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KEY Sulkworm artwork.jpg
Artwork of Sulkworm for Kirby's Epic Yarn.
First game Kirby's Epic Yarn (2010)
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
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This big slug likes to crush his foes. He spits some mean thread, too!
— Patch Plaza

Sulkworm is a large caterpillar-like enemy which debuted in Kirby's Epic Yarn and later appeared in Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. He is fairly uncommon and doesn't move around. His name is a play on "sulk" and "silkworm".

Sulkworm has two methods of attack, both of which can harm Kirby or Prince Fluff. The first is a silk ball which he spits out in an arc, which can be caught and used against him. The second is a body slam attack which he uses at close range. If Kirby is hit, several of his beads may become trapped inside Sulkworm's body, and be unobtainable until the beast is defeated. Sulkworm cannot be harmed directly using the Yarn Whip, but there are two ways to defeat Sulkworm: throw two objects at him to or use the weight transformation on Sulkworm's head.

In Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, Sulkworm can be found in Stage 1 of the Sub-Game Slash & Bead. Meta Knight can choose to either fly over it or defeat it with his sword or Special.


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

Sulkworm 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 Yes 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 No
Toy Tracks No Moon Base No
Mushroom Run No 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 Yes
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 イモセン
European French Limabroya Portmanteau of "limace" (slug) and "broyer" (to crush).
German Schmollwurm Sulkworm
Italian Vermigliano A name that includes the word "verme" (worm)
Latin American Spanish Gusanón Augmentative of "gusano" (worm)
European Spanish Gruñoruga Portmanteau of "gruño" (growl) and "oruga" (caterpillar)