Fully-assembled Dragoon artwork from Brawl.
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The Dragoon (Japanese: ドラグーンパーツ, doragūn pātsu) is an incredibly powerful item from the Kirby series. 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.
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.
Stages of firing
Description from the Super Smash Bros. Brawl instruction booklet
Collect three parts to see what happens!
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.
- Kirby Air Ride (2003)
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.
If used when Tingle zooms in on a character, the screen will freeze in the area Dragoon was launched in.
- If a character is KO'd while possessing a Dragoon Part, the part will fall back onto the stage if the character still has lives/stocks left.
- Contrary to its trophy description, the Dragoon was not strictly the fastest machine in Kirby Air Ride. While its speed in the air was unsurpassed, multiple other stars in the game could travel faster than it on the ground. Hydra, the other Legendary Air Ride Machine of the game, was among those that could do so, along with the Formula Star and Rocket Star, though the former had poor acceleration, and the latter required extensive use of "Boosting".
- In training mode, when any amount of Dragoon Parts are on the field and the Smash Ball is spawned, all the parts on the field not being held by a character will disappear. This occurs vice versa as well.
- Once all three Dragoon parts are in play, Smash Balls will not appear until they have been used or fallen off the stage (Similarly, if the Smash Ball appears, the third Dragoon part will not. This is so the Dragoon's targeting sight does not clash with any Final Smashes).
Items in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
|Normal||Assist Trophy · Banana Peel · Beam Sword · Blast Box · Bob-omb · Bumper · Bunny Hood · Cracker Launcher · Deku Nut · Dragoon · Fan · Fire Flower · Food · Franklin Badge · Freezie · Golden Hammer · Gooey Bomb · Green Shell · Hammer · Heart Container · Home-Run Bat · Hothead · Lightning Bolt · Lip's Stick · Maxim Tomato · Metal Box · Motion-Sensor Bomb · Mr. Saturn · Pitfall · Poison Mushroom · Poké Ball · Ray Gun · Screw Attack · Smart Bomb · Smash Ball · Smoke Ball · Soccer Ball · Spring · Star Rod · Starman · Super Mushroom · Super Scope · Superspicy Curry · Team Healer · Timer · Unira · Warp Star|
|Containers||Barrel · Capsule · Crate · Party Ball · Sandbag · Rolling Crates|
|Key · Stock Ball · Trophy Stand|
|Collectibles||CD · Coins · Sticker · Trophy|
|Other||Smash Coins and Bills|
|Characters||Kirby (SSB · SSBM · SSBB) · Meta Knight (SSBB) · King Dedede (SSBB)|
|Side characters||Assist Trophies: Knuckle Joe|
Enemies: Gordo · Waddle Dee · Waddle Doo
|Stages||SSB: Dream Land|
SSBM: Fountain of Dreams · Green Greens · Past Stages: Dream Land
SSBB: Halberd · Melee Stages: Green Greens
|Items||SSB: Maxim Tomato · Star Rod|
SSBM: Maxim Tomato · Parasol · Star Rod · Warp Star
SSBB: Dragoon · Maxim Tomato · Superspicy Curry · Warp Star · Star Rod
|Trophies & Stickers||Trophies in Melee · Trophies in Brawl · Stickers in Brawl|
|Music||Music in Brawl|