Buckler

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Buckler
RabbidEnemy MarioRabbids.png
First appearance Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (2017)
Variant of Rabbid
Buckler splash screen from Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Splash screen featuring Buckler
Buckler splash screen from the Donkey Kong Adventure mode of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Donkey Kong Adventure splash screen
“Much-Maligned Hidebehind!”
Introductory Tagline

Bucklers are Rabbid enemies in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. They are large Rabbids that carry shields and blast guns. These guns fire in a cone-shaped arc, doing increasing damage based on how close their targets are. Their shots are capable of destroying Mega Blocks and inflicting status effects. Their shields protect them from frontal weapon attacks, forcing the heroes to attack from their unprotected sides and back; alternatively, they can bypass the shield with dashes, Team Jumps, and splash damage attacks. Also, when Bucklers are moving, they lower their shields thus leaving the enemies open to heroes' reaction shot techniques. Bucklers can also use an ability similar to Yoshi's Super Chance, giving themselves and nearby allies an aura that guarantees a critical hit on their next attack. However, Tropical Bucklers instead have the technique of Protection, shared with Valkyries and Princess Peach, reducing damage dealt to nearby enemies through partial absorption.

In the introductory cutscene, the Buckler is seen on top of a mountain, coming down by riding its shield. When it reaches the bottom it holds its shield up and points its Boomshot towards the player, followed by the introductory tagline appearing.

In the Donkey Kong Adventure DLC, they have no introductory cutscene. Instead, the camera simply zooms on them and shows the introductory tagline. Bucklers are the only enemies to have their introductory tagline shown in both the main game and the Donkey Kong Adventure DLC. This is due to the DLC being available from before the Bucklers introduction in Sherbet Desert in the main game, as the DLC is available after finishing Ancient Gardens.

Variants[edit]

There are four Buckler variants, one for each area apart from Ancient Gardens. As an exception, several Sherbet Bucklers do appear in Challenge 8 of said world.

  • Sherbet Buckler: Encountered in Sherbet Desert, this Buckler has 195 HP. Its gun, shield, and scarf are cactus themed with darker stripes. The shield also has ice and a fan on it. Their shots inflict the Honey status.
  • Spooky Buckler: Encountered in Spooky Trails, this 295 HP Buckler appears to be undead, with a pale body, glowing blue eyes, and black accessories. Their shots inflict the Push status.
  • Lava Buckler: The final Buckler variant is encountered in the Lava Pit, with a charred appearance, glowing orange eyes, orange accessories including a Bowser Jr. scarf, and 445 HP. Their shots inflict the Ink status.
  • Tropical Buckler: The Buckler variant for Donkey Kong Adventure. It wears a feathered headdress resembling a skull and shoulder plate resembling bones, and 170 HP. They can be encountered before their actual introduction in Sherbet Desert.

Stats[edit]

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Enemy
Sherbet Buckler
Sherbet Buckler Portrait Health Points 195 / 670 Team Jump None Boom Dash 40 DMG / 105 DMG
Area of Movement 4 Cells Primary Weapon Boomshot Secondary Weapon
65 DMG / 145 DMG None
Pipe Exit Range 2 Cells Primary Technique Super Chance Secondary Technique Buckle Cover
Super Effect guaranteed Portable Cover
Chase Range None Tertiary Technique Much-Maligned Hidebehind!
None
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Enemy
Spooky Buckler
Spooky Buckler Portrait Health Points 295 / 670 Team Jump None Boom Dash 55 DMG / 105 DMG
Area of Movement 4 Cells Primary Weapon Boomshot Secondary Weapon
85 DMG / 145 DMG None
Pipe Exit Range 2 Cells Primary Technique Super Chance Secondary Technique Buckle Cover
Super Effect guaranteed Portable cover
Chase Range None Tertiary Technique Much-Maligned Hidebehind!
None
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Enemy
Lava Buckler
Lava Buckler Portrait Health Points 445 / 670 Team Jump None Boom Dash 75 DMG / 105 DMG
Area of Movement 4 Cells Primary Weapon Boomshot Secondary Weapon
110 DMG / 145 DMG None
Pipe Exit Range 2 Cells Primary Technique Super Chance Secondary Technique Buckle Cover
Super Effect guaranteed Portable cover
Chase Range None Tertiary Technique Much-Maligned Hidebehind!
None


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バックラー
Bakkurā
Buckler
Russian Щитоносец
Schitonosets
Заснеженный щитоносец
Zasnezhennyi schitonosets
Жуткий щитоносец
Zhutkiy schitonosets
Лавовый щитоносец
Lavovyi schitonosets
Тропический щитоносец
Tropicheskiy schitonosets
Armor-bearer

Snowy Armor-bearer

Spooky Armor-bearer

Lava Armor-bearer

Tropical Armor-bearer

Trivia[edit]

  • If a Buckler is underground, its ears appear bigger than when it spawns.
  • The Buckler's name comes from a type of shield with the same name. However, the shield is actually very small, unlike the Buckler and its shield, which are both large.