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This article is about the enemies that appear in Devilish Mode in Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, and should not be confused with the Demon Frog or Devil Kirby from the anime.

The Devils are a trio of enemies that appear exclusively in the Devilish Mode of Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. The Devils warp in at various intervals and pursue Kirby relentlessly, causing him to lose a Life Piece if they hit him. The devils cannot be permanently defeated, and can only be temporarily driven off by striking them with a yarn ball or other projectile. None of them can be affected by the Yarn Whip on its own.

Notably, each type of devil is capable of flying through walls in pursuit of Kirby. However, they will be unable to reach him if he slips through a door or pocket into the background, and will become confused, looking around to see where he went. If a devil is hit, they will drop a number of beads before disappearing. Each subsequent hit will yield less beads however, until hits no longer produce beads at all.

Types of Devils[edit]

There are three different variants of Devil in the game, which are as follows: (Check their main articles for the lists of stages they appear in.)


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Artwork of Me-Devil.
Main article: Me-Devil

This is the first and most common type of devil encountered. He attacks by flying over Kirby's head and trying to drop spiky balls on him. The balls do not attain these spikes until they are dropped, and can be destroyed before this point.


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Artwork of Ye-Devil.
Main article: Ye-Devil

Ye-Devils wear drills on their heads, and will attempt to charge Kirby with a sudden flying maneuver.


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Artwork of We-Devil.
Main article: We-Devil

We-Devils can fire lasers from their tails which are fairly slow but fairly accurate.

In the Kirby novel series[edit]

They live in the "lining" of Patch Land. When they see a strong opponent, they can't help but chase after them and do mischief.
— Unofficial translation of the devils' description from Kirby: Big Trouble in Patch Land!

In the Kirby novel series, the three different devils make an appearance as important characters of Kirby: Big Trouble in Patch Land!. They live in a world that exists in the other side of the "cloth" where Patch Land resides, literally referred to as the "lining": the inner layer of a fabric.[1] Prince Fluff explains that the residents of that world are twisted and mischievous. The first time each of them appears, they go attack Kirby and Fluff as they laugh, and basically see it as a game. Once they are hit, they admit defeat and stop attacking, and give secret information to the two as a reward for beating them. They are not malicious at heart, and are just pranksters; in particular, they are not subordinates of Yin-Yarn, and they help Kirby and Fluff because their world was also indirectly torn apart by Yin-Yarn as well. While at first each devil appears individually, later in the story the three of them show up to help take King Dedede to Patch Castle.

As the three devils are named after first person pronouns in Japanese, fitting enough, each devil uses the respective first person pronoun of their own name.


  • The names of the devils are based on first-person pronouns (or second-person pronouns for some of Ye-Devil's names). This applies for all languages except for Dutch (which uses the English names including for Ye-Devil despite "ye" not existing in Dutch, with the closest Dutch pronoun being "je") and Ye-Devil in Chinese (which uses a literal translation from the Japanese version).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese デビル
Chinese 惡魔
è mó
Dutch Devil -
German Teufelchen Diminutive of "Teufel" (Devil)
Italian Demone Devil
Korean 데빌


  1. It should be noted that the name is a pun: the original Japanese name is 裏地うらじ and, reading the two kanji separately, one could interpret it as "world on the other side", as うら can mean "other side" and can mean "land"