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Broom Hatter
KTD Broom Hatter artwork.png
Artwork of Broom Hatter from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
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First game Kirby's Dream Land (1992)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Other game(s) Kirby's Adventure
Kirby's Pinball Land
Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby's Avalanche
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby Air Ride
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Kirby Battle Royale
Copy Ability Cleaning (Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Kirby Star Allies)
None (All other appearances)
Similar entities Keke, Gryll
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Watch out for this sweepin' machine.
— Description of Broom Hatter from the Kirby: Triple Deluxe website

Broom Hatter (alternatively spelt Broomhatter[1]) is a reoccurring enemy in the Kirby series. Since her debut in Kirby's Dream Land, she has continued to make constant appearances throughout most of the main series and several spin-offs, with the most recent being in Kirby Star Allies. Broom Hatter typically does not provide any Copy Ability; but in Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Kirby Star Allies, she gives Kirby the Cleaning ability.

Characteristics[edit]

Broom Hatter's basic appearance is that of a short, yellow creature with no visible face, wearing a black, pointed hat (similar to that of a stereotypical witch) and brown shoes. She always carries a broom, which she usually uses for sweeping the ground. She is a relatively harmless and basic foe, whose behavior does not change much between games. She is often seen sweeping the letter "L" in the HAL Rooms.

Broom Hatter is described as an apprentice witch by her trophy in Super Smash Bros. For Wii U. She is frequently referred to with feminine pronouns, which can also be seen in that trophy description, along with blurbs from Play Nintendo. However, the Guest Star description for Kirby Star Allies instead uses masculine pronouns, though the Play Nintendo website for said game still refers to Broom Hatter as female.[2] For the purposes of this page, Broom Hatter is assumed to be female outside of specific references to "his" role in Kirby Star Allies the game.

Game appearances[edit]

Broom Hatter's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby series
Kirby's Dream Land Enemy
Kirby's Adventure Enemy
Kirby's Pinball Land Enemy
Kirby's Dream Course Enemy
Kirby's Avalanche Opponent
Kirby's Dream Land 2 Enemy
Kirby's Block Ball Enemy
Kirby Super Star Enemy
Kirby's Dream Land 3 Enemy In this game, Broom Hatter provides the Clean ability, instead of giving no Copy Ability.
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Enemy
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Enemy As this is a remake of Kirby's Adventure, Broom Hatter's role doesn't change.
Kirby Air Ride Enemy
Kirby Super Star Ultra Enemy As this is a remake of Kirby Super Star, Broom Hatter's role doesn't change.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Enemy
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Enemy
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Cameo Appears in the intro, and as a collectible figurine.
Kirby: Planet Robobot Enemy
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe Cameo Appears in the background of the village after the first Ordeal is cleared.
Kirby's Blowout Blast Enemy
Kirby Battle Royale Cameo Appears in the audience in several battle modes.
Kirby Star Allies Enemy and playable character Broom Hatter provides the Cleaning ability in this game, and can be recruited as a Friend.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Trophy

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

KDL Broom Hatter sprite.png In Kirby's Dream Land, Broom Hatter behaves noticeably different from most of her later appearances. She walks left and right rather quickly while sweeping the ground with her broom and occasionally jumps. Kirby can defeat her using any of his standard attacks. Broom Hatter is not replaced by any other enemy in the Extra Game.

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

KA Broom Hatter sprite.png KNiDL Broom Hatter sprite.png Broom Hatter appears in Kirby's Adventure and its remake as a standard enemy who provides no Copy Ability. Broom Hatter typically sweeps back and forth along the ground, but may also be found standing completely still, doing nothing in particular.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Broom Hatter can be found in the following levels and stages:

Broom Hatter locations in Kirby's Adventure & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land  
Stage Vegetable Valley Ice Cream Island Butter Building Grape Garden Yogurt Yard Orange Ocean Rainbow Resort
Stage 1 No No No No No No No
Stage 2 Yes No No No No Yes No
Stage 3 Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes*
Stage 4 Yes No Yes No No Yes No
Stage 5 N/A No No Yes No No No
Stage 6 N/A N/A No No No No Yes
*Appears only in Kirby's Adventure.

Kirby's Pinball Land[edit]

In Kirby's Pinball Land, Broom Hatter appears in the bonus game on Wispy-Woods Land, appearing after Waddle Dee is defeated. She is worth 10000 points when collided with.

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

KDCBroomhatter.png Broom Hatter, spelt Broomhatter in the manual,[1] appear as one of the four basic enemy types in Kirby's Dream Course, the others being Kabu, Waddle Dee and Squishy. Much like the latter three, Broom Hatter does not move or possess any special abilities, simply waiting on the ground instead for Kirby to hit her and transform her into a Point Star.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Course, Broomhatter can be found in the following courses:

Broomhatter locations in Kirby's Dream Course (Main Game) 
1P Mode
Course Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7 Course 8
Hole 1 No No Yes Yes No No No No
Hole 2 No Yes No Yes No No Yes No
Hole 3 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Hole 4 No No No No Yes Yes Yes No
Hole 5 No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes
Hole 6 No No Yes No No No No No
Hole 7 No No No No No No No No
Hole 8 No Yes No No No No No No
2P Mode
Course Whispy Woods Course Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Course Kracko Course Gordo Course
Hole 1 No No No No
Hole 2 Yes Yes No Yes
Hole 3 Yes Yes No No
Hole 4 Yes No Yes No
Hole 5 Yes No No No
Hole 6 Yes No No Yes
Hole 7 No Yes No No
Hole 8 No No No No
Broomhatter locations in Kirby's Dream Course (Extra Game) 
1P Mode
Course Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7 Course 8
Hole 1 No No No Yes No No No No
Hole 2 No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Hole 3 No No Yes Yes No No Yes No
Hole 4 Yes No No No No Yes Yes No
Hole 5 No No No No No Yes No No
Hole 6 No No No No No No No Yes
Hole 7 Yes No No No No No Yes No
Hole 8 No Yes No No No Yes No Yes
2P Mode
Course Whispy Woods Course Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Course Kracko Course Gordo Course
Hole 1 No No No No
Hole 2 No No No No
Hole 3 No No No No
Hole 4 Yes No No No
Hole 5 No No No No
Hole 6 No No No No
Hole 7 No No No No
Hole 8 No No No No

Kirby's Avalanche[edit]

KAv Broom Hatter sprite.png
This pesky,[sic] little character will try to sweep you right off the path to the Dream Fountain Cup.
— Kirby's Avalanche Instruction Booklet (North American print), page 22

Broom Hatter acts as the first opponent in Hard mode in Kirby's Avalanche. She starts the match by filling up her left and right-most columns with blobs. Her Puyo Puyo equivalent is Harpy.

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

Kine and Kirby approaching a Broom Hatter in Kirby's Dream Land 2.

KDL2 Broom Hatter sprite.png Broom Hatter returns as a common enemy in Kirby's Dream Land 2, behaving the same way she has in prior titles. She once again provides no Copy Ability.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Land 2, Broom Hatter can be found in the following levels and stages:

Broom Hatter locations in Kirby's Dream Land 2  
Stage Grass Land Big Forest Ripple Field Iceberg Red Canyon Cloudy Park Dark Castle
Stage 1 Yes No No No Yes No Yes
Stage 2 Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No
Stage 3 Yes No No Yes Yes No No
Stage 4 N/A N/A N/A No No No No
Stage 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes No
Stage 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No No
Stage 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

KBBa Broom Hatter sprite.png Broom Hatter appears as a common enemy in Kirby's Block Ball, worth 300 points when defeated. She also drops a food item on defeat.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

KSS Broom Hatter.png KSSU Broom Hatter Sprite.png In Kirby Super Star and its enhanced remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Broom Hatter moves more slowly than in her original appearance and cannot jump, instead simply walking back and forth on a platform while cleaning. She periodically speeds up her movements a little and then slows down again in accordance with the sweeping motion of her broom.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Broom Hatter also appears on a card in Kirby Card Swipe.

Locations[edit]

Broom Hatter can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:

Broom Hatter locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens No RoMK Chapter 4 No
Float Islands Yes RoMK Chapter 5 Yes
Bubbly Clouds No RoMK Chapter 6 Yes
Mt. Dedede No RoMK Chapter 7 No
Peanut Plains Yes Floria No
Mallow Castle No Aquarius Yes
Cocoa Cave Yes Skyhigh No
Candy Mountain No Hotbeat No
Trial Room 1 Yes Cavius No
Trial Room 2 No Mekkai No
Sub-Tree No Halfmoon No
Crystal Yes ??? No
Old Tower Yes Purple Plants No
Garden Yes Illusion Islands Yes
RoMK Chapter 1 No Crash Clouds Yes
RoMK Chapter 2 No The Revenge No
RoMK Chapter 3 No

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

Kirby spotting a Broom Hatter in Kirby's Dream Land 3.

KDL3 Broom Hatter Sprite.png In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Broom Hatter is first encountered in the fifth stage of Grass Land. Unlike in previous installments of the Kirby series, she yields a Copy Ability in this game—by inhaling and swallowing Broom Hatter, Kirby can acquire the Clean ability, which, in its basic form, allows him to use a broom very similar in appearance to that used by this enemy. Apart from this, her behavior remains mostly the same as in Kirby Super Star, although she moves slightly faster and covers a greater distance with each sweep.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Broom Hatter can be found in the following levels and stages:

Broom Hatter locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Grass Land Ripple Field Sand Canyon Cloudy Park Iceberg
Stage 1 No Yes No No No
Stage 2 No No No Yes No
Stage 3 No No Yes No No
Stage 4 No No No No Yes
Stage 5 Yes Yes No No No
Stage 6 Yes No No No No

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble[edit]

KTnT Broom Hatter.png Broom Hatter makes an appearance as an enemy in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble. She is often found holding position or sweeping along back and forth and will hurt Kirby on contact. She can be easily defeated by flipping the Game Boy Color to turn her into a star piece.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, Broom Hatter can be found in the following levels and stages:

Broom Hatter locations in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble  
Stage Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8
Stage 1 No No No No No No No No
Stage 2 No No No No No No Yes No
Stage 3 Yes Yes No No Yes No No No
Stage 4 No No No No No No No No

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

Broom Hatter appears as a neutral enemy in Kirby Air Ride, where she is regularly seen in Air Ride courses riding her broomstick through the air along the track. She typically tries to ignore the racers, but frequently finds herself as fodder for the Kirbys to inhale.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Air Ride, Broom Hatter can be found in the following places:

Broom Hatter locations in Kirby Air Ride  
Location Appearance? Location Appearance?
Fantasy Meadows Yes Beanstalk Park Yes
Celestial Valley Yes Machine Passage No
Sky Sands Yes Checker Knights Yes
Frozen Hillside Yes Kirby Melee 1 Yes
Magma Flows Yes Kirby Melee 2 Yes

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

Some Broom Hatters sweeping Star Blocks in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Broom Hatter once again appears as a common enemy, appearing in the very first stage and in many other locations. She does not provide any Copy Abilities, and will simply sweep her broom across the ground where she patrols.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Broom Hatter can be found in the following levels and stages:

Broom Hatter locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Cookie Country Yes Yes No Yes No
Raisin Ruins Yes Yes No Yes No
Onion Ocean Yes No No Yes N/A
White Wafers Yes Yes No Yes No
Nutty Noon Yes No Yes No No
Egg Engines No No No No Yes
Dangerous Dinner No No No N/A N/A

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, Broom Hatter appears in all of the classic titles except for Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. She does not appear in New Challenge Stages.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Broom Hatter returns in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, though she remains identical in form and function to her appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Broom Hatter can be found in the following levels and stages:

Broom Hatter locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Fine Fields Yes No Yes Yes N/A Yes N/A N/A
Lollipop Land Yes No No No N/A Yes N/A N/A
Old Odyssey No Yes Yes No No N/A Yes N/A
Wild World No No No Yes No N/A No N/A
Endless Explosions Yes No Yes No No N/A No N/A
Royal Road No No No No No N/A No No

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

Broom Hatter in the intro movie
Broom Hatter didn't see the strange light in the sky because of that big hat--and didn't even notice going from unfrozen to frozen and back again to unfrozen. Maybe it's better that way.
— Figurine description from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.

A Broom Hatter appears in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. She is seen in the intro along with Cappy and Waddle Doo, where she and the two have their color taken away when Claycia steals Popstar's colors.

While not appearing in the game's roster of enemies, Broom Hatter does make an appearance as a collectable Figurine.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

A Broom Hatter can be spotted sweeping the carpet outside the casino in Kirby: Planet Robobot.

Broom Hatter returns again in Kirby: Planet Robobot, acting like in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot Broom Hatter can be found in the following levels and stages:

Broom Hatter locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Patched Plains Yes Yes No No N/A No N/A N/A
Resolution Road No Yes No Yes N/A Yes N/A N/A
Overload Ocean No No No Yes No N/A Yes N/A
Gigabyte Grounds Yes No No No No N/A Yes N/A
Rhythm Route Yes No No Yes No N/A No N/A
Access Ark No No No No No N/A Yes No

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe[edit]

Broom Hatter makes a cameo appearance in this game, sweeping the floor of the village in the background after the first Ordeal is passed.

Kirby's Blowout Blast[edit]

Broom Hatter makes an appearance as an enemy in Kirby's Blowout Blast, where she can be seen sweeping the ground in some stages, and can be inhaled and spat at for points.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

Broom Hatter does not appear as an enemy in Kirby Battle Royale, but she does appear in many of the battle modes as part of the audience.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Menu image of Broom Hatter from Kirby Star Allies
"I’ll clean the whole world!"
Dust here, dust there! Broom Hatter just can't stand so much mess. So he takes on the quest of a lifetime: to make the world spotless!

— Guest Star Broom Hatter Spring Cleaning Pause Screen description in Kirby Star Allies

Broom Hatter returns once again in Kirby Star Allies, where notably he is referred to using masculine pronouns. He now grants the Cleaning ability once again, and is the Friend for that ability. Once recruited, Broom Hatter can perform all of Cleaning Kirby's attacks, including the Animal Friend cameo ones.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, Broom Hatter can be found in the following levels and stages:

Broom Hatter locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens No Falluna Moon No
Donut Dome No Planet Misteen No
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon No
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna No
Clash at Castle Dedede No Grott Moon No
Extra Eclair No Planet Frostak No
Friendly Field Yes Blizzno Moon No
Reef Resort No Planet Towara No
Echo's Edge Yes Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel Yes Star Lavadom Yes
Sacred Square No Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands No Jambandra Base Yes
Duplex Dream Yes The Divine Terminus Yes
Gatehouse Road No Extra Planet α Yes
Eastern Wall No Extra Planet β Yes
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet γ No
Western Outer Wall No Extra Planet δ Yes
Inner Sanctum No Ability Planet Yes
Heavenly Hall No Dimension I Yes
Sector A No Dimension II No
Sector B Yes Dimension III Yes
Sector C No Dimension IV No
Planet Earthfall Yes

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy description[edit]

Image Description Appears In
SSBWU Broom Hatter Trophy.png "Broom Hatter is an apprentice witch with the hat to match. She uses her trademark broom to fly through the-- Wait. No, she just sweeps the floor with it. Maybe she's just a bit of a clean freak. Or maybe she hasn't learned to fly yet. After all, she's only an apprentice. Except...in Kirby Air Ride, she DOES fly, so there goes that theory..." Kirby's Dream Land
Kirby Air Ride

In the Kirby novel series[edit]

In the Kirby novel series, Broom Hatter appears in Kirby and the Big Panic in Gloomy Woods!. Their Dream Kingdom equivalent also appears in Kirby Clash Team Unite!.

In Kirby and the Big Panic in Gloomy Woods!, Broom Hatter lives with their friend Ringle in an ancient ruined building in Gloomy Woods. After "the master" of the place had disappeared, Broom Hatter and Ringle's past relatives obligated them to guard a sacred crystal kept in the ruins. Broom Hatter has the additional job of keeping the place clean. During the events of the book, Kirby enters the ruins and inhales Ringle to get the Bell ability. Broom Hatter then steps in to see what happened. They realize what happened to Ringle, and rushes at Kirby. Broom Hatter stops when Meta Knight tells them that Ringle is unharmed. Broom Hatter tells the group about their job at the ruins, but quickly goes quiet to avoid mentioning the Stardust Crystal. When Meta Knight reminds them about Ringle, they then begin to explain everything. They guide Kirby and the others into the ruins, telling them about how valuable the treasure is, and that rumors of the master still being there have scared thieves away from the ruins. Broom Hatter adds that their family has always been in charge of cleaning, so they would not be able to fight back against bandits. After Kirby releases Ringle, the group then finds that the treasure had been stolen by the Woodkeeper. Kirby sets out with Meta Knight and King Dedede to stop him. They succeed in the end, and the crystal is safely returned to Broom Hatter and Ringle.

In Kirby Clash Team Unite!, the Dream Kingdom equivalent of the normal Broom Hatter lives in Castle Village. They first appear in Chapter 7, when they are attacked by Miasmoros and barely makes it out alive, though heavily damaged. While Doctor Kirby heals their wounds, they inform the residents of Castle Village about their encounter, which causes them to doubt if the problem with monsters is really gone. Broom Hatter is not mentioned again in the story, though they are among the villagers who give some of their Gem Apples to Team Kirby in preparation for the team's return trip to the Empyrean.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブルームハッター
Burūmu Hattā
Broom Hatter
Traditional Chinese 魔掃把
mó sào bǎ
Magic Broom
  • The character 魔, while having many meanings, here means "magic" considering Broom Hatter's appearance of a witch.
Simplified Chinese 魔扫把
mó sào bǎ
Dutch Broom Hatter -
French Chabalai Derived from chapeau ("hat") and balai ("broom")
German Blitzi Blank Derived from blitzblank ("spick-and-span" in German)
Italian Maga Spazzolina Brush Sorceress
Korean 브룸 해터
Beurum Haeteo
Broom Hatter
European Portuguese Broom Hatter[3] -
Spanish Sombrescoba Broom Hatter
  • Derived from sombrero ("hat" in Spanish) and escoba ("broom" in Spanish)


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