Javelin Knight is a hovering robotic member of the mid-boss group Meta-Knights which first appeared in Kirby's Adventure that holds javelins and swings them around. It can be inhaled like any other enemy, but does not give Kirby an ability.
Javelin Knight appears to be entirely robotic, with no real limbs to speak of, and only a slit visor that glows red or yellow to pass for a 'face'. It is also the only Meta-Knight capable of hovering, and can also bounce around the place with high and graceful jumps. It will attack either by swinging its javelin around as it bounces, or by shooting it at Kirby.
|Javelin Knight's video game appearances|
|Kirby's Adventure||Mid-Boss||Appears in ambush rooms alongside the other Meta-Knights.|
|Kirby Super Star||Mid-Boss, enemy||Also encountered as standalone enemies.|
|Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land||Mid-Boss||As this is a remake of Kirby's Adventure, he has the same role here as he did in that game.|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra||Mid-Boss, enemy||As this is a remake of Kirby Super Star, he has the same role here as he did in that game.|
|Kirby Mass Attack||Boss, enemy||Appears only in Sub-Games. Appears as a boss in Strato Patrol EOS, and an enemy in Kirby Quest.|
|Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition||Mid-Boss, enemy||Kirby's Adventure and Kirby Super Star are ported here, where he has the same role.|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot||Cameo||Appears in a screen-wiping attack in Meta Knightmare Returns. Also appears in the completion screen.|
|Kirby's Dream Buffet||Reference||Appears as a Character Treat.|
|Super Smash Bros. series|
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Spirit||Grouped with the other three Meta-Knights as one primary spirit.|
Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Javelin Knight debuts as a member of the Meta-Knights in Kirby's Adventure and its remake, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. It is fought alongside the other group members Axe Knight, Trident Knight, and Mace Knight. It appears more rarely than the other three, but can usually be seen either hopping through the air while spinning a javelin around, or hovering in place and throwing its javelins in an arc toward Kirby. It is not particularly hardy when compared to the other Meta-Knights, and can be defeated easily with an inhale or a Copy Ability attack.
Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Mass Attack
Javelin Knight also appears in the Kirby Quest sub-game. Similarly to Strato Patrol EOS, it is battled with the rest of the Meta-Knights in Chapter 3.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Javelin Knight makes a cameo in the Kirby: Planet Robobot sub-game Meta Knightmare Returns. When Meta Knight uses his Meta Knightmares attack, Javelin Knight appears with the rest of the Meta-Knights to defeat all on-screen foes.
Javelin Knight also appears as a sticker, taking its art from Kirby Super Star.
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter featuring Javelin Knight
Towels from Lawson's Kirby's 30th Anniversary Campaign, featuring an 8-bit sprite of Javelin Knight on one of the towels
Names in other languages
|French||Sieur Lalance||Sir Spear|
|German||Sir Pieko||Sir Pieko|
|Italian||Cavalier Lancia||Spear Knight|
|Portuguese||Cavaleiro lança||Spear Knight|