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Jumpershoot is a mid-boss in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and Kirby's Dream Land 3. It yields the Parasol ability when inhaled.

Physical Appearance

Jumpershoot is based on the Japanese mythical yōkai creature Kasa-obake. It looks like an umbrella with a single foot, one large eye and a mouth, wearing a Japanese wooden sandal known as geta. Jumpershoot looks similar to Drifter.

Games

Kirby's Dream Land 2 and Kirby's Dream Land 3

Jumpershoot jumps around the screen and uses two attacks. It spins about the screen with its top open and kicks its geta at Kirby. The geta remains on the ground if it misses. The only way Kirby can defeat it without using a Copy Ability is to inhale the geta and spit it at the mid-boss. Because Jumpershoot randomly chooses between the two attacks and can survive multiple hits, the fight can potentially last a long time.

Etymology

Jumpershoot's name is a portmanteau of jump, describing its behavior, and bumbershoot, a word for umbrella.

Trivia

  • Jumpershoot is the only mid-boss who yields the Parasol ability when inhaled.
  • Jumpershoot's artwork from Kirby's Dream Land 2 depicts him with three toes, while all other artworks and in-game sprites depict him with only two.
  • In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Parasol's alternate Headgear causes the Parasol to bear a resemblance to Jumpershoot.

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