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KPL Nimbus sprite 1.png KPL Nimbus sprite 2.png
In-game sprites of Nimbus from Kirby's Pinball Land.
First game Kirby's Pinball Land (1993)
Similar entities Cloudy, Flickerfloof
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Nimbus[1] is a cloud-shaped enemy and obstacle which appears exclusively in Kirby's Pinball Land. Nimbus is an oval-shaped cloud which patrols the area up near the top of the middle board of Kracko Land, acting as a special sort of bumper. Once hit three times, Nimbus becomes angry, changing to a gray color and moving toward the center of its patrol path, over the head of the Kirby-shaped bumper on the middle of the board. From there, Nimbus starts to rain underneath itself, prompting the Kirby bumper to pull out a parasol, granting access to the uppermost board.

Nimbus cannot be defeated, but it is worth 800 points per collision.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シャワー[2]
Shower (as in "rain shower")


  1. "If Pinball Kirby hits Nimbus three times, it will start to rain and the Big Kirby will open his umbrella. If you land the pinball on top of the umbrella, you will be sent to the Top Stage of the Pinball machine."Kirby's Pinball Land instruction manual (page 12)
  2. Name taken from Kirby of the Stars Character Encyclopedia (JP) - Page 62