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Swiss Army Kirby
Edited Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards artwork
Swiss Army
In Games
K64 logo2
Mix ofNeedle + Needle
AppearanceA cloak of eight pointy objects.
Ability IconNeedle icon64 Needle icon64
Similar to the Ice-Needle combo, the twin Needle combo has Kirby splaying out spikes, this time like a Swiss army knife.[1]
— Description • Nintendo Power (Volume #134)

Swiss Army Kirby[2] is a powerful combo ability appearing in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. It is made by mixing together two Needle abilities. With this ability, Kirby's body is surrounded by a number of pointy protrusions. These are (clockwise from top): a corkscrew, a syringe, a cactus, a fork, a bee stinger, a nail, a compass, and a pencil. Upon activation, any enemy that touches Kirby is punctured by the many spiky items. Unlike most incarnations of the Needle ability though, the transformation activated by this ability is only temporary.

Move Set

Move Controls Description Element
Ultimate Spike B Kirby becomes a ball with many large, different pointy objects sticking out of him from all sides. He may also shortly cling to walls. None

Related Quotes

All kinds of sharp objects protrude from Kirby, "popping" enemies that touch him.
— Description • Official Strategy guide
Kirby shoots out all kinds of sharp stuff, from a bumblebee stinger to a compass point and a cactus. This super power is very effective against large groups of enemies.
— Description • Official Strategy guide



Original artwork

Needle needle

In-game render

  • A pre-release screenshot of Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards reveals that Kirby's cactus previously didn't exist, and that a pointy, black tuning fork originally took its spot on Kirby's body.[3]
  • Oddly, the official art for this ability is a horizontally flipped version of what it should look like.


  1. Kirby's Rainbow Resort
  2. BradyGames guide
  3. Pre-release screenshot

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