|“||Inflate! Pop to stun enemies!”|
|— Balloon's Flavor Text • Kirby: Canvas Curse|
When Kirby dashes forward into Bloon, he gains the ability to inflate himself, much like a party balloon. If you tap the screen with the stylus, Kirby will blow up and become in inflated balloon. As a balloon, his body turns red and he can float leisurely through the air. But like all balloons, he is extremely fragile, and if tapped by the stylus enough times, he will pop and shrink back down in a tremendous explosion. But this blast can also take out enemies.
In earlier games, namely Kirby's Dream Land and Spring Breeze, Kirby had similar properties (though he still has arms) when he imbibes the power of the Sparkling Stars. But in these earlier appearances, Kirby doesn't return back to normal size in an explosion, but instead by simply releasing the Sparkling Stars.
Attacks and Features
|Inflate||Tap with stylus||Kirby inflates to tremendous proportions and floats around freely.||None|
|Pop||Tap with stylus four times||Kirby explodes and stuns enemies.||None|