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.
Kirby's Dream Land 3
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.
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|
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kapar returns in this game, appearing in 3-D 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|
- 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.
A Kapar pattern in the selection menu for the canceled Kirby Family
Names in other languages
From「河童」kappa (Kappa, a demon from Japanese folklore)