Burning Leo

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Burning Leo artwork from Kirby Star Allies.
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 Leo returns after a long absence in Kirby Star Allies, appearing for the first time in 3D. He acts the same as in the previous games, and is recruitable as a Friend. Additionally, he can mix his own ability with others to create Friend Abilities.

Just like in Kirby Super Star, Burning Leo can breathe fire even while underwater.

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
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Fireball Inferno
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Dash + B
Fireball Spin
B in air
Fireball Roll
B prior to landing


  • Burning Leo is one of the few friends in Kirby Star Allies that doesn't wear a Kirby-styled hat. This is because Burning Leo's hat is already essentially the same as Kirby's Fire hat.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Chinese 燃烧鬃冠 (chs)
燃燒鬃冠 (cht)
rán shāo zōng guān
Burning Mane Crown