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Sword Soldier.png
Official artwork of a Sword Soldier.
First game Kirby's Epic Yarn
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
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
Sword Soldier.jpg
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.
Spear Soldier.jpg
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.
Cannon Soldier.jpg
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.
Whistle Soldier.jpg
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 Xmark.png Deep-Dive Deep Xmark.png
Fountain Gardens Xmark.png Boom Boatyard Xmark.png
Flower Fields Xmark.png Fossil Reef Xmark.png
Rainbow Falls Xmark.png Snowy Fields Xmark.png
Big-Bean Vine Xmark.png Cozy Cabin Xmark.png
Mole Hole Xmark.png Mt. Slide Xmark.png
Weird Woods Xmark.png Frosty Wheel Xmark.png
Pyramid Sands Xmark.png Frigid Fjords Xmark.png
Lava Landing Xmark.png Evergreen Lift Xmark.png
Cool Cave Xmark.png Future City Xmark.png
Dino Jungle Xmark.png Tube Town Xmark.png
Temper Temple Xmark.png Mysterious UFO Xmark.png
Dusk Dunes Xmark.png Stellar Way Yescheck.png
Toy Tracks Yescheck.png Moon Base Xmark.png
Mushroom Run Xmark.png Outer Rings Xmark.png
Sweets Park Xmark.png Whispy's Forest Xmark.png
Melody Town Yescheck.png Tempest Towers Xmark.png
Cocoa Station Xmark.png Cloud Palace Xmark.png
Dark Manor Xmark.png Castle Dedede Xmark.png
Splash Beach Xmark.png Meta Melon Isle Xmark.png
Blub-Blub Ocean Xmark.png Battleship Halberd Xmark.png
Secret Island Xmark.png


Names in other languages[edit]

Sword Soldier[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ケンヘー

Spear Soldier[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese やりへー
Yari e ̄

Cannon Soldier[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホーヘー

Whistle Soldier[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フエヘー

Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Friends AngieBeadrixBusterCarrieChaise WooleDom WooleLoomis WooleMaraPrince FluffZeke
Sub-Games Zeke's Hide-and-SeekBeadrix's RunCarrie's TransportBuster's TrainingMara's RaceDevilish ModeDedede GogogoSlash & Bead
Bosses FangoraHot WingsSquashiniCapamariKing DededeMeta KnightYin-YarnMega Yin-Yarn
CarParachutePendulumSleighSnakeSubmarineTopWeightMinor Yarn Transformations
DiggerDolphinFire EngineOff-RoaderRocketSaucerSpin BoarderStar ShooterTankbotTrain
Areas and Stages Patch Land Quilty Square Kirby's PadPatch CastleQuilty CourtFabric ShopFurniture ShopPatch Plaza
Grass Land Fountain GardensFlower FieldsRainbow FallsBig-Bean VineFangoraMole HoleWeird Woods
Hot Land Pyramid SandsLava LandingCool CaveDino JungleHot WingsTemper TempleDusk Dunes
Treat Land Toy TracksMushroom RunSweets ParkMelody TownSquashiniCocoa StationDark Manor
Water Land Splash BeachBlub-Blub OceanSecret IslandDeep-Dive DeepCapamariBoom BoatyardFossil Reef
Snow Land Snowy FieldsCozy CabinMt. SlideFrosty WheelKing DededeFrigid FjordsEvergreen Lift
Space Land Future CityTube TownMysterious UFOStellar WayMeta KnightMoon BaseOuter Rings
Dream Land Whispy's ForestTempest TowersCloud PalaceCastle DededeYin-YarnMeta Melon IsleBattleship Halberd
Regular Enemies AmpreyAnemoneeBalloon Waddle DeeBattinsBig Waddle DeeBlast MarinerBlipperBobber ClodBoingerBomberBow Waddle DeeBronto BurtButtonbeeButtonbugButtonflyCannon MarinerCannon SoldierCalderonCandlemanderChillyCutfishCyclodDandanDanglerfishDropsoEmbaEmbacondaEmbirdFlamerFreezoGatorGordoGrizzoJelly Jr.KrackoLi'l KrackoMagmotamusOctopeaOokiOrbitflyRolling ClodSawgillScarfySea JellyShelbyShotzoSlobbaSneak SackSnip-SnapSoocherSpace JellySpace KrackoSpace ReactorSpear MarinerSpear SoldierSpear Waddle DeeSpore JellyStogueSulkwormSwadclodSword MarinerSword SoldierTruck MonsterTwiggy WoodsUFOUniclodWaddle DeeWaddle DooWhistle MarinerWhistle SoldierWicked Willow
Devils Me-DevilWe-DevilYe-Devil
Ravel Abilities BobbinButtonKnitting NeedlesMarking PinsNylonWire
Note: Stages in bold are level boss stages.