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Are you wondering why sea creatures like Blippers have to wear goggles underwater? The truth is, they've had them on for so long, they're scared to take them off. Or maybe they just forgot they ever had them on in the first place...
— Figurine description • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Blipper is a fish-like enemy that wears goggles and appears in most of the Kirby series. They are the most common aquatic enemy in the series.

Physical Appearance

Blippers are very fish-like in appearance—they have orange underbellies and have a red hue on their upper section. They have two blue fins on either side of them and have one back fin with the same coloration. Every Blipper sports a large, blue-rimmed pair of goggles with a black strap. In most games, it is impossible to see through a Blipper's goggles, but when they are visible they are seen to be beady and black. Finally, Blippers have a small mouth.

In Games

Kirby's Dream Land

Blippers appear since the first Kirby game. Blippers are similar to Waddle Dees on land—very common, very weak enemies, but they are found underwater instead. Some just swim around back and forth, some try to chase Kirby, and others will jump out of the water in an attempt to hit him. Being fish, Blippers just flop around helplessly if they end up on land.

Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Blipper reappers in Kirby's Adventure and its remake with the same behaviour and it still gives no Copy Ability when inhaled by Kirby.

Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra

Blipper reappears as an enemy in Kirby Super Star and its remake, acting the same as before.

Kirby's Epic Yarn

Blippers appear as enemies in Kirby's Epic Yarn. In this game, whenever they see Kirby or Prince Fluff, they will dash towards them and try to hit them, but even if they do, after that they will just turn upside down and float on the surface without doing any damage.

Kirby Mass Attack

In Kirby Mass Attack, a variant of Blipper, Vlipper, exists. These are capable of producing electric shocks.

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

Blipper appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and in the New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition as well. It appears in the Normal Challenge. These are the first games where its possible to see through Blipper's goggles. Kirby GCN was slated to show this as well, but it never saw release.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot

Blippers reappear in these games with the same behaviour of Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Red and green Blippers appear in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. Green Blippers slowly chase Kirby when they spot him. They can be found in stages and are also summoned by Deepsee.

Kirby Star Allies

Blipper reappears in Kirby Star Allies and maintains the same behavior as the previous titles.

Other Games

Blipper also appears as an enemy in Kirby's Dream Land 2 ,Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Kirby: Squeak Squad. They are also seen in spin-offs like Kirby's Block Ball and Kirby: Canvas Curse.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Blipper appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as one of the stickers players can earn. The Blipper sticker raises a character's swim time by 20 allowing them to swim for longer periods without drowning. It uses Blipper's design from Kirby: Squeak Squad.

Related Quotes

These funky fish wear goggles. Is it fashion? Come on, they're fish.
— Blipper's Cast Description • Kirby's Epic Yarn

Trivia

  • While Vlippers appear in Kirby Mass Attack, there are also unused sprites for the normal variation of Blipper; its sprites indicate that it would attack by chewing up a Kirby and spitting it out.

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