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Shelt
KRTDL Sheld model.png
Model of Shelt from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Details
First game Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Latest game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other game(s) Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Gabon, Punc
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Shelt[Japanese title] is an enemy that debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, which does not yield any Copy Abilities when swallowed.

Shelt is a small blue creature that wears a protective metal shell with a point at the front tip, and will attempt to charge anyone who approaches it. Shelt can take a beating, but it will eventually lose its shell and become vulnerable, at which point it will try to run away. Caution must be taken when dealing with a charging Shelt, as attacking it will not necessarily cause it to flinch. It may be better to just move past it, rather than waste valuable time and energy. Of course, Kirby can inhale Shelt's shell to make it less of a threat.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

A Shelt that has lost its shell in Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Shelt first debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, where it served as a continuous nuisance on the ground.

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Shelt can be found in the following levels and stages:

Shelt 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 No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Nutty Noon No Yes No Yes No No
Egg Engines Yes No Yes No Yes No
Dangerous Dinner No No No N/A N/A N/A
Shelt locations in Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Opening Stage No 4-3 No
1-1 No 4-4 Yes
1-2 No 4-EX No
1-3 No Sphere No
1-BOSS No Levitation No
2-1 No Health No
2-2 No Surge No
2-3 No Bomb No
2-4 No Upward No
2-BOSS No Needles No
3-1 No Barrier No
3-2 No Vanish No
3-3 No Cannon No
3-4 No Black Hole No
3-BOSS No Trickery No
4-1 No Secret Stage No
4-2 No Final Boss No

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, Shelt appears in the New Challenge Stages Sub-Game, looking and behaving exactly as it did in Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Shelt appears again in Kirby: Triple Deluxe in identical form and function. It only makes an appearance in stages 1 and 5 of Endless Explosions.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Shelt appears again the same as it was in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Shelt can be found in the following levels and stages:

Shelt locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Patched Plains No No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Resolution Road No No No No N/A Yes N/A N/A
Overload Ocean No No No Yes No N/A No N/A
Gigabyte Grounds No No No No No N/A No N/A
Rhythm Route No No No No Yes N/A No N/A
Access Ark No No No No No N/A Yes No

Trivia[edit]

  • Shelts are somewhat similar to the Zelda series enemies known as Helmasaurs, specifically their metallic armor and the fact that the armor can be forcibly removed.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シェルト
Sheruto
Possibly a rough homophone between "shell" and "Schild" ("shield" in German)