The Dragoon (ドラグーンパーツ, Doragūn Pātsu) is an item in Super Smash Bros. Brawl hailing from the Kirby universe. In order to use the Dragoon, one must find all three pieces of it (Dragoon Part A, Dragoon Part B, and Dragoon Part C). Collecting one of the parts causes a small picture of that part to appear to the left of that character's icon at the bottom of the screen. Once the player has collected all three pieces, the Dragoon is assembled and the character flies off-screen, from where they can aim where they want to attack with the control stick. The item will automatically fire after 10 beeps are heard; however it can be fired at will before this point by pressing the attack button. If a character is hit, the result is 40% damage and almost always a one-hit KO. Dodging the attack can be difficult unless the defenders can predict when the attacker will charge, though it can be done; additionally, as the attack is merely one giant hit, attacks that grant launch resistance, such as Ike's Aether, can allow the player to survive.
Characters can attack each other to force the other player to drop the piece they have; a character can also lose all pieces they have by being KO'd. If the character revives, the parts they were holding will fall back onto the stage.
The Dragoon parts only appear once per match, and may not appear during a match at all. It also never appears in the Subspace Emissary during play, but Kirby uses it in a cutscene to bring down the Subspace Gunship.
The Dragoon hails from Kirby Air Ride, as one of two legendary Air Ride machines in the game, along with Hydra. Dragoon could only be attained in the City Trial mode of the game; additionally, before it could be used in the actual mode, the player had to collect three pieces of the machine. Like its appearance in Brawl, players could attack each other to steal pieces of the Dragoon from each other; furthermore, a probability built into the game chooses whether or not the pieces will spawn or not. In actual gameplay, true to being a legendary machine, Dragoon has the highest flight stat of all machines, as well as very high stats in all other areas.
 Dragoon parts
 Stages of firing
 Description from the Super Smash Bros. Brawl instruction booklet
Collect three parts to see what happens!
 Trophy info
 Role in the Subspace Emissary
Shortly after the destruction of the Halberd, Kirby uses the Dragoon to destroy the Subspace Gunship by flying at full speed through the massive weapon while the other Smashers have it distracted. Kirby then uses the Dragoon to enter Subspace along with the rest of the characters.
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