Phantom Clawroline

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Phantom Clawroline
KatFL Phantom Clawroline Splash Screen.jpg
Splash screen for Phantom Clawroline from Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
First game Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Relative(s) Clawroline
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The real Clawroline asked Kirby to help her save Leongar. This phantom feline is a fake! Formed from negative thoughts and powerful psychic energy, this wild beast doesn't seem to care about Leongar at all. She may be an illusion, but her claws will cause real damage!
— Phantom Clawroline's figure description in Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Phantom Clawroline (titled Illusory Leopard) is a more powerful illusory form of Clawroline which appears as the boss of Forgo Park in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and can also be fought in The Ultimate Cup Z in the Colosseum. Phantom Clawroline looks and fights largely the same as her real counterpart, but has a different color scheme, with bright cyan, purple, and magenta fur, and eyes resembling those of Fecto Forgo.


Phantom Clawroline has all of the same attacks as her normal counterpart, though some have different properties, and also sports a few new ones. She also has more health than Clawroline.

The following are all of Phantom Clawroline's attacks (attack names are conjectural unless otherwise stated). Attacks in italics are only used in Phase 2.

Phantom Clawroline's attacks in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Attack Description Variants
Claw Swipe Phantom Clawroline takes out her claws and slashes twice (or four times) in front of her, leaving a Drop Star with each slash. She may finish with a third slash with both claws, leaving three Drop Stars behind.
Feline Dash Phantom Clawroline takes out her claws, gets into position, and dashes at high speed towards Kirby, leaving a Drop Star wherever she created an afterimage of herself. Phantom Clawroline may perform one of these quickly after using Claw Swipe.
Knife Toss Phantom Clawroline takes out five knives before throwing them at Kirby, leaving one Drop Star once they reach the edge of the arena. She throws up to three groups of these in quick succession. Inhaling her knives will give Kirby the Sword ability.
Vanishing Act Phantom Clawroline gets on all fours and vanishes in a puff of smoke. After a drum roll and swiveling lights hint to where she might appear, she reappears and uses a finisher Claw Swipe on Kirby, leaving three Drop Stars.
Falling Claw Slam Phantom Clawroline leaps toward Kirby and then falls straight downward with her claws out, creating a shockwave on landing and producing several Drop Stars. She may do this several times in succession.
Acrobat Dive Phantom Clawroline jumps to one of the metal structures surrounding the arena before taking out her claws and diving towards Kirby's current location, leaving six Drop Stars in a hexagonal pattern on impact with the ground. When starting phase 2, Phantom Clawroline creates three illusory copies of herself. These all dive first, leaving no Drop Stars when they do so.
Thrill Edge
Phantom Clawroline jumps to one of the metal structures surrounding the arena before taking out seven knives and throwing them at Kirby in rapid succession, leaving a Drop Star on impact. She may repeat this move one or two more times before following up with an Acrobat Dive.
Cross Slash Phantom Clawroline steps back, and then throws two energy waves in an X shape at Kirby that leave Drop Stars in their wake. This attack is similar to the one Leongar uses.


  • Likely by mistake, Phantom Clawroline is the only phantom boss not referred to with gender neutral pronouns.


Video gallery[edit]

Video playthrough of Kirby battling Phantom Clawroline in the Colosseum.

Names in other languages[edit]

See Clawroline for name explanations.
Language Name Meaning
Japanese 幻爪豹げんそうひょう キャロライン・げん
Gensōhyō Kyarorain Gen
Phantom Clawed Leopardess, Caroline - Phantom
Traditional Chinese 幻爪豹 卡洛凌·幻
Huànzhuǎbào Kǎluòlíng Huàn
Phantom Clawed Leopardess, Caroline - Phantom
Simplified Chinese 幻爪豹 卡洛凌·幻
Huànzhuǎbào Kǎluòlíng Huàn
Dutch Luipaard-illusie, Klauwdia-fantoom Leopard-illusion, Clawdia-phantom
French Panthère illusoire, Mistigrif spectrale Illusory leopardess, Phantom Mitsigrif
German Illusion-Leopardin, Tatzandra-Phantom Illusion-Leopardess, Tatzandra-Phantom
Italian Leopardessa illusoria, Grinfiolina spettrale Illusory leopardess, Spectral Grinfiolina
Korean 환상의 강철 손톱 팬텀 캐롤라인
Hwansangui Gangcheol Sontop Paenteom Kaerollain
Phantom Steely Nails, Phantom Caroline
Spanish Leoparda ilusoria, Zarparina espectral Illusory leopardess, Spectral Zarparina