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"Did I catch the ball?"
"What do you mean, 'catch the ball'? You
were the ball!"
― Luigi and Mario (Super Mario World)

The power to inflate one's own body. Opposite to Deflation.

Also Called

  • Blowing Up
  • Body Inflation
  • Inflatable Body
  • Swelling Up


The user is able to inflate their body fully or partially, including only certain parts.





  • May be vulnerable to piercing or cutting damage.
  • May also explode if user inflates too much or from attacks.
  • De-inflation

Known Users

See Also: Be the Ball.

  • Fugu (Sushi Pack)
  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10 Series); via spell casting in a hazmat suit
  • Spheroids (Ben 10 Series)
  • Chris (The Adventures of Chris)
  • CJ (The New Adventures of Nanoboy)
  • Jake (Adventure Time)
  • Bubbles (Angry Birds)
  • Buyoon (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • King Puff (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Dulcy the Dragon (Sonic SatAM)
  • Wontu (Bakugan Brawlers: New Vestroia); Rapid Balloon
  • The inflatable inhabitants of Balloon Land (Balloon Land)
  • Mr.Patch (Banjo and Kazooie)
  • Swellbellies (Banjo-Tooie)
  • Bullfrag (Ben 10: Omniverse); limited to his chest
  • Princess Buburina (Catnapped); through touch
  • Dale (Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers); as Rubberbando
  • Beppi the Clown (Cuphead); during second phase.
  • Bouncing Boy (DC Comics)
  • Joseph Meach/Composite Superman (DC Comics)
  • Mammoth Miss (DC Comics)
  • Mammoth Mutt (DC Comics/Krypto the Superdog)
  • Lanky Kong (Donkey Kong)
  • Froug (Dragon Ball)
  • Krillin (Dragon Ball)
  • Buffalord (Dreamworks Dragons)
  • Muta (Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart)
  • Loona (HOOD)
  • Inspector Gadget (Inspector Gadget)
  • Kirby (Kirby)
  • King Dedede (Kirby)
  • Mikako Kon (MX0); via Balloon Girl's Magic
  • Ultra-Women (Marvel Comics)
  • Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Tonkotsu (Nagasarete Airantou)
  • Chōji Akimichi (Naruto)
  • Chōchō Akimichi (Boruto)
  • Lola Pop (Nintendo Arms)
  • Wadatsumi (One Piece)
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece); via Gomu Gomu no Mi
  • Gladius (One Piece); via Pamu Pamu no Mi
  • Coach Inflato (Ordinary Boy)
  • Some balloon-based Pokémon, such as the Drifloon and Jigglypuff families (Pokémon)
  • King Koo Koo (Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure); through uncontrolled laughter at others misfortune
  • Puko (Sailor Moon SuperS)
  • Pop Thorn (Skylanders)
  • Bubbaleone (Slugterra)
  • Mrs. Puff (SpongeBob Squarepants)
  • SpongeBob Squarepants (SpongeBob Squarepants)
  • Pink Yoshis (Super Mario Bros)
  • Luigi (Super Mario); via P-Balloon
  • Mario (Super Mario); via P-Balloon and Power Flower
  • Helen Parr/Elastigirl (The Incredibles); via Elasticy
  • Kablamus (The Mask: The Animated Series)
  • Bertha Bombshell (Totally Spies)
  • Beatrice (Touch Detective)
  • Wario (Wario Land series)
  • Nya (Zatch Bell!)
  • Riya (Zatch Bell!)
  • Tucker Williams/Mega Boy (Zoom)
  • Ego (Annventure)
  • Float (Bottersnikes & Gumbles)
  • Smashers (Metal Slug)
  • Zeppla (DreamWorks Dragons Rescue Riders)
  • Patty/Patty Putty (Stan Lee's Superhero Kindergarten)
  • Skipper (The Penguins of Madagascar); via Inflatium
  • King Julien (The Penguins of Madagascar); via Inflatium
  • Meggan (Marvel Comics)
  • Leaky Louis (Disrespectoids)
  • Ballonya (Mazica Party)
  • Elasti Girl (Teen Titans Go)

Known Objects

  • The Flash Suit (Arrowverse)
  • Leaking Water Balloon Smash (Disrespectoids)
  • D-Type Plugsuit (Evangelion)
  • Inflatium (The Penguins of Madagascar)
  • Inflate-inator (Phineas and Ferb)
  • Power Balloon (Super Mario World)
  • Compressed Helium Inhalation Prototype (Totally Spies!)
  • Three Course Dinner Chewing Gum (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)