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Similar to the Ice-Needle combo, the twin Needle combo has Kirby splaying out spikes, this time like a Swiss army knife.
— Description • Nintendo Power (Volume #134)

Needle + Needle (also called “Swiss Army” Kirby[1] or Needle Points[2]) is a Power Combo appearing in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. It is made by mixing together two Needle abilities. With this ability, Kirby's body is surrounded by a number of pointy protrusions. These are (clockwise from top): a corkscrew, a syringe, a cactus, a fork, a bee stinger, a nail, a drawing compass, and a pencil. Upon activation, any enemy that touches Kirby is punctured by the many spiky items.


Move Controls Description
Needle + Needle B Kirby becomes a ball with many large, different pointy objects sticking out of him from all sides. He may also shortly cling to walls.

Related Quotes

All kinds of sharp objects protrude from Kirby, "popping" enemies that touch him.
— Description • Official Strategy guide
Kirby shoots out all kinds of sharp stuff, from a bumblebee stinger to a compass point and a cactus. This super power is very effective against large groups of enemies.
— Description • Official Strategy guide


The name 'Swiss Army' is derived from a Swiss Army Knife.


  • The artwork for this Power Combo is a horizontally flipped version of its in-game appearance.

Prerelease version of Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

  • A pre-release screenshot of Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards reveals that Kirby's cactus previously didn't exist, and that a pointy, black bident originally took its spot on Kirby's body; this resembles the tip of the Spear of Longinus as it appeared in the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.
    • Additionally, the icons for Needle were green instead of orange.
  • When used in mid-air, Kirby will slowly rotate in the direction he is moving until he either lands or the ability deactivates.
  • In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, an upgrade for Needle, known as Clutter Needle, draws inspiration from this ability.