Pupa is a limbless teardrop-shaped creature with a black head (with two beady eyes) and striped red and yellow body. It hangs upside-down from a string, lowering its position when Kirby approaches. It can only hurt Kirby by direct contact, and after it lowers, it remains motionless. Kirby cannot inhale Pupa, but he can defeat it easily by cutting its string, or by using his abilities to attack the Pupa itself. Pupa will explode when it hits the ground after its string is cut, so Kirby should take caution if he defeats it this way.
A larger version of Pupa appears as a Mid-Boss in Stage 3 of Shiver Star. Unlike its smaller cousins, its string cannot be cut, and it will repeatedly re-position itself during the fight. As such, this Pupa may only be defeated by directly attacking it, which can be done if Kirby is without an ability by inhaling and spitting the Bos that continuously spawn around it.
Pupa can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Pupa locations in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards|
|Stage||Pop Star||Rock Star||Aqua Star||Neo Star||Shiver Star||Ripple Star||Dark Star|
Three Pupas in Pop Star - Stage 2
Three Pupas in Neo Star - Stage 1
Battle with Big Pupa in Shiver Star - Stage 3