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Big-Bean Vine

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Big-Bean Vine
KEY Big Bean Vine Preview screenshot.png
Big-Bean Vine Start Screen
Treasures -Lattice
-Cloud Pillow
-Big-Bean Vine Soundtrack
Patch Bean Patch
Devil(s) (Devilish Mode) Ye-Devil
Theme music
Stage order
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Big-Bean Vine is the fourth of seven stages of Grass Land in Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. Kirby unlocks it with the Bean Patch from Rainbow Falls. In it, Kirby is tasked with climbing up a large beanstalk into the clouds, using Balloon Waddle Dees to float further up.

Upon clearing the stage for the first time, the Watering Can Patch is obtained, allowing access to the fight with Fangora.

Patch animation[edit]

After throwing the Bean Patch, it settles into a dedicated slot and an animation of a bean vine growing to the area's door begins. After the bean plant is done growing, the door opens. The same bean vine can be watered later to watch it grow further.


The stage plays around a large beanstalk, which grows vertically. At first, Kirby starts on the ground, before ascending into the sky. Kirby (and Prince Fluff in the Wii version's co-op mode) must use the leaves of the vine as platforms to progress; larger, wider leaves are stationary, while smaller leaves will buckle under his weight. As he progreses, Kirby encounters Dandan and Bow Waddle Dee, whose projectiles impede his progress. Later, a pair of Parasol Waddle Dee can be used to reach a treasure.

Facing down Dandan while riding a Balloon Waddle Dee upward

In the second part of the stage, the ledges the beanstalk provides are placed farther apart, and the level becomes more cloudy. Here, Yin-Yarn patches spawn Balloon Waddle Dees, who can be stood on to get a lift to climb higher up the vine. However, their balloons pop after being stood on for too long, so Kirby must jump from one to another to keep ascending the beanstalk. Later, Kirby enters the inside of the beanstalk for some beads, before continuing higher up. The level ends without using a Metamortex transformation, but instead with Kirby balancing on three Balloon Waddle Dees at once before reaching the goal.

Medal Bead scores[edit]

  • Bronze - 300 points
  • Silver - 600 points
  • Gold - 900 points


Enemies Mid-Bosses

  • None.


Item Description Location
KEY Furniture Lattice.png
This lattice is covered in sweet-pea vines. This treasure is located on the left side at the top of the first section, past a series of flying Parasol Waddle Dees that Kirby can use as platforms.
KEY Furniture Cloud Pillow.png
Cloud Pillow
This fluffy cloud pillow is 99% comfy with a good chance of sleep in the evening. This treasure is located near the top on the right side, in a cloudy alcove shortly before the end of the stage. Kirby needs to make use of the Balloon Waddle Dees to reach it.
KEY CD Soundtrack Item.png
Big-Bean Vine Soundtrack
This new music plays in Big-Bean Vine. This treasure is located near the first set of Balloon Waddle Dees, on a high-up platform to the right of the vine.

Bonus Star locations[edit]

Type Image Location
2 Stars
KEY Bonus Bell 2 Stars.jpg
Located near the beginning of the stage, on the left-hand side of the vine.
3 Stars
KEY Bonus Bell 3 Stars.jpg
Located by the first set of Balloon Waddle Dees, on the left-hand side of the vine, beneath a Dandan.
5 Stars
KEY Bonus Bell 5 Stars.jpg
This Bonus Star is located near the top on the right side, just below the Cloud Pillow.


Big-Bean Vine also reappears in four Sub-Games with tenants of Dom Woole's apartments:


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おおきなまめのき
Ōkina mame no ki
Big beanstalk
Note that the word "beanstalk" (in the sense of the giant fairytale plant) is generally rendered in Japanese as まめ mame no ki, literally "bean tree".
Canadian French Fèves grimpantes Climbing beans
European French Haricot grimpant Climbing bean
German Kletterbohningen Climbing beans
Italian Giungla di legumi Legumes Jungle
Korean 커다란 콩 나무
keodalan kong namu
Big beanstalk
As with Japanese, the word "beanstalk" (in the sense of the giant fairytale plant) is generally rendered in Korean as 콩나무 kong namu, literally "bean tree".
Latin American Spanish Rama de habichuelas Bean vine
European Spanish Planta de Judías Bean Plant

Video walkthrough[edit]

100% walkthrough of Big-Bean Vine.