|“||“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.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
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|
Kirby Star Allies
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:
- 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.
Model from Kirby: Planet Robobot
Screenshot of an enemy NESP from Kirby Star Allies
Title screen for Guest Star NESP: Psych Out in Kirby Star Allies
Story Mode credits picture from Kirby Star Allies, featuring NESP and co. confronting Hyness
Story Mode credits picture from Kirby Star Allies, featuring Zan Partizanne knocked out behind Hyness
Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! credits picture from Kirby Star Allies, featuring NESP and co. following Goldon and the juniors
Illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter featuring NESP
Names in other languages
zhòu shù shī
zhòu shù shī
|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")|