StarFox 1993

All games in the Star Fox series feature Peppy Hare as a supporting or playable character, and makes cameos in spin-off media.

Peppy's debut in the Star Fox series was marked in "Star Fox". His famous advisory role began here as well, as he gave advice on how to perform certain maneuvers. In contrast to later games, he has no established connection to Fox's father or given any seniority traits which were introduced later.

Instruction booklet description

Peppy is the moderating force on the Star Fox team. His gentle character and wealth of knowledge make him an invaluable balance to the chaotic chemistry of the other Star Fox Team members. His skill as a pilot is an added plus.
—Star Fox 1993 Instruction Booklet

Employed Guerrilla Unit "Star Fox" Personal Data


  • SEX: MEN
  • AGE: 36
  • HEIGHT: 143cm
  • WEIGHT: 54kg

In "Star Fox 64", Peppy served the same role he did in "Star Fox"; as an adviser. As long he is present on the battlefield, Peppy will shout out useful pilot techniques, surrounding warnings and how to defeat the Androssian lieutenants. Evidently, Peppy was a member of the previous generation Star Fox team, alongside Pigma and James McCloud. This game spawned his famous "Do a Barrel Roll!" quote, among others. Peppy and Pigma target each other in the occasional dogfights between Star Fox and Star Wolf, due to Pigma's treason against his old team and the two appear to have formed an arch rivalry since then, referring to doing in his "old pal". Peppy also compares Fox's piloting skills in the game to that of his father's, making comments such as "Your father helped me like that too" and the like. Peppy's base color in this game is red.

Peppy is also a playable character in Versus Mode via the Nintendo 64 controller in the second socket.

Official Star Fox 64 Site descriptions

A long time friend of Fox's father, Peppy Hare is the senior member of the Star Fox Team. An experienced pilot, he has learned many tricks in his years of flying, and is also very knowledgeable about Andross's forces, since he once had to escape captivity at their hands. Even though Peppy is older than all the other Star Fox Team members, he declined the leadership role and insisted that the younger Fox McCloud take over the team after Fox's father, James McCloud, was slain by Andross.
—Star Fox
Game Data
Peppy will give you constant hints and advice as he flies with you, and he always has a suggestion on how to defeat Andross's toughest lieutenants.
—Star Fox
Vital Stats
  • Age: 41
  • Height: 1.70 SM
  • Weight: 71.03 SK

Strategy Guide description

Peppy's career in the Star Fox team began long ago when Fox's father, James McCloud, led the fearless fliers. Although he's a bit crusty, Peppy is a steady companion who is loyal to the core and fierce in battle. He is a source of wisdom, so pay attention when he makes a suggestion.
—Official Nintendo Power Player's Guide, pg 6

Instruction booklet description

Peppy is the senior member of the team, a good pilot with vast knowledge and a good friend. A long time friend of Fox's father, Peppy has watched Fox grow from a young pup to an experienced pilot.
—Star Fox 64; Instruction Booklet

Nintendo Power Trading Cards

Trading Cards

The senior member of the Star Fox Team. Peppy used to fly missions with Fox's father, James McCloud. He has watched Fox grow from a young pup and mature into a very talented fighter pilot and a respected leader. Peppy's flight experience is an invaluable asset to the Star Fox Team. His vast knowledge of the Lylat System and the various creatures that inhabit the planets often comes into play when decisions are made about a course of action or a plan of attack.
—Nintendo Power Trading Card

Perforated Trading Cards

Peppy and James McCloud served together in the Cornerian military and were the founding members of the Star Fox team alongside Pigma Dengar. After Pigma betrayed the team and James was killed, Peppy declined the leadership role and urged For to take his father's place. Humble and wise, Peppy has been a second father to Fox.
—Star Fox 64 Perforated Trading Cards

Age: 41

Height: 1.70 SM

Weight: 71.03 SK

Rating: SP 1st Class

Peppy appears as a supporting teammate again in "Star Fox Adventures". He has retired from flying and now resides in the Great Fox, giving Fox advice whenever he is flying and helping with navigation while Fox is on land. When contacting Peppy on the communicator, he will upload a world map for viewing directing, since he spends his time studying ancient records on Dinosaur Planet and translates directions on Fox's P.D.A scanner map after Fox buys the maps in the ThornTail Store, but will advise Fox to contact Slippy for advice if the work within the current position is done yet. On the game's main menu, Peppy is fast asleep until he is selected to make changes to the screen sizing, and able to play the credits after collecting the Scarab Well's Cheat Token and then throwing it into the Warp Stone's game maze once.

Instruction booklet description

Although he retired as a pilot, Peppy Hare has close ties to Fox and radians on the team as an effective advisor. Despite his increasing absent-mindedness, he is still well-respected by everyone.
—Star Fox Adventures; Instruction Booklet

"Star Fox: Assault" marks another major role for Peppy. Although he has fully retired as a pilot, he still gives advice from the safety of the Great Fox, alongside ROB 64, which includes instructions on how to maneuver the Arwing and Landmaster, directions for Pilot-based missions, and how to avoid enemy attacks. Peppy climbs into an Arwing on Corneria and risks his life to save General Pepper when Pepper's flagship was infected by Aparoidedation. Near the end, it was believed by the team that Peppy had died when he risked his life a second time and crashed the mothership into the barrier blocking the pathway into the core of the Aparoid Homeworld, but he survived and had escaped using one of the ship's escape pods, then promising that he's really going to retire after.

Instruction booklet description

The father figure of the Star Fox team. Peppy is a former pilot who retired because he was unable to conquer advanced age. He currently rides in the Great Fox where he issues advice and instructions to the team.
—Star Fox: Assault; Instruction Booklet


Peppy is an unlockable playable character in Assault's Versus Mode. To unlock him, 15 VS. Mode matches have to be played. He has the best average pilot skill in the game (tied with Fox's), the slowest running speed, and the best jump. His Arwing and Landmaster skills are average, and he has the second lowest health stat, only having more health than Falco. Like Slippy, his blaster charges more quickly than normal to compensate for his poor mobility, as it charges even faster than Slippy's.

Peppy is geared more towards expert players. His poor mobility and low health hinder his survivability, but his jump makes him an expert at averting too much damage in close-quarters situations. His very high jump also allows him to reach places other characters would need ramps or vehicles to access, so he excels at sniping. His Blaster charges four times as fast as normal, allowing him to lay on heavy damage without the need for more advanced weaponry. However, his low amount of health and lack of mobility make his disadvantage state among, if not the worst of the cast: while his jumps are useful, he can't always rely on them, and due to his lack of speed when he's not on an Arwing or a Landmaster, he has very few options to deal with pressure, and he is subsceptible to be killed more than the other characters

Peppy in Command

Peppy in Command as General of the Cornerian Army.

Peppy has appeared in "Star Fox Command". At Pepper's request, Peppy is now General of the Cornerian Army, taking the now ill Pepper's place. Peppy's role is now both advisory and similar to that of Pepper's from the previous games. In the end, after the Anglars fall, Peppy helps with organizing a "Welcome Home" party with Krystal, Katt, Lucy (his daughter), and Amanda. Peppy and Lucy eventually slip away to reminisce about Vivian, Peppy's now deceased wife and Lucy's mother. They bring up memories both joyful and bittersweet, continuing their conversation until sunrise.

Whenever Peppy is a selectable pilot for gameplay, he will fly an Arwing identical to the ones used in the Aparoid Invasion era, while the background music plays a rendition of the "Hit the Planet" cutscene in Assault.

In the 3DS version of Star Fox 64, Peppy plays essentially the same role he did in the N64 game.

Official 3DS Site description

Peppy once fought alongside Fox's father James, and continues to serve valiantly with the Star Fox team. He offers up valuable battle tips, and has a keen eye for enemy weak points.
—Star Fox 64

Instruction booklet description

Peppy offers strategic advice on how to proceed in the level and on the enemies' weak points.
—Star Fox 64 3D; Instruction Booklet

Peppy returns in "Star Fox Zero", still giving advice and gameplay hints like before. Peppy appears in the opening cinema where James apparently sacrificed himself in order to let Peppy make an escape, evident when Peppy's critically damaged Arwing escapes laser from from several Harlock-class Frigates. He is the focal point of the mission on Titania where his Arwing has crashed into a sandpit and become a captive of the Scrapworm, identical to when Slippy was a captive of Goras in Star Fox 64. He is also the playable character in the Salvadora secret level where it's revealed that he managed to recover on his own and single-handedly takes on the heavily armed battleship. Performing the Barrel Roll will cause him to shout "Barrel Roll" every time. In the trailer, Peppy is seen driving a Landmaster, where the cockpit has a photograph of himself and his army comrades and friends, James and Pepper, but the photograph appears to be torn off in the right corner which is likely where Pigma would have been had it not been for his treason.

Peppy Hare

James McCloud's old wingman. A seasoned pro and the glue that holds the team together, Peppy gives battle advice and tactical tips to the rest of the Star Fox team and is a noted expert in Barrel Roll maneuvres.
—Star Fox

Peppy appears in "Star Fox 2" as one of six playable characters (the four males plus females Miyu and Fay). The game was originally scrapped in mid-1995 to make way for the then-upcoming Nintendo 64, and ROMs of the game in sundry stages of development were later leaked on the Internet. However, the final version of the game was pre-installed on the Super NES Classic Edition in 2017.

Peppy Hare description

A seasoned veteran whose cool head and wisdom holds the team together.
—Official Web Manual

Super Smash Bros 4 merged logo, no subtitle

Peppy makes appearances in the Super Smash Bros. games as trophies, stickers and frequently interacts with characters during the Smash Taunts, sometime giving instructions, fitting the tutorial and talkative nature of his character.

Super Smash Bros Melee logo

Peppy makes a cameo appearance in Melee. He makes quotes during the game's Star Fox portion of the Adventure mode, alongside Slippy and Falco (who is a playable character). He can also appear if the player (as either Fox or Falco) performs a secret taunt on the Corneria or Venom stages. One can do this secret taunt by alternatively tapping the left and right buttons on the GameCube Controller's control pad. Peppy is also in the game as a collectible trophy.


# Name Image First Game / Move Description
180 Peppy Hare
Peppy Trophy Melee
Star Fox / Starwing
Peppy was a member of the original Star Fox team with Fox's father James McCloud. Peppy was the sole survivor of the Battle of Venom where a treacherous teammate named Pigma Dengar betrayed the team. Peppy now rarely climbs into the cockpit of an Arwing, preferring instead an advisory position in mission planning.

Super Smash Bros Brawl logo


Name How to Unlock PictureDescription
Peppy Hare Random
Peppy Hare - Brawl Trophy
A member of the original Star Fox team. Peppy Hare was an esteemed pilot, now retired and currently commanding the Star Fox team from the mother ship, the Great Fox. Although he's known for a propensity for nagging, the praise and trust his team gives him hasn't changed throughout the years.

  • Star Fox / Starwing (SNES)
  • Star Fox Command (DS)


Name Game Effect Characters Sticker
Peppy Star Fox 64 Attack +7 Any
Brawl Sticker Peppy (Star Fox 64)
Peppy Star Fox: Assault Attack +5 Any
Brawl Sticker Peppy (Star Fox Assault)

Logo EN - Super Smash Bros. Wii U 3DS

Peppy appears in the fourth Super Smash Bros. title as a trophy. His pose is captured from his Star Fox 64 3D artwork and takes on his appearance from the 3DS's menu screen because Star Fox 64 3D was the most recently released game at the time. It's data relates to his position in the Cornerian Army and also implies that Peppy made Fox the team's leader possible at James's last request.

Wii U

Name How to Unlock PictureDescription Trophy Box
Peppy Hare Series Related
A former army officer who's since become a navigator. The instructions he transmits to Fox have proven invaluable time and time again. Peppy was part of the team when it was led by Fox's late father, James, and Peppy supported Fox when he took over leadership of Star Fox. Perhaps he knew this was James's last wish.
NA release
A former army officer, now a navigator. The instructions he sends Fox and friends from his cockpit have proven invaluable time and again. Peppy was part of the team when it was led by Fox's late father, James, and it was Peppy who named the young Fox as the new leader. Perhaps he knew this was his friend's last wish.
PAL release*SNES: Star Fox (03/1993)
  • N64: Star Fox 64 (07/1997)
37. Star Fox


Name How to Unlock PictureDescription
Peppy Hare Series Related

Peppy's trophy.

A former army officer who's since become a navigator. The instructions he transmits to Fox have proven invaluable time and time again. Peppy was part of the team when it was led by Fox's late father, James, and Peppy supported Fox when he took over leadership of Star Fox. Perhaps he knew this was James's last wish.
NA release
A former army officer, now a navigator. The instructions he sends Fox and friends from his cockpit have proven invaluable time and again. Peppy was part of the team when it was led by Fox's late father, James, and it was Peppy who named the young Fox as the new leader. Perhaps he knew this was his friend's last wish.
PAL release

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Logo

In "Ultimate", Peppy appears as a the only Master Spirit representing the Star Fox series, using his artwork from "Star Fox Zero".

Master Spirit

Spirit Stats Augmented Fighter Stats
No. Image Name Type Facility Origin Game Enemy Fighter Enemy Power Stage Rules Conditions
Peppy Hare SSBU
Peppy Hare Neutral Dojo Star Fox
(Artwork: Star Fox Zero)
8,800 Venom N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•Reinforcements will appear during the battle

WarioWare Smooth Moves

The Boss Microgame of 9-Volt and 18-Volt's stage is based on the original Star Fox title. Peppy appears with the rest of the team on the Communications Channel offering piloting advice and player encouragment.


A character with a strong resemblance to Peppy Hare is featured. This is due to both Star Fox and SteelDiver having the character designs handled by Takaya Imamura.

Peppy Super Mario Maker

Scanning Star Fox series amiibo while playing Super Mario Maker will unlock Star Fox elements for gaming, such as a pixelated Peppy.

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Peppy appears exclusively in the Nintendo Switch version of "Starlink: Battle for Atlas", performing the same role as he does in the main games. His character design is largely based on his "realistic" art-style seen in "Star Fox Zero".


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