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Lash out five icy prongs as a snowflake. They say no two flakes are alike, but the far-reaching attack looks the same every time.
— Description • Nintendo Power (Volume #134)

Ice + Needle (also called Giant Spiny Snowflake[1] or Snowflake[2]) is a Power Combo appearing in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. Kirby gets this ability when he mixes Ice with Needle. Kirby encases himself in a snowflake that grows in size at a slow rate, freezing any enemy that comes in contact with him. Kirby is not able to move while using the ability.


Move Controls Description Element
Ice + Needle B (Hold) Kirby becomes a giant snowflake. He slowly grows, freezing everything he touches. As he grows his color becomes deeper and deeper blue. Blizzard

Related Quotes

Kirby turns into a gigantic, pointed snowflake that takes up the middle of the screen.
— Description • Official Strategy guide
Kirby turns into a giant ice crystal, destroying any enemy that's too close to his pointy spikes.
— Description • Official Strategy guide


  • Nintendo Power erroneously states that the ability uses "five icy prongs" despite the fact that snowflakes have six. However, this may be because the bottom prong generally goes through the floor, making it typically unused to attack enemies with.
  • In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, an Evolution of the Ice Ability named "Blizzard Ice" makes its debut. It is comparable to Ice + Needle.