Checkpoints first appear as a sad, non-moving pole. The pole is brown with diagonal stripes, and a dark grey circle head. The head has two eyes and a straight line for a mouth. However, once the checkpoint is passed, it's head will turn in a circle and they will become happy. The lines on their pole will start moving. Also, their face will light up to a bright yellow, and they will smile.
Once Enemy 585 passes a checkpoint, he will respawn there if he dies. This saves him from repawning back at the start of the level.
- Checkpoints were added to Enemy 585 three days after its release, in response to many requests by Nitromians.