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Artwork of Fire Kirby from Kirby: Triple Deluxe
First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Other game(s) Kirby Super Star (1996)
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (2002)
Kirby Air Ride (2003)
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (2004)
Kirby: Squeak Squad (2006)
Kirby Super Star Ultra (2008)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014)
Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016)
Type(s) Unlimited use
Obtained from Acchi, Burning Leo, Flamer (some games), Galbo (Kirby's Return to Dream Land), Heat Phanphan, Hot Head, Volcano rocks, Mr. Bright's fireballs, Fire Doomer's orbs, Coily Rattler's burning rocks, Mrs. Moley's oil cans, Whispy Woods' exploding apple, Yggy Woods' exploding apples, Parallel Woods' exploding apples, amiibo (Kirby: Planet Robobot): Mario, Luigi, Charizard
Power(s) Breathes fire which can ignite cannon fuses, candles, grass and melt ice blocks.
Helper Burning Leo
Comparable to Monster Flame (Super Ability);
Robobot Armor Fire Mode;
Burning (interchangable);
Superspicy Curry (prototype);
Bubble, Water, Ice
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This article is about the Copy Ability Fire, and should not be confused with the Burning ability, a similar fire ability that was once called Fireball.
This article is about the Copy Ability. For the course in Top Ride, see Fire (course).

Fire is a Copy Ability obtained by absorbing a fire type enemy or object, and it allows Kirby to exhale a powerful breath of fire. Kirby uses this ability while standing still, as opposed to the similar Burning ability, which is more based on moving than standing still. This is one of Kirby's oldest Copy Abilities, making its debut in Kirby's Adventure. When possessing the Fire ability, Kirby sports a golden tiara with a green jewel embedded in it. Bright orange flames emerge from the headgear, and Kirby's color slightly changes, making him more red than pink.

Game appearances[edit]

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

Kirby's Adventure Fire Copy Ability Panel Sprite.png

Fire first appears in Kirby's Adventure, the game which introduced Kirby's Copy Abilities, and also appears in its remake, Nightmare in Dream Land. Absorbing a Hot Head allows Kirby to breathe fire at his enemies.

Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Super Star Fire Icon.png

In Kirby Super Star and the game's remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby can obtain the fire ability through Copy Pedestals, Copy Essence Deluxes or inhaling fiery enemies, notably Burning Leo. With the fire ability equipped, Kirby can create a Burning Leo as a Helper. These games did not feature the Fire ability's counterpart Burning, but instead included moves associated with Burning into the Fire ability. Therefore, Kirby is not only able to breathe fire at enemies, but to engulf himself in flames and charge forward as well.

Fire moveset for Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Fire Breath
Aim Fire
Fire Breath + D-pad
Fireball Inferno
Hold B + Hold Back
Dash + B
Fireball Spin
B in air
Fireball Roll
B prior to landing

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

Fire is one of the Copy Abilities which racing Kirbys can use in this spin-off title. When acquired, Kirby is able to spit fire balls which land on the course and remain as conflagrations which can trip up racers who ride over them for a short time. Like other abilities in this game, Fire only lasts for a short while before disappearing.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

Fire appears along with Burning once again, unchanged from its appearance in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. It is once again mainly provided by Hot Head.

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

Fire makes a return in this title, this time without Burning accompanying it. As such, it is provided by Hot Head, Acchi, and Flamer (who previously provided Burning). Collecting the Ability Scroll for Fire allows Kirby to angle his fire breath up and down while using it.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

Fire reappears as an ability in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, where it is obtained by inhaling fiery enemies such as Hot Heads, Flamers, and Galbos. It can also be obtained from rocks launched by the volcanoes in Dangerous Dinner. The Fire ability is required for some fuses to be lit to launch Kirby from a cannon to secret areas of the stage, which may provide an Energy Sphere. A super version of the Fire ability, called Monster Flame also exists, and can be obtained by inhaling a Super Hot Head.

Fire moveset for Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Fire Breath
Spinning Fire Breath
1 in midair
Target Fire
Fire Breath + D-pad
Fireball Spin
↓ + 1 in midair
Fireball Inferno
Fire Breath + hold Back
Fireball Roll
Hit ground during Fireball Spin
Dash + 1
Fireball Climb
Touch wall during Fireball Spin/Roll
Burning Flame
1 during Burn

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Fire returns in this game, functioning almost identically to the way it did in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. However, it lacks Spinning Fire Breath and Burning Flame. It gained two new moves, Fireball Jump and Searing Burn. Like in Kirby's Return to Dream Land it can be obtained from Hot Heads, Flamers and Galbos, in addition, it can be obtained from Flame Galboros and various boss attacks such as Pyribbit's flaming rocks.

Fire Kirby also appears as a collectible Keychain, using a sprite from Kirby Super Star Ultra.

Fire move-set for Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Fire Breath
Fireball Spin
↓ + B in midair
Target Fire
Fire Breath + control pad
Fireball Roll
Touch the ground during Fireball Spin
Fireball Inferno
Press and hold toward Kirby during Fire Breath
Fireball Jump
Press A during Fireball Roll
Dash + B
Fireball Climb
Touch a wall during Fireball Roll or Fireball Spin
Searing Burn
A during Burn

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Fire returns in this game, functioning identically to the way it did in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. It is provided by Hot Head, Galbo, Flamer, and other enemies. When combined with the Robobot Armor, it results in a powerful Fire Mode which can shoot massive flamethrowers and leave conflagrations on the ground.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Fire returns as an ability in this installment, provided by Burning Leo, who also represents the ability as a Friend. Fire provides the Sizzle enhancement to various Copy Abilities, and can also be used in conjunction with Cleaning or Wing to perform Rising Sizzler.

Fire moveset for Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Fire Breath
Fireball Spin
↓ + B in midair
Target Fire
Fire Breath + control stick
Fireball Roll
↓ + B prior to landing
Fireball Inferno
Press and hold ← during Fire Breath
Fireball Jump
Press A during Fireball Roll
Dash + B
Fireball Climb
Touch a wall during Fireball Roll or Fireball Spin
Searing Burn
A during Burn


Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
Kirby's Adventure Box.jpg Kirby's Adventure Kirby can breathe fire! Enemies beware, or you're gonna get burned!
KSS Box NA.jpg Kirby Super Star Use Dash and blue to hurl burning fireballs. You can light fuses, candles, or even yourself to become a mega-powerful weapon.
Kirby NiDL box art.jpg
KatAM cover art.jpg
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Fire!! Hot! So hot! Too hot to touch!
USCover KSS.jpg Kirby: Squeak Squad Fire! Hot! So hot! Too hot to touch! Burning!
KSS Ultra box art.png Kirby Super Star Ultra Burn bright with fire power! Light the fuse! Yow! Hot! You're on fire, man! Yoww!
KRtDL Boxart L.jpg Kirby's Return to Dream Land Feel the heat of hot flame techniques! Light fuses! Climb walls! Fireball Climb! And if you're on fire, it's Fireball Inferno time!
TD Boxart NA.jpg Kirby: Triple Deluxe A flaming ability that burns white hot! Light the fuse, roll into a fireball, and scorch through the air with a bang. Embrace the blistering flames of Fireball Inferno!
Kirby Planet Robobot box art.png Kirby: Planet Robobot This flaming ability allows Kirby to spit out fire! Light the fuse and ignite yourself to produce an even more powerful flame.
Star Allies Cover.jpg Kirby Star Allies Its flame techniques burn bright! Light fuses, your friends' weapons, or whatever you want with this searing fire. When these flames get in the middle of friends, all sorts of fiery devastation is possible!

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Fire Kirby Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee  
Name Image First Game Description
Fire Kirby Fire Kirby Trophy Melee.png Kirby's Adventure (5/93) When Kirby swallows a fire-wielding enemy, he transforms into Fire Kirby. Not only does he breathe fire in this form, but he can also sprout flames on his entire body and damage enemies by crashing into them. Fire Kirby wears the bright red headdress of his enemy Burning Leo. The hat turns into a helpful weapon when thrown.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Fire Kirby Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl  
Name Image Appears In Description
Fire Kirby Fire Kirby - Brawl Trophy.png SNES Kirby Super Star (American English), Kirby's Fun Pak (British English)
DS Kirby: Canvas Curse (American English), Kirby: Power Paintbrush (British English)*
Kirby when he inhales an enemy who uses fire. Shooting fire from his mouth, Fire Kirby can cook enemies from afar. This ability also allows Kirby to light explosive blocks, fuses, and so on. In Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Fire Kirby can roll his burning body into enemies as an attack move.

*= This game states that Fire Kirby made a recent appearance in Kirby: Canvas Curse. This is incorrect because, at that time, Kirby: Squeak Squad was the recent game that appeared before Brawl.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Fire Kirby Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U  
Name Image Appears In American English description British English description
Fire Kirby FireKirbyTrophyWiiU.png NES Kirby's Adventure (5/1993)
SNES Kirby Super Star (American English), Kirby's Fun Pak (British English)
When Kirby first copied the Fire ability he was only able to breathe fire. Nowadays, he can do all sorts of neat things! For example, he can engulf himself in flames and roll forward, burning grass, lighting fuses, melting ice, and so on. What we'd really like him to do, though, is help us make the perfect s'more. Mmmmm. Once upon a time, all Fire Kirby could do was shoot flames from his mouth, but he's come a long way since then. Now he can roll along the ground as a blazing fireball, burn up grass, light fuses, melt ice and so on. That's great and all, but what we really want to know is...can he help us get a barbecue going?

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Anime Fire Kirby Artwork.png
First episode Kirby Comes to Cappy Town
Last episode Kirby 3D
Other episode(s) Cappy New Year
Hatch Me If You Can
Junk Jam
Prediction Predicament - Part I
Scare Tactics - Part II
Tourist Trap
Frog Wild
Fright to the Finish
Obtained from Octacon's children
Power(s) Breathing fire
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Fire is the first ability to be showcased in the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. Kirby first obtains this ability by swallowing Octacon's burning children in the episode Kirby Comes to Cappy Town. In the anime, Fire Kirby is able to spew massive gouts of flame, and can also inhale and return the fire of other creatures.








Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファイア
Chinese 烈火
liè huǒ
literally 'Blazing Fire'
Dutch Vuur Fire
French Feu Fire
German Feuer Fire
Italian Fuoco Fire
Korean 파이어
Brazilian Portuguese Cometa[1] Comet
Russian Огонь
Spanish Fuego Fire


  1. Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Kirby Comes to Cappy Town
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