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KEY Amprey screenshot.jpg
Screenshot of Amprey from the Patch Plaza cast list.
First game Kirby's Epic Yarn (2010)
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
Similar entities Embaconda
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This creature lives deep in the ocean. Don't be shocked if you see it!
— Patch Plaza description

Amprey is an invincible eel-like creature that appears in Kirby's Epic Yarn and its remake. It is a relatively large enemy with a purple body, yellow button eyes and green fins. Amprey's body also flashes bright green and purple due to its electricity. Attached to an Amprey's tail is a line of three large beads which Kirby or Prince Fluff can collect without taking damage. However, if they collide with the rest of the Amprey, they will lose some of their beads. Encountered exclusively in Deep-Dive Deep in Water Land, this long purple fish swims circles around set features of the landscape.

Amprey's name is a play on "ampere" (a measure of electric current) and "lamprey" (a form of jawless fish that resembles an eel).


As mentioned above, Amprey appears only in the stage Deep-Dive Deep.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ナンギー
A pun mixing「うなぎ」(unagi, eel) and possibly "numb" (referring to its electricity)
European French Électrille A mixture between "électricité" (electricity) and "anguille" (eel)
German Trikan Derived from "Tri" (Greek prefix for three)
Italian Pescescossa A mixture between "pesce" (fish) and "scossa" (electric shock)
Korean 암페장어
Portmanteau of "ampere" and "장어" (jang'eo, eel)
Latin American Spanish Anguille French word for "eel"
European Spanish Filamprea A mixture between "fila" (thread) and "lamprea" (lamprey)