Gates are obstacles in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. They are brown door-like Gates that block Kirby's (and Meta Knight's, King Dedede's, Bandana Waddle Dee's) path. To open them, one must attack the corresponding Switch to activate it. The Gate will remain unlocked until the corresponding Switch deactivates, causing it to close back. However, Switches deactivate quickly so one must move quickly in order to proceed past the Gate blocking the way. Gates are rare obstacles, however some do appear in White Wafers and horizontal-shaped Gates appear in a stage in Nutty Noon where the Hi-Jump Copy Ability must be used to proceed.