|“||Pointy, spiky clutter all rolled up into a ball? 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|
|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.|
- 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.
Figure of Clutter Needle
Treasure Road artwork
Clutter Needle Kirby traversing Windy, Freezing Seas
Clutter Needle Kirby grabbing enemies as he rolls in Roll Up and Throw! Clutter Needle Trial
Names in other languages
|French||Aiguille méli-mélo||Mish-mash needle|
|German||Krimskrams-Igel||Bits and pieces-Hedgehog|
|Spanish||Erizo cachivaches||Junk Hedgehog|