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Enemies with cutter power, Fishbones remain in one location, firing either to the left or to the right, depending on where Kirby is located. You can tell they're about to fire when the red triangle gets larger and shakes. Dodge the shot and inhale the Fishbone before it can reload.
— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)

Fishbone is an enemy that appears in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. It grants the Cutter ability when inhaled.

Physical Appearance

Fishbone is, as its name suggests, a skeletal fish-like enemy. It is made up of three body pieces shaped as pseudotriangles, each with a different color; the back piece is yellow, the middle piece is orange, and the head is red. The head piece is the largest of the three while the back piece is the smallest. The head piece has a black spot for an eye.


Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Fishbone makes its only appearance in this game. The enemy launches its head piece towards Kirby when he approaches. Fishbone then grows a new head and repeats the process.

A giant Fishbone is found as a mid-boss in Stage 3 of Rock Star. If Kirby holds a Fishbone above his head, it will fire its head at enemies. Fishbone is also one of the things fired by Acro during his boss battle.


  • Coincidentally, an enemy from the Super Mario universe has the same name, but a completely different attack strategy.