Flopper is an enemy from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. It is first encountered in Stage 1 of Rock Star. It does not yield a Copy Ability if swallowed. Flopper is a fish with a red body, white belly and yellow fins. It is named as such because most of the time, it is found out of the water, flopping about. It doesn't move very much beyond this, and as such, is only a minor nuisance. When it is fortunate enough to have water, Flopper will often be seen leaping out of it in order to try and catch Kirby. Given that Kirby can inhale underwater in the title this creature appears in, Flopper can then be held over Kirby's head to help him swim through the water faster.
Floppers also appear as obstacles in the intense level of 100-Yard Hop, where they stay in place, flopping. They slip up a racer when landed on and then disappear, functioning identically to the banana peel.
Flopper can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Flopper locations in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards|
|Stage||Pop Star||Rock Star||Aqua Star||Neo Star||Shiver Star||Ripple Star||Dark Star|
Flopper also makes an appearance during the boss fight against Acro.
Flopper appearing in a shallow puddle in Rock Star - Stage 1
Flopper in a pond in Rock Star - Stage 3
Flopper out of water in Aqua Star - Stage 1
Flopper along the shallow river in Aqua Star - Stage 2
Flopper in the water in Aqua Star - Stage 3
Kirby using a Flopper to swim faster in Aqua Star - Stage 4
Floppers appearing on the "Intense!" course in 100-Yard Hop