|“||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 in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Dream Land 2. She is a simple foe who has not changed since her debut, either visually or behaviorally. She yields no Copy Ability when Inhaled.
Bouncy is a pink creature with her top half of her head bearing a strong resemblance to Kirby that sits atop a large metallic spring at her bottom, wearing a bow on her head.
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.
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.
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.
Additionally, a variant of Bouncy known as Halcandran Bouncy appears in Halcandra. It acts the same way as Bouncy.
While Bouncy does not appear in the Story 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.
Bouncy appears in this game as an enemy and as a figurine.
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.
Bouncy serves as an enemy in Kirby Star Allies. Big Bouncy also makes a reappearance, acting similarly to a mid-boss, but not properly so (as it lacks a health bar; it just has a lot of stamina).
|“||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|
- 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 Battle Royale, one of Parasol's alternative headgear changes the design of the parasol to resemble Bouncy.