Kirby: Canvas Curse artwork
|Enemy Info card number||#17|
|“||Instead of attacking, Bouncys bounce up and and down in your path. Time their bounces so you can easily pass underneath or over them. If you want to destroy them, do so from a midair jump—Bouncys spend more time in the air than they do on the ground.”|
|— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)|
Bouncy (Bouncy Ty in Kirby's Dream Land 2) is an enemy character resembling some sort of pink, springy, toy-like creature with a delightful red bow on its head. She is a simple foe who hasn't changed at all since her debut, neither visually nor behaviorally.
Bouncy appears in Kirby's Dream Land 2. True to her name she continually bounces, sometimes leaping forward with each bounce or sometimes just hopping in place. She doesn't give any copy abilities when inhaled.
This game set the precedent for how Bouncy would behave in all games moving forward.
In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, a giant Bouncy called Big Bouncy also appears as a mid-boss near the end of Stage 2 of Planet Popstar. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, a similar large-scale version of Bouncy called Sister Bound appears alongside her smaller counterpart.
In addition to serving as regular enemies in story mode, Bouncy appears in the Water Challenge of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Similarly, she appears in the New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition as well.
Aside from those appearances, Bouncy also makes a cameo as a stage element in the sub-game Kirby Brawlball in Kirby Mass Attack, and as an enemy in the sub-game Dedede's Drum Dash in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
- The top of Bouncy remotely resembles UFO Kirby.
- When a Bouncy is hit in Kirby's Block Ball, it is knocked off of its spring and is shown as being a pink spherical creature, suggesting that the spring isn't actually part of them, but is instead a transport of sorts.
- Bouncy has three shown segments on the spring except for Kirby's Dream Land 2's artwork, where there are four segments shown.
- In Kirby's Dream Land 2, Bouncy is called Bouncy Ty. This could be a mistranslation of "Bouncy Toy."