Its flame techniques burn bright! Light fuses, your friends' weapons, or whatever you want with this searing fire. When these flames get in the middle of friends, all sorts of fiery devastation is possible!”
Fire's primary attack is spewing flames, setting any nearby enemy ablaze. In more current games, Kirby has also mastered other techniques, such as covering himself in fire as a means to severely damage enemies.
The ability is most often confused with Burning. Not only do they revolve around the same element, but Burning's main function, a charge forward whilst covered in flames, is often an attack used by the Fire ability itself.
Kirby spins in the air blowing out a stream of fire. This is similar to Ice's Ice Sprinkle.
12 (1st hit), 10 (2nd & 3rd hits)
Backwards + B/Y/1
Kirby self-combusts into a large flaming ball, damaging surrounding enemies. It almost has the same properties as Freeze, except it requires more start-up time, does twice as much damage per hit, and requires slightly more time to cancel it.
40 per hit
48 per hit
Dash + B/Y/1
Also known as "Burning Attack". Kirby cloaks himself in flames and dashes forward with great force. This move comes from Burning. This attack can be used in the air, and bounces off of walls on contact.
20 (ground), 22 (aerial)
20 (ground), 22 (aerial)
Button 1 during Burn
Kirby drops 2-3 fireballs that fall to the ground as he dashes, leaving a lingering flame that can burn away at foes.
6 (1st hit), 5 (2nd hit)
Burn + A
Kirby stops Burn and makes an explosion.
Down + 1/B (midair)
Kirby spins like a wheel in midair while self-combusting. When near the ground while doing this attack Kirby rolls along the ground. If he reaches a wall he will climb up that wall (in Kirby's Return to Dream Land).
Kirby spits out a small flame which acts as a temporary roadblock. By holding down A, the flame gets bigger and bigger, thus making it harder for other racers to avoid once it's expelled.
Kirby has obtained Fire in many episodes of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. It is the most common ability used in the anime, with nine appearances in total. The attack that Kirby uses depends on what he swallowed to get the ability. For example, torches give him his standard Fire breathing attack, while inhaling fireworks allows him to spit fireworks back, like the Fireworks Combo Ability from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. Fire Kirby also makes an appearance in the 3-D short, Kirby 3D. It is also notable for being the first seen Copy Ability in the anime as well.
In the transformation sequence, the green gem forms around Kirby's forehead and a yellow headband snaps into it and around Kirby, and his skin turns a vivid reddish pink. Shortly after, flames begin to engulf the area around Kirby before subsiding.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Kirby's dash attack is the Burning Attack, only it cannot rush through the air if used over an edge (thus is affected by gravity) and Kirby will still fall downwards during the attack if so.
Kirby can breathe fire! Enemies beware, or you're gonna get burned!
Use Dash and Y to hurl burning fireballs. You can light fuses, candles, or even yourself to become a mega-powerful weapon.
Fire!! Hot! So hot! Too hot to touch!
Fire! Hot! So hot! Too hot to touch! Burning!
Burn bright with fire power! Light the fuse! Yow! Hot! You're on fire, man! Yoww!
Feel the heat of hot flame techniques! Light fuses! Climb walls! Fireball Climb! And if you're on fire, it's Fireball Inferno time!
A flaming ability that burns white hot! Light the fuse, roll into a fireball, and scorch through the air with a bang. Embrace the blistering flames of Fireball Inferno!
This flaming ability allows Kirby to spit out fire! Light the fuse and ignite yourself to produce an even more powerful flame.
Its flame techniques burn bright! Light fuses, your friends' weapons, or whatever you want with this searing fire. When these flames get in the middle of friends, all sorts of fiery devastation is possible!
When Kirby swallows a fire-wielding enemy, he transforms into Fire Kirby. Not only does he breathe fire in this form, but he can also sprout flames on his entire body and damage enemies by crashing into them. Fire Kirby wears the bright red headdress of his enemy Burning Leo. The hat turns into a helpful weapon when thrown.”
Kirby when he inhales an enemy who uses fire. Shooting fire from his mouth, Fire Kirby can cook enemies from afar. This ability also allows Kirby to light explosive blocks, fuses, and so on. In Kirby Super Star and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Fire Kirby can roll his burning body into enemies as an attack move.”
When Kirby first copied the Fire ability, he was only able to breath fire. Nowadays, he can do all sorts of neat things! For example, he can engulf himself in flames and roll forward, burning grass, lighting fuses, melting ice, and so on. What we'd really like him to do, though, is help us make the perfect s'more. Mmmmm.”
The meaning of the Fire ability's name remains constant throughout other languages, meaning fire. In Japanese, the name is ファイア (Faia); in German, Feuer; in Spanish, Fuego; in French, Feu; in Italian, Fuoco; in Russian, Огонь (Ogon); and in Chinese, 烈火 (Lièhuǒ, literally "raging fire").
In Kirby Super Star, the ability cap's design was shared with Ice and Plasma, so the flames at the top were a solid decoration. This gives it the appearance of Burning Leo or, to a lesser extent, Hot Head's original design.
In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Fire could be used to burn away foliage, clouds, or ice cubes, thus altering the landscape around Kirby, and sometimes revealing hidden items or pathways.
This is one of the only four abilities in Kirby: Triple Deluxe that can break ice blocks, the others are Hammer, Fighter, and Circus.
In the Super Smash Bros. games, inhaling Bowser allows Kirby to blow fire, and his Bowser hat is reminiscent of the Fire ability hat's posture when breathing fire is the same. Another similar move to the Fire ability is obtained when he inhales Charizard. Also when Kirby blows fire, he appears in the same pose as he does when he breathes fire as Fire Kirby.
Spinning Fire Breath still exists in the code of Kirby: Planet Robobot. However, the move cannot be performed through means other than hacking. This is also true of Revolution Beam and Triple Hammer.
Fire Kirby's trophy description in Super Smash Bros. Brawl mistakenly lists his first appearance as Kirby Super Star, when it was actually Kirby's Adventure.
Kirby of the Stars Copy Ability "Fire" Introduction Video