Flamer

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Flamer
Flamer KCC artwork.png
Artwork of Flamer from Kirby: Canvas Curse.
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First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
Other game(s) Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Kirby Mass Attack (Strato Patrol EOS)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Copy Ability Burning, Fire
Similar entities Elec, Searches
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Quote1.png Approaching this spinner causes it to erupt into flames. I warned you! Quote2.png
— Patch Plaza description of Flamer in Kirby's Epic Yarn

Flamer is a fairly common reoccurring enemy in the Kirby series. It is known for its speed and erratic temperament. First appearing in Kirby's Adventure, this flying eyeball with spouting flame nozzles can be seen rolling along walls, floors, and ceilings, only detaching when it is angered. Flamer prefers to roll in a counter-clockwise motion - thus tending to make left turns rather than right ones - but will change direction under certain circumstances. Once it detaches from its rolling area, Flamer will spin in the air and home in on its target, and then burst forward in a fireball tackle, usually leaving the area after this move is completed.

Flamer was initially known for providing the Burning ability when swallowed by Kirby. In more recent titles, however, it provides the Fire ability, since the two abilities have since merged into one. Flamers usually come in a shade of pink with lighter pink spouts, but can be seen in other hues in certain areas, including blue, green, and yellow. This does not change their behavior.

Game appearances[edit]

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

KA Flamer sprite.png Flamer made its debut appearance in this game, and showcased its main behaviors that it would become infamous for throughout the series. Flamers in this game are capable of moving at various speeds, with some moving blisteringly fast.

Locations[edit]

Flamer can be found in the following levels and stages:

Flamer 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
Stage 1 No No Yes No No Yes Yes
Stage 2 No No No No Yes Yes No
Stage 3 Yes No Yes No No Yes No
Stage 4 No No No No Yes No Yes
Stage 5 N/A Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
Stage 6 N/A N/A No No No Yes No

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

KDC Flamer sprite.png Flamer appears in this title, spinning in place in various courses. It provides the Fireball ability.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Course, Flamer can be found in the following courses and holes:

Flamer locations in Kirby's Dream Course (Main Game) 
1P Mode
Course Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7 Course 8
Hole 1 No No No No No Yes No No
Hole 2 No No No No No No No No
Hole 3 No No No No No No No No
Hole 4 No No No No No No No No
Hole 5 No No No No No No No Yes
Hole 6 No No No No No No No No
Hole 7 No No No No No No No Yes
Hole 8 No No No No No Yes No Yes
2P Mode
Course Whispy Woods Course Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Course Kracko Course Gordo Course
Hole 1 No No No No
Hole 2 No No No No
Hole 3 No No No No
Hole 4 No Yes No No
Hole 5 No No No No
Hole 6 No Yes Yes No
Hole 7 No Yes No Yes
Hole 8 No No Yes No
Flamer locations in Kirby's Dream Course (Extra Game) 
1P Mode
Course Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7 Course 8
Hole 1 No No No No No Yes No Yes
Hole 2 No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Hole 3 No No No No No No No Yes
Hole 4 Yes No No Yes No No Yes No
Hole 5 No No No Yes No No No Yes
Hole 6 No No No Yes No No No No
Hole 7 No No No No No No No Yes
Hole 8 Yes No No No No Yes No Yes
2P Mode
Course Whispy Woods Course Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Course Kracko Course Gordo Course
Hole 1 No No No No
Hole 2 Yes No No No
Hole 3 No No No No
Hole 4 No No No No
Hole 5 No No No No
Hole 6 No Yes Yes No
Hole 7 No No No No
Hole 8 No No No No

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

KDL2 Flamer sprite.png Flamer appears in this Game Boy title, marking its first and only appearance on a monochrome system. It behaves the same way as in Kirby's Adventure, but is generally slower and less aggressive.

Locations[edit]

Flamer can be found in the following levels and stages:

Flamer locations in Kirby's Dream Land 2  
Stage Grass Land Big Forest Ripple Field Iceberg Red Canyon Cloudy Park Dark Castle
Stage 1 No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Stage 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Stage 3 Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No
Stage 4 N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stage 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A No No Yes
Stage 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No No
Stage 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

Flamer appears as a common enemy in this game, first introduced in Stage 8. It is worth 1000 points when collided with and grants Kirby the Burn ability.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

KNiD E Flamer.png Flamer makes an appearance in both of these titles, exhibiting the same look and behavior that it had in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

Kirby: Squeak Squad marked the first time that Flamer provided the Fire ability instead of Burning. Kirby is able to possess Flamer in this title using the Ghost ability. Doing so allows Kirby to move Flamer along walls and ceilings and change its direction, and also allows Kirby to make use of its hover and flame tackle.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Flamer can be found in the following rooms:

Flamer locations in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror  
Rainbow Route Moonlight Mansion Cabbage Cavern Mustard Mountain Carrot Castle Olive Ocean Peppermint Palace Radish Ruins Candy Constellation The Mirror
No
Yes

In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Flamer can be found in the following levels and stages:

Flamer locations in Kirby: Squeak Squad  
Stage Prism Plains Nature Notch Cushy Cloud Jam Jungle Vocal Volcano Ice Island Secret Sea Gamble Galaxy
Stage 1 No No No No Yes No No Yes
Stage 2 No No No No Yes Yes Yes No
Stage 3 Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes
Stage 4 No No No No Yes Yes No N/A
Stage 5 No Yes No No N/A No No N/A
Stage EX No No No Yes No No Yes N/A

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

Flamer returns as a common enemy in this touch-based game, acting the same as usual. Here, Kirby merely needs to bump into it to gain the Burning ability. This would be the last game in the series where Flamer would provide this original ability.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Flamer appears in the following locations:

Flamer locations in Kirby: Canvas Curse  
Reddy Land Arange Gorge Iello Adventure Neo Greo Bloo Hills Omarine Zone Wonder Lilane
No
No
No
No
No

Kirby's Epic Yarn / Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn[edit]

Flamer appears in yarn form in this title, though it is colored orange. Due to the nature of the game, it cannot provide any abilities, making this the only appearance where Flamer is a neutral creature.

Unlike their previous iterations, Flamers can actually charge in any direction, not just horizontally, and the player has to attack them to make them charge. Just getting near them causes to light on fire, and their only attack is by contact before the player whips them. After it attacks, a Flamer leaves the area, just like in Kirby's Adventure. As shown in Treat Land's Dark Manor, Flamers can use their flame to light up the area around them.

Locations[edit]

Flamer can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn:

Flamer locations in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Patch Castle No Deep-Dive Deep No
Fountain Gardens No Boom Boatyard No
Flower Fields No Fossil Reef No
Rainbow Falls No Snowy Fields No
Big-Bean Vine No Cozy Cabin No
Mole Hole No Mt. Slide No
Weird Woods No Frosty Wheel No
Pyramid Sands No Frigid Fjords No
Lava Landing No Evergreen Lift No
Cool Cave Yes Future City No
Dino Jungle No Tube Town No
Temper Temple No Mysterious UFO No
Dusk Dunes No Stellar Way No
Toy Tracks No Moon Base No
Mushroom Run No Outer Rings No
Sweets Park No Whispy's Forest No
Melody Town No Tempest Towers No
Cocoa Station No Cloud Palace No
Dark Manor Yes Castle Dedede No
Splash Beach No Meta Melon Isle No
Blub-Blub Ocean No Battleship Halberd No
Secret Island No

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

Flamer appears in the Kirby Mass Attack Sub-Game Strato Patrol EOS, serving as one of the regular enemies that will attempt to fly at the Kirbys.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land marked Flamer's first appearance in 3-D. Its behavior is still the same as ever, though it does benefit from increased durability, and if hit by a minor attack, will merely drop down to the next available floor or wall rather than getting angry immediately. This game also introduced Flamer's nearer and further cousins Elec and Searches.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Flamer can be found in the following levels and stages:

Flamer locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Cookie Country No No No No No
Raisin Ruins Yes No No Yes No
Onion Ocean No No No No N/A
White Wafers No No No No No
Nutty Noon No No No No No
Egg Engines Yes Yes No No No
Dangerous Dinner Yes No No N/A N/A

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

In addition to its appearances in the games feature in the collection, Flamer appears in some of the New Challenge Stages, bearing its look and behavior from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Flamer would reprise its role exactly as before in the follow-up games of Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot, though with the added ability to move in-between the foreground and background when angered.

Flamer's sprite likeness from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land appears as a random Keychain in Kirby Triple Deluxe.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Flamer can be found in the following levels and stages:

Flamer locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Fine Fields No No No No N/A Yes N/A N/A
Lollipop Land No No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Old Odyssey No No Yes No Yes N/A No N/A
Wild World No No No No No N/A Yes N/A
Endless Explosions No No Yes No No N/A {{}} N/A
Royal Road No No No No No N/A Yes No

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Flamer can be found in the following levels and stages:

Flamer locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Patched Plains No No Yes No N/A No N/A N/A
Resolution Road No No Yes No N/A Yes N/A N/A
Overload Ocean Yes No No No No N/A No N/A
Gigabyte Grounds No No Yes No No N/A No N/A
Rhythm Route No No No No No N/A No N/A
Access Ark No No Yes No No N/A Yes No

Trivia[edit]

  • Flamer is one of the few enemies which is capable of moving through walls, though it only does this when angered. It also cannot do this when possessed by Ghost Kirby in Kirby: Squeak Squad.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フレイマー
Fureimā
Flamer
German Glutmine Ember Mine