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Guard (enemy)

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KSA Sizzle Guard.jpg KSA Blizzard Guard.jpg
Screencap of the fire (left) and ice (right) variants of the Guard from Kirby Star Allies
First game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Copy Ability Fire, Ice
Similar entities Shelt, Anger Masker
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This article is about the enemy in Kirby Star Allies. For the technique, see Guard.

The Guard[Japanese title] (referred to in the game data as Shield Enemy) is a large enemy which first appeared in Kirby Star Allies. It is a shield-wielding enemy, though its shield is initially split into two halves.

Two variants of this enemy exist, with one type wielding a burning shield (called Sizzle Guard[Japanese title]) and the other wielding a shield made of ice (called Blizzard Guard[Japanese title]). Aside from this distinction, they are both fundamentally the same, and attack by charging at Kirby and his allies. If hit with most forms of attack, the Guard will stop and combine its shield together to defend. Sustained damage will eventually break the shield, but it will take many hits before doing so. The shield has 169 HP, tied with mid-bosses. (For reference, a Star Bullet does 52 damage.) Once disarmed, the Guard only sits in place with 1 HP, bearing a fearful expression.

However, should an opposing element be used on the shield (Sizzle on the ice shield; Blizzard/Bluster/Splash/Artist on the fire shield), it will break immediately, destroying the enemy altogether (unlike Anger Masker). Kirby can also inhale the shield if given enough time to do so, and can swallow it for the Fire or Ice abilities based on type. From there, the defenseless Guard can also be inhaled.


Guard can be found in the following stages:

Guard locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens No Falluna Moon No
Donut Dome Yes Planet Misteen No
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon No
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna No
Clash at Castle Dedede No Grott Moon No
Extra Eclair No Planet Frostak Yes
Friendly Field No Blizzno Moon No
Reef Resort No Planet Towara Yes
Echo's Edge No Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel Yes Star Lavadom No
Sacred Square Yes Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands No Jambandra Base Yes
Duplex Dream No The Divine Terminus No
Gatehouse Road No Extra Planet α No
Eastern Wall No Extra Planet β No
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet γ No
Western Outer Wall No Extra Planet δ Yes
Inner Sanctum No Ability Planet No
Heavenly Hall Yes Dimension I Yes
Sector A Yes Dimension II No
Sector B No Dimension III No
Sector C No Dimension IV Yes
Planet Earthfall Yes

Both variants of this enemy also appear in The Ultimate Choice along with some other big common enemies.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メラーガガード
Merāga Gādo
Buriza Gādo
Sizzle Guard (fire variant)

Blizzard Guard (ice variant)