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Needlous is an enemy who has only appeared in three games to date. It first appeared in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, as the replacement for Togezo from Kirby's Adventure, and later appeared in Canvas Curse, Kirby's Return to Dream Land and New Challenge Stages. In all games in which it appeared, Needlous gives out the Needle Copy Ability when it is inhaled and swallowed by Kirby.
Needlous has a fuzzy caterpillar-like body with yellow and black stripes, similar in some respect to Capiller. It has eight spikes coming out from various places at the top of its body, three on each side of its waste, and two on its back. Needlous attacks by curling itself in a ball and rolling toward Kirby. When it is not attacking, it only moves slowly across the ground.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Needlous makes its debut appearance in this title, replacing all instances of Togezo from Kirby's Adventure, though acting much the same as the creature it replaced.
Needlous can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Needlous returns in Kirby: Canvas Curse, otherwise being unchanged.
In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Needlous appears in the following locations:
|Needlous locations in Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition
Needlous in Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Needlous returns in 3D, otherwise being unchanged.
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Needlous can be found in the following levels and stages:
In Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, Needlous appears in New Challenge Stages, with its only appearances being in the Smash Combat Chamber and Magolor Race EX stages.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Needlous makes a cameo in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, appearing as a keychain, using its sprite from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
Artwork from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Sprite from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Sprite from Kirby: Canvas Curse
Keychain from Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Names in other languages
|From nīdoru (ニードル), meaning "needle".
||From Épine, meaning "thorn"
||From Nadel, meaning "needle".