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K64 Sawyer screenshot.png
Screenshot of Sawyer from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
First game Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (2000)
Other game(s) Kirby Star Allies (2018, painted by Vividria in Mid-Boss battle)
Copy Ability Cutter
Enemy Info Card K64 Enemy Info Card 55.png
Similar entities Electro Saw
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K64 Sawyer Sprite.png Sawyer is an enemy from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. It is first encountered in Stage 3 of Pop Star, inside the castle. It yields the Cutter ability when swallowed. Sawyer also appears on Enemy Info Card #55.

Sawyer is an animated sawblade, with a red eye in the middle of the blade. It moves around on its own accord by grinding across the ground, spinning its blade as it does so. It will occasionally jump a short distance off the ground just to make itself a little more dangerous. Despite its sharp edges, Kirby will not have a problem inhaling it.

A larger mid-boss variant of Sawyer appears in stage 1 of Ripple Star. It attacks by popping into and out of the ground at different locations while Bronto Burts appear in the air above.

In Kirby Star Allies, Vividria can paint a Sawyer which will fight for her by dropping down and moving towards the target. It can still be inhaled by Kirby which will give the Cutter ability similar to its debut game.


Sawyer can be found in the following levels and stages:

Sawyer locations in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards  
Stage Pop Star Rock Star Aqua Star Neo Star Shiver Star Ripple Star Dark Star
Stage 1 No No No No No Yes* No
Stage 2 No No No No No No N/A
Stage 3 Yes No No No Yes Yes N/A
Stage 4 N/A No No No Yes N/A N/A
*appears only in mid-boss form


  • The name "Sawyer" is a common last name in English-speaking countries, and was likely chosen for this enemy for the "Saw" part.
  • In terms of their behavior and appearance, Sawyers are similar to the Grinder enemy from the Super Mario series.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコギ
Abridged form of「ノコギリ」(nokogiri, saw)