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Wheel Mode

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Wheel Mode
KPR Robobot Wheel artwork.png
Artwork of the Wheel Mode from Kirby: Planet Robobot
Debut game Kirby: Planet Robobot
Usage type Unlimited use (only in certain areas)
Obtained from Wheelie
Power(s) Transforms the Robobot Armor into a racecar.
Comparable to Car Mouth, Wheel
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The legendary racer zooms down the track. 3, 2, 1... Turbo Accelerate!
— Pause caption

Wheel Mode is one of the Robobot Armor modes. It transforms Kirby's mech into a three-wheeled racecar, granting it extra speed and the ability to jump between foreground and background at will, a trait unique to this ability. Due to its use in stages of the game, it cannot be discarded.


Wheel Mode's Moveset
Skill Button Execution Description
Turbo Accelerate
The armor sprouts two spikes in front of it and accelerates to the point of being faster than its normal version's dash.
Speed Burst
B + A
The armor can jump during 'Turbo Accelerate' too.
Burn Rubber
B repeatedly
The armor does a donut, setting the ground on fire.
3D Spring Hopper
In a similar fashion to the 3D Warp Star, the armor jumps into and out of the background.

Other appearances[edit]


  • The Wheel Mode is not capable of driving in reverse. This is confirmed by a Robobot Armor pop quiz.[1]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホイールモード
Hoīru mōdo
Wheel Mode
Dutch Wiel-modus Wheel mode
French Mode roue Wheel mode
Polish Wheel Mode[2] -
Portuguese Modo roda Wheel Mode