|This article's title is derived from Japanese|
|... because it was never localized to English in official sources.|
|This article is about the red Snoozroot enemy. For other variants, see Snoozroot (disambiguation).|
Fire Snoozroot is a red plant enemy with a bead-like stem with two leaves at its base. It has an ovular head, white cheek blushes, large white lips, and a lavender bow on its head.
Fire Snoozroot appears exclusively in Stage 1 of Volcano Valley. Like other Snoozroot variants, it is found sleeping. When the Kirbys approach, it awakens and, after a moment, spits a fireball. Any Kirby hit by it catches fire; if the player does not cool them off with water before the gauge completely depletes, they disintegrate. This makes them impossible to revive, and the player must instead replace them by collecting fruit.
Fire Snoozroot can be easily defeated with just a few Kirbys or repeated attacks from one. Like other fiery enemies in Volcano Valley, it is extremely vulnerable to water of all kinds. When hydrated, it turns light blue and becomes stunned. It can then be defeated in less than a second by a single Kirby. One particular Fire Snoozroot is situated inside a pillar of flame, so the player must cool it off before fighting it.
Its Japanese name, ウトファイア (Utofaia), comes from the Japanese name of Snoozroot, ウトウト (Utouto), which comes from the Japanese onomatopoeia for dozing off; and fire, ファイア (faia), referring to its fire-spitting attack.