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Artwork of Pichikuri from Kirby Air Ride
First game Kirby Air Ride (2003)
Latest game Kirby: Canvas Curse (2005, cameo)
Copy Ability Needle
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Pichikuri is a bird-like enemy that debuts and appears exclusively in Kirby Air Ride. Here, it is a spiky enemy that floats around and hurts Kirby when touched. Pichikuri gives Kirby the Needle ability when inhaled.

Pichikuri also makes a cameo appearance in Paint Panic in Kirby: Canvas Curse, where Paint Roller draws it.


In Kirby Air Ride, Pichikuri can be found in the following places:

Pichikuri locations in Kirby Air Ride  
Location Appearance? Location Appearance?
Fantasy Meadows Yes Beanstalk Park Yes
Celestial Valley Yes Machine Passage Yes
Sky Sands Yes Checker Knights No
Frozen Hillside Yes Kirby Melee 1 Yes
Magma Flows No Kirby Melee 2 Yes


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピチクリ
Portmanteau of「ピーチク」(pīchiku, onomatopoeia for a bird's chattering) and「ちくり」(chikuri, pricking)