Popka is a dog-like creature. His ears and legs are orange, and his arms are stripped, a little longer than his body. A tufted, pink ball is seen on the tip of the Popka's pointed tail, and his most recognizable feature is his green eyes, which look like shattered glass. He wears a red bandana, which he got from Lolo when they first met, which was revealed in Klonoa Beach Volleyball.
Popka's quick-temper, talent for thievery, and no-nonsense attitude seemed to clash with Lolo, who as a priestess-in-training, appeared slightly naive and rather prude-like in her actions. He doesn't worry about most things, and won't hesitate to insult people he finds naive, mean, or bratty, but mostly with Lolo.
Despite his defects, he's rather caring to Lolo, and he befriended Klonoa rather quickly. His rudeness and temper are somewhat reduced in Dream Champ Tournament as he was shown happy to see his old friend again and helping Lolo out in the tournament. In Klonoa: Dream Traveller of Noctis Sol, he declared he was sticking by Klonoa's side even after the latter offered him a chance to escape and was shown worrying for Lolo.
Popka's large and long arms allow him to fly and glide through the air. In second player, he can help Klonoa jump higher than he can. He might also have great endurance to pain, as seen in Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament, where he gets shot in the back and could still walk.
Popka's Special Attack in Klonoa Beach Volleyball. After he hits the ball over the net, a strong wind pushes his opponent into the net.
In Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil, a second player could connect a second controller to the game console and help Klonoa by using a 'Popka Jump", in which Popka launches Klonoa about as high as a double jump. This maneuver makes Popka dizzy for a few seconds.
Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil
Popka served as Lolo's sidekick in the game. He accompanied Klonoa to save the world Lunatea, acting as the comic relief. His temper flared when Tat stole the Element of Tranquility from Lolo in Joilant and was determined to hunt them down, eventually succeeding in taking back the Element with Klonoa. At Mira-Mira, it was revealed that Popka stole a board from the Jungle Slider in Joilant, having figured that the heroes couldn't make their way through situations that involved snow and slippery surfaces to their destinations. After the events in the Maze of Memories, it was Popka who convinced Lolo to help Klonoa fight Polonte the Hatchling, and helped her out of her depression by calling her a fool for giving up and not trying.
When Klonoa was ready to leave Lunatea, Popka was seen covering his eyes with his ears and turning away.
Klonoa Dream Champ Tournament
Popka appeared as a teammate to Lolo who was a contestant. While waiting for the tournament to start, they reunite with Klonoa who also joined and were happy to see him once more. The two met Guntz whose rude attitude caused Popka to criticize him for his comment. While Lolo did very well, Popka stated he helped her in succeeding in most of her matches to her embarrassment.
After losing to Guntz, she was kidnapped by Garlen and was going to be made into a gear by the villain. At the end, she is saved by Klonoa.
Klonoa Beach Volleyball
Popka participated in the Beach Volleyball tournament with Lolo. If he wins, Popka goes shopping for new clothes and jewelry with Klonoa and Lolo to show everyone his victory. However, he decided at the last minute to not buy anything after seeing his discarded red bandana, which was his first piece of clothing given to him by Lolo, and says he still looks cool in it.
Klonoa: Dream Traveller of Noctis Sol
When the Nighty-Knights began their invasion in Lunatea, Popka was sent by the High Priestess and Lolo to get help. He was transported out of his world and entered Phantomile out of warp holes along with other creatures from various worlds. As Klonoa spotted Popka, he jumped down to rescue him, bringing him to safety. As Klonoa jumped off to catch the Nightmare Missile, both Popka and Huepow believed Klonoa shouldn't handle it on his own, leading to the three of them hitching a ride on the nightmare missile in an attempt to stop it.
As they go through the void, they encounter many of Klonoa's friends who are in their respective dream worlds and eventually found Lolo again in a nightmare realm. There Lolo was held captive by Nightmare Klonoa who the real Klonoa attacked as Popka checked on Lolo who was surprised by his being present. Popka tells her that he and Klonoa have come to free her as she tearfully tells him that Klonoa will not return for them but Popka states that is not the case, to her surprise.
Popka then points out the real Klonoa who engages in battle with Nightmare Klonoa, Lolo realizes he is there and is overjoyed at his return.
After Klonoa repels his doppelgänger, Lolo is soon freed by Klonoa as Popka worried for her by asking if she was hurt. Lolo happily told her friends she's alright before Klonoa asked what she remembers but only recalls taking a nap before an invasion, Klonoa soon tells her that she is having a nightmare due to her anxiety and bad emotions eating at her. Hearing this, she briefly worries if they're not really with her but is told they will return with her after she wakes up. With these words, Lolo then begins to wake up as her friends cling to her and they return to Lunatea. Once in reality, Popka and the others celebrate their return to Lunatea.
Beach Volleyball Stats
- Attack: 2/4
- Block: 0.5/4
- Feint: 1.5/4
- Receive: 1/4
- Speed: 4/4
- Diff: 1/4
Along with Klonoa, Popka appears on several liveries in Ridge Racer 6 & 7.
|Heroes||Klonoa | Lolo | Popka | Guntz | Pango | Huepow|
|Villians||Nahatomb | Ghadius | Joka | Bagoo | Garlen | Janga | King of Sorrow|
|Other Characters||Balue | Lephise | King Seadoph | Pamela | Kamal | Granny | Granpa | Emperor Jullius | Baguji | High Prietess | Borris | Butz | Anemon | Gomeroth | Chipple | Suiryu | Zweegle | Leorina | Tat|
|Main Series||Klonoa: Door to Phantomile | Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (Wii) | Klonoa: Lunatea's Veil|
|Spin-offs||Klonoa: Moonlight Museum | Klonoa: Empire of Dreams | Klonoa Beach Volleyball | Klonoa Heroes: Legend of the Star Medal|
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