|Watch out for this sweepin' machine.|
— Description of Broom Hatter from the Kirby: Triple Deluxe website
Broom Hatter (alternatively spelt Broomhatter) 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.
- 1 Physical appearance
- 2 Game appearances
- 2.1 Kirby's Dream Land
- 2.2 Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
- 2.3 Kirby's Pinball Land
- 2.4 Kirby's Dream Course
- 2.5 Kirby's Dream Land 2
- 2.6 Kirby's Block Ball
- 2.7 Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra
- 2.8 Kirby's Dream Land 3
- 2.9 Kirby's Return to Dream Land
- 2.10 Kirby: Triple Deluxe
- 2.11 Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
- 2.12 Kirby: Planet Robobot
- 2.13 Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
- 2.14 Kirby Star Allies
- 2.15 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy description
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Names in other languages
- 6 References
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.
Kirby's Dream Land
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
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.
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|
|*Appears only in Kirby's Adventure.|
Kirby's Pinball Land
Kirby's Dream Course
Broom Hatters, spelt Broomhatters in the manual, 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 Hatters 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. They are found in all of the game's Courses.
|Broomhatter locations in Kirby's Dream Course (1 Player Game)|
|Course||Course 1||Course 2||Course 3||Course 4||Course 5||Course 6||Course 7||Course 8|
|Broomhatter locations in Kirby's Dream Course (2 Player Game)|
|Course||Whispy Woods Course||Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Course||Kracko Course||Gordo Course|
Kirby's Dream Land 2
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.
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|
Kirby's Block Ball
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
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.
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|
|Green Greens||RoMK Chapter 4|
|Float Islands||RoMK Chapter 5|
|Bubbly Clouds||RoMK Chapter 6|
|Mt. Dedede||RoMK Chapter 7|
|Trial Room 1||Cavius|
|Trial Room 2||Mekkai|
|Old Tower||Purple Plants|
|RoMK Chapter 1||Crash Clouds|
|RoMK Chapter 2||The Revenge|
|RoMK Chapter 3|
Kirby's Dream Land 3
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.
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|
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
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.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Broom Hatters return in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, though they remains identical in form and function to their appearance in Return to Dream Land.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
|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
Broom Hatter returns again in Kirby: Planet Robobot, acting like in Triple Deluxe.
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
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
|"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. 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.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy description
- 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.
Names in other languages
mó sào bǎ
mó sào bǎ
|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|
- Kirby's Dream Course manual, pg. 47