|“||Dweller of the deep, this monster uses his light to distract his prey!”|
|— Cast Description • Kirby's Epic Yarn|
Three giant Danglerfish also appear in the same stage.
Danglerfish look like giant purple anglerfish with a purple illicium and a glowing yarn ball at the end. They have gray teeth, purple fins, and a green tail fin. Danglerfish have two purple and yellow button eyes.
Danglerfish attack Kirby and Prince Fluff by sucking them up. If a Danglerfish manages that, it will spit them out and the heroes will lose beads. If Kirby or the prince moves away from the Danglerfish after it begins its attack, it will tire and Kirby and Prince Fluff can latch onto the illicium of the enemy and snap it back at it, defeating it. However, the giant Danglerfish that chase Kirby and Prince Fluff cannot be defeated. Instead, the heroes will need to swim out of its way. Interestingly, Danglerfish, being made out of yarn, can inhale a large amount of water but Kirby loses his inhalation-based Copy Abilities due to inability to contain the inhaled air in yarn form.
Danglerfish's name is a portmanteau of dangle (referring to its illicium) and anglerfish.
Its Japanese name アンドーラ (Andōra) may be a portmanteau of 行灯/あんどん/あんどう (andon/andō), a kind of paper-covered oil lantern, アンコウ (ankō), the word for anglerfish, angora (a type of wool) and angler.