Kirbycolors This article is about the Copy Ability. For the Top Ride course in Kirby Air Ride, see Fire (Top Ride course).
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!
— Flavor Text • Kirby Star Allies

Fire is one of Kirby's basic Copy Abilities. Debuting in Kirby's Adventure, it lets Kirby exhale a stream of fire from his mouth to damage enemies.

General Information

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.

Adding to the confusion is the fact that when Rick acquired the Burning ability in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and Kirby's Dream Land 3, he would blow out fire just like the Fire ability. The attacks obtained when mixing abilities with Burning in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards were based more on Fire as well.

Fire also appears as a Mode for Robobot Armor in Kirby: Planet Robobot.

In Kirby Star Allies, it is possible to use fire to apply Sizzle as an element to other weapons.


Move Controls Description Element Damage
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Fire Breath B/Y/1 Kirby blows a stream of fire out of his mouth to burn his enemies to a crisp. It can be aimed in some games and on rare occasions can go through walls. Sizzle 8 (1st hit), 7 (repeat hits) 8 (all hits)
Spinning Fire Breath
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Button 1 in midair Kirby spins in the air blowing out a stream of fire. This is similar to Ice's Ice Sprinkle. Sizzle 12 (1st hit), 10 (2nd & 3rd hits) N/A
Fireball/Fireball Inferno 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. Sizzle 40 per hit 48 per hit
Burn 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. Sizzle 20 (ground), 22 (aerial) 20 (ground), 22 (aerial)
Burning Flame
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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. Sizzle 6 (1st hit), 5 (2nd hit) N/A
Searing Burn
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Burn + A Kirby stops Burn and makes an explosion. Sizzle N/A 20
Fireball Spin B/Y (midair)
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Down + 1/B (midair)
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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). Sizzle 24 24
Blazing Flare
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A 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. Sizzle N/A N/A

Robobot Armor Mode

Move Controls Description Element
Crimson Tail B The Robobot Armor releases a long-ranged stream of fire. Sizzle
Change Angle Crimson Tail + ↑/↓ Changes the direction of the Crimson Tail attack. Sizzle
Hot Drop Dash The Robobot Armor leaves a trail of fire as it dashes that lasts for about two seconds. Sizzle
Red Carpet ↓ + B The Robobot Armor releases jets of fire on either side. Sizzle

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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Fire Kirby in the anime

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.

Transformation Sequence

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 the Super Smash Bros. series

Fire Kirby appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as one of the collectible trophies. In Super Smash bros. for Wii U, Fire Kirby's trophy can be unlocked by clearing the “Kirby's Crazy Appetite” event on Hard difficulty.

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.

Flavor Texts

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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.
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Fire!! Hot! So hot! Too hot to touch!
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Fire! Hot! So hot! Too hot to touch! Burning!
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Burn bright with fire power! Light the fuse! Yow! Hot! You're on fire, man! Yoww!
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Feel the heat of hot flame techniques! Light fuses! Climb walls! Fireball Climb! And if you're on fire, it's Fireball Inferno time!
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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!

Related Quotes

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.
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. Melee
Fire Kirby's hot stuff! Use his flames to burn up enemies or surround him in a fiery cloak and charge forward. He can also burn grass and light fuses.
— Some Copy Abilities • Kirby: Squeak Squad Instruction Booklet
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.
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Like the tail of a red dragon in burning flame! Burn 'em down with Crimson Tail!
— In-game description for the Fire Mode of Robobot Armor • Kirby: Planet Robobot
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.
— Trophy Description • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Attack foes by breathing fire!
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese ファイア Officially romanized as Fire.
Traditional Chinese 烈火 Translates to Raging Fire.
Korean 파이어 Translates to Fire.
Russian Огонь Translates to Fire.
German Feuer Translates to Fire.
French Feu Translates to Fire.
Italian Fuoco Translates to Fire.
Spanish Fuego Translates to Fire.



Volume #17 cover of the manga.

  • 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.
  • While the GBA remake of Kirby's Adventure was the first appearance of the new design, Kirby Air Ride reused the original design from Kirby Super Star.
  • Fire appears in the cover of the 17th volume of Kirby of the Stars: The Story of Dedede Who Lives in Pupupu, although the hat looks different from the games.
  • The canceled Kirby GCN also would have given subtle changes to the newer design, similar to Kirby's Return to Dream Land except the gem would have been cut as a hexagon. Incidentally, the unused Kirby GCN version of this design is seen as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  • 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 HammerFighter, 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.




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