Bound Pound,[Japanese title] also translated as Bound Pond[from internal data] is a recurring attack used by various bosses (typically ball-shaped "soul" bosses) which involves the user bouncing along the background before slamming hard into the ground, creating shockwaves on landing and usually dropping Dropped Stars in its wake. The first user of this attack was Drawcia Soul in Kirby: Canvas Curse, and it has since been reused by several subsequent ball-shaped bosses in the Kirby series.
The following table outlines in chronological order which games this attack appears in, which entity can use the attack, and any other pertinent notes.
|Bound Pound appearances
|Kirby: Canvas Curse
|This is the first appearance of the move, setting the standard for how it operates.
|Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
|Used only during the final phase in Story Mode and Extra Mode.
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe
|Soul of Sectonia
|Merged with Deadly Sun under the name デッドリーバウンド・サン (Deadly Bound Sun). Used only during the final phase.
|Kirby Star Allies
|Named カケッコ (Sprint). Used only during the 4th phase.
|Splits into 4 copies with each of them proceeding to do the attack.
|Uses two variations: One features Void splitting into 4 copies with them proceeding to do the attack in pairs. The other features Void partially filling the arena with water before using the attack.
|Kirby and the Forgotten Land
|Called インパクトポンド (Impact Pound). Used only during the final phase. Produces shockwaves from the impact.
Bound Pound being used by Drawcia Soul
Bound Pound being used by Grand Doomer
Deadly Bound Sun being used by Soul of Sectonia
Impact Pound being used by Chaos Elfilis
Names in other languages
|Bound Pound / Bound Pond
ポンド can be translated as both "pound" and "pond", and is spelled as the latter in the data names.
Based on context, it's likely intended to be "pound".
- Taken from internal name "BoundPond", from Kirby Star Allies and Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
- From the 星のカービィ トリプルデラックス 完全攻略本 (Kirby: Triple Deluxe Complete Strategy Guide) book.
- A Japanese strategy guide for Kirby Star Allies
- From the Kirby and the Forgotten Land Perfect Support Guide book.
- A Japanese strategy guide for Kirby: Canvas Curse