Being made of metal instead of paper, Armored Waddle Dee is much more durable than Puppet Waddle Dee. However, it behaves in the same way as its cousin, walking in a set path back and forth. When destroyed, the Waddle Dees under it will fly in random directions. The foe can be Super Inhaled whole but grants no Copy Ability when swallowed.
Armored Waddle Dee appears in the BombChallenge of Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and its Halcandran form appears in the Item Challenge.