Broom Hatter

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Broom Hatter
Broom Hatter Air Ride.png
Artwork from Kirby Air Ride.
Debut Game Kirby's Dream Land
Latest Game Kirby Star Allies
Other Game(s) Kirby's Adventure
Kirby's Pinball Land
Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby's Avalanche
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Dream Land 3
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 Clean (Kirby's Dream Land 3)
Cleaning (Kirby Star Allies)
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Broom Hatter (alternatively spelt Broomhatter[1]) is an enemy recurring throughout the Kirby series. Since her debut in Kirby's Dream Land, the first installment of the series, she has continued to make constant appearances. In Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Kirby Star Allies, she gives Kirby the Cleaning ability.


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 with her, which she usually uses for sweeping the ground. She is a relatively harmless and basic foe, whose behavior does not change much between games.

Game Appearances

Kirby's Dream Land

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

Adventure BroomHatter.png
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.


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
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Stage 2 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Stage 3 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png*
Stage 4 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Stage 5 N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 6 N/A N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
*Appears only in Kirby's Adventure.

Kirby's Dream Course

In-game sprite.

Broom Hatters, spelt Broomhatters 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 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.

Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra

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.

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.

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 in the intro movie.

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

Menu image of Broom Hatter from Kirby Star Allies.

Broom Hatter returns once again in Kirby Star Allies. In this game, the Broom Hatters are males. He now grants the Cleaning ability, 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

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. Kirby Air Ride, she DOES fly, so there goes that theory..." Kirby's Dream Land
Kirby Air Ride


  • The pause caption for Broom Hatter in Kirby Star Allies refers to 'him' rather than 'her', as was standard up to this point. Whether or not this was a mistake is unclear. They are males in this game.
  • Broom Hatter is usually found on the L-letter blocks in HAL Rooms.


Names in other languages

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 balai ("broom" in French)
German Blitzi Blank Derived from blitzblank ("spick-and-span" in German)
Italian Maga Spazzolina Magic Brush
Spanish Sombrescoba Broom Hatter
  • Derived from sombrero ("hat" in Spanish) and escoba ("broom" in Spanish)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kirby's Dream Course manual, pg. 47