|Thanks for saving me! What's that? You say you're from another world?! Wow! Welcome to Patch Land! You just stick with me, and I'll show you the ropes!|
— Prince Fluff in Kirby's Epic Yarn
Prince Fluff is one of the two main characters of Kirby's Epic Yarn (and its Nintendo 3DS port). He is the prince of Patch Land, and travels with Kirby to collect the pieces of the Magic Yarn and return Patch Land to its former glory, after it was destroyed by Yin-Yarn.
Prince Fluff has very similar proportions to Kirby, being small, round, and having large glossy eyes. Fluff has a light blue body and orange feet made entirely from strings of yarn. Atop his head, Prince Fluff wears a yellow felt crown symbolizing his royal title. Unlike Kirby, Fluff has large eyebrows (also made of felt) and the whites of his eyes can be seen. He often wears a determined and confident expression.
Prince Fluff is a friendly and helpful character. When Kirby enters Patch Land, Prince Fluff welcomes him and shows him around Patch Castle so that he does not feel lost. When Kirby grows hungry, Fluff teaches him how to forage for food in Patch Land. Fluff is also noble and courageous, as is shown through his determination to defeat the evil sorcerer Yin-Yarn and bring peace to the inhabitants of Patch Land. Though he is brave, Prince Fluff is also somewhat prideful. When Kirby saves a helpless Prince Fluff from a monster, Fluff thanks Kirby for his help but states that it was not needed.
|Prince Fluff's video game appearances|
|Kirby's Epic Yarn||Playable character and supporting protagonist|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot||Reference||Appears as a sticker|
|Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn||Supporting character||Due to removal of co-op in this game, Fluff is no longer playable.|
|Super Smash Bros. series|
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Spirit|
Kirby's Epic Yarn
In Kirby's Epic Yarn, Prince Fluff is first seen being terrorized by a monster at the beginning of the game. Kirby, who was recently sucked into Patch Land by Yin-Yarn's magical sock, turns into a car to save him. After Kirby saves Fluff, the latter reveals his name and position as the ruler of Patch Land. From this point onwards, he can be controlled by the second player of the game. Prince Fluff takes Kirby to his castle to teach him the controls of the game.
After getting through Prince Fluff's Castle, Prince Fluff is swallowed by a Lickeur, and Kirby defeats it, finding the first piece of Magic Yarn. The Magic Yarn stitches Quilty Square and Grass Land back together. Prince Fluff announces that Yin-Yarn had stolen the seven pieces, and that he has to collect the six remaining parts of the Magic Yarn to save Patch Land and its inhabitants. Kirby decides to join him, and they begin their journey. After beating Grass Land, when Kirby is trying to reach a tree, Prince Fluff shakes it, making Kirby fall off, and he chases him around. After clearing Treat Land, the two engage in a no-holds-barred cake-eating contest, but the monstrous cake collapses on them. Of course, Kirby won.
Towards the end of the game, Prince Fluff follows Kirby into Dream Land, only to find that it too had been turned into yarn by Yin-Yarn's magic. Kirby and Prince Fluff fight back, and defeat the evil sorcerer. Fluff has to return to his own kingdom, but gives Kirby the magic sock so that they can see each other whenever they wish.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Fluff still retains his presence in the cut-scenes and the Kirby Dance in this title. However, he is no longer available as a playable character. Instead, he will occasionally appear in stages to help Kirby find a star bead or a Ravel Ability.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Prince Fluff's name is a pun on "fluff", or a soft cushy substance. Yarn could be described as "fluffy", hence his name.
- Prince Fluff was originally intended to be the main character, but he was relegated to second fiddle when it was decided to make Kirby's Epic Yarn a Kirby game.
- Prince Fluff temporarily became the news presenter on Kirby's official Twitter to promote Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn.
|Quotes from Prince Fluff in Kirby's Epic Yarn/Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn|
Names in other languages
|French||Prince PonPon||Prince Ponpon|
|German||Prinz Plüsch||Prince Plush|
|Italian||Principe Batuffolo||Prince Flock|
|Spanish||Príncipe Hilván||Prince Basting|