Bowbies are enemies in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. They resemble a floating bow with bull horn-like sides and an evil grin on their face. Bowbies are quite common enemies. They attack in a way that obviously gives them their name. When Kirby and his buddies (Meta Knight, King Dedede, Bandana Waddle Dee) walk towards or underneath a Bowby, it shoots an arrow in the direction it is facing. So, if a Bowby is facing the floor (as shown in the picture to the right), a Bowby will shoot an arrow straight down when Kirby or one of his buddies passes underneath it. If any hero is hit by a Bowby's arrow, they will take damage and lose any Copy Ability they were currently using. Bowbies have a different look in Halcandra to fit the planet's industrial theme. They are given a blue and gray color, a yellow string used to shoot the arrows, angry yellow eyes, and a light blue cover over their eyes. Other than the new appearance, these Halcandran Bowbies are no different from the regular Bowbies on Pop Star. Bowby's Halcandran form appears in the Item challenge. All Bowbies can be defeated or Inhaled, however, no Copy Ability is granted by doing so. It is to note that Bowby's arrow comes from the weapon "bow", which is a tool used to shoot arrows. This gives them their name, appearance, and attack.