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K64 Kapar artwork.jpg
Artwork of Kapar from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
First game Kirby's Dream Land 3 (1997)
Latest game Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (2000)
Copy Ability Cutter
Enemy Info Card K64 Enemy Info Card 43.png
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Kapar is a Kappa-based enemy debuting in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It is round and green, possessing a yellow beak and a pair of tiny, circular, black eyes, as well as flipper-like arms and two dark green, flat feet with three toes each. On its head, a round, yellow bulge surrounded by a wreath of pointed, green leaves can be seen, mimicking the bowl of water traditionally said to reside on a Kappa's head.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

KDL3 Kapar sprite.png
In-game sprite

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kapars can be found in and outside of water throughout the game.

On land, the foe initially stands in one place, waiting for Kirby to approach it; when he does, the Kapar leaps straight into the air. As soon as it reaches the same height as Kirby, it momentarily falls down again and afterwards tosses its wreath of leaves in a straight line, only to repeat the procedure a few seconds later. In water, Kapars instead swim after Kirby and may throw their corona at any time.

Touching either the Kapar itself or its weapon causes Kirby to take damage. The enemy can be defeated using any attack or inhaled and swallowed for the Cutter ability.


In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kapar can be found in the following levels and stages:

Kapar locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Grass Land Ripple Field Sand Canyon Cloudy Park Iceberg
Stage 1 No No No No Yes
Stage 2 No No No Yes No
Stage 3 No Yes No Yes Yes
Stage 4 Yes Yes No No No
Stage 5 No No No No Yes
Stage 6 No Yes No No No

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

Screenshot of Big Kapar from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

K64 Kapar Sprite.png Kapar returns in this game, appearing in 3D for the first time. Kapar mainly stands in place, and jumps fairly high to throw its cutter ring at Kirby when he approaches. As before, Kapar can operate both on land and in water. Kapar appears on the 43rd Enemy Info Card.

A larger mid-boss version of Kapar appears in stage 3 of Aqua Star. This Kapar sits at the left end of the room and occasionally throws a cutter boomerang at Kirby while Bumbers appear and float downward from above. These Bumbers can be used as ammunition against the Kapar to defeat it.


Kapar can be found in the following levels and stages:

Kapar locations in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards  
Stage Pop Star Rock Star Aqua Star Neo Star Shiver Star Ripple Star Dark Star
Stage 1 No No Yes Yes No No No
Stage 2 No Yes No Yes No Yes N/A
Stage 3 No No Yes No No Yes N/A
Stage 4 N/A No No No No N/A N/A


  • Kapar was planned to be included as a selectable pattern in Kirby Family, a canceled application for the Game Boy Color that would send a pattern to a sewing machine for it to make.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カパー
Corruption of「河童」(kappa)