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This article or section is about the Yarn Transformation from Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn. For information about the transformation in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, see Kirby Submarine.

The Submarine transformation as it appears in Kirby's Epic Yarn.

The Submarine is a transformation that both Kirby and Prince Fluff automatically undergo when submerged in water in Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. Shallow water, however, such as that of Rainbow Falls, will not trigger the Submarine transformation. Presumably, Kirby's and Prince Fluff's feet form the conning tower and propeller, as said parts, and their shoes, are in proportionate size, shape, and color. Unlike Kirby's usual underwater transformations, goggles are not used.

In the Water Land map, Kirby and Prince Fluff are even able to transform into submarines to access areas. The Capamari battle is fought in this form.

Underwater Actions

Underwater movements are generally less restrictive since jumping is no longer needed to travel upwards. The whip, rolling-up, and toss powers remain intact.[1] The Yarn Whip actually has more potential underwater, as downward throws are possible.[2] In place of a jump or dash action, the (2) button allows for either action, while near a surface (up) and (2) will perform a jump, otherwise (2) will rotate the propeller faster and generate faster movement.[3] Underwater travel also is affected by jets of more powerful flow. While on the surface in Submarine form, waves can affect the submarine's travel.


Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
French Sous-marin[4] Submarine
Spanish Submarino[5] Submarine


  1. "You can still use whip actions (p. 11) and rolling-up actions (p.12) while underwater." —Kirby's Epic Yarn manual ((page 10))
  2. "While in submarine form, you can aim the Yarn Whip and throw abilities downward." —Prima® Essential Guide Kirby's Epic Yarn (page 5)
  3. "You can swim with (dpad) and press (2) repeatedly to speed up. Press and hold (2) to tread water" —Kirby's Epic Yarn manual (page 10)
  4. Official Kirby Site (French language selected)
  5. Official Kirby Site (Spanish language selected)

Kirby's Epic Yarn Transformations
Metamato Transformations (Regular)
Car · Parachute · Pendulum · Sleigh · Snake · Submarine · Top · Weight
Metamortex Transformations (Super)
Digger · Dolphin · Fire Engine · Off-Roader · Rocket · Saucer · Spin Boarder · Star Shooter · Tankbot · Train