This Ravel Ability increases the immediate offensive power of Kirby's default move, the Yarn Whip. When used, he fires three lethal tacks in a spread; these move at the same speed as the whip itself and travel farther. Small enemies are defeated instantly and cannot be grabbed. Like other Ravel Abilities, Marking Pins' Ravel Ball can be discarded or lost like a Copy Ability, causing it to bounce around the stage like an Ability Star.
Marking Pins is comparable to the Ninja Copy Ability.
Kirby performs a Yarn Whip attack while simultaneously throwing three marking pins. He can perform this move three times in a row before having a short cool down. Using this move in the air maintains Kirby's vertical position and retains his horizontal velocity. The marking pins can be aimed in any direction Kirby's Yarn Whip can be used in, as well as diagonally downward.