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Gip is a regular enemy that first appeared in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. It replaced Bounder from the original game, Kirby's Adventure, and is one of the few enemies who replaced an enemy from the original version. Gip is based on the popular concept of flying pigs. It usually patrols the ground or clings to walls, shooting star-shaped projectiles at Kirby in order to hurt him. Gip's name is the word "pig", which it is based on, backwards. Gip, like a handful of other enemies, does not give any ability upon being swallowed.
It is unknown why Gip replaced Bounder in the remakes it has appeared in.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
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:
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 can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star Ultra: