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Cappy
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Artwork of Cappy from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
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First game Kirby's Dream Land (1992)
Latest game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other game(s) Kirby's Adventure
Kirby's Pinball Land
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby Air Ride
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (cameo)
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Mass Attack (Sub-Games)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Kirby Battle Royale
Kirby Star Allies
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Poison Mash, Big Cappy, Blopper
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Cappy is a common enemy that appears in most games in the Kirby series, making his debut appearance in Kirby's Dream Land. Cappy takes the appearance of a spotted red mushroom when he has his cap, but without it, he is revealed as a creature similar in look to a Japanese haniwa figure: he is pale yellow and has no feet or legs, but has a pair of stubby arms which he hides along with his black eyes and dot mouth under his cap. Unlike many other reoccurring enemies, Cappy has had few variations, and has never had more than a minor role in the games in which he appears.

Cappy's main method of attack is no more complicated than bumping into Kirby, which also hurts Cappy in turn. If Kirby tries to inhale Cappy, the creature's cap goes into Kirby's mouth instead of the whole Cappy. Once without his cap, Cappy will typically panic or sulk, and can then be defeated by spitting his cap back at him or inhaling him separately. Cappy can also be defeated with or without his cap by using any other attack.

Game appearances[edit]

Cappy's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby series
Kirby's Dream Land Enemy
Kirby's Adventure Enemy
Kirby's Pinball Land Enemy
Kirby's Dream Land 2 Enemy
Kirby's Block Ball Enemy
Kirby Super Star Enemy
Kirby's Dream Land 3 Enemy
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Enemy Cappy consistently appears without his cap in this game.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Enemy As this is a remake of Kirby's Adventure, his role doesn't change.
Kirby Air Ride Enemy
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Cameo Appears in the background of the arena in Crackity Hack and Boss Endurance.
Kirby: Canvas Curse Enemy
Kirby Super Star Ultra Enemy As this is a remake of Kirby Super Star, his role doesn't change.
Kirby Mass Attack Enemy Enemy in Kirby Brawlball and Strato Patrol EOS.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Enemy
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Enemy Appears in New Challenge Stages.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Enemy
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Cameo Appears in the intro, as a collectible figurine, and in one of the Secret Diary pages.
Kirby: Planet Robobot Enemy Appears with a metal cap.
Kirby's Blowout Blast Enemy
Kirby Battle Royale Cameo Appears in the audience in Robo Bonkers and inside the train in Ore Express.
Kirby Star Allies Enemy
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Enemy
Kirby's Dream Buffet Enemy Has a sugar coating to match the game's food motif.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Trophy
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Trophy

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

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Kirby spotting a Cappy in Kirby's Dream Land.

Cappy makes his debut appearance along with Kirby himself in Kirby's Dream Land, appearing only in Green Greens. In the Extra Game, Cappy is replaced by Blopper, a similar enemy disguised as a cake and possessing the ability to throw icing projectiles. Notably, it is occasionally possible to inhale a whole Cappy in this game.

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

Cappy returns in Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, appearing in color for the first time in the former. His appearance and behavior are largely unchanged, though he does manage to appear in a fair few stages.

In Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Cappy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Cappy locations in Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7
Vegetable Valley No Yes Yes Yes No N/A N/A
Ice Cream Island Yes No Yes Yes No No N/A
Butter Building No No No No No No No
Grape Garden No No Yes No No No No
Yogurt Yard Yes No No No No No No
Orange Ocean No Yes No No No Yes No
Rainbow Resort No No Yes (original only) No No Yes No

Kirby's Pinball Land[edit]

In Kirby's Pinball Land, Cappies serve as bumpers in the upper portion of Wispy-Woods Land.

In Kirby's Pinball Land, Cappy makes an appearance as a bumper in the upper portion of Wispy-Woods Land. Here, bumping into Cappy the first time removes his cap and conveys 600 points. Bumping it a second time removes him from the field and conveys 1200 points. A short time after being defeated, Cappy returns.

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

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Cappy appears in Kirby's Dream Land 2, largely unchanged from his previous roles in Kirby's Dream Land and Kirby's Adventure.

Cappy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Cappy 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 No No No No N/A N/A N/A N/A
Big Forest Yes Yes Yes No N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ripple Field No No No No N/A N/A N/A N/A
Iceberg No Yes Yes No No N/A N/A N/A
Red Canyon No No No No Yes No N/A N/A
Cloudy Park No No No No No No No N/A
Dark Castle Yes No No No No No Yes No

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

KBBa Cappy sprite.png In Kirby's Block Ball, Cappy appears in Stage 1 as the pre-boss enemy in Round 4. He must be hit four times to defeat and is worth 5000 points.

Notably, the Cappy that appears in Round 4 won't lose his cap, but four cap-less Cappys defend Big Cappy in the following round.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Kirby approaching a hatless Cappy in Kirby Super Star Ultra.
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Cappy returns as a common enemy in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, serving the same purpose as functioning the same way as usual. In the Revenge of the King mode in Kirby Super Star Ultra, the Poison Mash enemy appears in place of Cappy. He also appears on a card in Kirby Card Swipe and as a target in Kirby on the Draw.

Cappy can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:

Cappy locations in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Spring Breeze Revenge of Meta Knight
Chapter 1 No
Green Greens Yes Chapter 2 No
Float Islands No Chapter 3 Yes
Bubbly Clouds Yes Chapter 4 No
Mt. Dedede No Chapter 5 No
Dyna Blade Chapter 6 No
Peanut Plains No Chapter 7 No
Mallow Castle Yes Milky Way Wishes
Cocoa Cave No Floria Yes
Candy Mountain No Aquarius No
Dyna Blade's Nest No Skyhigh No
Trial Room 1 No Hotbeat No
Trial Room 2 No Cavius No
Gourmet Race Mekkai No
Pumpkin Grand No Halfmoon No
Corn Hall No Galactic Nova No
Onion Garden No ??? No
The Great Cave Offensive Revenge of the King
Sub-Tree No Purple Plants No
Crystal No Illusion Islands No
Old Tower Yes Crash Clouds No
Garden No Mt. Dedede Sky No
The Revenge No

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

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Cappy returns in Kirby's Dream Land 3, largely unchanged from his previous appearances.

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

Cappy locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7
Grass Land Yes No No No No Yes No
Ripple Field Yes No No No No No No
Sand Canyon No No No No No Yes No
Cloudy Park Yes No No Yes Yes No No
Iceberg No No No No No No No

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble[edit]

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Kirby surrounded by three Cappies in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble.

Cappy makes a somewhat unusual appearance in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble. Here, he does not have his cap at all, instead opting to pop out of sand pits, water, or occupying Jump Holes. Cappy cannot harm Kirby directly in this game, but he can push him back like a bumper on contact. After appearing, Cappy will disappear again after a short time.

In Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, Cappy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Cappy locations in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4
Level 1 No No No No
Level 2 No No No No
Level 3 No No No No
Level 4 Yes No No No
Level 5 No No No No
Level 6 Yes No No No
Level 7 No No No No
Level 8 No No No No

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

Cappy appears as a neutral enemy in Kirby Air Ride. He stands in place on Air Ride courses, occasionally throwing his cap up and down. As usual, if Kirby tries to inhale Cappy, his cap is inhaled before Cappy himself is.

In Kirby Air Ride, Cappy can be found in the following places:

Cappy locations in Kirby Air Ride  
Location Appearance? Location Appearance?
Fantasy Meadows Yes Beanstalk Park Yes
Celestial Valley Yes Machine Passage No
Sky Sands Yes Checker Knights No
Frozen Hillside No Kirby Melee 1 Yes
Magma Flows No Kirby Melee 2 Yes

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Cappy does not appear as an enemy, but can be seen in the audience for Crackity Hack and Boss Endurance.

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

Kirby ramping toward a Cappy in Kirby: Canvas Curse.
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Cappy makes an appearance in Kirby: Canvas Curse as a common enemy. He mainly sits in place or waddles around slowly. If tapped with the Magical Paintbrush, his cap will fly off when he is stunned, which can hurt Kirby if it hits him. As such, it is generally safer to take out Cappy using a Touch Dash or Copy Ability.

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

Cappy locations in Kirby: Canvas Curse  
Reddy Land Arange Gorge Iello Adventure Neo Greo Bloo Hills Omarine Zone Wonder Lilane
No
No
No
No

Cappies are also conjured by Drawcia Sorceress during her boss fight. These Cappies come in four, and are a sickly blue color, similar to Poison Mash.

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

Cappy appears in two of Kirby Mass Attack's Sub-Games, Kirby Brawlball and Strato Patrol EOS. In the former, he appears on the board during the Whispy Woods boss fight, and requires two hits to defeat (with the first knocking off the cap). In the latter, Cappy appears as a standard enemy to be shot down in the early stages of the game.

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

Cappy in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.

Cappy reappears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe jumping around and occasionally throwing his cap as usual. Starting in this game, if Cappy is left idle after his cap is taken away, he will notice its absence and slump over in sadness before returning to his usual behavior. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, Cappy reprises his role as a target in Kirby on the Draw.

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

Cappy 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 Yes Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Raisin Ruins Yes No No No No N/A
Onion Ocean Yes No No No No N/A
White Wafers No Yes No No Yes No
Nutty Noon No No No No No No
Egg Engines No No No No No No
Dangerous Dinner No No No N/A N/A N/A
Cappy locations in Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Opening Stage No 4-3 No
1-1 No 4-4 No
1-2 Yes 4-EX Yes
1-3 Yes 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 No Vanish No
3-3 No Cannon No
3-4 Yes Black Hole No
3-BOSS No Trickery No
4-1 No Secret Stage No
4-2 No Final Boss No

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, Cappy reappears in New Challenge Stages, retaining his behavior and appearance from Kirby's Return to Dream Land. However, his only appearance is in Magolor Race 3, as one of the many enemies summoned by Magolor to slow Kirby down. A single Cappy also appears in the credits for New Challenge Stages, among the many enemies featured in the crowd.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Cappy reappears once again in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, with his behavior unchanged from his past appearances.

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Cappy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Cappy locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 (EX) Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Fine Fields No Yes No Yes No No N/A N/A
Lollipop Land No No No Yes No No N/A N/A
Old Odyssey Yes No Yes No No No Yes N/A
Wild World No No No No Yes No No N/A
Endless Explosions No No No No No No No N/A
Royal Road No No No No No No No No

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

Cappy's figurine in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.
When that strange light came to steal his colors, Cappy found himself utterly frozen with fear. It was a new kind of fear too--the fear that he wouldn't have a very important role in this new story. He was right.
— Figurine description from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.

Cappy appears in the intro of Kirby and the Rainbow Curse where he, Waddle Doo and Broom Hatter get their color sucked away by Claycia. He would later appear as a collectible figurine. He is not faced as an enemy in this game.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Cappy appears in Kirby: Planet Robobot with the same behavior as in previous games. He has a new, mechanized look in this game: his mushroom cap resembles a hard hat, and he has a metallic coil around the base of his body. His usual look appears in the Copy Ability Room, as well as the hidden area at the end of Access Ark - Stage 8 EX.

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Cappy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Cappy locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 (EX) Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Patched Plains No Yes No No No No N/A N/A
Resolution Road No No No No No No N/A N/A
Overload Ocean Yes No No No No No Yes N/A
Gigabyte Grounds No Yes No No No No Yes N/A
Rhythm Route No No No No No No No N/A
Access Ark No No Yes No No No Yes Yes

Kirby's Blowout Blast[edit]

Cappy appears as a common enemy in Kirby's Blowout Blast, bearing the same behavior as usual. Unlike other enemies, Kirby can score 200 points off a single Cappy by defeating him with his own cap.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

In Kirby Battle Royale, Cappy does not appear as an enemy, but he can be seen in the audience in cutscenes, as well as in the crowd for Robo Bonkers and in the passenger car of the train for Ore Express.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Cappy returns in HD for Kirby Star Allies, otherwise going unchanged since Kirby's Return to Dream Land. He cannot be made into a friend.

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

Cappy locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Dream Land Far-Flung Starlight Heroes
Planet Earthfall Yes
Green Gardens Yes Falluna Moon No
Donut Dome Yes Planet Misteen No
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon No
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna No
Clash at Castle Dedede No Grott Moon No
Extra Eclair No Planet Frostak No
Planet Popstar Blizzno Moon No
Friendly Field Yes Planet Towara No
Reef Resort No Gabbel Moon No
Echo's Edge No Star Lavadom No
Nature's Navel No Sizzlai Moon No
Sacred Square No Jambandra Base No
Inside Islands Yes 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 No
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet δ Yes
Western Outer Wall No Ability Planet No
Inner Sanctum No Heroes in Another Dimension
Heavenly Hall No Dimension I Yes
Sector A No Dimension II No
Sector B Yes Dimension III Yes
Sector C No Dimension IV Yes
Final Dimension No

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

Cappy in Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

Cappy returns as an enemy in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. His main method of attack is to slowly hop toward Kirby when he sees him, though he may instead opt to hold position and throw his cap into the air. He has a rougher body texture than in previous appearances.

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

Cappy locations in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Point of Arrival Yes The Tropical Terror No An Unexpected Beast King No The Beast Pack's Final Stand No
Downtown Grassland Yes Welcome to Wondaria No 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 Yes Invasion at the House of Horrors No Alivel Mall (Staff Side) Yes Forgo Plains Yes
A Trip to Alivel Mall Yes 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 No
Abandoned Beach No Northeast Frost Street No Enter the Fiery Forbidden Lands No Forgo Horns No
Concrete Isles No Metro on Ice No Conquer the Inferno Road No Forgo Wasteland Yes
Scale the Cement Summit No Windy, Freezing Seas No Burning, Churning Power Plant No Forgo Zone No
Fast-Flowing Waterworks No The Battle of Blizzard Bridge No Gathering of the Beast Council Yes Forgo Land No

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

Cappy returns as a common enemy in Kirby's Dream Buffet, here given a sugar-coated look to match the food motif. He mainly serves as an obstacle on race courses, and can also be seen carrying strawberries in the Minigame mode. Some Cappies can be found with a pile of five strawberries on their heads in the Free Rolling course.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

A group of Cappies of various shape and dress from an episode of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
Main article: Cappy (anime)

In the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Cappies make up the primary intelligent race of creatures that reside in Dream Land. Here, they are portrayed without their mushroom caps, and instead come in various shapes and sizes and sporting various articles of clothing and hair/facial hair. Several hundred Cappies live in the sole established settlement of Dream Land called Cappy Town, which is led by Mayor Len Blustergas and subservient to Castle Dedede.

While most of the Cappy villagers are not explicitly named, several of them have more distinct roles and names and are recurring characters in the show. Examples include the aforementioned Mayor Len, Chief Bookem, Professor Curio, and Mabel, to name a few.

In the Kirby novel series[edit]

In the Kirby novel series, Cappy appears in Kirby: Big Race in Pupupu Land!, as one of the race's many contestants, and makes a minor appearance in Kirby: The Dream Onsen is a Good Hot Spring♪. He is a peaceful resident of Dream Land with a timid personality. He is always seen with his mushroom hat, which sometimes pops off to show his expression. Here, Cappy is an individual character, rather than a species.

In Kirby: Big Race in Pupupu Land!, Cappy appears at the beginning, where he is talking with Walky. Cappy brings up a rumor about a giant footprint being spotted in Dream Land, with growling noises heard near it. Cappy thinks there could be a monster in Dream Land, but Walky laughs it off and does not believe him. Right when they finish talking, a giant spaceship lands nearby, and the two head over to meet a TV producer named Kizario, who plans to film a race in Dream Land. Walky is excited, but Cappy is skeptical about this, and is unsure about trusting Kizario. At the race, Cappy's vehicle of choice is the Jet Star, which flies up into the sky immediately. Cappy is terrified at this, screaming that he is afraid of heights. This makes the other contestants realize that they should be careful when choosing a vehicle. Throughout the rest of the story, Cappy is always grouped with the rest of the racers, and does not stand out.

Cappy cameos in Kirby's Decisive Battle! Battle Royale!!, where he is shown to have gotten a leaflet from Waddle Dee.

Profiles[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Image Description Found in
SSBB Cappy Trophy.png "A creature that looks like a walking mushroom at first glance. Inhaling him will strip off only his cap, revealing his true identity. Cappy tends to run around wildly, flailing his arms... and then gently eases back into a relaxed strut as if nothing ever happened." Kirby's Dream Land
Kirby Super Star

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Image Description Appears In
CappyTrophyWiiU.png "This enemy looks rather like a mushroom...until Kirby tries to inhale him, that is--then his cap comes off and reveals the true form he's so cunningly been concealing. It might not be much of a surprise these days, though--Cappy's been around since the very first Kirby game. He's more like an old friend than an enemy at this point." Game Boy - Kirby's Dream Land (08/1992)
NES - Kirby's Adventure (05/1993)

Trivia[edit]

  • If Cappy is moved or defeated while his cap is still in the air, the cap will fall to the ground and then disappear. If the Cappy has not been defeated, he will be unable to produce a new cap at this point.

Gallery[edit]

Main article: Cappy/gallery

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キャピィ
Kyapī
Cappy
Chinese 蘑菇怪
Mógu Guài
Mushroom Monster
Dutch Cappy -
French Cappenois -
German Cozy
Cappy (Kirby: Right Back at Ya!)
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Italian Cozy -
Korean 캐피
Kaepi
Cappy
European Portuguese Cappy[1] -
Spanish Cozy
Cappy (Kirby: Right Back at Ya!)
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