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Armor Waddle Dee

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Armor Waddle Dee
KRtDLD Armor Waddle Dee screenshot.png
Screenshot of Armor Waddle Dee from Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.
First game Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Latest game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Big Waddle Dee, Block Waddle Dee, Colossal Waddle Dee, Grandy, Halcandle Dee, Puppet Waddle Dee, Waddle Dee
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Armor Waddle Dee[Japanese title] is a large robotic shell resembling a Waddle Dee, making its first appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It sports a periscope and mechanical hammer-like bars to appear as its arms. It serves as a somewhat tougher variation of Puppet Waddle Dee, as it is slightly harder to defeat and slightly more sluggish. As with Puppet Waddle Dee, it lacks proper feet and is controlled by three Waddle Dees underneath. It can be destroyed normally to throw out the Waddle Dees inside, or can be quickly defeated if Kirby swallows it with a Super Inhale. It will simply attempt to make contact with Kirby, thereby dealing damage to them both (though the Armor Waddle Dee's high durability makes this less of a concern for it). A variant named Armor Halcandle Dee[1] appears on Halcandra, though it differs only in aesthetics. It is silver with more noticeable robotic features, and is controlled instead by three Halcandle Dees. It also lacks a periscope opposed to its original form.

Armor Waddle Dee additionally appears in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition in the New Challenge Stages.


In Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, Armor Waddle Dee (and Armor Halcandle Dee) can be found in the following levels and stages:

Armor Waddle Dee locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
Cookie Country No No No No No N/A
Raisin Ruins No No No No No N/A
Onion Ocean No No No No No N/A
White Wafers Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Nutty Noon No Yes Yes No No No
Egg Engines Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Dangerous Dinner Yes Yes No N/A N/A N/A


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アーマーワドルディ[2]
Āmā Wadorudī
Armor Waddle Dee


  1. Kirby Character Encyclopedia, page 132
  2. Kirby Character Encyclopedia, page 133