|This article's title is derived from Japanese|
|... because it was never localized to English in official sources.|
Flame Cobra is a giant cobra statue made out of gold. It has reptilian eyes with red pupils. The statue's hood is adorned with horizontal stripes and its belly wears a four-pointed star pattern.
Flame Cobra aims carefully at Kirby and spits a fireball at him every few seconds. It will keep its gaze fixed on the hero no matter where he runs or flies in the general area; Flame Cobra can turn a full 360 degrees, allowing it to attack Kirby even when he switches planes with a 3D Warp Star. If the pink puff escapes the statue's range, Flame Cobra will stop attacking.
- Flame Cobras can only be found inside ruin stages, similarly to Coily Rattler. They may have been constructed by the People of the Sky, as Coily Rattler's Pause Screen description implies that they had a fascination with snakes.
- The design of Flame Cobras is likely inspired by ancient Egyptian depictions of cobras, such as the serpent decoration on Tutankhamun's mask. Their appearance inside ancient ruins lends further credence to this, although the outer design of the temple they inhabit is more Mesoamerican in style.