|“||Take out these robotic enemies to see what's inside them...”|
|— Official European Kirby's Return to Dream Land website|
Being made of metal instead of paper, Armored Waddle Dee is much more durable than Puppet 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. The Ice Ability can also ignore their defenses, as they can be frozen without letting them break.
Armored Waddle Dee appears in the New Challenge Stages mode, specifically in the Smash Combat Chamber.