Poppy Bros. Jr.

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Poppy Bros. Jr.
KSA Poppy Bros Jr Artwork.png
Artwork of Poppy Bros. Jr. from Kirby Star Allies.
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First game Kirby's Dream Land (1992)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Other game(s) Kirby's Adventure
Kirby's Pinball Land
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Copy Ability None, Bomb, Cutter
Enemy Info Card K64 Enemy Info Card 24.png
Similar entities Poppy Bros. Sr., Perot, Boomer
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Quote1.png “BOOM! I love that sound!”
It’s the guy with the eternal grin! He’s off on an explosive adventure, but all he really wants to do is bring a little fun and fireworks into people’s lives.
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— Guest Star Poppy Bros. Jr. Bombs Away! Pause Screen description in Kirby Star Allies

Poppy Bros. Jr. is a commonly-reoccurring enemy in the Kirby series, first appearing in Kirby's Dream Land. He is a small humanoid figure who wears a clown suit with a cap similar to that of Sword Kirby's, though Poppy Bros. Jr.'s outfit is usually a pale blue in color.

Poppy Bros. Jr.'s role has varied greatly throughout the Kirby series. In his oldest appearances, he provided no Copy Ability and was typically seen riding on Grizzos or balancing on apples and Maxim Tomatoes. Starting with Kirby Super Star (and perhaps following in the footsteps of his older relative, Poppy Bros. Sr.), Poppy Bros. Jr. could be seen tossing bombs, and providing the Bomb ability when swallowed. This game also had Poppy Bros. Jr. throw boomerangs, with this case resulting in Kirby gaining the Cutter ability from him instead. In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and every subsequent 3D Kirby game, Poppy Bros. Jr. consistently provides the Bomb ability, having become the mascot for said ability ever since.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

KDL Poppy Bros Jr sprite.png Poppy Bros. Jr. first appeared in this title. His main job is to ride on apples and Grizzos, though he can be seen on his own. He is worth 400 points when defeated.

Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

Poppy Bros. Jr. appears in this title and its remake, and can be seen balancing on Maxim Tomatoes as well as apples. In order to obtain the tomato, Kirby must inhale Poppy Bros. Jr. to get him off of it. Attempting to attack him with any other method will destroy the tomato. He provides no ability if swallowed.

Locations[edit]

Poppy Bros. Jr. can be found in the following levels and stages:

Poppy Bros. Jr. 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
Stage 1 Yes No No No No No No
Stage 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Stage 3 Yes No No No Yes Yes No
Stage 4 Yes No No No Yes No Yes
Stage 5 N/A Yes No No Yes Yes No
Stage 6 N/A N/A Yes No No No Yes

Kirby's Pinball Land[edit]

Poppy Bros. Jr. (known here as Junior Poppy Brothers[1]) makes several appearances on the Poppy Brothers' Land series of boards. In the middle board, two of them can be found hiding in holes, and leaving bombs behind. They are worth 250 points when hit here, and their bombs are worth 360 points. On the uppermost floor, three of them can be found emerging from doorways and heading toward unhatched Crack-Tweets. If they get to the eggs, they will kick them causing them to reset, but Kirby can knock them away for 500 points.

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

KDL2 Poppy Bros Jr sprite.png Poppy Bros. Jr. reprises his role in this game, acting the same as he did in Adventure.

Locations[edit]

Poppy Bros. Jr. can be found in the following levels and stages:

Poppy Bros. Jr. locations in Kirby's Dream Land 2  
Stage Grass Land Big Forest Ripple Field Iceberg Red Canyon Cloudy Park Dark Castle
Stage 1 Yes No No No Yes Yes No
Stage 2 Yes Yes No No No No No
Stage 3 Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Stage 4 N/A N/A N/A No No No No
Stage 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A No No No
Stage 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes No
Stage 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

Poppy Bros. Jr. appears as the pre-boss enemy in Stage 4 and is worth 5000 points on defeat.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Kirby Super Star was the first game in the series to give Poppy Bros. Jr. weapons to use against Kirby. He can be seen with either a bomb or a boomerang, providing the Bomb ability in the former case and the Cutter ability in the latter. Despite these weapons, Poppy Bros. Jr. can also be found in more traditional roles, with no weapon or balancing on an apple. Poppy Bros. Jr. can also come in many different tunic colors. Poppy Bros. Jr. can be called as a helper, gaining the move-set of Bomb Kirby and an Infinity Jump. In Revenge of the King, Poppy Bros. Jr. is replaced by a similar enemy called Perot.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Poppy Bros. Jr. is known as Poppy Bro Jr. and also appears as one of the selectable characters in Helper to Hero.

Locations[edit]

Poppy Bros. Jr. can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:

Poppy Bros. Jr. locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens Yes RoMK Chapter 4 Yes
Float Islands No RoMK Chapter 5 Yes
Bubbly Clouds Yes RoMK Chapter 6 No
Mt. Dedede Yes RoMK Chapter 7 No
Peanut Plains Yes Floria No
Mallow Castle No Aquarius No
Cocoa Cave Yes Skyhigh Yes
Candy Mountain Yes Hotbeat No
Trial Room 1 No Cavius No
Trial Room 2 Yes Mekkai No
Sub-Tree Yes Halfmoon No
Crystal Yes ???? No
Old Tower No Purple Plants No
Garden No Illusion Islands No
RoMK Chapter 1 No Crash Clouds No
RoMK Chapter 2 Yes The Revenge No
RoMK Chapter 3 Yes

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

DL3 Poppy Bros. Jr. Sprite.png Poppy Bros. Jr. appears in this title, though he behaves like he did in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and still provides no ability when swallowed.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Poppy Bros. Jr. can be found in the following levels and stages:

Poppy Bros. Jr. locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Grass Land Ripple Field Sand Canyon Cloudy Park Iceberg
Stage 1 Yes Yes No No Yes
Stage 2 Yes No No Yes No
Stage 3 No No No Yes No
Stage 4 No No No No No
Stage 5 No No No No Yes
Stage 6 No Yes No No No

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

K64 Poppy Bros. Jr. Sprite.png This was the first game in the series to have Poppy Bros. Jr. consistently give Kirby the Bomb ability when swallowed. His bombs can also be swallowed for this ability. Poppy Bros. Jr. appears on Enemy Info Card #24.

Locations[edit]

Poppy Bros. Jr. can be found in the following levels and stages:

Poppy Bros. Jr. locations in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards  
Stage Pop Star Rock Star Aqua Star Neo Star Shiver Star Ripple Star Dark Star
Stage 1 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No
Stage 2 Yes No Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Stage 3 No No No No Yes Yes N/A
Stage 4 N/A No No Yes No N/A N/A

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble[edit]

KTnT Poppy Bros Jr.png Poppy Bros. Jr. appears in this game, though not in his usual role. He rides along a bouncy ball in half-pipe areas moving back and forth, and will bounce Kirby if they collide, not able to harm Kirby directly. There are two varieties, with blue Poppys traveling in a smaller arc, and red ones covering the whole width of the half-pipe.

Locations[edit]

Poppy Bros. Jr. appears as an enemy only in Lvl 6-2. In addition, two Poppy Bros. Jr.s appear alongside Kirby in the end-game cut-scene that informs the player that he/she can now play the Extra Stage.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

Poppy Bros. Jr. appears in this title, once again providing the Bomb ability consistently. He comes in various sizes, and tosses his bomb in a consistent arc at Kirby and his friends.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Poppy Bros. Jr. can be found in the following levels and stages:

Poppy Bros. Jr. locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Cookie Country No No No No No
Raisin Ruins No No No Yes No
Onion Ocean No Yes No No N/A
White Wafers Yes No No Yes No
Nutty Noon No Yes Yes No No
Egg Engines No No Yes No No
Dangerous Dinner No No No N/A N/A

Kirby: Triple Deluxe & Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Poppy Bros. Jr. acts much as in Return to Dream Land, though now, he gains the ability to toss bombs between foreground and background.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe Poppy Bros. Jr. can be found in the following levels and stages:

Poppy Bros. Jr. locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Fine Fields No No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Lollipop Land No No Yes Yes N/A Yes N/A N/A
Old Odyssey No No Yes Yes No N/A Yes N/A
Wild World No No No Yes Yes N/A No N/A
Endless Explosions No No Yes Yes No N/A No N/A
Royal Road No Yes No No Yes N/A No No

In Kirby: Planet Robobot Poppy Bros. Jr. can be found in the following levels and stages:

Poppy Bros. Jr. 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
Patched Plains No Yes Yes No N/A Yes N/A N/A
Resolution Road No Yes No No N/A Yes N/A N/A
Overload Ocean No No No No No N/A No N/A
Gigabyte Grounds No No No No Yes N/A No N/A
Rhythm Route No No Yes No No N/A No N/A
Access Ark Yes Yes Yes No Yes N/A No No

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

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Poppy Bros. Jr.'s pause screen artwork as an ally

Poppy Bros. Jr. gains his biggest role in this title, as well as a re-design. He is the first enemy who Kirby befriends, appearing in the cut-scene as the enemy Kirby first charms using the Friend Heart. As an ally, Poppy Bros. Jr. has all of the same moves as Bomb Kirby, an Infinity Jump, and the ability to receive a Power Effect.

Poppy Bros. Jr. also has a slot in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!, with his adventure given the name 'Guest Star Poppy Bros. Jr. Bombs Away!', and can be selected in The Ultimate Choice.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies Poppy Bros. Jr. can be found in the following levels and stages:

Poppy Bros. Jr. locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens No Falluna Moon No
Donut Dome Yes Planet Misteen No
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon No
Fruity Forest Yes Planet Caverna No
Clash at Castle Dedede No Grott Moon No
Extra Eclair No Planet Frostak No
Friendly Field Yes Blizzno Moon Yes
Reef Resort No Planet Towara No
Echo's Edge No Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel No Star Lavadom Yes
Sacred Square Yes Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands Yes Jambandra Base Yes
Duplex Dream No The Divine Terminus Yes
Gatehouse Road No Extra Planet α No
Eastern Wall No Extra Planet β No
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet γ No
Western Outer Wall No Extra Planet δ Yes
Inner Sanctum Yes Ability Planet Yes
Heavenly Hall Yes Dimension I Yes
Sector A No Dimension II No
Sector B No Dimension III No
Sector C No Dimension IV Yes
Planet Earthfall Yes

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Poppy Bros. Jr. appears as a primary spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The spirit can be obtained by battling it through World of Light, the Spirit Board, or by purchasing it from the Shop. It has level 1 stats of 544 attack and 362 defense, with level 99 stats of 2,721 attack and 1,814 defense. It is ★, attack-type, and possesses one spirit slot.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy description[edit]

"Sometimes riding on Grizzos, other times balancing on apples or Maxim Tomatoes, this little clown clearly has some skills. Unfortunately, his job isn't to make people laugh--it's to get in Kirby's way. As you might expect from the "Jr." in his name, there's also a Poppy Bros. Sr., and he's a slightly bigger nuisance."

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Poppy Bros. Jr. as he appears in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.

Poppy Bros. Jr. makes a tiny cameo appearance as a monster in the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode Cowardly Creature. He is shown briefly training as part of the "Young Monsters of the Future" program run by monster clowns, using a pair of roller skates.

Trivia[edit]

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Poppy Bros. Jr. in Helper to Hero.
  • Poppy Bros. Jr.'s alternative coloration in Kirby Super Star Ultra's Helper To Hero game is a purple suit and hat.
  • Poppy Bros. Jr.'s bomb (in hand) blows up in 5 seconds unless thrown.
  • Poppy Bros. Jr. initially had different eyes, which resembled black dots with wedges in the middle like a more classic cartoon. In newer titles, his eyes look more like Kirby's, though they are slightly wider.
  • Poppy Bros. Jr. is the first Friend that Kirby makes in Kirby Star Allies. His befriending is meant to teach the player how to use the mechanic.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポピーブロスJr.
Popī Burosu Junia
Poppy Bros. Jr.
Chinese 小波比兄弟
xiǎo bō bǐ xiōng dì
Poppy Bros. Jr.
French Bébépoppy From "bébé" (baby) and "poppy".
German Pippo Peng Pippo Peng
Korean 포피브라더스 Jr
Popibeusadeoseu Junieo
Poppy Brothers Jr
European Portuguese Poppy Bros. Jr.[2] -
Spanish Bomby Bros. Jr. Pun on the word bomba (bomb)


References

  1. Name taken from Kirby's Pinball Land Instruction Booklet (American release), Page 13
  2. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U