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KEY Sword Soldier artwork.png
Artwork of Sword Soldier from Kirby's Epic Yarn.
First game Kirby's Epic Yarn (2010)
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
Similar entities Mariner
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The Soldiers are four different types of squarish humanoid enemies in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn that wield several weapons. They mostly appear in Treat Land and are very similar to Mariners.


Soldier types in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn  
Type Caption Description
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Sword Soldier
"I bet this guy wouldn't be such a big shot without his sword!" The Sword variation of the Soldiers yields a sword that, when provoked by Kirby or Prince Fluff, twirls his sword and charges forward, waving his sword around. Kirby can use his Yarn Whip to grab the sword and throw it back at the Sword Soldier, and any enemy or block behind it.
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Spear Soldier
"This soldier wields a spear... Do you think he gets paid more than the Sword Soldier?" The Spear variation of the Soldiers has a long spear that he uses to run into Kirby and stab him, making him lose beads. Like the Sword Soldier, Kirby can grab the Spear Soldier's spear and throw it back.
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Cannon Soldier
"This soldier has a cannon, so you better look out! Those shots are dangerous!" The Cannon variation of the Soldiers has a large cannon on his head that he can use to shoot the heroes. Unlike the previous two variations, the Cannon Soldier's projectiles can't be grabbed by the Yarn Whip. This soldier also cannot be disarmed.
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Whistle Soldier
"This soldier can call for help, so be sure to deal with him quickly!" When a Whistle Soldier sees Kirby, he blows on his whistle and calls other types of Soldiers to come and help him. If there is a Whistle Soldier, Kirby has to dispose of him quickly or else there will be more trouble with other Soldiers.


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

Soldier 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 No Tube Town No
Temper Temple No Mysterious UFO No
Dusk Dunes No Stellar Way Yes
Toy Tracks Yes Moon Base No
Mushroom Run No Outer Rings No
Sweets Park No Whispy's Forest No
Melody Town Yes 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

In the Kirby novel series[edit]

A Spear Soldier in Kirby: Big Trouble in Patch Land!.

In the Kirby: Big Trouble in Patch Land! volume of the Kirby novel series, a Soldier appears, specifically a Spear Soldier. He first blocks Kirby and Prince Fluff from entering Stellar Way, but later changes his mind when he finally recognizes the two, in particular Fluff. He gives them a Metamortex for the Rocket Transformation; after Kirby transforms, he, with Fluff on top, flies to Stellar Way, bidding farewell to the Spear Soldier.


Names in other languages[edit]

Sword Soldier[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ケンヘー
European French Soldat Épée Sword Soldier
German Rothaudegen From "rot" (red) and "Haudegen" (a type of sword)
Italian Soldato Spadaccino Swordsman Soldier
Korean 검병
geom byeong
Sword Soldier
Spanish Soldado espadachín Swordsman soldier

Spear Soldier[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese やりへー
European French Soldat Lance Spear Soldier
German Rotspießer From "rot" (red) and "Spieß" (spike)
Italian Soldato Lanciere Spearman Soldier
Korean 창병
chang byeong
Spear Soldier
Spanish Soldado lancero Spearman soldier

Cannon Soldier[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホーヘー
European French Soldat Canon Cannon Soldier
German Rotkanonier From "rot" (red) and "Kanonier" (cannoneer)
Italian Soldato Cannoniere Cannoneer Soldier
Korean 포병
po byeong
Cannon Soldier
Spanish Soldado cañonero Cannoneer soldier

Whistle Soldier[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フエヘー
European French Soldat Sifflet Whistle Soldier
German Rotpfeifer From "rot" (red) and "Pfeifer" (whistler)
Italian Soldato Fischiatore Whistler Soldier
Korean 피리병
piri byeong
Flute Soldier
Latin American Spanish Soldado silbatín Whistler soldier
"Silbatín" comes from "silbato" (whistle) and the diminutive suffix "-ín".
European Spanish Soldado silbato Whistler soldier