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KNiDL Gip artwork.png
Artwork of Gip from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
First game Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (2002)
Latest game Kirby Super Star Ultra (2008)
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Bounder
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Gip is a regular enemy that first appeared in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. For reasons unknown, it replaces Bounder from the original game, Kirby's Adventure, and is one of the few enemies to replace an enemy from the original (the others being Needlous and Phan Phan). It usually patrols the ground or clings to walls, shooting star-shaped projectiles at Kirby in order to hurt him. It also appears in Kirby Super Star Ultra, where it again replaces Bounder's original appearance from Kirby Super Star; it is one of two replacement enemies in the remake, alongside Capsule J2. Gip, like a handful of other enemies, does not give any ability upon being swallowed.

Gip is based on the idiom "when pigs fly," which is used to describe something that is impossibly unlikely. Its English, Japanese and Korean names are simply the English word "pig" backwards.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

Gip makes its debut appearance in this game. It occupies all of the spots that were once held by Bounder in equivalent areas of Kirby's Adventure, and acts much the same way.


Gip can be found in the following levels and stages:

Gip locations in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land  
Stage Vegetable Valley Ice Cream Island Butter Building Grape Garden Yogurt Yard Orange Ocean Rainbow Resort
Stage 1 No No No No No Yes No
Stage 2 No Yes Yes No Yes No No
Stage 3 No No No Yes Yes No No
Stage 4 No Yes No No Yes No Yes
Stage 5 N/A No No Yes Yes No Yes
Stage 6 N/A N/A No No No No No

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Gip in Crash Clouds of Revenge of the King.

Gip appears again in this game, having replaced Bounder from the original version in all areas except in the background of Megaton Punch.

Gip also appears on a card in Kirby Card Swipe.


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

Gip locations in Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens No RoMK Chapter 4 Yes
Float Islands No RoMK Chapter 5 No
Bubbly Clouds No RoMK Chapter 6 No
Mt. Dedede No RoMK Chapter 7 No
Peanut Plains No Floria No
Mallow Castle No 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 Yes ??? No
Old Tower Yes Purple Plants No
Garden No Illusion Islands No
RoMK Chapter 1 No Crash Clouds Yes
RoMK Chapter 2 No The Revenge No
RoMK Chapter 3 No


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ギップ
French Crop "Porc" (pork) backwards
German Grunzi From "grunzen" = "grunt"
Korean 기프