Kirby's Return to Dream Land screenshot
Sheld is an enemy appearing in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition, and Kirby: Triple Deluxe. It is a small blue and pink spherical creature with green feet and a large, horned metal helmet on its head. Shelds attack by trying to ram into Kirby and his friends. In order to defeat it, Kirby or the others must destroy the enemy's helmet. After its helmet is destroyed, the Sheld will be defenseless and run around aimlessly. Neither the Sheld nor its helmet will give an ability when inhaled. Through the use of certain moves, such as Ice Kirby's Ice Suction, Sheld can be defeated without its helmet being destroyed.
In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Sheld underwent minor changes. It still attacks the same way it does in the other two games, but it doesn't completely face the side when running. The enemy is slightly smaller and doesn't squeal when its helmet is destroyed. An unarmored Sheld retreats much faster as well.
Sheld's name is a portmanteau of the words shell and shield, referencing its form of defense.
- Behavoir-wise, Sheld bears a minor resemblance to Gabon. Like Gabon, it has a type of armor and flees when defenseless.