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Fatty Puffer

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Fatty Puffer
KRtDL Fatty Puffer screenshot.png
Fatty Puffer, puffed up and angry
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First game Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Similar to Pyribbit
Theme music

no music given

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Fatty Puffer is a boss that debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It, as its name implies, is a fat pufferfish. It bears a royalty-inspired design, and its attacks are characterized by using its girth to perform body slams and rolling attacks. It is the boss of Onion Ocean and guards the Lor Starcutter's Left Wing.

Appearance[edit]

Fatty Puffer's headdress consists of coral, which it uses to hide and ambush Kirby when he enters the room, much in the same way that Emperor Bulblax from the Pikmin games would. Its body is largely a blob that features purple scaly skin with a white belly, topped by a fishy face. Its fins are very small, and do not factor into the battle at all.

At first, it is not that large, but once its health is halfway depleted, it puffs up to an impressive size, like Whispy Woods and Mr. Dooter do.

In the Extra Mode, Fatty Puffer has a red and gold color scheme. Its headdress is also much fancier, resembling a crown.

Attacks[edit]

Fatty Puffer in Extra Mode. Notice the fancier headdress.

The following lists all of Fatty Puffer's attacks in the Main Mode of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Attacks in italics are used in the second phase of the fight only. Most attack names come from pages 122 and 245 of the official Japanese strategy guide and page 172 of the Perfect Support Guide unless otherwise stated.

Attacks - Main Mode  
Attack Description
ローリングタックル
Rolling Tackle
Fatty puffs up and forms a ball, then rolls forward. When it crashes into the wall, stars appear.
ジャンププレス
Stomp Jump
Fatty charges up, then performs a massive leap, hovers in the air for a moment, then pounds the ground, creating stars.
Fish Spit[conjectural title]
Fatty spits out various Fatty Puffer Jr.s that flop about on the floor. In the second phase, it may also spit out Blippers.
ウォーター弾
Water Bullet
Fatty spits out globs of water, which can be swallowed for the Water Copy Ability.
ウォーターキャノン
Water Cannon
Fatty charges up, then shoots out a huge continuous stream of water, covering the ground.
鍾乳石落とし
Stalacite Removal
Fatty stomps the ground repeatedly, causing stalactites to appear, then fall. These can be inhaled and spat back at it.
バルーンアタック
Balloon Attack
Fatty puffs up, then starts bouncing back and forth across the room.

In Extra Mode, Fatty Puffer's attacks are much more vicious and quick:

Attacks - Extra Mode  
Attack Description
ローリングタックル
Rolling Tackle
Fatty puffs up and forms a ball, then rolls forward. When hitting the wall, it then rolls up it, across the ceiling, and all the way back around before finally crashing into the wall to release stars. In the second phase, it may turn once reaching the first wall, and roll the other way to hit the other wall. It may also turn many times.
ジャンププレス
Stomp Jump
Fatty charges up, then performs a massive leap, hovers in the air for a moment, then pounds the ground, creating stars. The leap goes further than in the Main Mode and slightly homes in on players' positioning.
Fish Spit EX[conjectural title]
Fatty spits out various Fatty Puffer Jr.s EX and Blippers that flop about the stage. In the second phase, it will jump onto the ceiling before using this move.
ウォーター弾
Water Bullet
Fatty spits out globs of water, which can be swallowed for the Water Copy Ability. In the second phase, it will jump onto the ceiling before using this move.
広角ウォーターキャノン
Wide-Angle Water Cannon
Fatty charges up, then shoots out a huge continuous stream of water, covering the ground. It will then angle it to try and hit the ceiling as well.
鍾乳石落とし
Stalacite Removal
Fatty stomps the ground repeatedly, causing stalactites to appear, then fall. These can be inhaled and spat back at Fatty. Stalactites fall faster and are greater in number than in the Main Mode. It may also combine this move with a "Rolling Tackle" attack to devastating effect.
バルーンアタック
Balloon Attack
Fatty puffs up, then starts bouncing back and forth across the room. Much faster than in the Main Mode.

Once its health is depleted, Fatty Puffer's eyes white out. Then, it slumps over and explodes, yielding the Lor's Left Wing.

Trivia[edit]

  • Pyribbit from Kirby: Triple Deluxe resembles Fatty Puffer in appearance, both being huge blobs that shoot pressurized liquids out of their exaggerated mouths.

Gallery[edit]

Video Walkthrough[edit]

No damage fight against Fatty Puffer.
No damage fight against Fatty Puffer EX.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファッティバッファー
Fatti Baffā
Fatty Buffer
French Grodruche From "gros" (fat) and "baudruche" (balloon)
German Dicklipp Thicklip
Italian Pesce pallone Balloon fish
Korean 패티 푸퍼
paeti pupeo
Fatty Puffer
Spanish GordiGlobo Pun on "gordillo" (chubby) and "globo" (balloon)