Kirbycolors This article is about the enemy from Kirby's Dream Land. For the similarly named enemy and Helper (in Kirby GCN) from Kirby Air Ride, see Flappy.

Flapper is an enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Dream Land.

Physical Appearance

Flapper is a black, small-bodied bat that has large wings, piercing yellow eyes, and ears with pink insides.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Flapper has a bigger, rounder body and more intimidating yellow eyes.


Kirby's Dream Land

Flapper appears in Castle Lololo. It flies around in set patterns trying to hit Kirby.

Kirby's Pinball Land

Flapper appears in Kracko Land. It is released by Kracko. It flies around the area wildly in pursuit of Kirby.

Kirby's Dream Course

Flapper acts as an ally who appears at night, and, like Bronto Burt, helps Kirby get back on the course whenever he goes out of bounds.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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Flapper in the anime

In the episode Escargoon Squad, a group of six Flappers flies in King Dedede's window and promptly flies back out, leaving Dedede terrified.


Flapper's name is derived from the word "flap," referencing the fact that it flies around by flapping its wings.


  • Of all the bat enemies in the Kirby series, Flapper is the only one whose name is not a play on or corruption of the word "bat."