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KPR Susie artwork.png This article is about the regular enemy. It is not to be confused with Boboo, the mid-boss variation, or Buboo, a mid-boss that gives the Bubble ability.

Walking fireballs, Bobos mindlessly travel back and forth over a small area. Kirby can easily avoid them or inhale them to copy their burn power.
— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)

Bobo is an enemy in the Kirby series resembling a walking fireball with black eyes and blue shoes. It gives the Burning ability when inhaled.


Kirby's Dream Land 3

Bobo appears for the first time in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It is one of the most common enemies for the Burning ability. It is largely harmless, only walking back and forth. Bobo also has a slim and a stout version, but these do not behave differently from the normal version. There is a mid-boss version of Bobo named Boboo.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Bobos reappear in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards acting the same as before; however, the slim and stout versions do not reappear. When held above Kirby's head, they flail around and do nothing.

Kirby: Canvas Curse

Bobos reappear as enemies in Kirby: Canvas Curse.


Bobo's name comes from the Japanese onomatopoeia for fire crackling, ボーボー/ぼうぼう (Bōbō).




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