- This article is about Bronto Burt as a character. For other uses, see Bronto Burt (disambiguation).
Bronto Burt, originally named Bront Burt, is a round flying creature who is one of the most prevalent enemies in the Kirby series, having first appeared in Kirby's Dream Land and since showing up in over 30 subsequent Kirby games. Throughout his appearances, his behavior has stayed relatively unchanged: he flies through the air in various patterns and attacks Kirby by collision. Some Bronto Burts fly in a set wavy pattern, others follow Kirby, and still others appear by diving and looping before flying in a set pattern. Bronto Burt is often found in sky-themed levels, but he can occur anywhere outside of water.
Bronto Burt can typically be described as being small and round with two pairs of semi-transparent, insect-like wings, tiny yellow or orange feet, large eyes with long eyebrows, and a small mouth. In later appearances, he has blush marks similar to Kirby's. Bronto Burt is described in his Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy as "A bird that looks a lot like Kirby...", but this designation of "bird" is not corroborated within the Kirby series itself. Also according to this trophy, he does not serve King Dedede, and he divebombs from time to time, hurting Kirby only because he is in the way. Bronto Burt also has color variants, as seen in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, although they are typically only aesthetic. These color variants are not as common as the pink variation.
Bronto Burt is among the most ubiquitous enemies in the Kirby series, appearing in every game except for Kirby's Star Stacker and its SNES remake, and the Team Kirby Clash games.
Kirby's Dream Land
Bronto Burts flying through the air in Kirby's Dream Land
In Kirby's Dream Land, Bronto Burt (known in this game as "Bront Burt") makes his debut appearance alongside Kirby and many of his classic adversaries. In this game, Bronto Burt is a relatively common airborne enemy. His attack pattern involves flying through the air, falling and looping, following Kirby, or jumping followed by flying straight. As with other enemies in this game, he can be defeated in one hit or by getting inhaled, and is worth 400 points when defeated via a Star Bullet or item.
In the Normal mode of Kirby's Dream Land, Bronto Burt may be found in every stage except for Mt. Dedede. Koozer replaces Bronto Burt in the Extra Game.
Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Bronto Burt reappears in Kirby's Adventure and its remake. He behaves very similarly to how he did in his previous appearance, and is also a relatively common sight in stages.
Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby's Pinball Land
In Kirby's Pinball Land, Bronto Burt appears in the Kracko Land stage. He can occasionally be made to appear and fly across the board after bumping into Cloudy. Bumping into Bronto Burt defeats him and is worth 3600 points.
Kirby's Dream Course
Bronto Burt carrying Kirby back onto the board in Kirby's Dream Course
In Kirby's Dream Course, Bronto Burt does not appear as a regular enemy. Instead, he has the role of returning Kirby or Keeby to the course if they overshoot and go out of bounds, carrying them to the place they were before making the erring shot. This role is similar to the one that Angie performs in Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn.
During night-time (triggered by the Night Switch), Flapper performs this role instead.
||A full time bully who needs to be taught a lesson or two. Luckily, he is not a good Avalanche player.
— Kirby's Avalanche Instruction Booklet (North American print), page 21
Bronto Burt appears as Kirby's second rival in the easy mode of Kirby's Avalanche, after Waddle Dee in the main game. This is also the only place where he can be fought. Notably, this is the only time in the series when Bronto Burt has dialogue, though the canonicity of this is in doubt. His Puyo Puyo equivalent is Nasu Grave.
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Bronto Burt makes another appearance in Kirby's Dream Land 2. He behaves in the same manner as other main-series appearances. He rewards 200 points when he is defeated.
In Kirby's Dream Land 2, Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby's Block Ball
Bronto Burt appears as an enemy in Kirby's Block Ball, worth 300 points on defeat. When defeated, he will drop some small feathers and food items pretty commonly netting Kirby some additional points. For some reason, he only appears in three stages in the game, two of which are the first couple stages.
Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra
A Bronto Burt trying to get at Kirby while he's inside a cannon
in Kirby Super Star
Bronto Burt appears again in Kirby Super Star and its remake as a common airborne enemy. He has low HP compared to most enemies in the game, which makes him easier to defeat, and is worth 300 points when defeated. He appears in all main game modes except for Gourmet Race and Revenge of the King (the latter or which replaces him with Koozer). In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Bronto Burt is also represented in both Kirby on the Draw and in Kirby Card Swipe.
Bronto Burt can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Bronto Burt reappears as a common enemy in Kirby's Dream Land 3, acting the same as he did in past games. In later stages, drawings of Bronto Burt appear on certain walls, along with drawings of Waddle Dees and Bouncies. The Bronto Burt drawings can become sentient to attack Kirby, acting like the genuine article once they come to life.
In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby preparing to attack a Bronto Burt in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Bronto Burt makes another appearance in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. In this game, he retains his usual attacks, but he can also charge at Kirby from the background of the stage. He is among the most basic and ubiquitous foes in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, appearing on every star except for Dark Star (where only N-Zs exist as common enemies). Lifting a Bronto Burt after inhaling him will make him flap his wings, propelling Kirby into the air for a short while. Adeleine also draws Bronto Burts in her boss fight.
In this game, Bronto Burt differs slightly from his usual appearance, having one pair of wings, much thicker eyebrows, darker pupils, and no mouth.
In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Kirby flying nearby a Bronto Burt in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
||These meanies patrol the skies relentlessly, but some well-aimed Air Blasts will have them seeing stars!
— Description from Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble North American instruction booklet
Bronto Burt appears in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble as an airborne enemy. He can be taken out using Air Bullets, but otherwise should be avoided. Bronto Burt can sometimes be seen towing certain items, including star pieces and balloons.
In Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby Air Ride
Bronto Burt appears as a generic enemy that Kirby can defeat in Kirby Air Ride. When he spots Kirby, he tends to attempt to follow his movements while staring at him.
In Kirby Air Ride, Bronto Burt can be found in the following places:
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby leaping over a Bronto Burt in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Bronto Burt appears in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror in a similar style as from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. Nothing significant about him is changed between these two games.
In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Bronto Burt can be found in the following rooms:
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby being defeated by Bronto Burts in Kirby: Canvas Curse
Bronto Burt reappears in Kirby: Canvas Curse once more as a basic enemy. In this game, as with most enemies, Bronto Burt can be stunned using the Magical Paintbrush for Kirby to defeat him. He is fairly common throughout the main levels and stages, and can sometimes be quite a nuisance, pursuing Kirby through walls at great distances.
In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Bronto Burt appears in the following locations:
Bronto Burts can also be conjured by Drawcia Sorceress during her boss fight, though these Bronto Burts are a sickly indigo color.
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Bronto Burt appears again in Kirby: Squeak Squad, with the same look and behavior as in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. When possessed by Ghost Kirby, Bronto Burt can be made to fly around, but can only attack by collision, which hurts him in the process.
Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby: Squeak Squad:
||Burt is a powerhouse. He can carry quite a load even while flying!
— Patch Plaza description of "Burt" in Kirby's Epic Yarn
The Yarn form of Bronto Burt appears many times in Kirby's Epic Yarn and its enhanced port. In these games, in addition to standard Bronto Burts, some Bronto Burts carry bombs or even Spear Waddle Dees and drop these on Kirby or Prince Fluff. They often appear in the Tankbot sections. Bronto Burt is also represented as a piece of furniture depicting him in plushie form, worth 2000 beads from the Furniture Shop. Another furniture piece - the Totem Pole found in Secret Island - also depicts Bronto Burt, though this time paired with Waddle Dee and Waddle Doo.
In Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, Bronto Burt also makes an appearance in Stage 4 of the Sub-Game Slash & Bead.
Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn:
Kirby Mass Attack
Bronto Burt is not featured as an enemy in the main game of Kirby Mass Attack, but he does appear in two sub-games: Strato Patrol EOS and Kirby Brawlball. In Strato Patrol EOS, he appears as a generic enemy that can be defeated quickly. In Kirby Brawlball, he cameos as one of the enemies sucked into Marx's Black Hole attack.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Bronto Burt makes a return in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and its remake, Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe. He functions largely the same as in the previous games. However, there exists a hardier version residing in Halcandra which has a robed appearance similar to Magolor along with blockier wings. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, Bronto Burt reprises his appearance as a target in Kirby on the Draw.
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages (this also includes its Halcandran variant):
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
In addition to appearing in the ported games in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, Bronto Burt also appears as an enemy in the New Challenge Stages Sub-Game.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Sectra Burt, found in Royal Road.
Bronto Burt returns in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, where he takes more advantage of the foreground/background mechanic than most other enemies. He is often seen hiding in foliage or other obstructions in the background, where he will then attempt to charge Kirby, much like he did in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. There are also insectoid (more than usual) variants found in the Royal Road level called Sectra Burt, which presumably serve Queen Sectonia.
Bronto Burt is also featured on two keychains, depicting his sprites from Kirby's Dream Land and Kirby Super Star. He also appears as an enemy in the sub-game Dedede's Drum Dash.
In Kirby: Triple Deluxe Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages (includes the Sectra variant):
Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Kirby Fighters 2
In Kirby Fighters Deluxe and its sequel Kirby Fighters 2, Bronto Burt is one of the enemies that can appear (in his original 8-bit form) on the Butter Building Battle Stage. Here, three of them can be seen flying in a wavy pattern across the stage, and will deal 12 damage to any fighters they come into contact with. They can be defeated easily by most attacks.
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
Bronto Burt makes an appearance in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe as hazards on the various courses for King Dedede to avoid. He typically can be seen hovering in place, though some may incorporate a patrol path into their movements. Two Bronto Burts can also be seen carrying the Blindfold Banner used to obscure parts of the stages.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Kirby being ambushed by lots of blue Bronto Burts in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
||Red Bronto Burts are perfectly happy just flapping in place, but the blue ones will almost always swarm Kirby if they get a chance. Don't give them that chance!
— Bronto Burt's Figurine description
Bronto Burt returns in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. This time, there are two different varieties, distinguished by color. The familiar magenta ones fly in set patterns or hold in place while the new blue ones will doggedly pursue Kirby until he or they are defeated. In addition, there is a big blue Bronto Burt that can be encountered in some stages that takes seven Touch Dashes to defeat.
Bronto Burt provides 100 points and 3 Point Stars when defeated. The Big Bronto Burt awards 500 points and 10 Point Stars.
In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Bronto Burt appears in the following locations:
Kirby: Planet Robobot
A Bronto Burt in Kirby: Planet Robobot.
In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Bronto Burt appears nearly exactly as he did in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, with the exception that he now possesses a purely cosmetic cybernetic eyepiece.
Bronto Burt also appears (with his normal look) in the sub-game Kirby 3D Rumble.
In Kirby: Planet Robobot Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Bronto Burt (and his Sectra equivalent) can be found in Kirby's Blowout Blast as one of the common enemies that Kirby will need to contend with. He typically tries to fly slowly toward Kirby, and is worth a base score of 100 points when defeated.
Kirby Battle Royale
Bronto Burt appears in the intro for Dedede's Cake Royale, and is one of the few standard enemies that Kirby can attack in Kirby Battle Royale. He does not pose much of a threat, and is only really there to let Kirby practice his swordsmanship on the way to the tournament.
In Slam Hockey, a Bronto Burt serves as the referee, and carries contestants knocked out of the arena back in, similar to his role in Kirby's Dream Course.
Kirby Star Allies
A Bronto Burt in Kirby Star Allies
Bronto Burt returns in Kirby Star Allies as a very common enemy, just the same as he did in previous main-series titles. Aside from appearing in HD for the first time, he is not significantly different in look or behavior.
In Kirby Star Allies Bronto Burt can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
A Bronto Burt in Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Bronto Burt makes an appearance as an enemy in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. He typically attacks by homing in on Kirby when he sees him or instead moves in set patterns. Bronto Burt also has a two star figure, but it does not have a description.
In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Bronto Burt can be found in the following stages:
Kirby's Dream Buffet
A Bronto Burt in Kirby's Dream Buffet
Bronto Burt reappears as a common enemy in Kirby's Dream Buffet, here slightly redesigned to resemble a sugar-coated gummy treat. He serves as an obstacle on racing tracks, and can be seen carrying strawberries in the Minigame mode. A few Bronto Burts can be found in hard-to-reach spots in the Free Rolling course.
Bronto Burt also appears on two Character Treats, one using his sprite from Kirby's Dream Land and the other using his artwork from Kirby: Planet Robobot.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64)
In the original Super Smash Bros., Bronto Burt can occasionally appear fluttering in the background on the Dream Land stage. He has no bearing on the actual gameplay, however. This Bronto Burt would reappear alongside each of the stage's re-inclusions in subsequent games in the series.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Bronto Burt appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
|Bronto Burt's trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
||A bird that looks a lot like Kirby. Bronto Burt has clear wings that he uses to busily flutter around the skies of Dream Land. He will pull off sudden dive bombs on occasion, and although he has no ill will toward Kirby, Bronto Burt will sometimes collide with the pink hero if he gets in the way. You should be especially careful of these collisions.
||Kirby's Dream Land |
Kirby: Squeak Squad (American English)/Kirby: Mouse Attack (British English)
He also appears as a sticker. Equipping the Bronto Burt sticker grants +4 to body and spin-type attacks for any fighter.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Bronto Burt appears as an enemy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS's Smash Run mode. Here, he behaves much like he does in the Kirby series, flying through the air and occasionally divebombing fighters, dealing moderate damage if the two collide. Bronto Burt also appears as a trophy in this game.
|Bronto Burt's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
||American English description
||British English description
||These pink, winged enemies come from the Kirby series. In Smash Run, there are three different types floating around: one that flees when a fighter approaches, one that flies sideways, and one that chases fighters. Their spinning attack is weak, but it can cause knock-back if it lands repeatedly.
||These pink, winged enemies are all over the place in the Kirby series. In Smash Run, there are three different types of Bronto Burt, including one that relentlessly chases after you. Their spinning attack might not deal much damage, but there's a danger you could get launched if it hits repeatedly, so be careful!
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bronto Burt appears as a Novice-level support Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, granting the equipping fighter 'Floaty Jumps', which causes them to fall slower in the air.
This spirit can be obtained in World of Light, in a battle that involves four Pits who favor their side-special move on the Dream Land (64) stage.
In the Kirby novel series
In the Kirby novel series, Bronto Burt appears as a minor character in Kirby and the Dangerous Gourmet Mansion?!.
Bronto Burt is one of many inhabitants of Dream Land. Early in the story, when Waddle Dee is searching for Chef Kawasaki, Bronto Burt flies in to tell him that the chef is now working for Mrs. Parfaitski. The two are disappointed at this. Bronto Burt remarks that he also was a big fan of Kawasaki's cooking, and then leaves. He is not seen again after this.
- Though Bronto Burt is primarily known for flying around, there are a few rare instances throughout the series in which he is depicted walking. Some examples include certain Bronto Burts in Kirby Super Star and its remake, or when they are dropped out of Whispy Woods's canopy in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and its remake.
- Main article: Bronto Burt/gallery
Artwork from Kirby's Dream Land
Artwork from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Artwork from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Model from Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Figurine from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Artwork from Kirby: Planet Robobot
Plushie from "Roly-Poly Friends" merchandise series
Names in other languages
|From "bronto-", a prefix that originates from "βροντή" (brontē, "thunder" in Ancient Greek), may refer to their aerial nature, and a corrupted spelling of "bird" (referring to their wings)
Fēi chì qiú qiú
|Flying wing ball
||Bronto Burt; a pun on "brute"
||Similar to Koozer's german name "Brummse"
||Portmanteau of "brontolare" (to grumble) and "coleottero" (beetle)
||Combination of "Bronto" and "piu" (onomatopoeia for a bird chirping)