Pon & Con

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Pon & Con Splash.jpg
Splash Card of Pon & Con from Kirby Star Allies
Debut Game Kirby's Dream Land 3
Last Game Kirby Star Allies
Relative(s) Goldon & Silvox
Similar to Lololo & Lalala
Nruff and Nelly
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Pon & Con (known as Pon Con in Kirby's Dream Land 3) are a dual boss consisting of a brown tanuki (Pon) and a yellow kitsune (Con). They are natives on Planet Popstar. While not normally hostile to Kirby, they are possessed by more malevolent forces and made to fight him in the games in which they appear.

Kirby's Dream Land 3

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Pon Con is fought at the end of Sand Canyon. Their fight is similar to the one with Nruff & Nelly from Kirby's Dream Land 2, as they run around on decked platforms in and out of the screen with their children in tow. Kirby can attack them - if he has no ability - by inhaling these children and spitting them back at their parents. An additional caveat exists though, in the form of a large Gordo with a skull insignia on it, that occasionally falls in various places to block off a path to Kirby.

Pon Con have separate health though it is displayed as one life bar, each with 160 HP. Both of them need to be defeated separately in order to win the fight.

While the Star Bullet does 32 damage in Dream Land 3, the Blaster Bullet notably only does 32 damage to Pon Con as well instead of 64 damage normally.

Kirby Star Allies

Pon & Con returned Kirby Star Allies after a long absence, now dressed up in armor bearing the same emblem as Francisca and the other generals. Their fight is largely the same as it was in Dream Land 3, as their children follow them in tow like before. They are fought at Gatehouse Road, in Jambastion, as well as in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! and The Ultimate Choice on medium difficulties. Once they are defeated in the story mode, Kirby can toss a Friend Heart at them to make them friendly to him. They will then open the gatehouse for him, and participate in his victory dance.

Each of Pon & Con has 2450 HP in Story Mode and Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!, and 1830 HP in The Ultimate Choice. When their total health is below 60%, they will enter the second phase and take 0.2× damage during the shifting.

Goldon & Silvox appear as stronger variations fought later in the game.

The following table lists all of Pon & Con's attacks in Kirby Star Allies. Attacks in italics are used in the second phase only:

Pon & Con's Attacks in Kirby Star Allies  
Attack Description
Solo Movement Pon or Con runs across a decked platform with no Junior.
Movement with Juniors Pon or Con runs across a decked platform with a number of Juniors.
Junior-only Movement Only the Juniors run across a decked platform. On occasion, a Waddle Doo might run among the Juniors.
Rushing Movement During the second phase of the fight, Pon & Con runs much faster.
Fire Bomb Drop The Juniors on the ceiling (which can be defeated) drop a fire bomb, creating a hazard in explosion which can be inhaled.
Ice Bomb Drop The Juniors on the ceiling (which can be defeated) drop an ice bomb, creating a hazard in explosion which can be inhaled.
  • The ice bomb has 800 HP.
  • The ice bomb can be destroyed in one hit by Fire and Sizzle attacks.
Guard does not fully prevent contact damage from Pon & Con.
Attack names are taken from Japanese guide book.




Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポン&コン
Pon ando Kon
Pon & Con
  • "Pon" is the sound of tanuki's belly drum in Japanese folklore.
  • "Con" is the sound of fox cry in Japanese.
Chinese 阿狸&阿狐
ā lí (Pon)
ā hú (Con)
Tanuki (Pon)
Fox (Con)