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KRtDLD Mecha.png
Artwork of Mecha Kirby from Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
First game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Usage type Unlimited use
Obtained from Armoroid
Similar to Jet, Spark, Laser, Robobot Armor
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This article is about the Copy Ability, and should not be confused with Robobot Armor.
This robotic armor is ready for launch! Zap, burn, and smash foes with your arms, then prep your cannon and fire a fully charged blaaast!
— Pause screen description from Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe

Mecha is a Copy Ability that debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe as an addition to the base game, making its first appearance along with Sand. With this ability, Kirby gains a futuristic helmet with a translucent visor similar to the one for Jet Kirby, and also gains two mechanical fists and two giant cannons (which also function as a jetpack) on his back which are painted blue.

Kirby can use this gear to fire his Blaster Cannon at enemies using the cannons on his back, punch them up close with his Blazing Palm, release a Sizz-Zap Burst that can light up dark places, target skyborne enemies with Fireball Mortars, or place a Shock Bomb downwards. This ability also comes with a unique dash and hover where Kirby uses his jetpacks.

Mecha is exclusively obtained from Armoroid, a new enemy added in the remake.


Mecha's moveset in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe 
Skill Button execution Description Damage
Blaster Cannon Tap B Fires an energy shot forwards that hits twice. 6 (shot), 5 (explosion)
Charge Blaster Hold B for a short time and release Fires an energy shot forwards that pierces through enemies and bursts upon impact with walls. 18
Full-Charge Blaster Hold B for a long time Fires an energy laser forwards that pierces through enemies and walls. 7 (1st hit), 5 (2nd and 3rd hits), 14 (4th hit)
Full-Charge Storage L or R while Full-Charge Blaster is ready Stores the charge from Full-Charge Blaster, letting it be fired at any time by tapping B. N/A
Rocket Dash Dash Kirby glides across the ground using the rocket boosters. The exhaust can damage enemies behind Kirby, as well as light fuses. 2
Shock Knuckle B while dashing Kirby dashes forwards as his fist gets engulfed in electricity, shocking enemies in his way. 11
Rocket Brakes ↓ + B during Shock Knuckle Kirby creates a shockwave in front of him and jumps backwards slightly. 7
Quick Full-Charge Blaster Hold ↓ + B during Shock Knuckle Kirby can instantly perform a Full-Charge Blaster when Rocket Brakes completes. 7 (1st hit), 5 (2nd and 3rd hits), 14 (4th hit)
Fireball Mortars ↑ + B Kirby fires two fireballs forward in an upward arc. They can light cannon fuses and break ice blocks. 20 (single mortar), 17 (1st hit), 4 (2nd hit)
Rocket Flight Hold A in midair Replaces standard hover. The exhaust can damage enemies behind Kirby and light fuses. 2
Shock Bomb ↓ + B while in midair Kirby drops a time bomb that explodes with electricity and causes a lightning strike either after a short while or on contact with an enemy. 9 (explosion), 7 (lightning)
Battery Bracer Kirby crouches down, readying his cannons. N/A
Faster Blaster B during Battery Bracer Kirby fires 4 small energy shots in a row. 3 (1st shot), 2 (repeat shots)
Shock Counter B right after being attacked while guarding Kirby counter-attacks by dashing forwards as his fist gets engulfed in electricity, shocking the attacker. 26 (punch only), 3 (1st body hit), 2 (2nd body hit), 22 (punch if combo'd)
Blazing Palm B near an enemy Kirby grabs the enemy with his glove as it releases fire, burning the enemy. 8
Inferno Palm B repeatedly near an enemy Kirby releases more and bigger fire from his gloves to finish the combo. 2 (1st hit), 1 (2nd and 3rd hits), 22 (4th hit)
Sizz-Zap Burst ↓, then ↑ + B Kirby rises slightly, then releases fire to his sides and sparks above him. This can illuminate dark areas, and the fire parts of the move can light fuses and destroy ice blocks. 42 (burst only), 2 (1st, 2nd, and 3rd body hits), 36 (burst if combo'd)


  • The armor Kirby gains when copying Mecha strongly resembles the Gundam from the Mobile Suit Gundam series, a giant battle robot that is heavily influential in Japanese pop culture. In particular, the design takes from the Gundam's pointed samurai-like helmet, primarily white-and-blue color scheme, blocky robotic fists, and back-mounted laser cannons.
    • For specific inspiration within the Kirby series, however, Mecha Kirby's attacks seem to draw heavily from Metal General, while also incorporating ideas presented in elemental attacks from Kirby Star Allies.
  • Mecha is Kenta Nakanishi's favorite Copy Ability from Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.[1]



Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Mecha

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アーマー
Traditional Chinese 裝甲
zhuāng jiǎ
Simplified Chinese 装甲
zhuāng jiǎ
Dutch Mecha -
French Méca Mecha
German Mech Mech
Italian Mecha -
Korean 아머
Polish Mecha[2] -
Portuguese Maqui From "Máquina" (machine)
Russian Меха[3]
Spanish Meca Mecha