Dolphin is a Metamortex transformation in Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, found exclusively in Water Land. Kirby and Prince Fluff both turn into a dolphin when they touch the Metamortex, and they both act independently.
The Dolphin increases water mobility and allows Kirby and Prince Fluff to attack and destroy obstacles underwater by using a spin dash, which also gives them a momentary speed boost. They can also fly further out of the water, and swim through rings to receive additional beads. Furthermore, the dolphin has the ability to toss in balls with beads in a hoop, mimicking trained dolphins in the real world, though this is only used a single time in Blub-Blub Ocean.
If the dolphin ends up on land, it will be unable to perform any of its usual graceful movement options, and instead can only slowly slide around on the ground until it can return to the water.
Transferring between waterfalls using Dolphin in Blub-Blub Ocean
Swimming through a shipwreck in Deep-Dive Deep
Swimming through hoops in Fossil Reef
Names in other languages
|French||Sub-céta||Lesser cetacean [needs verification]|
- Strings archived from the official Nintendo of America website include the following text in reference to the Dolphin transformation:
Lorsqu'il se transforme en Sub-céta, Kirby peut nager très vite, effectuer des sauts périlleux impressionnants et bien plus encore!
- Files privately archived from the official Nintendo of America website include the following text in reference to the Dolphin transformation:
Esta transformación le permite a Kirby nadar velozmente y dar increíbles saltos, entre otras cosas.