Attack Type




Attacks all blocked enemies [This in-game description is inaccurate. This Operator does not need enemies to be blocked to hit them, they just need to be in range. This Operator hits multiple targets equal to their block number.]

Operator Description

Popukar, Guard Operator of Rhodes Island, will use her chainsaw to drive away enemies that pose a threat to the Doctor.

Operator Quote

A good girl when she behaves herself, but a devil when she goes out of control.

Obtain Approach

Recruitment & Headhunting
Headhunting: Yes Recruitment: Yes
Release Date (CN) 7/9/2019
Release Date (Global) 2/26/2020
Recruitment Pool Date (CN) 5/1/2020
Recruitment Pool Date (Global) 12/30/2020


Potential Item

Popukar's Token A solid metal toy. It's particularly heavy and hard to destroy.


Lvl: 1
Max HP +3%; ATK +3%
Lvl: 1
Max HP +5% (+2%); ATK +5% (+2%)
Lvl: 55
Max HP +6%; ATK +6%
Lvl: 55
Max HP +8% (+2%); ATK +8% (+2%)
Talents from Module Upgrades


Arts Resist
Redeploy Time
DP Cost
Attack Interval


SP Cost:
Initial SP:
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
Skill Effect
ATK +10%
ATK +15%
ATK +20%
ATK +30%
ATK +35%
ATK +40%
ATK +50%
Detailed Skill Info
atk 0.1
atk 0.15
atk 0.2
atk 0.3
atk 0.35
atk 0.4
atk 0.5

RIIC Base Skills

Trouble Maker Lvl: 1
Room Type:
When this Operator is assigned to a Factory, productivity +25%, capacity limit -12, and Morale consumed per hour +0.25
Harmony Lvl: 1
Room Type:
When this Operator is assigned to a Dormitory, restores +0.4 Morale per hour to another Operator assigned to that Dormitory whose Morale is not full (Only the strongest effect of this type takes place); furthermore, self Morale recovered per hour +0.2

Botzu's Quick Evaluation

+ Trait: Attack multiple enemies equal to block count
+ At equal levels she has better ATK than Savage and Estelle
+ She has good enough raw stats to clear out early game enemies
- Limited to 2 block
- She cannot be promoted to E2, and AoE Guards gain a huge boost on promotion to E2 because they gain an extra block, increasing their potential damage by 50%. They also gain a higher percentage of their total ATK at E2 levels than other Guards.

Operator Overview

"I have a special ability? And it's super strong? When I want to stop my friends from fighting, I use my power, and lose control, and then forget everything that happened...? Wow, okay, I get it now. Right! I can't let this power go to waste!" 

Although she appears mild mannered at first, Operator Popukar will become a raging berserker to keep the peace.  In combat, she is a 3* AoE Guard who can deal Physical damage to two enemies at once.

Like most 3* Operators, Popukar's skillset is straightforward.  Her talent provides a percent HP and Attack buff, while her skill ATK Up α provides a manual attack buff on a medium cooldown and no starting SP.

As a 3* AoE Guard, Popukar cannot reach Elite 2, missing out on blocking/attacking three enemies like her higher rarity peers.  Although this may seem like it defeats the purpose of using an AoE Guard, Popukar has a comparable statline to her Archetype peers at Elite 1, making her as effective as a pure attacker at a much lower investment cost.  As Popukar is also easier to obtain and level, she bridges the gap for an earlygame multi-unit melee attacker until promoting another AoE guard to E2 is possible.

Newbie Tier List Explanation

Excellent early game meat grinder unit that will absolutely shred through the low def enemies. Popukar by virtue of hitting two enemies is already more effective at crowd killing than most other melee options. Popukar can be simply acquired with AoE and Guard tags in Recruitment. New players can use Popukar until acquiring an AoE guard worthy of an early E2.

Integrated Strategies Tier List Explanation

General IS Notes

+ Good laneholding capabilities for earlygame due to her multi-target damage.
+ 0 Hope Cost.
- Doesn't scale well past earlygame.
- Only blocks 2 even when fully promoted.
- Needs healing support to survive.

IS2 Specific Notes

Good Relics

Relic Interactions

Recommended Promotion

E1 Max recommended, as it is a pretty low investment.

Skill Upgrade Costs

Level Requisites Materials
1 ➝ 2
2 ➝ 3
3 ➝ 4
4 ➝ 5
5 ➝ 6
6 ➝ 7

Overall Skill Cost

Elite Upgrade Costs

Level Materials

Overall Elite Cost

Total Cost

Operator Profile

Artist Xiàyě Hóng Míng
CV Chiyo Ousaki
CV (CN) 陈彦亦
Gender Female
Place of Birth Rim Billiton
Birthday Jul. 2
Race Cautus
Height 144cm
Combat Experience
4 years
Infection Status Crystals visible on surface, infection confirmed.
Physical Strength Excellent
Mobility Normal
Physiological Endurance Normal
Tactical Planning Normal
Combat Skill Normal
Originium Adaptability Standard


Initially a patient at Rhodes Island, Popukar requested and passed the trial to become an Operator for Rhodes Island. She was assigned to Reserve Op Team A6.
She possesses tremendous destructive power, becoming the team's heavy.

Clinical Analysis

Increase Trust to 25.
Imaging test for this Operator showed blurry outline of internal organs with visible unusual dark spots. Unusually high concentration of Originium particles were present in her circulation, indicating signs of infection and confirming her as infected at this stage.

[Cell-Originium Assimilation] 3%
Crystallization visible on surface of body, with many symptoms of Oripathy.

[Blood Originium-Crystal Density] 0.2u/L
Subject is currently stabilized, but regular observation and treatment are required.

Archive File 1

Increase Trust to 50.
A member of Reserve Op Team A6. Although not capable of complex reasoning, her infection bestowed on her an ability that made her a suitable Operator.
The source of a lot of problems for Team A6, most of these are unintentional. Because of her sincerity, she is also the easiest to forgive.

Archive File 2

Increase Trust to 100.
Unlike most other members, Popukar was taken in by Dr. Kal'tsit personally.
Dr. Kal'tsit did not explain why she made this choice, only saying Popukar would stay on as a full-time member of Rhodes Island.
However, Dr. Ansel said that was the first time she had ever seen Dr. Kal'tsit visibly upset.

Archive File 3

Increase Trust to 150.
Although Popukar failed her Operator exam, she was allowed to work in logistics, rather than being cast out.
And as it is so rare for an infection to make a patient stronger, even rarer to the extent of Popukar's infection, she is a very valuable case study.

Archive File 4

Increase Trust to 200.
Popukar has gradually become one of the mascots of Rhodes Island. After all, no one could hate such an energetic little cutie -- even if she occasionally engages in 'minor' vandalism.
Moreover, since joining A6, she has a much bigger family. Their shenanigans are just part of the Rhodes Island color nowadays.

Voice Lines

Appointed as Assistant Ummm... Nice to see you again, Doctor. It makes me happy... hehe...
Talk 1 Doctor, need a break? I made you some tea, and Miss Orchid made cookies. Here you go, Doctor... Feel better!
Talk 2 Why is everyone in Team A6 always fighting...? If they keep arguing all the time, they can't be friends... Fighting is bad. I'll have to teach them that...
Talk 3 The gear on my chainsaw that makes the 'vrrrr' sound is kinda loose... That's weird. I don't remember using it lately...?
Talk after Promotion 1 Doctor, is Team A6 finally getting along...? Ermm... I really hope they are... As long as they don't fight, I can stay here with you...
Talk after Trust Increase 1 I don't know why, but I sometimes get these gaps in my memory. Then when I ask my teammates in A6, they just smile and tell me nothing happened at all...
Talk after Trust Increase 2 Um, Doc-Doctor, did I just pass out...? Um, why is everyone lying on the floor? Miss Catapult? Mr. Midnight? Mr. Spot? Why are you all slashed up? Why is Miss Orchid like that...?
Talk after Trust Increase 3 I have a special ability? And it's super strong? When I want to stop my friends from fighting, I use my power, and lose control, and then forget everything that happened...? Wow, okay, I get it now. Right! I can't let this power go to waste!
Idle Aaaah! I broke the cup... Errmm... I'm in trouble when the Doctor wakes up...
Onboard Popukar from Operation Reserve Team A6, reporting in. Um, my teammates in A6 are always arguing. I'm sure you worry about them, Doctor... But I know what to do...
Watching Battle Record Hey, Doctor, is the girl in the video... me?
Promotion 1 I'm so happy I don't even know what to say...! Thank you, Doctor...! Thank you so much!
Added to Squad My name is Popukar... Nice to meet you...
Appointed as Squad Leader Ummm... I really don't know anything about tactics or strategies or anything...
Depart Miss Catapult, um, it's time to deploy!
Begin Operation Miss Orchid, don't worry... I'll can do it.
Selecting Operator 1 Errrmm...
Selecting Operator 2 I'm right here.
Deployment 1 I want to stop fighting.
Deployment 2 Stop arguiiing!
In Battle 1 Be good and don't move...
In Battle 2 Chainsaw got mad...
4-star Result Mr. Midnight, come back here... Miss Orchid is watching you...
3-star Result So you're done fighting, right...?
Sub 3-star Result Errrmm... Doctor, here, I made tea... Doctor, are you tired?
Operation Failure Oww... It hurts... They hit me...
Assigned to Facility Please don't leave me here alone...
Tap Aaaugh...
Trust Tap Doctor, headpats...
Title Arknights.
Greeting Doctor, are you getting along with everyone today...?

Operator Records

Record: Funtime
Unlock: E1, Level 55, Trust Required: 50

Paradox Stages

Stage Name: mem_popka_1
Unlock: E1, Level 55
Popukar doesn't understand orders when they're too complicated. Arranging missions for her? Just tell her where to go, and leave everything else to her so she can shine. No, seriously, leave everything else to her. So long as the chainsaw's revved up, there's few out there who can beat Popukar. When we have to think hard for ways to stop her ourselves, who needs to worry about the enemy?