirby: Planet Robobot (Kirby 3D Rumble only)
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Kirby Star Allies
Copy Ability None
Enemy Info Card K64 Enemy Info Card 17.png
Similar entities Bouncy Sis, Big Bouncy, Rabiroo
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Everyone knows the only reason Bouncys like to bounce so high is 'cause they like the view from up in the air. Things just seem more...peaceful up there. Every day is a good day to Bouncys. No one's gonna keep 'em down!
— Bouncy's figurine description in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Bouncy, originally known as Bouncy Ty (either a pun on "Bouncy Toy", "Bouncy Tie", or simply a misspelling), is an enemy debuting in Kirby's Dream Land 2. It is a pink, springy, toy-like creature that wears a pale red ribbon, has two beady eyes and a red seat above its spring. Fitting to its name, Bouncy continually bounces, although sometimes it may leap forward attempting to stomp Kirby. Bouncy gives no Copy Ability when inhaled.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

Kirby jumping toward a Bouncy Ty in Kirby's Dream Land 2.

KDL2 Bouncy Ty sprite.png Bouncy Ty first appears in Kirby's Dream Land 2; they are introduced in Grass Land. Bouncy Ty, along with Waddle Dee and Bronto Burt, are the most common enemies in this game.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Land 2, Bouncy Ty can be found in the following levels and stages:

Bouncy Ty locations in Kirby's Dream Land 2  
Stage Grass Land Big Forest Ripple Field Iceberg Red Canyon Cloudy Park Dark Castle
Stage 1 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stage 2 No No Yes No Yes No No
Stage 3 Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
Stage 4 N/A N/A N/A Yes No No No
Stage 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A No Yes No
Stage 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No No
Stage 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

Bouncy appears as a common enemy in Kirby's Block Ball, and is worth 600 points when defeated. It also drops an Ability Changer, making this the only game in the series where Bouncy can provide a Copy Ability (albeit indirectly).

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

KDL3 Bouncy Sprite.png Bouncy appears again in Kirby's Dream Land 3, where their behavior is basically the same. Like in Kirby's Dream Land 2, they are first seen in this game's version of Grass Land, but they are not very common here.

In later stages, drawings of Bouncies appear on certain walls, alongside drawings of Waddle Dees and Bronto Burts. These can become sentient to attack Kirby. After coming to life, Bouncy drawings function exactly like regular ones.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Bouncy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Bouncy locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Grass Land Ripple Field Sand Canyon Cloudy Park Iceberg
Stage 1 No No Yes No No
Stage 2 Yes No No No No
Stage 3 Yes No No Yes Yes
Stage 4 No No No Yes No
Stage 5 Yes Yes No No Yes*
Stage 6 No No No Yes* No
*appears in drawing form

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

Kirby spitting out a bouncy to defeat Big Bouncy in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.

K64 Bouncy Sprite.png Bouncy reappears in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and a Mid-Boss who is simply a giant version of Bouncy appears in the second stage of Pop Star. The Mid-Boss has the same behavior as its smaller counterparts; it does not move, but bounces repeatedly in place.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Bouncy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Bouncy locations in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards  
Stage Pop Star Rock Star Aqua Star Neo Star Shiver Star Ripple Star Dark Star
Stage 1 Yes No No No No No No
Stage 2 Yes Yes Yes No No No N/A
Stage 3 Yes No No Yes Yes Yes N/A
Stage 4 N/A No No Yes Yes N/A N/A

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

KCC Bouncy sprite.png Bouncy appears again in Kirby: Canvas Curse, behaving the same as in past installments. As with other common enemies, it can be stunned using the Magical Paintbrush to make it easier to defeat. Bouncy is among the more prevalent enemies in this game, appearing in every level except The World of Drawcia.

Locations[edit]

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

Bouncy locations in Kirby: Canvas Curse  
Reddy Land Arange Gorge Iello Adventure Neo Greo Bloo Hills Omarine Zone Wonder Lilane
Yes
All stages
Yes
All stages

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

Bouncy appears in the Kirby Mass Attack Sub-Game, Kirby Brawlball, acting as a source of points in the upper portion of the main board. There are three of them lined up, worth 10 points the first time they are hit, with the value incrementing by 10 each subsequent hit.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

A Bouncy from Halcandra

Bouncy returns in Kirby's Return to Dream Land; its behavior hasn't changed. A new, uncommon enemy named Bouncy Sis is a bigger version of Bouncy that appears alongside their smaller counterparts, resembling the mid-boss from Kirby 64.

Additionally, there is a variant of the Bouncy that lives on Halcandra. It behaves the same, but has a black and white color motif. Their face is similar to Void Termina's.

Locations[edit]

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

Bouncy locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Cookie Country No Yes Yes Yes No
Raisin Ruins No No Yes No No
Onion Ocean No No No No N/A
White Wafers Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Nutty Noon No No No No No
Egg Engines No No No No Yes
Dangerous Dinner Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

King Dedede approaching a Bouncy in Dedede's Drum Dash.

Bouncy returns in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, but only appears in Dedede's Drum Dash as an obstacle to be avoided.

Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe[edit]

Bouncy makes an appearance in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe as a hazard, bouncing atop certain drums in stages. King Dedede will need to avoid it while moving forward.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

Bouncy returns in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, behaving the same as in past installments. They can be easily defeated by Kirby's Touch Dash or Waddle Dee's spear. They are worth 100 points and 3 Point Stars when defeated.

Locations[edit]

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

Bouncy locations in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse  
Green Valley Yellow Dunes Indigo Ocean Blue Sky Palace Orange Woodland Red Volcano Purple Fortress
No
No
No
No

Kirby: Planet Robobot & Kirby's Blowout Blast[edit]

Bouncy returns in Kirby: Planet Robobot, appearing in the Sub-Game Kirby 3D Rumble. They are distinguished from the other targets in that it can avoid projectiles when it bounces.

Bouncies also appear in Kirby's Blowout Blast with the same behavior.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

A Bouncy in Kirby Star Allies

Bouncy returns as a common enemy in Kirby Star Allies. They can come in a variety of sizes and speeds. Big Bouncies also make their return, but only in Guest Star Adeleine & Ribbon - Artful Adventurers and Heroes in Another Dimension.

Locations[edit]

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

Bouncy locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens Yes Falluna Moon No
Donut Dome No Planet Misteen No
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon No
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna No
Clash at Castle Dedede Yes Grott Moon No
Extra Eclair Yes Planet Frostak Yes
Friendly Field No Blizzno Moon No
Reef Resort No Planet Towara No
Echo's Edge Yes Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel No Star Lavadom Yes
Sacred Square No Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands No Jambandra Base No
Duplex Dream No The Divine Terminus No
Gatehouse Road No Extra Planet α No
Eastern Wall No Extra Planet β No
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet γ Yes
Western Outer Wall No Extra Planet δ No
Inner Sanctum No Ability Planet No
Heavenly Hall No Dimension I Yes
Sector A Yes Dimension II No
Sector B No Dimension III Yes
Sector C No Dimension IV Yes
Planet Earthfall No

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

Bouncy returns as an enemy in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. It is typically seen bouncing quickly back and forth between specific areas. Unlike Rabiroo, Bouncy tends not to chase after Kirby.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Bouncy can be found in the following stages:

Bouncy locations in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Point of Arrival No The Tropical Terror No An Unexpected Beast King No The Beast Pack's Final Stand Yes
Downtown Grassland No Welcome to Wondaria Yes The Wastes Where Life Began No In the Presence of the King No
Through the Tunnel Yes Circuit Speedway Yes Searching the Oasis No Lab Discovera No
Rocky Rollin' Road No Invasion at the House of Horrors No Alivel Mall (Staff Side) No Forgo Plains No
A Trip to Alivel Mall No The Wondaria Dream Parade No Moonlight Canyon No Forgo Bay No
The Brawl at the Mall No Danger under the Big Top No Collector in the Sleepless Valley No Forgo Park Yes
Abandoned Beach No Northeast Frost Street No Enter the Fiery Forbidden Lands No Forgo Horns Yes
Concrete Isles No Metro on Ice Yes Conquer the Inferno Road No Forgo Wasteland Yes
Scale the Cement Summit No Windy, Freezing Seas Yes Burning, Churning Power Plant No Forgo Zone Yes
Fast-Flowing Waterworks Yes The Battle of Blizzard Bridge No Gathering of the Beast Council Yes Forgo Land No

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Trivia[edit]

  • Bouncy's top half, and Bouncy Sis' by extension, resembles Kirby greatly, except for the bow.
  • In Kirby's Dream Land 2 and Kirby's Block Ball, Bouncies have two small strands of hair on the side of their heads. This detail is absent in all later appearances.
  • In Kirby's Block Ball, Bouncies can get knocked out of their spring, suggesting it is some sort of vehicle, not actually a part of their body.
  • According to their Figurine description from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, along with their Dedede Directory post,[1] Bouncies jump because they enjoy the view.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バウンシー
Baunshī
Bouncy
Chinese 弹跳蝴蝶结
Tántiào Húdiéjié
Bouncing Bow
French Bouncy -
German Bouncy -
Spanish Bouncy -


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