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Screenshot of Jabhog from Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
First game Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Copy Ability Needle
Similar entities Spikey
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Charge those points up, then...zing! Let 'em fly! Jabhog is famous in the new world for its spiky spines. They were short and cute when it was young, but they eventually grew into dangerous needles. It'll jab anything that gets too close, so approach with caution!
— Figure description from Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Jabhog is a large lavender-furred hedgehog-like creature that is part of the Beast Pack and made its first appearance in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. It tends to sit in place until Kirby gets near, at which point it will extend its quills into a very big field of sharp spikes, and then slowly approach Kirby. While its spikes are out, Jabhog cannot be harmed by normal attacks or inhaled, but it is vulnerable otherwise, and will retract its quills after a while or immediately after jabbing Kirby. Inhaling it takes a fair amount of time, but it can be swallowed for the Needle Copy Ability. Jabhog is worth 5 Star Coins when defeated.


Jabhog can be found in the following stages:

Jabhog locations in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Point of Arrival No The Tropical Terror No An Unexpected Beast King No The Beast Pack's Final Stand Yes
Downtown Grassland No Welcome to Wondaria No The Wastes Where Life Began No In the Presence of the King No
Through the Tunnel No Circuit Speedway Yes Searching the Oasis No Lab Discovera No
Rocky Rollin' Road Yes Invasion at the House of Horrors No Alivel Mall (Staff Side) Yes Forgo Plains Yes
A Trip to Alivel Mall No The Wondaria Dream Parade No Moonlight Canyon No Forgo Bay No
The Brawl at the Mall No Danger under the Big Top No Collector in the Sleepless Valley No Forgo Park Yes
Abandoned Beach No Northeast Frost Street No Enter the Fiery Forbidden Lands Yes Forgo Horns No
Concrete Isles No Metro on Ice No Conquer the Inferno Road Yes Forgo Wasteland Yes
Scale the Cement Summit No Windy, Freezing Seas No Burning, Churning Power Plant No Forgo Zone Yes
Fast-Flowing Waterworks No The Battle of Blizzard Bridge No Gathering of the Beast Council No Forgo Land No


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニードホッグ
Portmanteau of "needle" and "hedgehog"
Chinese 针猬
zhēn wèi
Needle Hedgehog
Dutch Prikkervarken From "prikken" (to prick) and "varken" (pig)
French Héripik Portmanteau of "hérisson" (hedgehog) and "pique" (prick)
German Piksel Diminutive of "piksen" (to prick)
Italian Agospino Portmanteau of "ago" (needle) and "spinoso" (prickly)
Korean 니들호그
Spanish Eripunzón Portmanteau of "erizo" (hedgehog) and "punzón" (awl)