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Heat Phanphan

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Heat Phanphan
KAR Heat Phanphan artwork.jpg
Artwork of Heat Phanphan from Kirby Air Ride.
First game Kirby Air Ride (2003)
Copy Ability Fire
Similar entities Phan Phan, Hot Head
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Heat Phanphan is a common enemy that appears only in Kirby Air Ride. Heat Phanphan resembles a small elephant. It has a pale red body and two fire red feet. Its ears are mostly the same color as its body but their tips being fire red. There are also fire patterns on its ears. It is capable of shooting fire out of its snout and flying.

Heat Phanphan bears a strong resemblance to Phan Phan, due to their name and their elephant-like appearance. However, it has not been confirmed that they are the same or a different species.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

In Kirby Air Ride, Heat Phanphans appear on various courses. At first they sit down on the floor, but when they see Kirby, they get up and chase him by flying with its ears and attack by breathing fire. When inhaled, they give Kirby the Fire ability.


In Kirby Air Ride, Heat Phanphan can be found in the following places:

Heat Phanphan locations in Kirby Air Ride  
Location Appearance? Location Appearance?
Fantasy Meadows Yes Beanstalk Park Yes
Celestial Valley No Machine Passage Yes
Sky Sands Yes Checker Knights Yes
Frozen Hillside Yes Kirby Melee 1 Yes
Magma Flows Yes Kirby Melee 2 Yes

Other appearances[edit]

Heat Phanphan was planned to appear in the Kirby for Nintendo GameCube game as an enemy and a Helper, but this game ended up being canceled. It has not appeared in any games since then.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヒートファンファン
Hīto Fanfan
Heat Phanphan