A small frugivore sporting a strange mix of avian and arthropodal traits, Kanopi flits about the upper branches of the rainforest on four wings, filling its neck and cheek pouches with berries and sipping nectar wherever it can. Its wings move incredibly fast, producing a loud buzz as it flits from branch to branch. Though designed for feeding on nectar and berry juice, their sharp beaks can also be used as a weapon for self-defense.
Kanopi nest in the hollows of old, wide trees. They peck and claw at the inner wood to expand their homes, thus providing them more space to hoard mountains of berries. When they aren't out foraging for fruit, they sit in their nests, experimenting with various combinations of berry juice and nectar to form honey and preserves with various effects. Some of the berries of Ultra Jungle are supercharged variants of familiar Earthling fruit, while others are mutated versions or completely different species with similar effects.
Kanopi's honeys are coveted by nearly every other creature in Ultra Jungle. They are delicious and rich in nutrients, and the stat boosts and healing properties they provide are incredibly useful for survival. Zwiggler will raid Kanopi nests and eat as much as they can. Sokkort will headbutt trees until they fall and tear open the nests with their tusks. Buzzwole stab their probosces through the bark in search of Kanopi honey, sometimes spearing and drinking the Kanopi themselves. Even young Yorennul will plunge out of the sky if they spot or smell a Kanopi nest high enough for them to reach safely. The only way Kanopi are able to survive is with the protection of their elders, the Harvespik, who will viciously fight off any predator that dare attack their young.
Study of captive Kanopi specimens has revealed that they can produce juices with almost any fruit as long as it is carbon-based and non-toxic. Though the vast majority of berries are safe to eat for any Pokémon and usually benefit from Pokémon spreading their seeds, there are some plants in Ultra Jungle that produce incredibly toxic fruit and even nectars to protect seeds that spread through other means. As Fairy-types, Kanopi are extremely vulnerable to poison. Toxic nectar or berry juice combined with their very fast metabolisms can kill a Kanopi in seconds. Some plants have taken advantage of this vulnerability and added carnivorous traits to their toxic nectars, letting dead Kanopi rot at their roots or even developing acid-filled pitchers to catch their prey. Some recently observed mutations in Kanopi appear to function as an evolutionary countermeasure. This has resulted in the discovery of their Hidden Ability, Immunity.
A captive population of Kanopi is currently maintained by the Laboratory Research Division. So far, the juices have proven to be effective on Pokémon in a variety of ways, from raising effort values, levels, and Contest-judged condition to restoring health, PP, and status and even reviving fainted Pokémon. The most groundbreaking discovery, however, is that the healing properties also have slight effects on humans. Whether this is the result of the combination of substances or inherent to Kanopi alone is unknown. Further study into the medical potential of Kanopi juice has been approved.