Aparoid Dragoon is the fan name for a basic Aparoid unit somewhat bigger than Fox McCloud and acts like a mortar in Star Fox: Assault. It fires small blue orbs of energy that explode upon impacting a surface, be it the ground, a wall, or a creature. This Aparoid unit has four legs and is protected by a barrier that renders Machine gun and Blaster fire useless. However, the Blaster's charged shots still damage the creature. All other weapons can damage Aparoid Dragoons.
On Easy, an Aparoid Dragoon can be killed with a level 2 charge shot or a single shot from the Homing launcher. On higher difficulties though, it takes a level 3 charged shot or 2 homing launcher shots to bring one down. Lower charge levels still damage the creature though.
- Larger, missile firing variants are found on the Aparoid Homeworld. These variants boast even higher defences in defence of their homeworld, making them harder the destroy compared to ones encountered earlier (also likely for gameplay reasons).
- This creature's name comes from the Protoss Dragoon unit in StarCraft, a popular RTS game. This is because they both have four legs and both fire blue energy orbs.
- The Aparoid Dragoon will shroud itself in a hexagonal shield in its defence against Blaster and Machine gun fire.