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The Pixel Popper is a non-elemental cat toy available for NoLegs in Epic Battle Fantasy 5.

Description

The Pixel Popper set consists of a basic sword and shield with an 8-bit aesthetic. It is colored entirely in shades of gray with a few white accents; its details and angles make it appear to have been assembled entirely from small squares.

Normal

The Pixel Popper is a strong, balanced weapon with the fourth-best Attack, the third-best Magic Attack, and the second-best Evade among cat toys. Its special effects are based on Snowflake's skill set, occasionally unleashing Bone Fish with its weapon-elemental skills and casting Rice Ball Bomb between turns; both of these skills benefit from its non-elemental boost. Its weapon-elemental attacks can also inflict Random status effects, but this is a rather gimmicky effect due to its unpredictable results; furthermore, the Pixel Popper is the only Random-inflicting weapon without a boost to status infliction. It's generally better to use it for pure offence while the Alchemist's Bow and the Alchemy Set handle status spreading; if Random becomes problematic, status-changing Flairs can give NoLegs's weapon-elemental skills a consistent ailment.

The Pixel Popper is mostly comparable to the Steel Buckler as a decent non-elemental cat toy; its advantages are stronger offences, good Evade, and auto-skills that make better use of the (non-)elemental boost. Either weapon is a serviceable option for NoLegs until the Star Hammer is acquired near the end of the game. Stat-wise, it has identical Attack to the Turtle Shell, as well as superior Evade, a decent auto-skill, and much earlier availability; however, it's also frailer and lacks the Food boost.

As with most offensive cat toys, the Pixel Popper is outclassed by the Honjo Masamune, which has far more general damage output in exchange for crippled HP and a little less Evade. Conversely, its potential niche in an Evade-based Target Tank build is better filled by the Neon Lightbulb, which has even higher Evade and useful Stunning potential; additionally, the Human Skull has identical Evade, superior bulk, and a variety of support options in exchange for much less offensive power.

The Pixel Popper resists Thunder, Heavy, Light and Stun, with all but the Thunder resistance becoming an immunity at Level 5.

Equip Remix

The Alt Pixel Popper is an odd support cat toy with a pathetic boost to Attack - the second-lowest boost of any cat toy, barely ahead of the Alt Human Skull - but it has great Defence and the third-best Evade among NoLegs's weapons in Equip Remix. It can apply Random status effects with Weapon-elemental skills, but its most notable effect lets it call upon one of three Arcade summons between turns. BOSH cripples the Attack of all foes, PHOENIX bestows Auto-Revive upon the party, and TOTOM fully heals them while curing their ailments and debuffs.

The Alt Pixel Popper's biggest weakness is the luck-based nature of its effects. The trigger chance on its auto-summons are rather low, and BOSH is effectively useless against foes that don't use many physical attacks or just have high resistance to Attack debuffs. As entertaining and potentially powerful as Random is, it is also highly unreliable; even with a status-changing Flair, the weapon lacks a status boost or a weapon-elemental counter to more effectively apply its ailments. Its stats suggest potential for Target tanking, but the Alt Honjo Masamune has literally four times as much Evade to compensate for its inferior bulk.

The Alt Pixel Popper resists Thunder, Heavy, Light and Stun, becoming immune to all but the first at max level.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Pixel Popper is found in the Hope Harbor Glitch Area, inside the topmost chest. The chest is partially hidden behind a rock and guarded by a battle that appears as a Bone Bat.

EBF5 WepIcon Pixel Popper.png Pixel Popper
A weapon that tears foes apart at the sub-pixel level.
  • Inflicts random status effects on targets.
  • Boosts the damage of non-elemental skills.
  • Level 3: May unleash Bone Fish while attacking.
  • Level 5: Randomly casts Rice Ball Bomb between turns.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Thunder.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 15%[0%] 30%[10%] 45%[20%] 60%[30%] 80%[40%] Stat Defence.png - - - - - Heavy & Light 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png 15%[0%] 30%[10%] 45%[20%] 60%[30%] 80%[40%] Stat Mdef.png - - - - - EBF5 Status Stun.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png 5%[0%] 10%[5%] 15%[5%] 25%[10%] 30%[10%] Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill 90/3 (66%) EBF5 Status Random.png 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Bonus Skill 75 (25%) 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Note: Stats in brackets (below/right from actual) are for its pre-v2 update version. Before the v2 update, only gave 50% Light/Heavy resistance when maxed.
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Floppy
x 1
-- -- 3 Super Tape
x 8
-- --
4 P2 Processor
x 1
Super Tape
x 2
-- 5 Game Child
x 2
-- --
Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.
EBF5 WepIcon Pixel Popper.png Pixel Popper
A weapon that tears foes apart at the sub-pixel level.
  • Inflicts random status effects on targets.
  • Randomly casts BOSH between turns.
  • Level 3: Randomly casts TOTOM between turns.
  • Level 5: Randomly casts PHOENIX between turns.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Thunder.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Stat Defence.png 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Heavy & Light 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png - - - - - Stat Mdef.png - - - - - EBF5 Status Stun.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- (20%)
(20%)
(20%)
EBF5 Status Random.png 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Bonus Skill -- -- 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Floppy
x 1
-- -- 3 Super Tape
x 8
-- --
4 P2 Processor
x 1
Super Tape
x 2
-- 5 P2 Processor
x 2
The Glitch (EBF5)
x 1
--
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