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Name (JP) ボンカース (Bonkāsu)
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Copy abilityHammer
Points Given2500
CategoryMid-boss, Helper
Helper IconBonkersiconKSSU
Me want to train with Kirby.
— Bonkers • Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Bonkers is a gorilla-like mid-boss that has armor and a giant hammer. He sometimes tosses explosive coconuts that Kirby can inhale and use as projectiles. Certain coconuts are larger and will explode, and in games with health bars, these do more damage. When Bonkers is swallowed, Kirby gets the potent Hammer ability. In Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, he appears as the Helper for the Hammer Ability. However, unlike Kirby, he cannot use the Hammer Throw, probably because Helpers cannot lose their abilities. In Helper to Hero, he wears a red shirt rather than a purple one and he resembles his appearance in Kirby's Adventure. He reappears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition, and Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Bonkers appears in the New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition as well. He appears in the Fighter Combat Chamber and the Smash Combat Chamber EX.

Physical Appearance

Bonkers appears to be a gorilla-like creature who wields a large hammer and has no true eyes. He also seems to be wearing pants and a "jacket" with slits in it for his arms. The muscles on his arms are concentrated to the area around his supinator, in a similar fashion to Popeye.


Bonkers can use many of the same moves as Hammer Kirby. His most basic attack is charging forward and then pounding the ground with his hammer. Bonkers will also throw explosive coconuts which can be inhaled and spat back at him. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Bonkers will occasionally move towards the player and unleash the devastating Hammer Flip attack. This is one of two new moves he gains in this game, the other being a spinning Hammer Twirl attack.

In the Anime

Name (JP) ボンカース (Bonkāsu)
First AppearanceGoin' Bonkers
Last AppearanceGoin' Bonkers
English VoiceMaddie Blaustein
Japanese VoiceNobuo Tobita

Bonkers lived in a jungle until a circus crew captured and trained him for the circus. While Bonkers was held against his will, the ringmaster decided to watch his favorite show, which was the Kirby show. This is how Bonkers got inspired to meet Kirby in person, so, without letting the circus find out, he quietly escaped and wandered off to Dream Land in search of his favorite hero.

When he finally got to Dream Land, the Cappies at first thought he came to battle Kirby, but soon everyone learned that Bonkers really wanted to train with Kirby. Knowing this, King Dedede had plans for Bonkers, so first he asked Bonkers to impress Kirby with his hammer skills, and tried to smash Kirby with a boulder, but Bonkers smashed the boulder with his hammer to make sure his favorite superhero wasn't hurt at all. Dedede finally resorts to taking him all the way to his castle and getting Nightmare Enterprises to turn Bonkers into a monster. He was later returned to normal, however, and he left, hoping to continue his training.

Demo Bonkers

Bonkers in his monster form.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Bonkers appears as a trophy and sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The sticker uses his artwork from Kirby: Squeak Squad.

Bonkers appears as an enemy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS's Smash Run mode. Arguably the strongest Kirby enemy in the game, he can take many hits, deals great amounts of damage, and does not flinch when assaulted. He primarily attacks with Hammer Nail (which can trap the player in the ground), Hammer Swing, and Hammer Flip. Bonkers drops huge power-ups when defeated.

Related Quotes

A large enemy who wields a giant hammer as a weapon. Bonkers battles you with several moves--his hammer attack and coconut throw could be considered his specialties. Kirby can inhale Bonkers to learn Hammer and Smash techniques. Not many know this, but Bonkers can also break down walls and pound down stakes.
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Bonkers looks quite a lot like a gorilla and swings a giant hammer with a huge launch potential. If he hits you with his own Hammer Flip attack, it's an instant KO. If that isn't bad enough, he also throws exploding coconuts. Bonkers is seriously out to ruin your day.
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Bonkers is so tough that your attacks won't make him flinch at all. However, he does leave himself wide open after swinging his hammer.
— Tip • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
This gorilla-like foe uses a hammer to strike with a variety of attacks. When he charges up Hammer Flip, it can hit you for serious pain.
— Tip • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS





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