Pierces are enemies in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. They are large, bee-like creatures who seem to wear a purple helmet on their heads. Pierces have two black eyes, pink wings, and a yellow and orange skin color. They carry a spear with them. Pierces are not common enemies. Some can be found in Onion Ocean. These enemies can be found hovering in place. When they spot Kirby or one of his buddies (Meta Knight, King Dedede, Bandana Waddle Dee), they will approach him and try to stab him with their spear in a quick strike. Any hero who gets hit by a Pierce's spear during its attack will take damage and lose any Copy Ability they were currently using. These enemies can be defeated. If Kirby Inhales a Pierce, he will gain the Spear Copy Ability. Pierces also appear in the Wing challenge of the game.
- Pierce's name comes from the word "pierce", which can mean to stab. Pierce is also one of the many human names.
- Pierces somewhat resemble Bunbuns from Super Mario Land .
- Pierces also resemble the Bees from Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2, since they are both bees that carry spears as weapons.