Hot Head

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Hot Head
KTD Hot Head artwork.png
Artwork of Hot Head for Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
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First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016)
Other game(s) Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
New Challenge Stages
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Copy Ability Fire
Similar entities Super Hot Head
Bubble Head
Colossal Hot Head
Burning Leo
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Quote1.png This critter's body is literally made of flames, and he can spit fire to boot. There's little doubt that he must have a warm heart and a fiery personality, but no one is willing to get close enough to find out. Quote2.png
— Figurine description from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.

Hot Head is a common enemy in the Kirby series who first appeared Kirby's Adventure. In every main-series game that he appears, Hot Head gives Kirby the Fire Copy Ability when inhaled.

Hot Head is usually depicted as being orange-red, but is also found in other colors. He is about as tall as Kirby, and his physique consists of a main head-body with two stubby feet and no arms. His mouth is funnel-shaped, similar to octopus-like enemies such as Flotzo. He has a bright orange mane which often flickers like fire, making his incendiary nature fairly easy to recognize.

Attacks[edit]

Hot Head attacks Kirby by either shooting a single fireball from his mouth at Kirby, usually done from a distance, or breathing out fire, which is usually done if he is near Kirby. Neither of these attacks are particularly quick, but they can catch Kirby off-guard if he is not paying attention. The fireball attack in particular is capable of being fired at many different angles, making it more potentially accurate than Shotzo fire.

When Hot Head is controlled by Ghost Kirby in Kirby: Squeak Squad:

  • Press and release B to shoot a fireball;
  • Press and hold B to breathe fire.

Variants[edit]

Game appearances[edit]

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

KA Hot Head sprite.pngHot Head made his debut appearance in this game and also appears in the remake. Here is where his signature look and abilities were first introduced, giving him both the ability to breathe fire at short range and spit a fireball at long range in Kirby's general direction. Here, they can come in many different colors.

Locations[edit]

Hot Head can be found in the following levels and stages:

Hot Head 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 Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Stage 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Stage 3 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Stage 4 No Yes No No No No Yes
Stage 5 N/A No No No Yes Yes Yes
Stage 6 N/A N/A Yes Yes No Yes No

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

KNiD E HotHead.pngHot Head appears in both of these titles, with the exact same look and function as he had in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

Locations[edit]

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

Hot Head 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
No
No

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

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

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

A Hot Head prepares to breathe fire in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Hot Head makes his debut appearance in 3-D in this game. Here, he can come in various sizes when encountered in Extra Mode.

Locations[edit]

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

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

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

Hot Head appears as one of the enemies that can be encountered in the New Challenge Stages, retaining his Kirby's Return to Dream Land appearance.

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

Hot Head appears in both of these games, gaining a slight visual update from his Return to Dream Land incarnation. He gains the ability to shoot fireballs between the foreground and background.

A randomly-obtained Keychain depicting Hot Head in his Kirby's Adventure likeness can also be collected in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe Hot Head can be found in the following levels and stages:

Hot Head 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 Yes No Yes Yes N/A No N/A N/A
Lollipop Land Yes No Yes No N/A Yes N/A N/A
Old Odyssey No No Yes No No N/A Yes N/A
Wild World No No No Yes Yes N/A Yes N/A
Endless Explosions Yes No No No No N/A No N/A
Royal Road Yes Yes No No Yes N/A Yes No

In Kirby: Planet Robobot Hot Head can be found in the following levels and stages:

Hot Head 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 No No N/A Yes N/A N/A
Resolution Road Yes Yes No Yes N/A No N/A N/A
Overload Ocean No No Yes No No N/A No N/A
Gigabyte Grounds Yes No Yes Yes No N/A No N/A
Rhythm Route No No No No No N/A No N/A
Access Ark No Yes No No No N/A No No

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

Hot Head appears as a somewhat uncommon enemy in this game, first appearing in Red Volcano. He spews a long-held cone of flame in front of him to block Kirby's path, though this can be blocked using the Rainbow Rope. Given the nature of this game, this is Hot Head's only appearance where he cannot provide a Copy Ability.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Hot Head appears in the following locations:

Hot Head locations in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse  
Green Valley Yellow Dunes Indigo Ocean Blue Sky Palace Orange Woodland Red Volcano Purple Fortress
No
No
No
No
No
No

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Hot Head makes a cameo appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a power-up Sticker for Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary. He can only be equipped on Kirby, King Dedede and Meta Knight and increase their Flame attack by 10.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Hot Head as it appears in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.

Hot Head makes a tiny cameo appearance as a monster in the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode Cowardly Creature. He is shown briefly training as part of the "Young Monsters of the Future" program run by monster clowns, balancing an aerial ball over his head. Notably, he resembles his artwork from Kirby's Adventure.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホットヘッド
Hotto Heddo
Hot Head
German Glutifer "Glut" = "Ember"
Spanish Hot Head -