- This article is about the Copy Ability. For the Power Combo from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, see Stone-Needle. For the item in Kirby Air Ride, see Drill (item).
|“||Burrow underground with your mighty drill! You can use this to dodge enemy attacks. If you dig in certain spots, you might be able to sneak into off-limits areas! Heh heh...||”|
— Figure description from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Drill is a Copy Ability that equips Kirby with a yellow hard hat with a visor and a large drill on top. This ability allows Kirby to attack foes either directly using the drill, or by digging into the ground and popping up elsewhere to attack from below. This ability made its first appearance in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and has since reappeared in Kirby's Dream Buffet with a carrot motif.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Drill Kirby first appeared in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, where it can be obtained from the enemy Digguh. In addition to battling enemies, the Drill ability is also useful for unearthing various items from glowing dirt patches on the ground. It can also be used to remove small piles of sand.
There are two evolved forms for Drill—Pencil Drill and Twin Drill—both of which are unlocked by handing blueprints over at Waddle Dee's Weapons Shop. Pencil Drill Kirby can shoot out a pencil projectile out from his hat when he pops up out of the ground. Twin Drill uses two drills and can attack enemies while digging underneath them, and can also shoot a projectile when it emerges from the ground.
All attack names are taken from the Kirby and the Forgotten Land Perfect Support Guide unless otherwise stated.
|Drill moveset in Kirby and the Forgotten Land|
|Hold B||Kirby burrows underground and is able to move under the ground, becoming immune to most enemy attacks and being able to reach previously unreachable areas. Called モコモコいどう (Lumpy Movement) while Kirby is underground. Called 水しぶき (Water Splash) when used on the surface of water.|
Burst Up Drill
|Release B after Dig, or use Dig for too long||Kirby jumps out of the ground drill-first.|
|Quake Surge||Create a loop with Dig||The area of ground inside the loop will erupt upwards. The larger the loop, the bigger the eruption and the more damage it deals. Enemies caught inside the loop will not move until they are hit.|
Name given by Weapons-Shop Waddle Dee.
|Press B in midair||Kirby drills in front of him, creating a small drill-shaped projectile that travels a short distance and lingers for a bit.|
|Tilt L-Stick + hold B in midair||Kirby drills ahead of him, diving downwards until he reaches the ground, after which he burrows into the ground like Dig.|
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Drill makes another appearance in Kirby's Dream Buffet. Here, instead of giving Kirby a drilling hat, it transforms him into a "drill carrot" when he touches the corresponding Copy Food item. This ability is only available for a limited duration in the Battle Royale stages, and functions in largely the same way as it did in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, allowing Kirby to drill and attack his foes using Quake Surge.
Drill Kirby also appears on a Character Treat, using his artwork from Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
|Kirby and the Forgotten Land||Figure description:|
Burrow underground with your mighty drill! You can use this to dodge enemy attacks. If you dig in certain spots, you might be able to sneak into off-limits areas! Heh heh...
Figure from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Treasure Road artwork from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Copy Food from Kirby's Dream Buffet
Character Treat from Kirby's Dream Buffet
Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Drill
Names in other languages