|“||This drill evolution is mighty and graphite-y! It's not ideal for writing, but you can use it to launch out of the ground and shoot out pencil rockets. Now that's the write stuff!||”|
— Figure description segment from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Pencil Drill is an Evolved Copy Ability based on Drill that appears in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. With this ability equipped, Kirby gains a large pencil sharpener for a hat with a short pencil stuck inside pointing outward. When Kirby digs out of the ground using this ability, he shoots the pencil as a projectile for extra damage.
The blueprint for this ability can be found in the stage Danger under the Big Top, rewarded after defeating Clawroline. This ability is required to play the Treasure Road stage Dig and Dash! Path of Fences.
All names are conjectural.
|Pencil Drill moveset|
|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 pencil first. This will also shoot a pencil projectile in a tight arc upwards.|
|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 pencil-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. This leaves behind a trail of pencil sharpenings which can deal damage.|
Figure of Pencil Drill
Treasure Road artwork
Kirby using Pencil Drill to access a side path in Searching the Oasis
Names in other languages
|French||Foreuse crayon||Pencil drill|
|Spanish||Taladro lápiz||Pencil Drill|