|This article's title is derived from Japanese|
|... because it was never localized to English in official sources.|
Kirby: Triple Deluxe screenshot
Pipe Worms are large creatures with segmented, yellow bodies. They have four orange/yellow horns at the front of their heads; these horns decrease in size as they near the top of the worm's head. Pipe Worms have large eyes with orange rings around them, and they have orange spots on their segments. They also have small orange arms and hands, which they use to hold onto their logs, or "pipes." Their tails end in a blue star which Kirby can inhale to defeat a Pipe Worm. Pipe Worms have beige undersides and five sharp teeth.
Pipe Worm appears in Stage 3 of Fine Fields and Stage 3 of Royal Road. It is very aggressive towards Kirby, and will try to bite him when he approaches. If the hero is hit with a bite, he'll be pulled into the worm's log and take rapid damage -- he can only escape if the player mashes the +Control Pad. If Hypernova Kirby tries to inhale the enemy when it is facing him directly, it will slide back in its pipes and resist the pink puff's suction. When it faces the other side, Kirby can successfully inhale it. After inhaling it, Kirby is able to go through the log that the worm was in.