Armored Waddle Dees are enemies in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. There are a similar, yet stronger version of the Puppet Waddle Dee. Much like with Puppet Waddle Dees, they are just three regular Waddle Dees in a strong robotic Waddle Dee. Armored Waddle Dees armored covering consists of red sides, a white face, two green stick-like arms, a yellow pipe on the top of its head, and two large holes in the white face, making eyes. Like Puppet Waddle Dees, Armored Waddle Dees will just walk around the area, however, they take much more hits to be defeated than them. Armored Waddle Dees also appear in later levels, such as White Wafers. When the armor covering of an Armored Waddle Dee is destroyed by Kirby or one of his buddies (Meta Knight, King Dedede, Bandana Waddle Dee), three Waddle Dees will fly out in different directions. All three Waddle Dees can be defeated afterwards, or Kirby can just Super Inhale the entire enemy, including the armored covering. No Copy Ability is granted by Super Inhaling them. Much like with other common enemies such as Bowby, Bouncy, Bronto Burt etc, Armored Waddle Dees appear with a different appearance to fit the industrial theme of Halcandra. Halcandran Armored Waddle Dees consist of a large gray armored covering, yellow eyes, blue robotic claws, and a blue bottom. Even though Halcandran Armored Waddle Dees look different from normal ones, they attack no different from the ones on planet Pop Star. Armored Waddle Dees appear in the Bomb challenge of the game, while their Halcandran form appear in the Item challenge.