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, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Korean names are simply the English word "pig" backwards.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
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|
Kirby Super Star Ultra
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|
|Green Greens||RoMK Chapter 4|
|Float Islands||RoMK Chapter 5|
|Bubbly Clouds||RoMK Chapter 6|
|Mt. Dedede||RoMK Chapter 7|
|Trial Room 1||Cavius|
|Trial Room 2||Mekkai|
|Old Tower||Purple Plants|
|RoMK Chapter 1||Crash Clouds|
|RoMK Chapter 2||The Revenge|
|RoMK Chapter 3|
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
A Gip appears on a collectible keychain, using its sprite from Kirby: Super Star Ultra.
Kirby Card Swipe card from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Names in other languages
|French||Crop||From "porc" (pig) spelled in backwards|
|German||Grunzi||A clipped form of "grunzen" (to grunt)|