"You got this ancient equipment from Governor Cappy. It's emblazoned with a spiral design."

The Ancient Buckle is a gift of the Governor Cappy, and allows the use of Arma-Mode.


In order to activate the buckle's capabilities, Dillon must first fill the meter in the bottom-right corner of the screen with energy, obtained by defeating various Grocks and smashing rocks and cacti. After the meter is fully charged, it will glow alternately between yellow and red.

Pressing up on the Control Pad will activate Arma-Mode (or Arma-Charge if the player has upgraded to the Armedo buckle). Arma-Mode grants Dillon invincibility, as well as a greatly prolonged grind attack, stunning attacking Grocks that make contact, and a stronger Rolling Attack with a faster charge.