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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.

KRTDL Fire.png
Artwork of Fire Kirby from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Debut Game Kirby's Adventure
Last Game Kirby Star Allies
Other Game(s) Kirby Super Star
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby Air Ride
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
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
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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Fire is an 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

Kirby's Adventure/Nightmare in Dream Land

KA Fire icon.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

KSS 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's Return to Dream Land

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 Star Allies

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

Super Smash Bros. series trophy information


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.


Fire Kirby Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl  
Name Image Appears In Description
Fire Kirby Fire Kirby - Brawl Trophy.png SNES Kirby Super Star (NTSC), Kirby's Fun Pak (PAL)
DS Kirby: Canvas Curse (NTSC), Kirby: Power Paintbrush (PAL)*
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.

Wii U

Fire Kirby Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U  
Name Image Appears In NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Fire Kirby FireKirbyTrophyWiiU.png NES Kirby's Adventure (5/1993)
SNES Kirby Super Star (NTSC), Kirby's Fun Pak (PAL)
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?






Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Chinese 烈火
liè huǒ
literally 'Blazing Fire'
Dutch Vuur Fire
French Feu Fire
German Feuer Fire
Italian Fuoco Fire
Korean 파이어
Russian Огонь
Spanish Fuego Fire