|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.
- 1 Physical Appearance
- 2 Attacks
- 3 Game appearances
- 4 Variants
- 5 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Sticker
- 6 Gallery
Hot Head is traditionally an orange-red creature, but can also be found in other colors. It is similar in height to Kirby, making it roughly 8 inches tall. Its physique consists of a main head-body with two stubby feet and no arms. Its mouth is funnel-shaped, similar to octopus-like enemies such as Flotzo. It has a bright orange mane which often flickers like fire, making its incendiary nature fairly easy to recognize.
Hot Head attacks Kirby by either shooting a single fireball from its mouth at Kirby, usually done from a distance, or breathing out fire, which is usually done if it 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.
- 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 its debut appearance in this game and also appears in the remake. Here is where its signature look and abilities were first introduced, giving it 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:
|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|
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad
Hot Head appears in both of these titles, with the exact same look at function as it had in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
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|
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Hoy head makes its debut appearance in 3-D in this game. Here, it can come in various sizes when encountered in Extra Mode.
Kirby's Dream Collection
Kirby: Triple Deluxe & Kirby: Planet Robobot
Hot Head appears in both of these games, gaining a slight visual update from its Return to Dream Land incarnation. It gains the ability to shoot fireballs between the foreground and background.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Hot Head appears as a common enemy in this game. It once again shoots fireballs at Kirby, though these can be blocked using the Rainbow Rope. Given the nature of this game, this is Hot Head's only appearance where is cannot provide a Copy Ability.
- In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, there is a super variant of Hot Head known as the Super Hot Head, which provides the Monster Flame Super Ability.
- In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash, there is a giant version called Colossal Hot Head, which fights in a tag-team with Colossal Waddle Dee and Colossal Kabu. In Super Kirby Clash, Colossal Hot Head also fights alongside Colossal Driblee in a few Quests.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Sticker
Hot Head makes a cameo appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a power-up Sticker for Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary. It can only be equipped on Kirby, King Dedede and Meta Knight and increase their Flame attack by 10.
|Kirby: Planet Robobot|
|Playable Characters||Kirby ・Meta Knight|
|Levels||Patched Plains ・Resolution Road ・Overload Ocean ・Gigabyte Grounds ・Rhythm Route ・Access Ark ・Mind in the Program|
|Bosses||Regular||Gigavolt ・ Clanky Woods ・ C.O.G.S. ・ Holo Defense API ・Susie ・Core Kabula ・Mecha Knight ・Dedede Clone ・Dedede Clones & D3 ・ Gigavolt II ・ Mecha Knight+ ・President Haltmann ・Star Dream|
|Meta Knightmare Returns||Stock Mecha Knight ・Dark Matter Clone ・Sectonia Clone ・Galacta Knight Returns|
|The True Arena||Star Dream Soul OS|
|Team Kirby Clash||Gigant Edge ・Mr. Frosty ・Whispy Woods ・Pyribbit ・Landia ・Landia EX|
|Mid-Bosses||Blocky ・Bonkers ・Dubior ・Kibble Blade ・King Doo ・Invader Armor ・Masher ・Miasmoros ・Security Force ・Telepathos|
|Copy Abilities||Standard||Archer ・Beam ・Bomb ・Circus ・Cutter ・Doctor ・ESP ・Fighter ・Fire ・Hammer ・Ice ・Jet ・Leaf ・Mirror ・Ninja ・Parasol ・Poison ・Smash ・Spark ・Stone ・Sword ・U.F.O. ・Wheel ・Whip|
|Limited Use||Crash ・Mike ・Sleep|
|Robobot Armor Modes||Beam ・Bomb ・Cutter ・ESP ・Fire ・Ice ・Jet ・Mike ・Parasol ・Spark ・Stone ・Sword ・Wheel ・Halberd|
|Team Kirby Clash||Beam Mage ・Doctor Healmore ・Hammer Lord ・Sword Hero|
|Enemies||Bar Waddle Dees ・Barbar ・Big Chip ・Big Propeller ・Blade Knight ・Blipper ・Bomber ・Bouncy (Kirby 3D Rumble) ・Bronto Burt ・Broom Hatter ・Cappy ・Capsule J3 ・Chilly ・Chip ・ Clown Acrobot ・ Como ・ Covered Looker ・ Craby ・ Degout ・ Dekabu ・ Dice ・ Driver Waddle Dee ・ Elec ・ Esper ・ Flamer ・Foley ・Gabon ・Galbo ・ Gigatzo ・Glunk・Grandy・Grizzo ・ Haltworker ・ Hot Head ・ Iron Ball ・ Iron Hammer ・ Kabu ・ Knuckle Joe ・ Labotory ・ Leafan ・ Mamanti ・ Mech Acro ・ Mech Flotzo ・ Moonja ・ Mumbies ・ Noddy ・ Pacto ・ Parasol Waddle Dee ・ Chemitory ・ Poppy Bros. Jr. ・ Prism Ball ・ Propeller ・ Rocky ・Scarfy ・ Security Laser ・ Sheld ・Shotzo ・Simirror ・ Sir Kibble ・ Soarar ・ Sparky ・ Spear Waddle Dee (Kirby 3D Rumble) ・ Spring Note ・ Spynum ・ Squishy ・ Turtle Noddy ・ UFO ・ Venog ・ Vol ・Waddle Dee ・Waddle Doo ・Walf ・Walker Waddle Dee ・ Walky ・ Wester ・Wheelie ・Whippy ・Wonkey ・Yesman|
|Sub-Games||Team Kirby Clash ・Kirby 3D Rumble ・Meta Knightmare Returns ・The Arena ・The True Arena|