The Royal Guard is the name given to King Corobo's army, a party comprised of citizens of various Jobs that can take several Formations. When Corobo hires a citizen, they gain a badge and become a part of the Royal Guard. Pressing down on the Wii Remote will cycle between Jobs and pressing up will cycle between Formations.
If Corobo tries hiring someone when his Royal Guard is full, the first citizen hired to that Royal Guard will lose their badge. Citizens will also lose their badge if they fall in battle.
Due to its customisable nature, the Royal Guard never appears in cutscenes.
Corobo starts with a Royal Guard limit of 5 Badges.
After defeating Cow Bones, he can buy 3 more for a limit of 8 Badges.
After defeating the Onii Man, he can buy 4 more for a limit of 12 Badges.
After defeating the Onii King, he can buy 5 more for a limit of 17 Badges.
After defeating his second King, he can buy 6 more for a limit of 23 Badges.
After defeating his fifth King, he can buy 7 more for the final limit of 30 Badges.
These are the orders that the Formations and Jobs will cycle through. Individual citizens within each Job are ordered by current health, so that citizens with higher HP appear at the front.
Attack Formation | Defense Formation | Evade Formation | (Loops to Attack Formation)
Steel Knight | Hardened Soldier | Grunt Soldier | Rainbow Wizard | Animal Hunter | Gourmet Cook | Buff Lumberjack | Ripped Miner | Savvy Merchant | Hardworking Farmer | Giga Carpenter | Mega Carpenter | Regular Carpenter | Carefree Adult | Carefree Child | Brainy Doctor | Eggan | Broadcaster | Mountie | Craftian | (Loops to Steel Knight)
The Royal Guard act as a pinball paddle in the King Shishkebaboo fight.King Long Sauvage fight, Corobo must have enough members in his Royal Guard to form a tower and win the battle. Toward the end of the story, the Royal Guard becomes Corobo's flight crew during Space Travel. Taking damage during the flight will cause some to abandon ship.