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Red Bronto Burts are perfectly happy flying in place, but the blue ones will almost always swarm Kirby if they get a chance. Don't give them that chance!
— Figurine description • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Bronto Burt (called Bront Burt in Kirby's Dream Land) is a flying enemy that appears in almost every Kirby game to date. They are pink, spherical creatures with a scowling face and bug-like wings.

Bronto Burts patrol the skies, often flying in a zigzag formation or up and down in a vertical line serving to impede Kirby in the air. They often appear in groups of three to five and attack in flocks. Some Bronto Burts sit on the ground, waiting for Kirby to come near, and then take to the sky to chase him. Bronto Burt is tied with Waddle Dee as one of the most common enemies in the series.

Bronto Burt does not give a Copy Ability when inhaled.

Physical Appearance

Bronto Burts are pink spherical enemies with small, fly-like wings and orange or yellow feet. They have mouths similar to Kirby's and their eyes usually appear to be scowling. Bronto Burt's trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl refers to them as birds but nothing about their appearance suggests this. Like other Kirby enemies, they sometimes are found in other colors, too. On the cover of Kirby's Dream Land, they were red, suggesting they were originally supposed to be red.


Bronto Burts usually fly around aimlessly, rarely showing much hostility towards Kirby. However, there are a few Bronto Burts that, when approached, will attempt to ram into whoever is nearby. At other times, Bronto Burts may fly away if one gets close to them.


Bronto Burt appears in almost every Kirby game with similar attack patterns in each one.

Kirby's Dream Land

Bronto Burts fly in various formations that can be difficult to avoid; especially in later levels where they tend to dart in from off-screen faster than Kirby can react. In Extra Game, they are replaced by the tougher Koozer.

Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Bronto Burts are almost the same as in Kirby's Dream Land, but there are now ones that fly after Kirby, chasing him in some areas. They can either be intercepted and defeated before they get to Kirby, or avoided until they give up and fly away.

In a few areas, Bronto Burt will suddenly drop out of the sky randomly and may land on Kirby if he is not careful.

Kirby's Dream Course

Bronto Burt is an ally of Kirby during the day who helps him get back on the course if he goes out of bounds. During the night, Bronto Burt is replaced by Flapper.

Kirby's Avalanche

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Bronto Burt being fought

Bronto Burt is the second opponent in the learning stage, succeeding Waddle Dee and preceding Waddle Doo. This is the dialogue with him:

  • Bronto Burt: "Ah HA!!! I have found my next victim!"
  • Kirby: "Bronto Burt you bully, the pleasure will be all mine!"
  • Bronto Burt: "Shut up and play!"

Bronto Burt's AI is significantly stronger than that of Waddle Dee's, and he is now capable of rotating blobs. However, he still plays rather passively, but due to his stage using four colors (only lacking green blobs), he can be capable of pulling off large combos if not fought back quickly enough.

Kirby's Block Ball

Bronto Burt appears as an enemy in Stages 1 and 10. He flies up and down or back and forth. He drops food when defeated.

Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra

Bronto Burt acts much like how he normally does. In Revenge of the King, Bronto Burt is replaced by the faster and stronger Koozers. Some Bronto Burts land onto the ground and start walking.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Bronto Burts act as they usually do, though some fly at Kirby from the background as he passes. When Kirby lifts Bronto Burt above his head after having inhaled him, he will fly upwards for a few seconds, and then fly back down until Kirby lands. Two Bronto Burts also appear in a mid-boss battle against a giant Sawyer in Stage 1 of Ripple Star.

This is Bronto Burt's only appearance without a mouth.

Kirby Air Ride

Bronto Burts reappear in the game Kirby Air Ride. They behave very similar to their past game appearances. Most Bronto Burts just stay airborne in one location, although a few may follow Kirby. They appear in the Kirby Melee stadium and in the Air Ride mode in various levels, most notably Beanstalk Park and Fantasy Meadows.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

Bronto Burt's behavior hasn't changed since Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. Bronto Burt is one of the enemies boss Wiz is able to conjure.

Kirby: Squeak Squad

With the Ghost ability, Kirby is able to possess any Bronto Burt he finds, allowing it to be a partially playable character for a limited period of time. While possessed by Ghost Kirby, Bronto Burt can fly almost anywhere, but is only able to ram into enemies to attack; this can be somewhat helpful, though, for it flies at a moderate pace and is capable of defeating two or three enemies before facing its own demise.

Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn

Bronto Burts appear in Kirby's Epic Yarn and its remake, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, behaving the same way as past appearances. Some Bronto Burts fly in the air while holding an explosive rocket, and will drop it when Kirby gets near it. Sometimes they carry spear Waddle Dees. When wrapped up into a yarn ball, it gives a single homing projectile when thrown.

Kirby Mass Attack

Bronto Burt cameos in Kirby Brawlball as part of Marx's black hole attack. Bronto Burt also appears as an enemy in Strato Patrol EOS.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition

Bronto Burts appear in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. They don't carry any special abilities in this game, but they sometimes follow Kirby. There is a unique type of Bronto Burt encountered only in the fight with Whispy Woods. When Whispy drops apples and enemies from his leaves above Kirby, Bronto Burt may drop. He will slowly flutter down and then begin slowly walking on the ground, much like a Waddle Dee.

Additionally, there is a variant of Bronto Burt known as Halcandran Burt that is encountered in Halcandra. It acts the same way as Bronto Burt.

Bronto Burt is first introduced in Cookie Country. It also appears in the Sword, Whip, Hi-Jump, Water, and Wing Challenges. Halcant Burt appears in the Item Challenge. He appears in the New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition as well. He appears in the Sword, Parasol, Spark, and Whip Challenges, as well as Magolor Race 3 and EX. Halcandran Burt appears in the Normal Challenge, Magolor Race 3, and EX.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot

Bronto Burt's behavior has not changed much from Kirby's Return to Dream Land, though some rush out at Kirby from the background. Some of these enemies hide behind grass in the background, then dart out at Kirby as he passes, similarly to the attack in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, an insect variant of Bronto Burt, known as Sectra Burt, appears in Royal Road. It acts the same way as Bronto Burt. Bronto Burt also appears as two keychains, one from Kirby's Dream Land, and the other from Kirby Super Star.

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, most Bronto Burts have been turned into cyborgs by the Haltmann Works Company. Aside from the Kirby 3D Rumble sub-game, regular Bronto Burts only appear in the Ability Testing Area and a secret room found in Stage 8 of Access Ark. Bronto Burt behaves like it does in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Some of these enemies carry bombs that they drop when Kirby approaches--these bombs yield the Bomb ability when inhaled.

Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Kirby Fighters 2

Bronto Burt appears as an enemy in Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Kirby Fighters 2. He is found in the Butter Building stage. Often accompanied by others, he will fly at the Kirbys in an attempt to damage them.

Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe

Bronto Burt appears in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe as an enemy. He will often just hover in place, though he also sometimes zip back and forth, damaging King Dedede upon contact. Two Bronto Burts can also be seen carrying a banner on the top or bottom screens in some levels, slightly obscuring the player’s view.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Bronto Burt appears in this game. Debuting in this game, there are also blue, more aggressive variants of Bronto Burts that home in on Kirby if he is spotted and a more resistant variant called Bronto Knights that can only be defeated by using a Star Dash or Invincibility Candy.

Kirby's Blowout Blast

Bronto Burt hovers in place, flies slowly forward, or rushes quickly. In EX stages, purple Bronto Burts appear, as do the Sectra Burts. Like most enemies in the game, scaled-up versions of the creature appear that can be Inhaled for a Blaster Bullet.

Kirby Battle Royale

Bronto Burt appears as an enemy during the game's prologue, making him the only enemy outside of the 10 game modes. Additionally, a Bronto Burt wearing a referee hat appears in Slam Hockey. He puts Kirbys back in play when they are knocked out of the arena.

Kirby Star Allies

Bronto Burt returns as an enemy in Kirby Star Allies.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Bronto Burt reappears as an enemy in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, flying from side to side, flying in a circle, or hovering towards Kirby. Bronto Burt also appears as a gotcha figure.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Bronto Burts appear in the background of the Dream Land stage in Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he appears as both a trophy and a sticker. The sticker uses his design from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and increases Body and Spin Attacks by 4 for any fighter.

Bronto Burt appears as a trophy and as an enemy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS’s Smash Run mode. When the player is in the vicinity, he slowly chases him/her. When he's close enough, he spins, slicing the player with his wing. This attack does little damage but has high launching power.

Spirit battle

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, not only does Bronto Burt appear in the background of the Dream Land stage, but he also appears as a novice-class support spirit. When his spirit is applied to a fighter, the fighter will gain floatier jumps.

Related Quotes

This flying pest can be a threat if he gets too close. We're confused as to why he's named Bronto because he doesn't look anything like a brontosaurus.
— Description • Nintendo Power (Volume #39)
A full time bully who needs to be taught a lesson or two. Luckily, he is not a good Avalanche player.
—  • The Cast of Characters
These insect-like critters either fly toward you from a distance or try to block your path. They don't have an attack aside from flying up and down in your way.
— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)
A bird that looks a lot like Kirby. Bronto Burt has clear wings that he uses to busily flutter around the skies of Dream Land. He will pull off sudden dive bombs on occasion, and although he has no ill will toward Kirby, Bronto Burt will sometimes collide with the pink hero if he gets in the way. You should be especially careful of these collisions.
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Burt is a powerhouse. He can carry quite a load even while flying!
— Cast Description • Kirby's Epic Yarn
These pink, winged enemies come from the Kirby series. In Smash Run, there are three different types floating around: one that flees when a fighter approaches, one that flies sideways, and one that chases fighters. Their spinning attack is weak, but it can cause knock-back if it lands repeatedly.
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Bronto Burts fly around and try to hit you with their spin attack. The attack doesn't do much damage but has high launching power.
— Tips • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS


Bronto is possibly derived from the Greek brontē, meaning "thunder." This may refer to either their speed in the air (though this is unlikely, considering "Bronto" refers to thunder, not lightning), the sound their wings make (also unlikely), or simply their aerial nature. Burt may be a given name chosen for its alliteration with Bronto, or it may be a corruption of bird, referencing the fact that Bronto Burts behave similarly to birds.


  • The credits for Kirby's Dream Land misspell Bronto Burt as "Bront Burt." This is likely due to either romanization issues or the amount of space available for text on the Game Boy.
  • The cover art for Kirby's Dream Land shows a Bronto Burt with a nose, despite never appearing to have one later in the series.
  • In Kirby's Avalanche, his AI is used by Nasu Grave in Puyo Puyo.
  • The Prima strategy guide for Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is flawed; it states that Bronto Burts are almost insectile. However, it might be due to the fact that Bronto Burts have insect-like wings.
  • Despite his Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy description implying that Bronto Burt has no ill will toward Kirby, he has chased, charged at, and dropped bombs on Kirby making said statement incorrect.



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