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 personality, he's rather caring to Lolo, and he befriended Klonoa quickly. His rudeness and temper are reduced in Dream Champ Tournament.
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 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.
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.