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Originally part of the invading robotic army, when Kirby jumps into this machine, it becomes his Robobot Armor—able to change its form by scanning enemy specs!
— Instruction manual • Kirby: Planet Robobot
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KPR Robobot Armor artwork
Kirby: Planet Robobot artwork
Robobot Armor
In Games
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TypeMountable item
PropertiesDurable, powerful mech suit that is able to augment Copy Abilities into Modes.

Robobot Armor is an item introduced in Kirby: Planet Robobot. Obtained from Invader Armor or found in docking stations, Robobot Armor is a powerful mech suit that allows Kirby to scan certain enemies, copy their abilities and augment them into powers called Modes.

Physical Appearance

The Robobot Armor retains the basic shape of the Invader Armor, but with details that make it resemble Kirby. It has a predominantly pink frame with pale yellow details and red feet, as well as a Kirby-like face on its front. It has a blunt silver spike on each shoulder, resembling the tip of a screwdriver. The Robobot Armor also has a bronze-colored jetpack strapped behind it. When inside of the Robobot Armor, Kirby gains a pair of goggles that rest atop his head.

The color and design of the Robobot Armor changes when it takes on a different Mode. It can also morph the spikes on its shoulders into various tools, such as a Wrench or a Drill.

KPR Robobot Stickers

An assortment of stickers that can be used on Robobot Armor.

Stickers, of which there are over 200, may also be collected during gameplay and can be attached to the Robobot Armor's arms to change its appearance. Two different stickers, one on each arm, may be attached to the Robobot Armor at one time. If no stickers are applied, the Robobot Armor's shoulders feature winged gears with yellow stars in their centers by default.

General Information

The Robobot Armor is a durable suit that takes a low amount of damage from most enemies. It is also powerful, as in its normal Mode, it is able to lift, punch and destroy heavy objects and enemies that are otherwise impervious to attack. Pressing up near a screw on the ground allows Kirby to use the Robobot Armor's Wrench to twist it and move the platform he is on. He can also use the Wrench move to activate devices such as cranks.

Pressing B near a Copy Ability-bearing enemy allows the Robobot Armor to scan it and take on a Mode based on that enemy's Scan Spec. There are fourteen Modes (including Kirby: Planet Robobot's final weapon) that the Robobot Armor can take on, each with its own powers and abilities. If Kirby has a Copy Ability when inside of the Robobot Armor, it does not affect the Mode of the Robobot Armor, meaning that Copy Abilities and Modes are exclusive from each other.

Despite its large size, Robobot Armor is still able to perform a double jump and hover a short distance, dash, ride on a Warp Star and fit in a Cannon. Guarding in Robobot Armor causes the armor to ball up, retracting its arms and legs. However, it cannot truly fly (without the Jet or Parasol Modes), and its large size prevents it from entering certain areas.

When Kirby has finished using the Robobot Armor, he may dismount it by putting it into a mechanical station and re-enter it later if it is needed again. Robobot Armor will also disappear if Kirby tries to exit a stage while using it.

List of Modes

Mode Description
Normal The default form of Robobot Armor. It can scan some enemies and gain a Mode based on that enemy's Scan Spec. It is also able to perform a three punch combo attack. It can survive most attacks without receiving damage, which is often used in ways such as jumping on an enemies. However, it can only perform a double jump and a short hover before falling. KPR Pause Robobot artwork
Beam Gives the Robobot Armor the ability to fire large, bouncing energy balls that can be charged to become larger. KPR Pause Beam Robobot artwork
Bomb Allows the Robobot Armor to send out a small bomb robot that can move forward and climb walls. Three of these robots can be sent out at one time. Charging the move sends a bomb robot soaring through the air. KPR Pause Bomb Robobot artwork
Cutter Gives the Robobot Armor two large saw-blade arms that can be thrown through the air in a circular path, upwards and downwards. It can also punch, charge to send a saw-blade flying ahead and spin the saw-blades. KPR Pause Cutter Robobot artwork
ESP Gives the Robobot Armor a pair of large hands that allow Kirby to create multiple large, chargable energy spheres and slam down on enemies. KPR Pause ESP Robobot artwork
Fire Gives the Robobot Armor flamethrower arms that allow it to burn enemies on either side, shoot flames at enemies and leave a trail of fire that can damage enemies. KPR Pause Fire Robobot artwork
Ice Gives the Robobot Armor fans that shoot chargeable ice shards and blow cold air. In this Mode, Kirby can also twirl around while moving forward, damaging enemies with the fans. KPR Pause Ice Robobot artwork
Jet Gives the Robobot Armor wings and allows it to fly in the air and destroy enemies using a laser blast and a charged blast that releases three or four powerful missiles. It can also perform a dodging maneuver. KPR Pause Jet Robobot artwork
Mike Gives the Robobot Armor large speakers that can spread damaging notes and launch a charged sound wave ahead. KPR Pause Mike Robobot artwork
Parasol Gives the Robobot Armor parasol-like blades that can spin the Armor into the air and destroy enemies above it. KPR Pause Parasol Robobot artwork
Spark Gives the Robobot Armor coil-like arms that can fire plasma shots. The shots can be charged for a short time to release a powerful shot and for a longer period to release a large beam. KPR Pause Spark Robobot artwork
Stone Gives the Robobot Armor large fists that can punch powerfully ahead in a long combo attack and smash down. KPR Pause Stone Robobot artwork
Sword Gives the Robobot Armor two giant beam blades for arms that can chop enemies and hazards and do a spin move. It also has a downward spin move. KPR Pause Sword Robobot artwork
Wheel Gives the Robobot Armor large wheels that allow it to charge forward and horn attachments on the front that pierce enemies the Armor rams into. It can also sometimes change planes at will and spin in place, causing a fiery blast. KPR Pause Wheel Robobot artwork

Final Weapon

Trivia

  • The technique used by the Robobot Armor to scan enemies bears a similarity to the Copy ability's Analyze Beam.
  • ESP is the only Copy Ability introduced in Kirby: Planet Robobot to have a Robobot Armor Mode.
  • Mike is the only limited-use Copy Ability that has a Robobot Armor Mode.
  • When Kirby enters the Robobot Armor, his health meter is completely restored.
  • The Robobot Armor may pay homage to Gurren Lagann, an anime series featuring armor that adapts the powers of other machines and organisms as well as harboring a 'Giga Drill.'
  • Two pieces of concept artwork for Robobot Armor were merged and became the foundation of Susie's robot suit.

Quotes

This mysterious mech produces different powers depending on its pilot. Kirby's Copy Ability power has transformed it into a shape-shifting copy robot!
— In-game description • Kirby: Planet Robobot
Run down evil with boundless energy! The mysterious Zig Zap!
— In-game description for Beam Mode • Kirby: Planet Robobot
The unstoppable marching bombs! Boomstepper!
— In-game description for Bomb Mode • Kirby: Planet Robobot
The blade of justice cleaves the sky in two! High-speed Whirling Saw!
— In-game description for Cutter Mode • Kirby: Planet Robobot
The mind is the ultimate weapon! Psithunder Flash!
— In-game description for ESP Mode • Kirby: Planet Robobot
Like the tail of a red dragon in burning flame! Burn 'em down with Crimson Tail!
— In-game description for Fire Mode • Kirby: Planet Robobot
An ice-cold crusher! Evil shivers at the mere sight of... Snowstorm!
— In-game description for Ice Mode • Kirby: Planet Robobot
There's no escape from these wings. Lock on... Missile Salvo!
— In-game description for Jet Mode • Kirby: Planet Robobot
Explosive volume keeps their heads ringing. Destructo-Amp!
— In-game description for Mike Mode • Kirby: Planet Robobot
Twirl, float, and reach for the sky! Become the wind… Parasault!
— In-game description for Parasol Mode • Kirby: Planet Robobot
A shocking surge of electric power! Watch out for the Cannon Blast!
— In-game description for Spark Mode • Kirby: Planet Robobot
Release your rage with rocky punches! Earth-shaking Rock Crusher!
— In-game description for Stone Mode • Kirby: Planet Robobot
Cut evil down to size with the sword of science! Power Beam Saber!
— In-game description for Sword Mode • Kirby: Planet Robobot
The legendary racer zooms down the track. 3, 2, 1... Turbo Accelerate!
— In-game description for Wheel Mode • Kirby: Planet Robobot

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