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.
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|
- Big Boost, Topple / Low HP ↑, Physical
- Steady Drill, Launched ↑, Physical
- Spinning Cutter, AOE / Aggro Up, Physical
- Rigid Shield, Defense, Defensive
- Poppi Spinning Slash - Attack all within range with spinning motion.
- Noponic Storm - Shoot out a vortex of ether created within the body.
- Poppi Drill - Charge with jet propulsion like a spinning drill.
- Jet Biter - Attack with the Big Mecha Biter (once charged).
- Pouch item types: Staple Foods, Instruments
- Pouch items: Fizz Juice (Drinks), Roly-Poly Maracas (Instruments)
|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."|
|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!"|
|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%||Poppi's Remodel Heart-to-Heart (not game text)||"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."|
- Main article: 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.
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 Poppy is a type of flower.
- 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.
|Playable Characters||Rex · Nia · Tora · Vandham · Zeke · Mòrag|
|Special Blades||Pyra · Mythra · Dromarch · Poppi α · Poppi QT · Poppi QTπ · Roc · Pandoria · Brighid|
|Supporting Characters||Amalthus · Azurda · Cole · Fan la Norne · Turters|
|Torna||Jin · Malos · Akhos · Mikhail · Patroka|