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KSA NESP Pause Screen Artwork.png
Artwork of an allied NESP from Kirby Star Allies
First game Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Copy Ability ESP
Similar entities Magolor
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“Hee hee hee…” Though not quite yet an adult, he brims with the power of a new generation! He predicts there’s something out in the darkness and sets off to find it…with teleportation!
— Pause screen caption for NESP, Kirby Star Allies

NESP (referred to in internal game data as Esper) is a floating enemy that debuts in Kirby: Planet Robobot, and provides the ESP ability when swallowed. He somewhat resembles Magolor in physique, bearing a small body and two disembodied hands. He wears a black hood with a psychic eye insignia on it and attacks by sending an oscillating wave of energy in Kirby's direction. NESP will also occasionally teleport about, with this being his only form of movement as an enemy.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

NESP debuts in Kirby: Planet Robobot. He provides the ESP ability.


In Kirby: Planet Robobot, NESP can be found in the following levels and stages:

NESP locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Patched Plains No No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Resolution Road Yes No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Overload Ocean No No Yes No Yes N/A Yes N/A
Gigabyte Grounds No No No No Yes N/A No N/A
Rhythm Route No Yes No No No N/A No N/A
Access Ark Yes No No No Yes N/A Yes Yes

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

NESP returns in Kirby Star Allies as a Friend, as well as an enemy. He provides the ESP ability like before. Unlike most other allies, NESP is capable of hovering without resorting to an Infinity Jump. Once made into a friend, it may appear at first that NESP does not wear a Kirby-style hat. However, the rim of the hat can be seen underneath NESP's hood.


In Kirby Star Allies, NESP can be found in the following levels and stages:

NESP locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens No Falluna Moon No
Donut Dome No Planet Misteen Yes
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon No
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna No
Clash at Castle Dedede No Grott Moon No
Extra Eclair No Planet Frostak No
Friendly Field No Blizzno Moon Yes
Reef Resort No Planet Towara No
Echo's Edge No Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel No Star Lavadom No
Sacred Square No Sizzlai Moon Yes
Inside Islands No Jambandra Base Yes
Duplex Dream No The Divine Terminus Yes
Gatehouse Road Yes Extra Planet α No
Eastern Wall No Extra Planet β Yes
Longview Corridor Yes Extra Planet γ Yes
Western Outer Wall No Extra Planet δ No
Inner Sanctum No Ability Planet Yes
Heavenly Hall No Dimension I No
Sector A No Dimension II Yes
Sector B No Dimension III No
Sector C Yes Dimension IV Yes
Planet Earthfall No


  • Despite floating above the ground, NESP still makes footstep sounds when 'walking'.
  • NESP is one of the few allies who can vocalize. He does this when using PK Insight, though this shout is exactly the same as Kirby's.
  • NESP's name is likely a reference to Ness, the protagonist of EarthBound who also has psychic powers. Additionally, Kirby wears a hat similar to Ness's when he has the ESP ability. Friend variants of NESP also gain this same hat under their hood.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ネスパー
Traditional Chinese 咒術師
zhòu shù shī
Curse Sorcerer
Simplified Chinese 咒术师
zhòu shù shī
Dutch Esper -
French Psychoc Derives from "Psychokinésie" which means "Psychokinesis"
German Psychon Derives from "Psychokinese" which means "Psychokinesis"
Italian Sensicattivo Derives from "sensitivo" ("sensitive") and "cattivo" ("evil")
Korean 네스퍼
Spanish Nespy Nespy