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KAR Flappy artwork.jpg
Artwork of Flappy from Kirby Air Ride
First game Kirby Air Ride (2003)
Latest game Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022, reference)
Other game(s) Kirby for Nintendo GameCube (planned)
Copy Ability Wing
Similar entities Birdon, Owgulf, Landia
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This article is about the Wing-providing enemy from Kirby Air Ride. For the bat-like enemy in early Kirby games, see Flapper.

Flappy is a common enemy only found in Kirby Air Ride. Its basic appearance is that of an unusual, multicolored, half-bird half-dragon-like creature.

Kirby obtains the Wing ability when swallowing Flappy.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

In Kirby Air Ride, Flappys do not attack Kirby directly, but do follow him wherever he goes, and can harm Kirby if the two come in contact. Flappys normally appear in random places, usually in Air Ride courses; preferably Beanstalk Park.


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

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

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Flappy is depicted on a Character Treat, using its artwork from Kirby Air Ride.

Kirby for Nintendo GameCube[edit]

Flappy was planned to appear in the Kirby for Nintendo GameCube game as an enemy and a Helper, but this game ended up being canceled. It has not appeared in any games since then.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フラッピィ
Chinese 龍鳥[1]
Lóng niǎo
Dragon bird
Dutch Flappy -
French Flappy -
German Flappy -
Italian Flappy -
Korean 플래피[1]
Portuguese Revoasa Portmanteau of "revoar" (to flutter) and "asa" (wing)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kirby's Dream Buffet Character Treat