This creature lives deep in the ocean. Don't be shocked if you see it!
— Cast Description • Kirby's Epic Yarn

Amprey is a large enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Epic Yarn.

Physical Appearance

Amprey is a purple eel-like creature. It has green fins and a green tail fin. It has a blue dot design on its body and two yellow button eyes.


Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn

Amprey appears exclusively in the Water Land's Deep-Dive Deep stage. It does not attack, instead moving its electrified body in a set pattern and direction. Amprey has three large beads trailing its tail, which can be collected. Touching any part of the creature except the tail will hurt Kirby or Prince Fluff. Amprey is invincible and cannot be defeated.


Amprey's name is a portmanteau of "ampere" (or "amp" for short), the standard unit of electrical current, and "lamprey," an eel-like fish.

Its Japanese name, ナンギー (Nangī), is a corruption of the Japanese word for eel, うなぎ/鰻 (unagi).


  • According to the Japanese official guidebook, Amprey is the deep-sea version of Embaconda.


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