Cappy

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Cappy
Cappy Air Ride.png
Artwork of Cappy from Kirby Air Ride.
Details
First game Kirby's Dream Land (1992)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
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: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Poison Mash, Big Cappy, Blopper
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Cappy is a minor enemy that appears in most games in the Kirby series, making its debut appearance in Kirby's Dream Land. It is a small, mushroom-like creature which moves by hopping about. In earlier titles, Cappy did not possess any limbs, but in later games, Cappy sports a pair of stubby arms. Unlike many other recurring enemies, Cappy has had few variations, and has never had more than a minor role in the games in which it appears.

Cappy's main method of attack is no more complicated than bumping into Kirby, which also hurts the Cappy in turn. If Kirby inhales Cappy, its cap is swallowed by him, revealing its face. Once without its cap, Cappy can be inhaled in turn, though it can also be defeated by other means, whether it has its cap or not. A more common method of defeating Cappy is to inhale its cap, and then spit the cap back at it.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

Cappy makes its debut appearance in the very first Kirby game, 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.

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

Cappy returns in these games, appearing in color for the first time. Its appearance and behavior are unchanged, though it does manage to appear in a fair few stages.

Locations[edit]

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]

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

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

Cappy appears in this game, largely unchanged from its 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]

Cappy appears in Stage 1 as the pre-boss enemy in Round 4. It must be hit four times to defeat and is worth 5000 points.

Notably, the Cappy with appears in Round 4 won't lose its cap, but four capless Cappys defend Big Cappy in the following round.

Kirby Super Star (Ultra)[edit]

Cappy returns as a common enemy in this game and its remake, 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.

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]

Cappy returns in this game, largely unchanged from its 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]

KTnT Cappy.png Cappy makes a somewhat unusual appearance in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble. Here, it does not have its 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 it 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. It stands in place on Air Ride courses, occasionally throwing its cap up and down. As usual, if Kirby tries to inhale Cappy, its cap is inhaled before Cappy itself 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]

Cappy makes an appearance in Kirby: Canvas Curse as a common enemy. It mainly sits in place or waddles around slowly. If tapped with the Magical Paintbrush, its cap will fly off when it is stunned, which can hurt Kirby if it hits him.

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, it 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[edit]

Cappy returns in glorious 480p, ready to take on Kirby once again.

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

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Cappy appears the same as it was in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Locations[edit]

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: Planet Robobot[edit]

Cappy appears in this game just as he did in previous games, with the exception of being a cyborg in every stage except the ability testing area, and the secret stage in Access Ark.

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 it with its own cap.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Cappy returns in HD for Kirby Star Allies, otherwise going unchanged since Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It 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

Role 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. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Image Description Found 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." Kirby's Dream Land
Kirby's Adventure


Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

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

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キャピィ
Kyapī
Cappy
German Cozy (Cappy in the anime) Cozy (Cappy)