Needlous

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Needlous
Needlous KCC artwork.png
Artwork of Needlous from Kirby: Canvas Curse.
Details
First game Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (2002)
Latest game Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Other game(s) Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages)
Copy Ability Needle
Similar entities Togezo, Punc
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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.

Characteristics[edit]

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.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

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.

Locations[edit]

Needlous can be found in the following levels and stages:

Needlous locations in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land  
Stage Vegetable Valley Ice Cream Island Butter Building Grape Garden Yogurt Yard Orange Ocean Rainbow Resort
Stage 1 No No No No Yes No No
Stage 2 No Yes Yes No No No No
Stage 3 No No Yes No No No No
Stage 4 Yes No No No No No No
Stage 5 N/A No No No No Yes No
Stage 6 N/A N/A No No No No No

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

Needlous returns in Kirby: Canvas Curse, otherwise being unchanged.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Needlous appears in the following locations:

Needlous locations in Kirby: Canvas Curse  
Reddy Land Arange Gorge Iello Adventure Neo Greo Bloo Hills Omarine Zone Wonder Lilane
No
No
No
No
No
No

Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition[edit]

Needlous in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Needlous returns in 3D, otherwise being unchanged.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Needlous can be found in the following levels and stages:

Needlous locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Cookie Country No Yes No No No
Raisin Ruins No No No No No
Onion Ocean No No No Yes N/A
White Wafers Yes No Yes No No
Nutty Noon No No Yes No No
Egg Engines No No No No No
Dangerous Dinner No No No N/A N/A

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[edit]

Needlous makes a cameo in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, appearing as a keychain, using its sprite from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニードラス
Nīdorasu
From nīdoru (ニードル), meaning "needle".
French Épinon From Épine, meaning "thorn"
German Nadiline From Nadel, meaning "needle".