|This article's title is derived from Japanese|
|... because it was never localized to English in official sources.|
Kirby's Block Ball sprites
|Category||Boss (Final Boss if all ten borderlines aren't cleared)|
Brobo is a boss in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Block Ball. It is the final boss if the player doesn't reach the border line in all the stages to challenge King Dedede, though it can also be regarded as a fake final boss.
Brobo starts out as a fairly innocent-looking robot head with two eyes and no mouth. It has spherical fists connected to stick-like arms.
Brobo connects to a body that resembles a tall robot with boxing gloves. It now sports angry eyebrows and an antenna on its head. Two objects that appear to be the top of a jet pack protrude from behind the head. Brobo has small feet and a square design on its chest.
Brobo appears in the Target Shooting Area of its stage. It doesn't attack Kirby; instead, it peacefully paces up and down in the middle of the room. Every time Kirby hits it, it raises its fists and spins around in anger. Brobo retreats off-screen after four hits and a Warp Star descends to take Kirby to the boss.
When Kirby arrives in the next room, the player sees Brobo, infuriated, gain a mechanical body and become more menacing. Brobo stands on a platform in the middle of the chamber and occasionally hops to the platforms on its left and right. Its head spins around until one of the player's paddles catches its eye. Brobo then attacks by launching its fists at that paddle--an attack that can be dodged with proper timing. If the paddle is hit, it shrinks to a single star; this makes the paddle harder to use and disables its ability to use the Kirby Power Bounce. This state wears off after a short span of time.
In addition to its attacks and dodges, Brobo has three platforms above it. Kirby bounces off these if he hits them, which makes his aim more troubling. The boss has 12 HP like the other normal bosses in the game. After 12 hits from Kirby, Brobo explodes.
- Brobo appears alongside Gryll in one of Stone's transformations in Kirby Star Allies.
- Brobo is the only penultimate boss in the series whose name was never localized in English. It is also the only one with no confirmed color palette, as it lacks official artwork and only physically appears in a monochromatic Game Boy game.
- Brobo's stone transformation in Kirby Star Allies does not offer any further clues to the robot's color scheme, as it is entirely bronze.