Broom Hatter

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Broom Hatter
KTD Broom Hatter artwork.png
Artwork of Broom Hatter from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
Details
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
Copy Ability None, Cleaning (Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Kirby Star Allies)
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Quote1.png Watch out for this sweepin' machine. Quote2.png
— Description of Broom Hatter from the Kirby: Triple Deluxe website

Broom Hatter (alternatively spelt Broomhatter[1]) is an enemy recurring throughout the Kirby series. Since its debut in Kirby's Dream Land, the first installment of the series, it has continued to make constant appearances. In Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Kirby Star Allies, it 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. It always carries a broom, which it usually uses for sweeping the ground. It is a relatively harmless and basic foe, whose behavior does not change much between games.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

KDL Broom Hatter sprite.png
In-game sprite

In this game, Broom Hatters behave noticeably differently than in most of their later appearances. They walk left and right rather quickly while sweeping the ground with their brooms and occasionally jump. Kirby can defeat them using any of his standard attacks. Broom Hatters are not replaced by any other enemy in the Extra Game.

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

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In-game sprite (Kirby's Adventure)
KNiD E BroomHatter.png
In-game sprite (Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land)

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]

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]

Broom Hatter appears in the bonus game on Wispy-Woods Land, appearing after Waddle Dee is defeated. It is worth 10000 points when collided with.

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

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In-game sprite

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 do not move or possess any special abilities, simply waiting on the ground instead for Kirby to hit them and transform them into a 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]

Quote1.png This pesky,[sic] little character will try to sweep you right off the path to the Dream Fountain Cup. Quote2.png
— 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 puyo-puyo.

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

Broom Hatter returns as a common enemy in this title, behaving the same way it has in prior titles. It once again provides no Copy Ability.

Locations[edit]

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]

Broom Hatter appears as a common enemy in this game, worth 300 points when defeated. It also drops a food item on defeat.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

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In-game sprite

In Kirby Super Star and its enhanced remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Broom Hatters move slower than in their original appearance and cannot jump, instead simply walking back and forth on a platform while cleaning. They periodically speed up their movements a little and then slow down again in accordance with the sweeping motion of their brooms.

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]

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Broom Hatters are first encountered in the fifth stage of Grass Land. Unlike in previous installments of the Kirby series, they yield a Copy Ability in this game—by inhaling and swallowing a 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 these enemies. Apart from this, their behavior remains mostly the same as in Kirby Super Star, although they move slightly faster and cover 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 Hatters make an appearance as enemies in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble. They are often found holding position or sweeping along back and forth and will hurt Kirby on contact. They can be easily defeated by flipping the Game Boy Color to turn them into star pieces.

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 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[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Broom Hatters once again appear as a common enemy, appearing in the very first stage and in many other locations. They do not provide any Copy Abilities, and will simply sweep their brooms across the ground where they patrol.

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: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Broom Hatters return in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, though they remains identical in form and function to their appearance in 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
Quote1.png 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. Quote2.png
— 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]

Broom Hatter returns again in Kirby: Planet Robobot, acting like in 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 Star Allies[edit]

Menu image of Broom Hatter from Kirby Star Allies
Quote1.png "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!
Quote2.png
— Guest Star Broom Hatter Spring Cleaning Pause Screen description in Kirby Star Allies

Broom Hatter returns once again in Kirby Star Allies. It 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 No
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
SSBU Broom Hatter trophy.jpg "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

Trivia[edit]

  • Prior to Kirby Star Allies, Broom Hatters were frequently referred to with feminine pronouns; however, Kirby Star Allies instead uses masculine pronouns.
  • Broom Hatter is usually found on the L-letter blocks in HAL Rooms.

Gallery[edit]

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 Magic Brush
Korean 브룸 해터
Beurum Haeteo
Broom Hatter
Spanish Sombrescoba Broom Hatter
  • Derived from sombrero ("hat" in Spanish) and escoba ("broom" in Spanish)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kirby's Dream Course manual (page 47)