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Screenshot of Pupa from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.
First game Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (2000)
Copy Ability N/A
Enemy Info Card K64 Enemy Info Card 79.png
Similar entities Como
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Pupa is an enemy found in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. It is first encountered in Stage 2 of Pop Star. It does not provide any Copy Ability, and cannot be inhaled.

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 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 reposition 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 appear 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
Stage 1 No No No Yes No No No
Stage 2 Yes Yes No No No Yes N/A
Stage 3 No No No No Yes No N/A
Stage 4 N/A No No No No N/A N/A


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ミノ
Short for「蓑虫」(minomushi, bagworm)