Kirby's Dream Land 3 artwork
Jumpershoot is a mid-boss in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and Kirby's Dream Land 3. It looks like an umbrella with a single foot, one large eye and a mouth, wearing a Japanese wooden sandal known as geta. Jumpershoot looks similar to, but has more body parts than Drifter. It is the only mid-boss to date that grants the Parasol ability when inhaled.
Jumpershoot has two attacks - One is by spinning about with its top open and moving about the screen. Its second attack is kicking off its geta, which will remain on the ground if it misses Kirby, and the only way Kirby can defeat it is by inhaling the sandal and performing the Star Spit. Because Jumpershoot randomly chooses between the two attacks and can take multiple hits, the fight, while not particularly difficult, can potentially last a very long time.
- Jumpershoot is based on the Japanese mythical youkai creature Karakasa.
- His name could be based on him jumping and shooting his geta, or it could stem from the colloqualism bumbershoot, which means umbrella.
- Jumpershoot's artwork from Kirby's Dream Land 2 depicts him with three toes, while all other artworks and in-game sprites depict him with only two.
- Jumpershoot is one of the few characters in the Kirby series known to have toes. Others include Daroach (and Dark Daroach), Sir Slippy, Bonkers, Storo, Box Boxer, Gaw Gaw, Moonja, Acchi, and Gao Gao.
- Jumpershoot looks very similar to an enemy from the Pumpkin Zone levels of Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. This enemy was also based on the Karakasa youkai.