|“||Scary inhabitant of Weird Woods, this is one spooky tree!”|
|— Cast Description • Kirby's Epic Yarn|
Wicked Willow is a mid-boss appearing in the game Kirby's Epic Yarn and its remake, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn.. It is the boss of Grass Land's Weird Woods level. It appears twice (or rather, two of it appear) in the level.
Wicked Willow is a ghastly-looking tree with a single purple, pink, and yellow eye. It has different shades of purple leaves and purple vines hanging from it. Wicked Willow also grows numerous amounts of spikeballs which can be used against it. These spikeballs come in three colors: Orange, pink, and purple.
Wicked Willow is only encountered while in Saucer form. The spikeballs can be absorbed to power up the saucer's discharge attack, two of which are required to unravel each Wicked Willow. An attack from the Saucer can be charged up beforehand, enabling Kirby to only absorb three spikeballs for his second attack.
Wicked Willow's name comes from its hostile behavior and its appearance as a tree.
Its Japanese name, トーセンボク (Tōsenboku), appears to be a portmanteau of the Japanese word for standing in/blocking the way, とおせんぼう/通せん坊 (Tōsenbō); and an onyomi pronunciation for the Japanese word for tree, 木 (boku).
- Wicked Willow is very similar to Whispy Woods, as they are both trees and that the items that fall off their branches can be used against them.