Pengy is an occasionally-reoccurring enemy in the Kirby series. Its appearance is that of a primarily blue penguin, with a large beak and white eyebrows. It also has white streaks throughout its body. Pengy is roughly the size of Kirby, much like most other enemies. Interestingly, despite being based on penguins, Pengys cannot survive in water.
Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Pengy makes its debut appearance in Kirby's Adventure and also appears in the remake. It serves a similar function to Hot Head, breathing ice in place of fire, but it is also capable of moving in bursts by sliding along its belly. Before sliding, it will try to aim in Kirby's direction.
Pengy can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Pengy locations in Kirby's Adventure & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land|
|Stage||Vegetable Valley||Ice Cream Island||Butter Building||Grape Garden||Yogurt Yard||Orange Ocean||Rainbow Resort|
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Pengy bears a different look in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and is named Master Pengy, but otherwise serves the same purpose.
Master Pengy can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Master Pengy locations in Kirby's Dream Land 2|
|Stage||Grass Land||Big Forest||Ripple Field||Iceberg||Red Canyon||Cloudy Park||Dark Castle|
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad
Pengy appears in both of these games, looking and acting identically to the way it did in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
When possessed by Ghost Kirby, Pengy can be made to walk, jump, and breathe ice. It cannot be made to perform its sliding move.
In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Pengy can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Pengy locations in Kirby: Squeak Squad|
|Stage||Prism Plains||Nature Notch||Cushy Cloud||Jam Jungle||Vocal Volcano||Ice Island||Secret Sea||Gamble Galaxy|
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
In episode 66 of Kirby: Right Back at Ya! titled 'The Chill Factor', Dream Land is visited by a massive iceberg controlled by the Pengy tribe led by Pengy, who is capable of speech. Of these tribe members, only Pengy resembles the Pengys from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, with his pronounced eyebrows and the ability to breathe ice. The other Pengy penguins lack eyebrows and many carry spears instead.
As the Pengy tribe moves in, Dream Land experiences a massive shift in climate, becoming notably colder as a result of their influence. To try and drive them out, Kirby attempts to defeat their leader by obtaining the Ice ability, but this is ineffective. King Dedede calls upon the N.M.E. Sales Guy to send anything that can help, and is sent a super hot sauce. Instead of drinking the sauce, Kirby takes it to the nearby volcano and pours the sauce into the caldera, causing the volcano to erupt and counterbalance the climate, forcing the Pengy tribe to leave and find a colder place to live.
Names in other languages
- Pengy has unused sprites in Kirby's Block Ball, using its design from Kirby's Dream Land 2. Despite this, recolored artwork of Pengy from Kirby's Adventure still appears in the instruction booklet.
- TCRF. Kirby's Block Ball. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved July 4, 2010.
- Kirby's Block Ball Instruction Booklet (American release), Page 17