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Pop Star - Stage 2

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Pop Star - Stage 2
K64 Pop Star Stage 2 screenshot 02.png
Kirby takes a Bumber sailing through the autumnal woods.
Host level Pop Star
Stage Nr. 2
Mid-Boss(es) Big Bouncy
Friend assists Waddle Dee
Theme music

Clip of the theme music for Pop Star - Stage 2.

Stage progression
Stage 1 Stage 3
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Pop Star - Stage 2 is the second stage of Pop Star in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. It takes place in a deep forest with foliage similar in hue to deciduous autumn colors. It features a cutscene where Adeleine is possessed by Dark Matter, and then serves as a Mid-Boss for this stage. After being saved by Kirby, Adeleine joins his party.


The stage begins on a path through an autumnal forest. The path leads right past several foes, though this presents an opportunity to try out more Power Combos. Past some Gordos, a Sparky can be seen guarding a doorway into a tree trunk.

The path continues upward through the hollow trunk. The remaining base Copy Abilities can be found in here. At the top, another hole leads out of the trunk.

Waddle Dee is operating a wooden lift across a chasm, which Kirby can ride. Along the way, some Point Stars can be collected. At the other end is another hollowed trunk to enter.

The path continues down this trunk interior. From the top platform, it's a long fall through a hole in the floor. Around this hole, a Maxim Tomato and 1-Up can be obtained.

Kirby will have to contend with a Big Bouncy in this room. Once it is defeated, a crystal shard appears, and the way forward opens.

Crystal Shard guide[edit]

Crystal Shard locations in Pop Star - Stage 2  
Image How to reach
K64 Pop Star Stage 2 Crystal Shard 1.png
Shard 1
The first Crystal Shard can be found during the Waddle Dee wooden lift section. Kirby will have to jump off the lift prematurely to find a line of Point Stars leading downward. The shard is below them.
K64 Pop Star Stage 2 Crystal Shard 2.png
Shard 2
The second shard appears after the Mid-Boss Big Bouncy is defeated.
K64 Pop Star Stage 2 Crystal Shard 3.png
Shard 3
The third shard is earned once Adeleine is defeated. It is required to beat the level.

Mid-Boss: Adeleine[edit]

Adeleine quickly turns hostile after being possessed by Dark Matter.

In the last room, a cutscene plays if the player is playing this stage for the first time. In it, Adeleine the painter is busy on her canvas when a crystal shard lands next to her. While admiring it, Dark Matter emerges from the painting and engulfs her. At this moment, Kirby and his entourage arrive on the scene, only to have the good-natured artist turn on them.

The fight against Adeleine is similar to the boss battle against Ado in Kirby's Dream Land 3. She attacks by painting a number of things on her canvas, all of which come to life and attack Kirby. These enemies are - in sequence - an N-Z, Bronto Burt, Mariel, Mumbies, and a strange pixelated thing. After these are defeated, Adeleine gets angry, and paints more substantial foes. First she paints Ice Dragon, then Dark Matter in its orb form. When both of these go down, Adeleine jumps onto the stage and tries swinging her brush at Kirby, but she can be knocked out with a simple Slide attack or Air Bullet. This done, the last shard of the stage appears, and Adeleine returns to normal. She joins the party after this fight.

Enemies, mid-bosses and abilities[edit]

Image Name Copy Ability Image Name Copy Ability
K64 Bobo Sprite.png Bobo K64 Burning Sprite.png K64 Mite Sprite.png Mite None
K64 Bouncy Sprite.png Bouncy None K64 Poppy Bros Jr Sprite.png Poppy Bros. Jr. K64 Bomb Sprite.png
K64 Bumber Sprite.png Bumber None K64 Punc Sprite.png Punc K64 Needle Sprite.png
K64 Cairn Sprite.png Cairn K64 Stone Sprite.png K64 Pupa Sprite.png Pupa N/A
K64 Chilly Sprite.png Chilly K64 Ice Sprite.png K64 Sir Kibble Sprite.png Sirkibble K64 Cutter Sprite.png
K64 Glunk Sprite.png Glunk None K64 Sparky Sprite.png Sparky K64 Spark Sprite.png
K64 Gordo Sprite.png Gordo N/A
Big Bouncy Adeleine


  • This relatively short stage contains every base Copy Ability in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, in a fairly easy-to-access manner. This makes the stage useful for quickly returning to and getting whatever abilities are desired for other parts of the game.