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.
Poppi QT is an artificial Special Legendary Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She is an alternate form of Poppi α, enabled after her ether furnace was ignited with the help of Lila.