Hot Head is a recurring enemy in the Kirby series. Kirby can get the Fire ability by inhaling it.

Hot Head is notable for being one of the first few enemies Kirby often comes across in the beginnings of many of his journeys alongside Waddle Doo, Sparky, and Waddle Dee.

Physical AppearanceEdit

Hot Head is a peculiar orange creature with a small trunk which he can use to blow out a stream of fire. His shoes are a shade of orange slightly lighter than the rest of him. His back is always covered in calescent flames.

In all appearances prior to Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Hot Head's back wasn't covered in flames. Instead, Hot Head's back is pale yellow with small tentacle-like protrusions coming from it and two large flipper-shaped horns. his face retains the trunk but is dark orange instead of the lighter hue used in later games. The last time this design was used was in the anime.


Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream LandEdit

This was Hot Head's first appearance. He merely walks around occasionally stopping to blow a flurry of fire at Kirby if he is in range. If he is at a distance, the Hot Head spit will spit out a fire ball towards Kirby instead. This behavior was used in every following game. He is also the only enemy that gives Kirby the basic Fire ability upon inhalation, whereas the other fire-based enemy (Flamer) gives Burning.

Hot Head (Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland)

Hot Head in Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland

Other GamesEdit

Hot Head also appears in Kirby and the Amazing Mirror and Kirby: Squeak Squad but his behavior is no different from his earlier appearances. Squeak Squad introduces the Bubble Head species, which is virtually the Bubble equivalent of Hot Head, and Acchi, a larger-looker and stronger version of Hot Head. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Hot Head appears as a sticker, using his artwork from Kirby: Squeak Squad.

Hot Head (Kirby and the Amazing Mirror)

Hot Head in Kirby and the Amazing Mirror

Hot Head (Kirby Squeak Squad)

Hot Head in Kirby Squeak Squad