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For her other modes, see Poppi QT and Poppi QTπ.
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For those who have not completed games in the Xenoblade Chronicles series, this page contains spoilers regarding the plot. Discretion is advised.


Poppi α (Japanese: ハナ ジェット・スパークモード, Hana Jetto Spāku Mōdo, lit. "Hana Jet Spark Mode", abbreviated ハナJS, Hana JS or ハナ, Hana) is an artificial Special Legendary Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She was built by Tora, whom she calls "Masterpon", as a robotic companion. She has a powerful metallic body and perfectly practices the Nopon language. Although Poppi α is not a natural Blade awakened from a Core Crystal and Tora is not a Driver, they work as a kind of Driver and Blade duo during battle. She originally uses the power of earth with a Tank class, but she can equip wind, ice, and electric element cores through Poppiswap. In battle, Tora can fight using the Drill Shield, particularly to attract enemies and direct their attacks on him while protecting his allies offering them offensive opportunities. Poppi α can be upgraded through the Poppiswap mechanism. She views Lila as her older sister.

Personality

Despite being an artificial Blade, Poppi has a fully human personality and is able to feel emotion, though she speaks like a Nopon. Befitting of her childlike appearance, Poppi has a lot of childhood innocence and curiosity. However, this occasionally irks Tora, as Poppi does not possess the social awareness when sharing something that would embarrass Tora. As Tora's creation, she is very loyal to him, though she occasionally voices a snarky opinion of Tora's habits from time to time. Poppi also gets along very well with the rest of the party. In particular, she displays sadness when another party member is suffering and when she is worried that she will turn on her friends. She admires Rex and Pyra, wanting Tora and herself to be like the duo. This is so much so that she is heartbroken when she sees Rex give up after Pyra gets captured.

Appearance

Poppi is both clearly a robot and clearly a child; she is very short and slight and her entire body is metal-plated and bolted together. Her core crystal is round and orange, unlike the blue of natural Blades. She has purple hair, pale skin, orange eyes and red accents on her black and grey armour. She retains this color scheme across both of her upgrades. Poppi α wears black pantaloons, a white cap with a red bow, and a red cape with a white lily on its lapel. Her arms and legs are clunky and artificial-looking.

Alternate Costumes

Cornflower, Swim Lesson

Poppi α has two alternate costumes which can be obtained as DLC Aux Cores via Challenge Battle Mode. These are:

Story

Poppi's activation

Tatazo, Tora's father, gave Tora Lila's blueprints and told him to run away and continue his work when their lab was attacked. Tora then fled to Torigoth, and he began improving on Lila's blueprints to create Poppi. With the help of Rex, he gets the materials necessary to complete Poppi. Poppi and Tora then assist in rescuing Nia and Dromarch and join Rex on his travels.

When the party reaches Alba Cavanich, the party runs into Muimui, who is surprised to see Poppi fully functional. Lila attacks the city that night, and the Ardainian solders mistake Poppi for Lila, prompting Mòrag to attack the party. Niranira later intervenes and tells them Poppi is not the culprit.

Poppi consoles Lila

The search for Lila has the party traveling to the Old Factory, where Bana and Muimui were creating artificial Blades. Bana later controls Lila into attacking Poppi. Lila claims that her upgraded ether furnace makes her stronger, while Poppi claims that her strong bond with Tora is more important. Eventually, Lila goes back on her orders and begins listening to Tatazo. Lila helps upgrade Poppi's ether furnace, causing her to transform into Poppi QT. Despite the upgrade, most of the game's cutscenes show Poppi in her α form.

After Rex loses Pyra at the hands of Jin, he gives up and announces that he will return to Argentum. Poppi walks up to Rex, claiming that the real Rex wouldn't give up after one loss. She reveals that she and Tora look up to Rex, and she is hurt to see Rex give up. Rex eventually agrees not to leave the party.

Poppi and Mythra make a promise

While traveling in the Land of Morytha, Poppi sneaks away from the group while they are sleeping. Mythra joins her and the two look over the skyline, with Mythra claiming that humanity's technology ultimately brought their downfall. Poppi then asks if she, as a technological advancement, will soon destroy the world. Mythra then promises to make sure Poppi will not destroy the world, but Poppi must repay an unspecified favor, to which Poppi agrees.

As the World Tree begins to collapse, Pneuma pulls aside Poppi and Azurda and asks them to do something. Poppi initially refuses to do so, but Pneuma brings up the promise she made to Mythra. Pneuma eventually destroys a path before she states that she must activate Aion and destroy the World Tree. Rex tries to get Poppi's help in getting back over to Pneuma, but as a part of her promise, she says she can't. Poppi then leaves the World Tree with the others and happily hugs Pyra and Mythra when they return.

Heart-to-hearts

As a legendary Blade, Poppi has no Blade Quest, but does take part in a large number of Heart-to-hearts:

Abilities

Statistics

These stats correspond to Poppi α wielding the Primitive Shield with no Role CPU bonuses or Affinity Chart rewards. Different Core Chips and Role CPUs result in different adjustments to each stat.

Role Auto-Attack Block Rate Critical Rate Phys. Def. Ether Def. Strength
(unspecified) 13 25% 4% 5% 5% 9


Specials

  • Lv. 1 - Poppi Spinning Slash - Attack all within range with spinning motion.
  • Lv. 2 - Noponic Storm - Shoot out a vortex of ether created within the body.
  • Lv. 3 - Poppi Drill - Charge with jet propulsion like a spinning drill.
  • Lv. 4 - Jet Biter - Attack with the Big Mecha Biter (once charged).

Blade Skills

  • Noponic Iron - Boosts physical and ether defense by 5% to 10%.
  • Guard Shift - Increases block rate by 10% to 20%.
  • Emergency Mode - Boosts block rate by 20% to 60% when HP is 30% or lower.

Field Skills

  • Leaping - Lv. 3
  • Nopon Wisdom - Lv. 3
  • Superstrength - Lv. 3

 Favorite Items

Affinity Chart

Type Name Skill Level Affinity Level Effect Prerequisite Count Flavor Text
Key Affinity Reward 1 1 Affinity Chart level 1 unlocked.
2 2 Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart. Increase Trust 100 "Poppi can do more things now!"
3 3 Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain. Increase Trust 1,600 "New powers of Poppi unleashed!"
4 4 Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart. Increase Trust 4,600 "Poppi growing all the time!"
5 5 Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Increase Trust 10,600 "All preparations complete. Time is come to unleash all powers!"
Blade Special Poppi Spinning Slash 1 1 Effects are determined by the specifications in Poppiswap.
2 2 Perform a Blade Combo 5 "Watch Poppi demonstrate power!"
3 3 Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present) 7 "Poppi's turn next. Time for Blade Combo!"
4 4 Use Poppi Spinning Slash 12 "Poppi mastered this technique to maximum level!"
5 5 Perform a Blade Combo finisher 3 "Poppi perform amazing feat."
Noponic Storm 1 1
2 2 Use Noponic Storm 7 "Attack of Poppi get stronger!"
3 3 Perform a Blade Combo 7 "Leave it to Poppi! Poppi can handle anything!"
4 4 Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present) 10 "Can Poppi become real Blade...?"
5 5 Collect an HP Potion (Previous instances count toward total) 500 "Combat ability of Poppi increased!"
Poppi Drill 1 1
2 2 Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present) 5 "Masterpon very amazing. Poppi must work hard to match."
3 3 Use Poppi Drill 6 "Poppi getting quite good at this!"
4 4 Perform a Blade Combo 10 "Poppi get stronger and stronger!"
5 5 Perform a Driver Combo finisher (It's enough to just be present) 3 "Poppi want to do cool attack too!"
Battle Skill Noponic Iron 1 1 Boosts physical and ether defense by 5%
2 2 Boosts physical and ether defense by 6% Use Poppi α's favorite pouch item from the Instruments category 2 "Roly-Poly Maracas...so cute... Poppi love them too much!"
3 3 Boosts physical and ether defense by 7% Raise Affinity in combat 5 "This is power of working together?"
4 4 Boosts physical and ether defense by 8% Raise Affinity in combat 6 "Poppi sure now. Working together make Poppi extra strong!"
5 5 Boosts physical and ether defense by 10% Deal a critical hit (Previous instances count toward total) 20,000 "Armor functions of Poppi enhanced."
Guard Shift 1 1 Increases block rate by 10% Block an attack 2 "How nice, Poppi get power-up!"
2 2 Increases block rate by 12% Block an attack 5 "Poppi features improving!"
3 3 Increases block rate by 14% In Tora's House, Gormott, view the Heart-to-Heart "Poppi's Remodel?" "Masterpon, when you let Poppi equip new armor?"
4 4 Increases block rate by 16% Block an attack 9 "Time for lots of upgrades."
5 5 Increases block rate by 20% Receive a certain amount of damage 80,000 "Guard functionality at top potency!"
Emergency Mode 1 1 Boosts block rate by 20% when HP is 30% or lower Perform a Blade Combo 2 "New power for Poppi! Very excite."
2 2 Boosts block rate by 30% when HP is 30% or lower Salvage (Previous instances count toward total) 20 "What is under surface of Cloud Sea like? Can Poppi go inside?"
3 3 Boosts block rate by 40% when HP is 30% or lower Hit the specified score in Tiger! Tiger! 20,000 "Leave support to Poppi!"
4 4 Boosts block rate by 50% when HP is 30% or lower Hit the specified score in Tiger! Tiger! 50,000 "Poppi help out Masterpon lots!"
5 5 Boosts block rate by 60% when HP is 30% or lower Trade items at an exchange 50 "Many things collected... Any useful for upgrading Poppi?"
Field Skill Leaping 1 1 The power to jump. Used to reach high places.
2 2 Use Poppi α's favorite pouch items (Instruments category) 2 "This make good sound. Poppi like musical instruments."
3 4 Jump (Previous instances count toward total) 300 "Jumping power increase?"
Nopon Wisdom 1 1 Knowledge related to Nopon. Decode writing, speak Nopon, etc.
2 2 Speak to a Nopon 20 "Poppi feel smarter now!"
3 4 Speak to a Nopon 40 "Poppi good at dealing with Nopon. Can even deal with Masterpon."
Superstrength 1 1 Extraordinary physical strength. Used to break things, lift them up, etc.
2 3 Use Poppi α's favorite pouch items (Staple Foods category) 4 "Poppi not eat food, but can sense smells! This smell fill Poppi with strength!"
3 5 Use Poppi α's favorite pouch item from the Drinks category 4 "Ahhhhh... Looks so lovely! Poppi wish could actually drink it."

Poppiswap

Main article: Poppiswap

Poppiswap

As an artificial special Blade, Poppi α has her own Blade mechanics and a particular customization. Her element, role, skills and Arts can be changed using items earned from playing Tiger! Tiger!, a mini-game created by Tora's grandfather, Professor Soosoo.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Poppi α is one of the characters who can appear on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC stage, Cloud Sea of Alrest, where she may be present in the background alongside Tora. Poppi α also has a Spirit that can be unlocked on the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC Spirit Board, where she is represented by a Mii Gunner, Daisy, and Zero Suit Samus, each fought one after another. Her spirit can alternatively be summoned with the spirits of Tora and Flare.

Etymology

Poppi α's Japanese name, Hana JS, may be a reference to "Joshi Shougakusei" (女子小学生) meaning "Elementary School Girl". Hana is the Japanese word for flower while a Poppy is a type of flower.

Trivia

  • Even though Poppi α is not a real Blade, she can still be affected by Ether disrupting mechanisms (like in Genbu's prison) just like real Blades. If no arts are used, she can keep Ether reserves via her furnace. Despite this she is unaffected by the Spirit Crucible Elpys.

Quotes

Post-Battle Dialogue

Main Cast

Team Rex
Rex Rex "For an alpha prototype, you sure pack a punch, Poppi!"
Poppi α Poppi α "Poppi actually feature-complete, but Masterpon want to keep tweaking UI."
Pyra Pyra "Why do you speak as you do, Poppi?"
Poppi α Poppi α "Poppi speak normally. Why others have so many extra words?"

Chapter 7 spoilers:

Poppi α Poppi α "Poppi wants wings too. Aerial assault Poppi!"
Pneuma Pneuma "Then we'd match!"

Team Nia
Condition: After watching the event "Umon the Shipwright" (Chapter 3).
Nia Nia "So tell me, what's your body made from?"
Poppi α Poppi α "Poppi could tell you, but then Poppi would have to kill you."

Team Tora
Tora Tora "Is Tora good enough Driver for Poppi?"
Poppi α Poppi α "Masterpon is Poppi's only Driver."
Poppi α Poppi α "Masterpon, Poppi's right arm is malfunctioning."
Tora Tora "Hold on, Poppi! Masterpon will fix it!"

Team Five

Chapter 5 spoilers:

Poppi α Poppi α "Poppi finally appreciate good points of Zeke."
Pandoria Pandoria "I have to say, I might need more time before I can appreciate Tora."

Multiple

Chapter 3 spoilers:

Tora Tora "Poppi, are you okay? No damage?"
Poppi α Poppi α "Poppi is just fine, but what about you, Masterpon?"
Mythra Mythra "Aww, look at you two. Best buddies!"

Others
Vandham Vandham "Poppi, you're like real flesh and blood. You remind me of my lad who passed on."
Poppi α Poppi α "Poppi is shaped like girl, but if Vandham happy, then Poppi is happy."

Rare Blades

Expansion Pass spoilers:

Elma Elma "Poppi, correct me if I'm wrong, but does your transformation sequence utilize nanocomposite shape memory alloy, by any chance?"
Poppi α Poppi α "Poppi could tell you, but then Poppi would have to kill you."
Poppi α Poppi α "Poppi does not really understand Finch, but power seems considerable."
Finch Finch "I know, right! Wait, what was I actually doing again?"

Xenoblade Chronicles 1 spoilers:

Fiora Fiora "Hey Poppi! It's tough living with a mechanical body, isn't it?"
Poppi α Poppi α "But Fiora is human! How Fiora understand about feeling of machine?"
Fiora Fiora "Ah, well... I've had some experience. Remind me to tell you sometime."
Gorg Gorg "Poppi, did Tora build you with a sweet tooth too?"
Poppi α Poppi α "Poppi does not understand question. Poppi's teeth are without flavor."

Poppi α Poppi α "Poppi really respect Herald's prowess."
Herald Herald "I am not deserving of respect. I wield a terrible power."
Poppi α Poppi α "Amazing! Incredible! Poppi aspires to Perun's example."
Perun Perun "It's what comes naturally for a Blade. You'll be just as good, Poppi, if not better. Just stick with it!"

Expansion Pass spoilers:

Poppibuster Poppibuster "Ma'am, I'm noting a slight increase in response times across the board."
Poppi α Poppi α "Poppi doing her best! Doing two jobs at once takes toll on processing power."

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