Sparky is a common enemy in the Kirby series. When Kirby eats one, he gets the Spark ability.
Sparkies are tear-drop-shaped blob-like creatures with light green skin. They have two pitch-black eyes located at the bottom of their body. They also have two yellow orbs that are surrounded by electricity (note that in the original version of Kirby's Adventure, these orbs were originally eyes. But in later games, this idea was scrapped). These electrical orbs are presumably how Sparky creates their spark attack.
Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream LandEdit
Sparky debuted as a common enemy in Kirby's Adventure where they provided the Spark ability. Unlike many of the other common enemies such as Waddle Dee or Waddle Doo, Sparkies will not just walk off in one direction regardless of what happens, but slowly make their way towards Kirby trying to bump into him deliberately. Because of their lack of legs, they move by taking small jumps from place to place or one large hop which covers more distance.
When Kirby gets too close to the Sparky, it will create a small electric field that shocks Kirby causing him to bounce along the ground stunned for a moment. This is usually just a minor inconvenience, but can be dangerous if Kirby is near a bottomless cliff or annoying if Kirby loses his copy ability since there will be less time to gain the ability back and more of a chance of the lost ability getting away.
Sparky is generally regarded as the main provider of the Spark ability. As such, he appears in all games which feature said ability. His behavior is generally unchanged from game-to-game. He bounces around slowly and generates an electric force field as means of attacking Kirby. When controlling him with Ghost Kirby in Kirby Squeak Squad, it take a while to create the electric field. Sparky also makes a cameo in Kirby Super Star Ultra in the Mt. Dedede stage in Spring Breeze as an audience member.
In Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, when Kirby hits Sparky with the Master Sword, the sound it plays is similar to the sound played when Kirby slashes any enemy in Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland, opposed to the normal sound that plays when you hit an enemy with it.