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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 Dream Buffet (2022)
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: 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
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 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: 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
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit

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.

Locations[edit]

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 & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land  
Stage Vegetable Valley Ice Cream Island Butter Building Grape Garden Yogurt Yard Orange Ocean Rainbow Resort
Stage 1 No Yes No No Yes No No
Stage 2 Yes No No No No Yes No
Stage 3 Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes*
Stage 4 Yes Yes No No No No No
Stage 5 N/A No No No No No No
Stage 6 N/A N/A No No No Yes Yes
*Appears only in Kirby's Adventure.

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.

Locations[edit]

Cappy can be found in the following levels and stages:

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

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

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]

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Kirby approaching a hatless Cappy in Kirby Super Star Ultra.

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.

Locations[edit]

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

Cappy locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens Yes RoMK Chapter 4 No
Float Islands No RoMK Chapter 5 No
Bubbly Clouds Yes RoMK Chapter 6 No
Mt. Dedede No RoMK Chapter 7 No
Peanut Plains No Floria Yes
Mallow Castle Yes Aquarius No
Cocoa Cave No Skyhigh No
Candy Mountain No Hotbeat No
Trial Room 1 No Cavius No
Trial Room 2 No Mekkai No
Sub-Tree No Halfmoon No
Crystal No ??? No
Old Tower Yes Purple Plants No
Garden No Illusion Islands No
RoMK Chapter 1 No Crash Clouds No
RoMK Chapter 2 No The Revenge No
RoMK Chapter 3 Yes

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

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

Locations[edit]

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

Locations[edit]

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

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

Locations[edit]

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: Canvas Curse[edit]

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Kirby ramping toward a Cappy in Kirby: Canvas Curse.

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.

Locations[edit]

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 Dream Collection Special Edition, and Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Cappy reappears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, jumping around and occasionally throwing his cap as usual. He also reappears in the New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition and in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, with his behavior unchanged from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Locations[edit]

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

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

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 N/A No N/A N/A
Lollipop Land No No No Yes N/A No N/A N/A
Old Odyssey Yes No Yes No No N/A Yes N/A
Wild World No No No No Yes N/A No N/A
Endless Explosions No No No No No N/A No N/A
Royal Road No No No No No N/A 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, with the exception of having a metal cap in every stage except the Copy Ability Testing Area, and the hidden area at the end of Access Ark - Stage 8 EX.

Locations[edit]

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 N/A No N/A N/A
Resolution Road No No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Overload Ocean Yes No No No No N/A Yes N/A
Gigabyte Grounds No Yes No No No N/A Yes N/A
Rhythm Route No No No No No N/A No N/A
Access Ark No No Yes No No N/A 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.

Locations[edit]

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

Cappy locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
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
Friendly Field Yes Blizzno Moon No
Reef Resort No Planet Towara No
Echo's Edge No Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel No Star Lavadom No
Sacred Square No Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands Yes 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 No
Western Outer Wall No Extra Planet δ Yes
Inner Sanctum No Ability Planet No
Heavenly Hall No Dimension I Yes
Sector A No Dimension II No
Sector B Yes Dimension III Yes
Sector C No Dimension IV Yes
Planet Earthfall Yes

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.

Locations[edit]

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.

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]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キャピィ
Kyapī
Cappy
Chinese 蘑菇怪
Mógu Guài
Mushroom Monster
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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