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Drill

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Drill
KatFL Drill Kirby artwork.png
Artwork of Drill Kirby from Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
Details
First game Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Type(s) Unlimited uses
Obtained from Digguh
Power(s) Attacking using drill and digging attacks
Similar to Animal, Stone-Needle
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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...
— Drill's figure description in 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 (and so far only) appearance in Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

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.

Moveset[edit]

All attack names are conjectural unless otherwise stated.

Drill moveset in Kirby and the Forgotten Land 
Move Button execution Description
Dig 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.
Drill Attack 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 more damage it deals. Enemies caught inside the loop will not move until they are hit.
Drill Shot 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.
Drill Dash 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.

Profiles[edit]

Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KatFL Boxart NA.jpg 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-limit areas! Heh heh...

Weapons-Shop Waddle Dee:
The Drill ability will let you avoid most attacks by holding down B to burrow underground. If you burrow in a complete circle, you'll trigger a powerful Quake Surge to attack above you!

Gallery[edit]

Videos[edit]

Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Drill

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドリル
Doriru
Drill
Traditional Chinese 鑽擊
Zuànjī
Drill
Simplified Chinese 钻击
Zuànjī
Dutch Boor Drill
French Foreuse Drill
German Bohrer Drill
Italian Trivella Drill
Korean 드릴
Deuril
Drill
Spanish Taladro Drill