Kirby's Dream Land 3 artwork
|“||He may look slow and heavy, but this blockhead can move fast!”|
|— Quest Description • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe|
Blocky is a mid-boss that appears in Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, and Team Kirby Clash Deluxe. He also appears as an obstacle in the Kirby Brawlball sub-game in Kirby Mass Attack. He is a big cube rock monster similar to Rocky and gives Kirby the Stone ability.
This is a reference to the Adventures of Lolo series. Blocky resembles Rocky, who chases Lolo around the stage in an attempt to trap him. In Adventures of Lolo 3, there is even a giant Rocky who can actually hurt Lolo, which may be where the idea of Blocky came from. Kirby Brawlball highlights this reference by putting Blocky, Lololo, and Lalala together.
In the second Kirby episode, "A Blockbuster Battle" (which came after the first episode of the series, "Kirby Comes to Cappy Town") King Dedede receives Blocky, the second monster to appear in the series, and sics him on Kirby while Tiff and Tuff are trying to find their friend a place to live. At first, Kirby is unable to suck up the monster, but the tables eventually turn when Meta Knight advises them that they can use Blocky's own weight against him. Becoming Stone Kirby, Kirby overpowers Blocky first, then leads him to a cliff as a plan to prove Blocky's own weight to be his downfall. The plan works, and while Kirby makes it back to the surface of the ocean, Blocky ends up sinking to the bottom of the sea, much to Dedede's dismay and sadness.
Blocky was one of the few monsters to not actually be destroyed by Kirby, and technically not get defeated by Kirby himself, but rather the sea. After plunging into the sea, he is not seen again for the rest of the series.
Blocky is a massive block-like monster with blocky feet, black arms and legs, white gloves, a set of eyes in angry expressions and no mouth. He is dressed like a sumo wrestler, and acts like a sumo wrestler as well.
Powers and Abilities
Blocky's main ability is being able to jump at incredible heights and slam down on the target. He can flatten anyone he jumps on and can create massive shock waves by slamming his foot into the ground. He can also split into four smaller versions of himself, which more greatly resemble his form in the games, except with meaner-looking faces; they are all formidable fighters, can reform if destroyed, and can recombine to form Blocky at will.
|“||The return of the blockhead! He's here to roll on the sand, squashing all in his path.”|
|— Quest Description (Tough) • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe|
|“||The blockhead is back! Watch out for his Dice Rush, or you'll fall flat!”|
|— Quest Description (Tougher) • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe|
- Blocky usually has a smiling expression in most game appearances, but has a fixed angry face in the anime. It changes expressions in Kirby: Triple Deluxe instead of having one single expression.
- In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, the monster Domestic Servant Robot resembles Blocky's game counterpart.
- In Super Mario 3D Land, there is an enemy named "Wallop" that looks and acts similar to Blocky, especially his version in Kirby's Dream Land 3.
- Blocky 2.0 in Kirby: Planet Robobot looks somewhat similar to the famous monster Frankenstein's monster, even having the bolts on the sides of his head.