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I'll clean the whole world!
— Broom Hatter • Kirby Star Allies

Broom Hatter is an enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Dream Land. This enemy moves back and forth across the level sweeping up clouds of dust. Broom Hatter does not target Kirby, but it does cause damage if Kirby gets in the way.

Broom Hatter has changed very little between games, aside from their hats becoming a dark blue color instead of the original black.

It typically does not yield a Copy Ability when inhaled, except in games where the Cleaning ability is present, in which it yields that ability.

Physical Appearance

Broom Hatter is a yellow, oval-shaped enemy with red feet and small, blunt arms. It carries either a stereotypical besom broom or a sweeping broom, depending on the game. As an enemy it wears a black or blue witch's hat with a pale blue band. As an ally/helper it wears a white bandana with green stars (a reference to people wearing a bandana over their head when cleaning). It has no visible face.


Kirby's Dream Land

This is Broom Hatter's first appearance. It appears all throughout the game and will peacefully sweep the level clean. As well as moving haphazardly from side-to-side, Broom Hatter may occasionally leap into the air. Unlike most enemies in the Extra Game, Broom Hatter is not replaced. Instead, it may now dive off a high ledge in an attempt to crush Kirby.

Kirby's Pinball Land

Broom Hatter appears in the Whispy Woods Bonus Game. Kirby can hit it to score points.

Kirby's Avalanche

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In Kirby's Avalanche, Broom Hatter serves as the seventh competitor Kirby must face, coming after Kabu and before Squishy. Its dialogue with Kirby is below.

  • Broom Hatter: "Oh, what a mess! Must I clean up this entire forest?"
  • Kirby: "I'd worry more about cleaning up your Avalanche skills first!"
  • Broom Hatter: "Dust, dust, sweep...Huh?!??"

Broom Hatter will always fast drop blobs to fill up its leftmost and rightmost columns if they're not filled as an attempt to potentially have these blobs fall for potential combos. Despite that, Broom Hatter's AI is rather weak.

Kirby's Block Ball

Broom Hatter appears as an enemy in Stages 1 and 5. It remains in one place, constantly sweeping. It drops food when defeated. Broom Hatter also appears in the "border line cleared" animation. It walks directly behind Waddle Dee, sweeping the floor.

Kirby's Dream Land 3

Its design and tactics remain the same from earlier games, and it will simply sweep around the level once more. Unlike other games, however, if Kirby inhales it, he will get the rare Clean ability. With a broom in hand, Kirby can aid it in its endless quest to clean the level, as well as sweep dust at his enemies. Alongside Keke, Broom Hatter is the only enemy that bestows the Clean ability in this game. Not counting the unreleased Kirby GCN, this was the only game in which Broom Hatter yields any ability prior to Kirby Star Allies.

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble

Like Cappy, Broom Hatter does not hurt Kirby when the two come in contact. This enemy rarely moves and instead sweeps one area of the ground. The only way Kirby can take damage from it is if he gets caught between two Broom Hatters or a Broom Hatter and a wall.

Kirby Air Ride

Broom Hatter is off to the races, but still does not serve as a major threat to Kirby. Broom Hatter rides around on its broom rather than cleaning, and zooms through the courses.

Kirby GCN

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In Kirby GCN, it would have reprised its role as the supplier of the Clean ability. It also would have been the Helper for said ability.

Kirby Mass Attack

Broom Hatter cameos in Kirby Brawlball as part of Marx's black hole attack.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Broom Hatter appears in the intro of this game. It, alongside Cappy and Waddle Doo, has its color drained when Claycia steals Planet Popstar's colors.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe

A single Broom Hatter appears as a village resident after the defeat of the Kracko. It sweeps behind the Quest Board.

Kirby's Blowout Blast

Broom Hatter behaves like it does in Kirby: Planet Robobot’s Kirby 3D Rumble sub-game, sweeping back and forth. Like most enemies in the game, scaled-up versions of it appear that can be inhaled for a Blaster Bullet.

Kirby Battle Royale

Broom Hatters appear as audience members in most game modes.

Kirby Star Allies

Broom Hatter appears as a friend for the first time in this game, sporting a white and green kerchief. It also gives the Cleaning ability for the first time since Kirby's Dream Land 3.

Other Games

Broom Hatter also appeared in Kirby's Adventure, its remake Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Course, Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra, and Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Broom Hatter appears as a very basic enemy in these following games and is nothing special about it. Once again, Broom Hatter provides no ability and simply waltzes about the level sweeping away the dust.

Broom Hatter also appears at the end of the New Challenge Stages mode in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition despite not appearing in the rest of the game.


Oh, what a mess! Must I clean up this entire forest?
— Broom Hatter • Kirby's Avalanche

Related Quotes

The Broom Hatter has high aspirations and thinks it is going to clean up Dream Land. Not so! Kirby has his eye out for this bewitching blob.
— Description • Nintendo Power (Volume #39)
This pesky, little character will try to sweep you right off the path to the Dream Fountain Cup.
— The Cast of Characters • Kirby's Avalanche Instruction Booklet
Watch out for this sweepin' machine.
— Official Kirby: Triple Deluxe website
Broom Hatter is an apprentice witch with the hat to match. She uses her trademark broom to fly through the—Wait. No, she just sweeps the floor with it. Maybe she's just a bit of a clean freak. Or maybe she hasn't learned to fly yet. After all, she's only an apprentice. Kirby Air Ride, she DOES fly, so there goes that theory...
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Broom Hatter didn't see the strange light in the sky because of that big hat—and didn't even notice going from unfrozen to frozen and back again to unfrozen. Maybe it's better that way.
— Figurine description • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Dust here, dust there! Broom Hatter just can't stand so much mess. So he takes on the quest of a lifetime: to make the world spotless!
— Guest Star Flavor Text • Kirby Star Allies
A clean freak who flies through the sky on a broom and sweeps away enemies with a gust of wind. Classic Kirby characters from previous adventures will even pitch in to help!
— Choose your buddy • Play Nintendo

Names in other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
German Blitzi Blank --
French Chabalai --
Italian Maga Spazzolina --
Spanish Sombrescoba --





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