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Kirby in Snake form in Tube Town.
Turn yourself into a single strand of yarn that can pass through narrow openings.
— Kirby's Epic Yarn manual (page 9)

Snake is a transformation that Kirby and Prince Fluff undergo in Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. The Snake form is only activated when tight passageways need to be accessed, and the transformation automatically takes place while pressing towards the opening of the passageway.[1] The Cool Cave area of Hot Land introduces the snake transformation with a network of tunnels and no Snip-Snaps are present.

In this form, Kirby and Prince Fluff appear as long strands of yarn with their eyes and shoes visible. The yarn color will match the color of their regular forms (pink for Kirby, and blue for Prince Fluff). As a snake, the heroes have no means of attack although the only enemy capable of entering the passageways is the rarely encountered Snip-Snap. The only means of defense possible are evasion maneuvers with an attempt to reach the exit and return to full size. When reaching crossroads in tunnels, specific directions can be chosen by pressing the desired path's direction on the Dpad.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Se faufiler To squeeze through
German Faden Thread
Spanish Desenredarse To unravel


  1. "Press in the direction of an open passage."Kirby's Epic Yarn instruction manual (page 9)