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Clutter Needle

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Clutter Needle
KatFL Clutter Needle Kirby artwork.png
Artwork of Clutter Needle Kirby for Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
Based on Needle
Blueprint location Scale the Cement Summit
Cost KatFL Star Coin icon.png×500 and KatFL Rare Stone icon.png×2
Starting Power-up Cost KatFL Star Coin icon.png×1000 and KatFL Rare Stone icon.png×2
No. Power-ups 3
Power(s) Lob projectiles while rolling
Starting Power 2.5
Rapid-Fire 2
Similar to Crystal Needle
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Pointy, spiky clutter all rolled up into a ball? It's needles upon needles! What a powerful weapon! Roll forward, then release to send sharp clutter flying out around you. OUCH!
— Figure description from Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Clutter Needle is an Evolved Copy Ability based on Needle that appears in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. With it, Kirby can drop spiky projectiles as he rolls which will deal additional damage to enemies.

Clutter Needle's hat features a variety of different pointy items set on it, including the following:

  • A potted saguaro cactus
  • A corkscrew
  • A castle tower
  • A red up arrow
  • A conical sea snail shell
  • A bamboo seed
  • A rocket ship
  • A bee stinger

A few different variants of these items appear on Kirby as he is rolling.

The blueprint for Clutter Needle can be found in the stage Scale the Cement Summit, where it appears underneath a Bomb Block barrier partway up the first tower. Clutter Needle is required to play the Treasure Road stage Roll Up and Throw! Clutter Needle Trial.


All names are conjectural.

Clutter Needle moveset 
Move Button execution Description
Needle Attack Hold B Kirby extends spikes all around his body. This will drop 1-2 springs, screws, or seashells, which can deal damage. When this move is released, it will drop 4-5 of these objects.
Needle Dash B in midair Kirby spins and dashes in the direction the L-Stick is tilted, which then transitions into Needle Ball. This will drop 1-2 objects.
Needle Ball Move during Needle Attack or Needle Dash Kirby rolls around like a ball and is able to catch enemies and objects with his spikes. As Kirby rolls, he gradually slows down, however catching enemies and objects also briefly speeds him up.
Needle Jump A during Needle Ball Kirby jumps while in ball form, allowing him to clear small ledges or hit high-up enemies.
Roll Up and Throw Release B after Needle Ball Kirby tosses any enemies or objects stuck to his spikes ahead of him.

Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KatFL Boxart NA.jpg Kirby and the Forgotten Land Figure description:
Pointy, spiky clutter all rolled up into a ball? It's needles upon needles! What a powerful weapon! Roll forward, then release to send sharp clutter flying out around you. OUCH!

Weapons-Shop Waddle Dee:
With the Needle ability, you can extend your roll a bit by picking up enemies and blocks as you go. Let go of B to throw stuck objects and enemies in front of you as powerful projectiles! The Needle ability will also let you roll through strong winds. It's so versatile!


  • This ability is reminiscent of the Needle-Needle Power Combo from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, which also involves lots of different pointy objects attached to Kirby.
  • In the parameter file for Blueprint hints, Clutter Needle is referred to as "BalloonfishNeedle" rather than its usual internal name "JunkNeedle" for one of the values, indicating that maybe in early development, it was instead based on a pufferfish.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジャンクニードル
Janku Nīdoru
Junk Needle
Traditional Chinese 廢品針
Fèipǐn Zhēn
Junk Needle
Simplified Chinese 废品针
Fèipǐn Zhēn
Dutch Zooiprikker Mess poking
French Aiguille méli-mélo Mish-mash needle
German Krimskrams-Igel Bits and pieces-Hedgehog
Italian Spino pasticcio Messy needle
Korean 정크 니들
Jungkeu Nideul
Junk Needle
Spanish Erizo cachivaches Junk hedgehog