The Dragoon is a Legendary Air Ride Machine that is found in the game Kirby Air Ride. It can only be ridden in City Trial mode where a player must collect its three pieces from Red Boxes scattered throughout the city. The three pieces then merge to create Dragoon, which replaces whatever Air Machine the player was riding. To access it in Free Run, the player must reach 1000 feet in High Jump, glide 1300 feet in Air Glider, and fly through 5 of the floating rings in one City Trial match. It tops the Winged Star in flight and is one of the legendary stars along with Hydra. It has great performance across all areas and has the best flight abilities.
The Dragoon appears as an item in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Like in Kirby Air Ride, characters are required to pick up all three pieces: the nose cone, the body and the tail. The pieces can be stolen from other players by attacking them, and it is fought for in a similar matter to the Smash Ball (because it is high priority among the CPUs). When the Machine is completed, the player can select a target and launch him or herself at it, although it is big enough to strike more than one opponent. Because of the amount of preparation required, it boasts tremendous firepower; if it strikes a character, it is usually a one-hit KO. The Dragoon gets a trophy, as do all the other items.
In the Subspace Emissary, Kirby uses this Air Ride Machine to pierce through the Subspace Gunship, effectively destroying it and allowing him and the rest of his companions access to Subspace.
An attack-capable Air Ride machine you can assemble by combining parts A, B, and C. You can knock off parts held by foes in combat, so stealing parts is something that's sure to occur. In Kirby Air Ride, you control legendary machines, but the Dragoon not only towers above all others in terms of speed, it is also able to fly.”
It is said that if you collect all three parts, you will complete the legendary Air Ride machine...”
— Official Super Smash Bros. Brawl website
Collect parts A, B, and C to assemble the legendary Air Ride machine known as the Dragoon. Take careful aim, and then ride it toward your target. A hit will send enemies flying out of the battle. Taking damage before you've collected all the parts can knock them from your grasp, however.”