|This article is about the copy ability. For the Top Ride course in Kirby Air Ride, see Fire (Top Ride course).|
Kirby's Return to Dream Land artwork
Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Trophy)
|In the anime||#J01/#E01 - #J13/#E29 - #J30/#E28 - #J33/#E34 - #J41/#E38 - #J46/#E53 - #J48/#E43 - #J95/#E97 - #J100/#E100 - #J101/-|
|Appearance||Old: A bright red headdress based on Burning Leo, with a small twisty gold tiara at the front with a round green gem in the center. Kirby has red skin in Kirby Super Star.|
Anime: The flame-like mane is replaced by actual moving fire, and the jewelry is more of a headband with a white circle holding a green hexagon crystal. Kirby still turns red.
New: An amalgamation of the previous two, with the live flames of the anime and its original tiara design below it. As of Kirby's Return to Dream Land, the twists and ends of the tiara are slightly more elaborate and do not overlap each other, and the green gem is also smaller and has a white piece holding it.
|Other Powers||Lights fuses. Vaporizes clouds and melts snow.|
|Regular enemies||Acchi, Burning Leo, Hot Head, Prank, Heat Phanphan|
|Mid-bosses||Fire Lion (|
Fire Sphere Doomer
|Bosses||Mrs. Moley's oil cans, Mr. Bright's stars (|
Mr. Dooter's flaming skulls (EX form only)
|Helper||Burning Leo, Heat Phanphan (Kirby GCN)|
|“||Feel the heat of hot flame techniques! Light fuses! Climb walls! Fireball Climb! And if you're on fire, it's Fireball Inferno time!”|
|— Fire's Flavor Text • Kirby's Return to Dream Land|
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 oftentimes an attack used by the Fire ability itself.
Also 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 it in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (in which it has the same properties as Burning) were based more on Fire as well.
His primary attack of Fire is spewing fire, setting any nearby enemy ablaze. But in more current games, Kirby has also mastered other techniques, such as covering himself in fire as means to severely damage enemies.
|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.||Fire||8 (1st hit), 7 (repeat hits)|
|Spinning Fire Breath||Button 1 in midair||Kirby spins in the air blowing out a stream of fire. This is similar to Ice's Ice Sprinkle.||Fire||12 (1st hit), 10 (2nd & 3rd hits)|
|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 five times as much damage, and requires slightly more time to cancel it.||Fire||40 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.||Fire||20 (on ground), 22 (on air)|
|Burning Flame||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.||Fire||6 (1st hit), 5 (2nd hit)|
|Fireball Spin||B/Y (Midair)/ Down + 1(in KRtDL)||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 KRtDL).||Fire||24|
|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.||Fire||-|
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
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. In the transformation sequence,the green gem forms in the crown and catches fire. Fire Kirby also makes an appearance in the 3-D short "Take it Down! The Crustacean Demon Beast Ebizou". It is also notable for being the first seen in the anime as well.
|Fire transformation English version|
|Fire transformation Japanese version|
Fire Kirby appears in both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl as one of the collectable trophies. Inhaling Bowser will allow Kirby to blow fire, and his Bowser hat is reminiscent of the Fire Ability hats posture when breathing the fire is the same. The same thing happens when he inhales Charizard. In Melee, Kirby's dash attack is also 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!|
|“||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|
- 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.
- 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 three abilities in Kirby's Return to Dream Land that can break ice blocks. The others are Hammer and Fighter.