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Wicked Willow

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Wicked Willow
KEY Wicked Willow Screenshot.jpg
A Wicked Willow in Saucer Kirby's way.
Debut game Kirby's Epic Yarn (2010)
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
Similar to Whispy Woods
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Scary inhabitant of Weird Woods, this is one spooky tree!
— Patch Plaza description

Wicked Willow is an enemy that debuted in Kirby's Epic Yarn, exclusive to the Weird Woods stage. As suggested by their name, they are trees with blue-purple leaves, covered in pink and purple vines, with sharp teeth in the trunk. They also harbor multi-colored spores that become spiny on release, which they use as an attack.

Wicked Willows stop Kirby in his tracks, and prevent him from continuing the stage until they are defeated. Kirby can defeat Wicked Willows only in his Saucer form, since he needs to suck the spores up in order to use his electrical shock attack. They need to be shocked twice in order for Kirby to pass.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トーセンボク
Portmanteau of「通せん坊」(tōsenbō, blocking one's way) and「木」(boku, an on'yomi reading of "tree")
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Korean 불길목
Portmanteau of 불길 (bulgil, ominous in a sinister way) and 목 (mok, 木 for tree); see also 길목 (gilmok), meaning "crossroad" or referring to an important point in a path
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