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Everyone knows the only reason Bouncys like to bounce so high is 'cause they like the view from up in the air. Things just seem more... peaceful up there. Every day is a good day to Bouncys. No one's gonna keep 'em down!
— Figurine description • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Bouncy (Bouncy Ty in Kirby's Dream Land 2) is an enemy character with the appearance of a pink, spring-like creature with a red bow on her head. She is a simple foe who has not changed since her debut, either visually or behaviorally. She yields no Copy Ability when Inhaled.

Games

Kirby's Dream Land 2

Bouncy debuted in Kirby's Dream Land 2, first appearing in the third stage of Grass Land. She continually bounces, either leaping forward or hopping in place. If she leaps forward, she will perform two short jumps followed by a high jump, and will change direction when she hits an obstacle; alternatively, if she is hopping in place, she will perform two small hops before doing something else. If she comes into contact with Kirby, Kirby will take damage.

Kirby's Block Ball

Bouncy appears as an enemy in Stages 9, 10, and 11. She remains in one place, constantly bouncing. She drops a Changer item when defeated. Bouncy also appears in the "border line cleared" animation, bouncing directly behind Broom Hatter.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, a giant Bouncy called Big Bouncy appears as a mid-boss near the end of Stage 2 of Planet Popstar. Other than that, she behaves as she did in Kirby's Dream Land 2.

Kirby: Canvas Curse

In addition to her role as an enemy in standard stages, Drawcia summons purple Bouncys to attack Kirby.

Kirby Mass Attack

Bouncy acts as a stage element in the Kirby Brawlball sub-game.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, a similar large-scale version of Bouncy called Bouncy Sis appears alongside her smaller counterpart. In addition to serving as a regular enemy in Main Mode, Bouncy appears in the Water Challenge of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Similarly, she also appears in the New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

While Bouncy does not appear in Main Mode, she acts as an enemy in the Dedede's Drum Dash sub-game, as well as in the downloadable Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe. She simply bounces up and down on a single drum. King Dedede must super jump over her to avoid damage.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Bouncy appears in this game as an enemy and as a figurine.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Bouncy appears in the Kirby 3D Rumble sub-game. She behaves like she does in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, though she only bounces in place.

Kirby's Blowout Blast

Bouncy first appears in Stage 2 of Level 3. She behaves like she does in Kirby 3D Rumble, though she can now bounce forward and back. Like most enemies in the game, scaled-up versions of her appear that can be Inhaled for a Blaster Bullet.

Kirby Star Allies

Bouncy serves as an enemy in Kirby Star Allies.

Related Quotes

Instead of attacking, Bouncys bounce up and and down in your path. Time their bounces so you can easily pass underneath or over them. If you want to destroy them, do so from a midair jump—Bouncys spend more time in the air than they do on the ground.
— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)
This cute umbrella is perfect for skipping around battle.
— Outfit description • Kirby Battle Royale

Trivia

  • The top of Bouncy slightly resembles UFO Kirby.
  • When a Bouncy is hit in Kirby's Block Ball, she is knocked off of her spring and is shown as being a pink spherical creature, suggesting that the spring is not actually part of her body, but is instead a transport of sorts.
  • Bouncy is shown to have three segments on her spring in all appearances except for Kirby's Dream Land 2's artwork, where four segments are shown.
  • In Kirby's Dream Land 2, Bouncy is called Bouncy Ty. This could be a mistranslation of "Bouncy Toy."
  • In Kirby Battle Royale, one of Parasol's alternative headgear changes the design of the parasol to resemble Bouncy.

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