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Strike Box[1] is a large enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It cannot be inhaled.

Physical Appearance

Strike Box is a boxlike device decorated with cracks and a big star pattern. It contains a cylinderical pillar with a platform built into the top of its "head." This part of Strike Box is designed to resemble an owl -- it sports two large, red eyes; a small, pointed piece resembling a beak; triangle patterns resembling feathers; and two slats resembling wings. These slats bear a flashing star design each. They can move to reveal a hole which acts as an ice shooter.

Big Strike Boxes bear slightly more detailed decoration. Their platforms are checkered and their slats sport two star patterns each.


Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Strike Boxes only appear in two places: Stage 2 of White Wafers and Stage 4 of Nutty Noon. Between two and five of them are found together. One of the boxes trembles slightly before extending its head upward. If it is undisturbed, it reenters its box. However, if Kirby approaches, the enemy turns and shoots an icy sphere at him before promptly returning to its box.

Strike Boxes are immune to all Copy Abilities except one: the Grand Hammer Super Ability. Attacking a Strike Box when its head is not extended is ineffective. To defeat the enemy, Kirby must position himself above its extended head and pound it with his hammer. Its eyes flash before it (and other Strike Boxes near it) explodes. It drops food and stars upon its destruction.

One of the three big Strike Boxes at the very end of the stage hides a dimensional rift, which leads to Another Dimension. To reach it, Kirby must defeat the enemies. Only Grand Hammer's most powerful attack, Super Hammer Plus, can destroy them in one hit. Other Grand Hammer strikes push a giant Strike Box downward slightly and leave it stunned, allowing Kirby to further pound it into the box.


  • Strike Box's movement and attack strategy are vaguely similar to Mahall's from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. Both enemies emerge from the ground suddenly, spit a round projectile at Kirby, then retreat downward.