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? Hole

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? Hole
KTnT question mark Hole.png
In-game sprite of a ? Hole
Type Device
Function Causes various things to happen when entered
Found Infrequently in stages
Game(s) Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Similar to Jump Hole
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Something strange may appear when Kirby enters one of these mysterious holes.
— Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Instruction Booklet (North American print), page 18.

? Hole[1] is a floor-bound object which appears in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble. It resembles a shallow bowl-shaped depression in the ground with a blue hue and a question mark inset. Kirby can roll into this to make various things happen, including the following:

  • Displaying hints to the player, similar to Hint Boards.
  • Making Star Pieces appear.
  • Making a Balloon appear.
  • Triggering a roulette of items, allowing Kirby to obtain one of them. The items can be either Food, extra time, or 1-Ups and 3-Ups.

After activating a ? Hole, Kirby will be launched back out in a similar manner to a Jump Hole. Some ? Holes will also change to an orange hue after being used once to signify that they cannot be used again.



  1. Name taken from Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Instruction Booklet (North American print), page 18