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KEY Shelby artwork.jpg
Artwork of Shelby from Kirby's Epic Yarn.
First game Kirby's Epic Yarn (2010)
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
Similar entities Wheelie
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Snails are lonely, so when he sees someone new, he tackles them with joy!
— Patch Plaza

Shelby is a snail-like enemy from Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. Despite being a snail, Shelby is capable of moving fairly quickly when he rolls up into a ball and strikes. When grabbed and thrown using the Yarn Whip, Shelby will roll forward along the ground until he hits something. This is also the case when thrown upward, through he will fall in an arc first.


Shelby can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn:

Shelby locations in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Patch Castle No Deep-Dive Deep No
Fountain Gardens No Boom Boatyard No
Flower Fields No Fossil Reef No
Rainbow Falls No Snowy Fields No
Big-Bean Vine No Cozy Cabin No
Mole Hole No Mt. Slide No
Weird Woods No Frosty Wheel No
Pyramid Sands No Frigid Fjords No
Lava Landing No Evergreen Lift No
Cool Cave No Future City No
Dino Jungle Yes Tube Town No
Temper Temple No Mysterious UFO No
Dusk Dunes No Stellar Way No
Toy Tracks No Moon Base No
Mushroom Run Yes Outer Rings No
Sweets Park No Whispy's Forest No
Melody Town No Tempest Towers No
Cocoa Station No Cloud Palace No
Dark Manor No Castle Dedede No
Splash Beach No Meta Melon Isle No
Blub-Blub Ocean No Battleship Halberd No
Secret Island No


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese デンデン
From「でんでん虫」(denden-mushi, a colloquialism meaning "snail")
European French Margot From "escargot" (snail)
German Kriechone From "kriechen" (crawl)
Italian Filumaca A mixture between "filo" (yarn) and "lumaca" (snail)
Latin American Spanish Conchito Masculine form of "conchita", diminutive of "concha" (shell)
European Spanish Caracolio From "caracol" (snail)