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Pencil Drill

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Pencil Drill
KatFL Pencil Drill Kirby artwork.png
Artwork of Pencil Drill Kirby for Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
Based on Drill
Blueprint location Danger under the Big Top
Cost KatFL Star Coin icon.png×500 and KatFL Rare Stone icon.png×2
Starting Power-up Cost KatFL Star Coin icon.png×1000 and KatFL Rare Stone icon.png×2
No. Power-ups 3
Power(s) Dig and shoot an additional projectile for extra damage
Starting Power 3
Rapid-Fire 1.5
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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 attack names are taken from the Kirby and the Forgotten Land Perfect Support Guide unless otherwise stated.

Pencil Drill moveset 
Move Button execution Description
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. Called モコモコいどう (Lumpy Movement) while Kirby is underground. Called 水しぶき (Water Splash) when used on the surface of water.
Burst Up Drill
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.
Name given by Weapons-Shop Waddle Dee.
Sky Drill
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.
Flying Screw
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.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ペンシルドリル
Penshiru Doriru
Pencil Drill
Traditional Chinese 鉛筆鑽擊
Qiānbǐ Zuānjī
Pencil Drill
Simplified Chinese 铅笔钻击
Qiānbǐ Zuānjī
French Foreuse crayon Pencil drill
German Bleistiftbohrer Pencil drill
Korean 펜슬 드릴
Penseul Deuril
Pencil Drill
Spanish Taladro lápiz Pencil Drill