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||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.
— 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.
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.
Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Hot 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.
Hot Head can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad
Hot Head appears in both of these titles, with the exact same look and function as he had in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Hot Head can be found in every major area of the Mirror World except for Cabbage Cavern and Carrot Castle.
In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Hot Head can be found in the following levels and stages:
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.
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Hot Head can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
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
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.
In Kirby: Triple Deluxe Hot Head can be found in the following levels and stages:
In Kirby: Planet Robobot Hot Head can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
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.
In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Hot Head appears in the following locations:
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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!
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.
Kirby's Adventure artwork
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land artwork
Kirby: Squeak Squad artwork
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse artwork
Figurine from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Names in other languages
||"Glut" = "Ember"