For a bit of drill action, combine a Stone with a Needle. Press and hold B to charge, and release B to launch the power tool.[1]
— Description • Nintendo Power (Volume #134)

Drill[2] is a powerful combination ability that Kirby can utilize by mixing the Stone ability with Needle in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. When activated, a drill grows from Kirby's arm which allows him to rocket sideways, massacring all enemies in his path. By releasing the B button, Kirby releases the drill and it continues on even through walls, plowing through enemies until it disappears.

This ability is needed to obtain the first Crystal Shard on the fourth stage of Shiver Star.


Move Controls Description
Launch B Kirby fires a drill off his hand that spirals forward until it goes off screen.
Ride B (Hold) Kirby's drill drags him forward through enemies. Once the B button is released the Launch attack is performed.
Drill Press Down + B (In midair) Kirby stands on his drill as it flies towards the ground. Once he hits the ground he will continue acting like he is drilling until B is released. If the player releases B in midair, the drill will fire off downward.

Related Quotes

Kirby shoots a drill to the left or right, which he can either let go of or hold onto.
— Description • Official Strategy guide
Kirby turns into a giant drill that can fire off drill bits that bore through walls and enemies.
— Description • Official Strategy guide


  1. Kirby's Rainbow Resort
  2. BradyGames guide
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