Similar to the Ice-Needle combo, the twin Needle combo has Kirby splaying out spikes, this time like a Swiss army knife.[1]
— Description • Nintendo Power (Volume #134)

Swiss Army Kirby[2] is a powerful combo ability 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 (counterclockwise from top): a corkscrew, a syringe, a cactus, a fork, a bee stinger, a nail, an oddleg caliper, and a pencil. Upon activation, any enemy that touches Kirby is punctured by the many spiky items. Unlike most incarnations of the Needle ability though, the transformation activated by this ability is only temporary.

Move Set

Move Controls Description Element
Ultimate Spike 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. None

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


Prerelease swiss army
  • A pre-release screenshot (right) of Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards reveals that Kirby's cactus previously didn't exist, and that a pointy, black fork originally took its spot on Kirby's body, which strongly resembled the tip of the Spear of Longinus from the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. Additionally, the icons for the Needle ability were green instead of orange.
  • Oddly, the original art for this ability is a horizontally flipped version of what it looks like in-game.



  1. Kirby's Rainbow Resort
  2. BradyGames guide