Burning Leo

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Burning Leo artwork from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Debut Game Kirby Super Star
Latest Game Kirby: Star Allies
Other Game(s) Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Mass Attack (cameo), Kirby: Triple Deluxe (cameo)
Copy Ability Fire
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Burning Leo, originally named Burnin' Leo, is an enemy in the Kirby series. Debuting in Kirby Super Star, he grants Kirby the Fire ability if swallowed.


Burning Leo's physical appearance is similar to that of Kirby's. He has a salmon-pink skin, dark eyes (he has blue eyes as of Kirby: Star Allies) dark-colored shoes and a dark-colored headband with many flames coming out of it, resembling hair. The headband also has a circular red gem on the middle. His mouth only appears when he exhales fire. As a Helper, his skin becomes blue and his headband and shoes, green.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, a green-colored Burning Leo with purple shoes is a playable character in Helper to Hero along with the other helpers.

Game Appearances

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra

Burning Leos are regular enemies in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra.

Kirby: Star Allies

Burning Leos return after a long absence in Kirby: Star Allies, appearing for the first time in 3D. They act the same as in the previous games, and are recruitable as helpers. Additionally, they can mix their own ability with others.

Special Abilities

Burning Leo has many special abilities. His most notable one is exhale powerful blasts of Fire from his mouth. In every game since Kirby Super Star, Burning Leo, as a helper, has the same moveset as Fire Kirby.


Burning Leo's moveset in Kirby Super Star (Ultra)
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Fire Breath
Aim Fire
Fire Breath + Wii D-Pad.png
Fireball Inferno
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Dash + B
Fireball Spin
B in air
Fireball Roll
B prior to landing


  • Burning Leo is the only helper so far in Kirby: Star Allies that doesn't wear a Kirby-styled hat. This is because Burning Leo's hat is essentially the same as Kirby's Fire hat.