Stakes are obstacles in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. They are rare wooden obstacles that behave similar to the Switches in the same game. They can appear in small and giant sizes. Some Stakes appear in the stage of White Wafers where the Grand Hammer appears. When these Stakes are pounded with the Grand Hammer, they will cause all nearby enemies to be defeated, as well as other events to happen. Stakes are very similar to the logs in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 that must be Ground Pounded usually for Coins or Star Bits, however, they sometimes do cause events to happen.