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KDL3 Propeller artwork.png
Artwork of Propeller from Kirby's Dream Land 3
First game Kirby's Dream Land 2 (1995)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Other game(s) Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Copy Ability None, Ice
Enemy Info Card K64 Enemy Info Card 21.png
Similar entities Grand Propeller, Scarfy
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Propeller, originally known as Propeller Bomb, is an enemy debuting in Kirby's Dream Land 2. It is a drop-shaped creature with two eyes, a mouth and a propeller attached to the top of its head. Depending on the game, different specimens of Propellers may possess noticeably different colors and facial expressions, and have different behaviors. Most of the time, Propellers are ability-neutral, but they provide Ice in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.

Game appearances[edit]

Propeller's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby's Dream Land 2 Enemy
Kirby's Block Ball Enemy Drops the Ability Changer.
Kirby's Dream Land 3 Enemy
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Enemy This is Propeller's first 3D appearance.
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Enemy Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Dream Land 3, and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards are ported here, where Propeller has the exact same role.
Kirby: Planet Robobot Enemy Has a mechanized look in this game.
Kirby Star Allies Enemy

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

KDL2 Propeller Bomb artwork.png
Artwork from Kirby's Dream Land 2.
KDL2 Propeller Bomb sprite.png
In-game sprite.
Kirby and Rick approaching a neutral Propeller Bomb in Kirby's Dream Land 2. Since Rick is with Kirby, it will become angry if approached much closer.

Propeller Bombs make their first appearance in Kirby's Dream Land 2. Here, they are green in color and found primarily in the later levels of the game. Unlike in later games, they only possess a single propeller blade. Propeller Bombs start out with their eyes closed, slowly hovering up and down in the air in a similar manner as a Scarfy. If Kirby approaches them, however, they become attentive and react differently depending on whether or not he is with an Animal Friend.

If Kirby is alone, the Propeller Bomb stops in midair and smiles upon seeing him, making no attempt at attacking. In this state, it can be defeated with any attack or inhaled, but does not yield a Copy Ability when swallowed. If Kirby is with a friend, however, the Propeller Bomb assumes a malicious expression and begins to chase the pink hero, flashing and flying through obstacles as it does. In this form, the enemy cannot be inhaled, but every other attack successfully performed against it causes it to pause for a second. Twelve hits cause it to explode, harming Kirby or his friend if they are caught in the blast. If it touches the Animal Friend, the friend flees immediately whereas the foe returns to its harmless state; avoiding it for a certain amount of time, however, causes it to fly away to the left or the right of the screen and disappear.

In any state, Propeller Bombs are worth 1500 points when destroyed, and 750 if Kirby inhales them.


Propeller Bomb can be found in the following levels and stages:

Propeller Bomb locations in Kirby's Dream Land 2  
Stage Grass Land Big Forest Ripple Field Iceberg Red Canyon Cloudy Park Dark Castle
Stage 1 No No No Yes Yes Yes No
Stage 2 No No No Yes No No No
Stage 3 No No No Yes Yes No Yes
Stage 4 N/A N/A N/A No Yes Yes No
Stage 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes 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]

Propeller appears as a common enemy in this game, worth 600 points when defeated. It drops the Ability Changer.

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

Sprites of all Propeller types in Kirby's Dream Land 3.
Two Propeller eggs can be seen on the left side in this image from Kirby's Dream Land 3. They will quickly hatch into Propellers when approached.

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Propellers return, albeit with a different behavior and in much greater quantities, first appearing in the fifth stage of Grass Land. Instead of being found in the air, Propellers hatch from large eggs with brown spots when Kirby approaches them. Each freshly hatched Propeller assumes a random color and facial expression, out of a total of five. Once freed from its shell, the opponent begins to follow Kirby; however, unlike in the previous game, it cannot move through solid walls.

Although normally moving slowly, it speeds up greatly if Kirby is with an Animal Friend that matches its own color; the yellow (very happy) Propeller speeds up in the presence of Rick, the blue (sleepy) one in the presence of Kine, the brown (happy) variety is affected by Nago, the pink (surprised) one chases ChuChu and the black (malicious) Propeller follows Coo. Pitch is the only Animal Friend that none of the Propellers react to. If the friend is left behind, the foe will continue to orbit it instead of following Kirby.

Regardless of color or expression, every Propeller is vulnerable to any attack and can be inhaled, but yields no ability when swallowed. If Kirby avoids the adversary long enough, it flies skywards, moving through obstacles until leaving the screen at the top.


In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Propeller can be found in the following levels and stages:

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

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

Kirby passing by a Propeller in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.

K64 Propeller Sprite.png Propellers once again make an appearance in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards for the Nintendo 64. In this game, they are purple and grant the Ice ability when inhaled and swallowed, making this the only appearance of Propeller where they provide any ability at all. Propeller also appears on Enemy Info Card #21.


Propeller can be found in the following levels and stages:

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

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

After a long absence, Propeller returns in Kirby: Planet Robobot, bearing a gray metallic look to it. It chases Kirby and explodes on contact. There is also a bigger variant which has much greater Health. It provides no abilities if swallowed.


In Kirby: Planet Robobot Propeller can be found in the following levels and stages:

Propeller 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 No Yes Yes N/A No N/A N/A
Resolution Road No Yes Yes No N/A No N/A N/A
Overload Ocean No No Yes Yes No N/A Yes N/A
Gigabyte Grounds No No No Yes No N/A Yes N/A
Rhythm Route No No Yes No Yes N/A No N/A
Access Ark No No No No No N/A No No

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Screenshots of Propeller in its docile (left) and angry (right) state from Kirby Star Allies.

Propellers appear in Kirby Star Allies, bearing a bluish hue and face similar to their Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards appearance, and generally harass Kirby and his friends by flying toward them. Once again, they provide no Copy Ability if swallowed.


In Kirby Star Allies Propeller can be found in the following levels and stages:

Propeller locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens No Falluna Moon No
Donut Dome No Planet Misteen No
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon No
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna No
Clash at Castle Dedede No Grott Moon Yes
Extra Eclair No Planet Frostak Yes
Friendly Field No Blizzno Moon No
Reef Resort Yes Planet Towara No
Echo's Edge No Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel Yes Star Lavadom Yes
Sacred Square Yes Sizzlai Moon Yes
Inside Islands No Jambandra Base Yes
Duplex Dream Yes The Divine Terminus No
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 No Ability Planet No
Heavenly Hall No Dimension I No
Sector A Yes Dimension II No
Sector B Yes Dimension III Yes
Sector C Yes Dimension IV Yes
Planet Earthfall Yes


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プロペラー
From 「プロペラ」puropera (propeller).