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KPR Susie artwork.png This article is about the enemy in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. For its larger counterpart, see Big Chip. For the item in Kirby Battle Royale, see Chip (item). For the character in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, see Mr. Chip.

Chip is an regular enemy in the Kirby series, making its debut in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. It yields no Copy Ability when inhaled.

There is a larger version of Chip that was featured in Kirby: Planet Robobot, named Big Chip.

Physical Appearance

Chip is a small yellow teardrop-shaped creature with a fox-like tail that is quite large in comparison to its body. Chip has no visible limbs on its body. It also is consistently seen with a happy expression and small beady, shiny eyes. Starting with Kirby: Triple Deluxe, the top of its head is more pointed instead of floppy, and is now a lighter color to the rest of its body.

Games

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

Chip is a simplistic enemy in behavior, simply hopping about and continually chasing Kirby. Normally, Chip will hop only within a confined radius; on occasion, however, it will charge itself up and leap across a great distance.

Kirby: Squeak Squad

Chip behaves like it does in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror; however, they're not restricted to hopping solely in Kirby's direction, as they now can hop anywhere in the area.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Chip has a behaviour similar to how it did in Kirby: Squeak Squad. When it falls from a height, its body appears to extend or droop, similar to a raindrop falling from the sky. Its eyes are slightly larger. It can also hop between backdrop and foreground areas.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Chip behaves just like it did in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Kirby's Blowout Blast

Chip behaves like it does in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot. Like most enemies in the game, scaled-up versions of it appear that can be Inhaled for a Blaster Bullet.

Kirby Star Allies

Chip appears in Kirby Star Allies and acts the same as in previous games.

Etymology

Chip is possibly named after a food, due to its body resembles the shape of a chocolate chip. Its name in Japanese, チップ (Chippu), can also be translated as "tip," which may reference its pointy shape in general.

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
German Hoppsala From hopsen (to hop) and hupsala, a colloquial expression for "oops".
French Chip --
Italian Cip The Japanese/English name adapted to Italian spelling/pronunciation rules.
Spanish Bolita Diminutive of bola (ball).

Trivia

  • When possessed by Ghost Kirby, holding B will cause Chip to perform a high jump.

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