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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's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
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 Battle Royale (reference)
Kirby Star Allies
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Kirby's Dream Buffet
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. She is a pink, springy, toy-like creature that wears a pale red ribbon, has two beady eyes and a red seat above her spring. Fitting to her name, Bouncy continually bounces, although sometimes she may leap forward attempting to stomp Kirby. Bouncy gives no Copy Ability when inhaled.

Game appearances[edit]

Bouncy’s video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby's Dream Land 2 Enemy Known here as "Bouncy Ty".
Kirby's Block Ball Enemy Drops an Ability Changer here, rather than not giving a Copy Ability in any way.
Kirby's Dream Land 3 Enemy
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Enemy
Kirby: Canvas Curse Enemy
Kirby Mass Attack Enemy Appears in the Sub-Game Kirby Brawlball.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Enemy
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Enemy Appears in New Challenge Stages. Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards are also included, where Bouncy has the exact same role.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Enemy Appears in the sub-game Dedede's Drum Dash.
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe Enemy
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Enemy
Kirby: Planet Robobot Enemy Appears in the sub-game Kirby 3D Rumble.
Kirby's Blowout Blast Enemy
Kirby Battle Royale Reference One of the Headgears for the Parasol ability is based on her.
Kirby Star Allies Enemy
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Enemy
Kirby's Dream Buffet Enemy Has the appearance of a gummy candy to match the game's food motif.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe Enemy Reprises her role from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

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; she is introduced in Grass Land. Bouncy Ty, along with Waddle Dee and Bronto Burt, are the most common enemies in this game.

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

Bouncy locations in Kirby's Dream Land 2  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7 Stage 8
Grass Land Yes No Yes No N/A N/A N/A N/A
Big Forest No No Yes No N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ripple Field Yes Yes No No N/A N/A N/A N/A
Iceberg Yes No No No No N/A N/A N/A
Red Canyon Yes Yes No No No No N/A N/A
Cloudy Park Yes No Yes No Yes No No N/A
Dark Castle Yes No Yes No No No No No

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

KBBa Bouncy sprite.png Bouncy appears as a common enemy in Kirby's Block Ball, and is worth 600 points when defeated. She 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 her 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 Bouncys 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.

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 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7
Grass Land No Yes Yes No Yes No No
Ripple Field No No No No Yes No No
Sand Canyon Yes No No No No No No
Cloudy Park No No Yes Yes No Cameo No
Iceberg No No Yes No Cameo No No

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 her smaller counterparts; she does not move, but bounces repeatedly in place.

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 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Pop Star Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Rock Star No Yes No No No
Aqua Star No Yes No No No
Neo Star No No Yes Yes No
Shiver Star No No Yes Yes No
Ripple Star No No Yes No N/A
Dark Star No N/A N/A 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, she 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.

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]

Bouncys 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 / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

A Bouncy from Halcandra

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

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

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

Bouncy locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
Cookie Country No Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Raisin Ruins No No Yes No No N/A
Onion Ocean No No No No No N/A
White Wafers Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Nutty Noon No No No No No No
Egg Engines No No No No Yes No
Dangerous Dinner Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A
Bouncy locations in Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Opening Stage No 4-3 No
1-1 Yes 4-4 No
1-2 No 4-EX No
1-3 No Sphere No
1-BOSS No Levitation No
2-1 No Health No
2-2 No Surge No
2-3 No Bomb No
2-4 No Upward No
2-BOSS No Needles No
3-1 No Barrier No
3-2 Yes Vanish No
3-3 No Cannon No
3-4 No Black Hole No
3-BOSS No Trickery No
4-1 Yes Secret Stage Yes
4-2 Yes Final Boss No

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 her 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.

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 they can avoid projectiles when they bounce.

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

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

This cute umbrella is perfect for skipping around in battle.
— Bouncy Umbrella description from Kirby Battle Royale

In Kirby Battle Royale, there is an unlockable costume for Parasol Kirby based on Bouncy. It is called the Bouncy Umbrella, and it costs 750 Battle Coins.

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 Bouncys also make their return, but only in Guest Star Adeleine & Ribbon - Artful Adventurers and Heroes in Another Dimension.

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

Bouncy locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Dream Land Far-Flung Starlight Heroes
Planet Earthfall No
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
Planet Popstar Blizzno Moon No
Friendly Field No Planet Towara No
Reef Resort No Gabbel Moon No
Echo's Edge Yes Star Lavadom Yes
Nature's Navel No Sizzlai Moon No
Sacred Square No Jambandra Base No
Inside Islands No The Divine Terminus No
Duplex Dream No Kirby Star Allies No
Jambastion Extra Planet α No
Gatehouse Road No Extra Planet β No
Eastern Wall No Extra Planet γ Yes
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet δ No
Western Outer Wall No Ability Planet No
Inner Sanctum No Heroes in Another Dimension
Heavenly Hall No Dimension I Yes
Sector A Yes Dimension II No
Sector B No Dimension III Yes
Sector C No Dimension IV Yes
Final Dimension No

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

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

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

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

Bouncy returns as a common enemy in Kirby's Dream Buffet, here redesigned to resemble gummy candy. She serves as an obstacle on race courses, and also appears carrying strawberries in the Minigame mode.

In the Kirby novel series[edit]

Bouncy's appearance in Kirby's Decisive Battle! Battle Royale!!.

In the Kirby novel series, Bouncy sometimes appears as a character, usually making minor appearances.

Bouncy makes a minor appearance in Kirby's Decisive Battle! Battle Royale!!, where she is shown to have gotten a leaflet from Waddle Dee.

Bouncy makes a minor appearance in Kirby: Uproar at the Kirby Café?! when King Dedede suggests using Bouncy to make the chairs and tables of the Dedede Café bounce. Bouncy is surprised by the suggestion and tries to turn it down, but Dedede doesn't listen.

Bouncy is one of the eight competitors of the gourmet fest in Kirby: Full Stomach, Perfect Circle, Dream Buffet!. She is the one that wishes them all to compete under the same conditions, prompting them all to turn into balls, having the same size, shape and speed. The food that Bandana Waddle Dee, Pauline and the others make for her to want to quit the gourmet fest is fruit jelly.

Bouncy also makes a minor appearance in Kirby: Sever Evil with a Slash in a Flash! as one of the many habitants of Dream Village; she owns a kanzashi (hair ornaments) shop.

Bouncy appears in Kirby: The Dream Onsen is a Good Hot Spring♪, as one of the many Dream Land residents that go to Sunset Village to help revitalize it. She leads the creation of the inn, at first alone, and later with the help of Lovely as well.

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, Bouncys 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, Bouncys 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] Bouncys jump because they enjoy the view.

Gallery[edit]

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
Dutch Bouncy -
French Bouncy -
German Bouncy -
Italian Bouncy -
Korean 바운시
Baunsi
Bouncy
Spanish Bouncy -


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