Kirby's Dream Land 3 artwork
|Copy Ability||None (Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby: Planet Robobot), Ice (Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards)|
|Points Given||750 if inhaled, 1500 if defeated (Kirby's Dream Land 2)|
|Enemy Info card number||#21|
|“||Propellers are ice enemies that attack by chasing Kirby. Attack them before they get too close.”|
|— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)|
Propeller (also known as Propeller Bomb) is a regular enemy that first appeared in Kirby's Dream Land 2. They gave no Copy Ability when inhaled until their appearance in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, where they gave the Ice ability.
Propeller appears to be a black raindrop-shaped enemy with a silver propeller, an evil grin, and two angry eyes.
In Kirby's Dream Land 2, if Kirby has an Animal Friend with him when he approaches a Propeller, it gets angry and tries to chase him. If it touches Kirby outside of invincibility frames, it will self-destruct which will cause Kirby to instantly lose his animal friend. However, if it fails to do this for a while, it will stop and fly forwards off-screen. It will also explode on its own if it is hit with projectiles enough. They are known as Propeller Bombs in this game.
In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Propellers are much different than in the past game. They hatch from eggs, can be inhaled, and come in different colors: yellow, blue, brown, black, and red. Whether they chase Kirby or Gooey at a high speed depends on which color hatches out of the egg. Also, after they've chased one of them for a lengthened amount of time, they fly upwards out of view rather than forward.
In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, the Propeller changes almost entirely. Its color is a darkish purple, and on its face is a happy expression, which doesn't change. In this game, it no longer hatches from eggs. If Kirby has a Copy Ability, it will chase him when he approaches. Otherwise, it will float in place. If Kirby inhales a Propeller and holds it above his head, it will fly up for a bit, and then pop. The Propeller now gives the Ice ability when inhaled.
Propeller makes a reappearance in Kirby: Planet Robobot, with yet another redesign. They are now made of metal and retain their happy face expressions from previous titles. If Kirby comes near it, Propeller will change its expression, get angry, and chase Kirby, regardless of whether or not he has a Copy Ability or not. Propeller no longer yields a Copy Ability when inhaled in this game.
- Propeller resembles Sparky, another raindrop-shaped common enemy.
- Foley and Seedbon resembles Propeller.