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This article is about the fire-throwing Hammer Bros.. For the Bros. Attack from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, see Fire Bros. (move). For the challenge from New Super Mario Bros. U, see Fire, Bro!
Fire Bro
Fire Bro from Mario Kart Tour
Artwork of Fire Bro from Mario Kart Tour
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Mario Golf: Super Rush (2021)
Variant of Hammer Bro
Notable members
“Here comes the heat!”
Fire Bro, Paper Mario: Color Splash

Fire Bros (or Fire Brothers[1]) are a variety of Hammer Bro that first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3 as a rare enemy. They have become more common in their following appearances, to the point of being fairly uncommon at most in some games. Instead of throwing hammers like their relatives, Fire Bros have the unique ability to throw fireballs akin to Fire Mario. Ice Bros, a similar variant introduced in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, act directly the opposite, due to throwing Ice Balls.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Firebro.gif A Fire Brother as it appears in the Super Mario All-Stars version of Super Mario Bros. 3. A map icon for the Fire Brother.
Fire Brother sprites from Super Mario Bros. 3
A Fire Brother spitting out a fireball.
Artwork of Fire Brother from Super Mario Bros. 3

In their debut appearance in Super Mario Bros. 3, Fire Brothers are red-skinned Hammer Brothers that produce their namesake projectiles, not by throwing them, but by spitting them. As with every other Hammer Brother variant, they face the player as they move back and forth in a small area, occasionally jumping and attacking with one or two projectiles at a time, and defeating them via stomping yields 1000 points, while defeating them with any other attack (hitting the block below them, thrown shells, fireballs, tail swipes from Raccoon or Tanooki Mario, hammers from Hammer Mario, and contact with players made invincible by a Starman) gives out only 100 points by default, unless the enemy was not one of the first to be defeated by the thrown shell.

Only three Fire Brothers appear in the entire game. In Desert Land, the player can use a hammer (which can be obtained by defeating one of the Boomerang Brothers roaming the map) to break a certain boulder in the upper-right corner of the map, revealing a secret path in the desert leading to a Toad House and a patrolling enemy that, when encountered, results in a battle with a pair of Fire Brothers. Defeating both allows the player to obtain the third Magic Whistle of the game. Upon completing Giant Land, Princess Peach sends a letter referring to them, the Whistle they stole, and the fact that they have "escaped to the east side of the sand Dunes". The third Fire Bro is the first enemy encountered in the first Hand Trap level of Dark Land, which contains every type of Hammer Brother in the game.

In the original NES version, their map icon was the same as the Hammer Brother. In the SNES remake for Super Mario All-Stars, their map icon was adjusted to appear like a red Hammer Brother without weapons, bearing a closer resemblance to their in-game appearance. This adjustment remained intact for Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3.

A total of six Fire Brothers also appear in World-e in Super Mario Advance 4. Two appear as the final enemies in a Hand Trap-like section of Bowser's Last Stand, one appears near the end of the first section of Koopaling Confusion, and three Fire Brothers grouped together are encountered halfway through Bowser's Airship 2.

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

The pair of Fire Bros in New Super Mario Bros.
NSMBDS Fire Bro Sprite.png

Fire Bros reappear in New Super Mario Bros., this time throwing fireballs like Fire Mario as opposed to spitting them, a change that would remain intact in their future appearances. Only a single pair is found in the game, stationed right after the checkpoint of World 8-7.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

NSMBW Fire Bro Sprite.png

Fire Bros reappear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, where their fireball flinging now has a different sound effect, rather than copying Fire Mario's own. Their fireballs are able to light up dark areas, melt Ice Blocks, and burn open chestnuts, but can be neutralized with Ice Balls thrown by the player.

A total of nine Fire Bros appear, making them the most common type of Hammer Bro in the game (unless one counts Enemy Courses, in which case, Ice Bros. are the most common, with 13 individuals present in New Super Mario Bros. Wii). A single Fire Bro is found near the end of World 2-3, three are stationed across World 3-4, three more are grouped up near the end of World 6-6, guarding the pipes leading to the normal and secret exits, and the last two are encountered in World 9-7, on vertically-moving platforms near the end of the level.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Fire Bro
A Fire Bro in New Super Mario Bros. 2
Fire Bro

Fire Bros were also featured in New Super Mario Bros. 2, identical to their previous appearances, though their fireball throws sound low-pitched, much like the sound effect of Gold Mario's fireballs. As with all Hammer Bro. variants except for Sledge Bros, when a Gold Ring is touched, Fire Bros turn gold, tossing three coins instead of their usual projectiles while the effects of the ring last. Fire Bros are only found in World 6-3, which has seven of them, including two found in a secret section guarding the level's second Star Coin, thus making them the second most common Hammer Bro variant in the main game next to Boomerang Bros.

A total of four Fire Bros also appear in DLC courses, with one found shortly after the checkpoint of the second course of Coin Challenge Pack B, while the first course of the Mystery Adventures Pack has three Fire Bros encountered in three separate rooms.

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

Fire Bros and Glowing Baby Yoshi in Fire Snake Cavern
Fire Bros, as they appear in New Super Mario Bros. U

Fire Bros reappear in New Super Mario Bros. U and its expansion, New Super Luigi U. Their fireballs are shown being able to ignite Bob-ombs, as demonstrated in Light Blocks, Dark Tower. Aside from using ice balls to neutralize their fireballs, players can also defend themselves with Baby Yoshis, which can eat the fireballs that Fire Bros and other enemies throw at them, and, much like all other Hammer Bro variants in the game, Fire Bros can be stunned and flipped on their backs, done either by spinning Glowing Baby Yoshis to emit a pulse of bright light close to them, or by touching them in Boost Mode (a feature that isn't available in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe).

Excluding Enemy Courses, a total of 23 Fire Bros appear in New Super Mario Bros. U, making them the most common Hammer Bro. type in the game. Four are encountered in Fire Snake Cavern, another four in Prickly Goombas! (which also serves as the setting of the ninth Coin Collection challenge, Prickly Goomba's Coinless Run), two in Light Blocks, Dark Tower, eight in Slide Lift Tower, three in Snaking above Mist Valley (which also serves as the setting of the eighth special challenge, Big Air at Sundown), and two in Ludwig's Clockwork Castle. The same number of Fire Bros appear in New Super Luigi U, with two in Piranhas in the Dark, a pair near the end in Slippery Rope Ladders, three in Shish-Kebab Tower, four in Fire and Ice, one in All Aboard!, three in Switch-Lift Express, six in Stonecrush Tower, and two near the end of Magmaw River Cruise. For the first time since the levels of World-e in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, Fire Bros are featured in a tower, castle, and airship level, with Slide-Lift Tower and its equivalent, Stonecrush Tower, being the levels that featured them the most prominently in their respective games.

In both games, one Fire Bro is seen on the map of Layer-Cake Desert, patrolling a maze made of 14 Stone-Eyes found after the world's tower. Running into it would result in a fight against one, two, or three Fire Bros, with the reward of their defeat being a Super Star. Taking these three possible battles into account, both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U have 29 Fire Bros each.

Fire Bros are also encountered in the first special challenge of Challenge Mode, Fire, Bro!, where the player must dodge the fireballs of two Fire Bros to their right for at least 15 (bronze), 25 (silver), or 40 (gold) seconds, with the enemies disappearing and the challenge ending in 50 seconds. A harder version of the challenge, Seriously! Fire, Bro! (the 17th special challenge), involves four Fire Bros, one pair on each side of the player. Taking these six individuals into account, as well as the Fire Bros found in both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, a total of 64 Fire Bros are present in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

Fire Bro. in Double Cherry Pass
A Fire Bro in Super Mario 3D World
A Cat Fire Bro in Bowser's Fury.
A Cat Fire Bro in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

Fire Bros appear in Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, making their first appearance in a 3D Super Mario platformer game. Their attack pattern is the same as that of Hammer Bros. and Boomerang Bros. in 3D Super Mario games, tossing two fireballs directly at Mario before jumping to another position. Their fireballs can travel through Clear Pipes, and can also be put out by the heroes' own fireballs. Some of them are found atop Goomba Towers and function as their commanders; consequently, defeating these Fire Bros clears the remaining Goombas on the stack, even when the Fire Bro is not mounted on the stack it is associated with at the time of its defeat. In this game, Fire Bros' fireballs can defeat other enemies that come in contact with it, even each other.

A total of 60 Fire Bros are encountered in Super Mario 3D World, once again making them the most common Hammer Bro. variant in the game. One is found near the end of Double Cherry Pass, two in the final room of Mystery House Melee, another pair in The Bullet Bill Express, three in Fire Bros. Hideout #1, one in Fire Bros. Hideout #2 atop a Goomba Tower of nine Goombas, one in Fire Bros. Hideout #3, four in Bowser's Bob-omb Brigade, six in Fort Fire Bros., seven in Fire Bros. Hideout #4, two in Bowser's Lava Lake Keep, three in Spiky Spike Bridge, one near the end of The Bowser Express, three in The Great Tower of Bowser Land, five in Back to Hands-On Hall, six in Faster Fort Fire Bros, four in Towering Sunshine Seaside, six in Spiky Spike Bridge Sneak, and three in Champion's Road. Several more Fire Bros appear in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, which features variants with cat ears and fur in Pipe Path Tower and Mount Magmeow.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

A Fire Bro wearing a chef hat
A Fire Bro wearing a chef hat in Super Mario Odyssey

Fire Bros appear as enemies in Super Mario Odyssey, where they are found in the Luncheon Kingdom, where they wear chef hats, and the Wooded Kingdom, where they wear their traditional helmets. Mario must knock their helmets off before he can take control of them using Cappy. When Mario takes control of a Fire Bro, he can jump higher and throw fireballs. Removing helmets from Fire Bros reveals that they have four clumps of fiery-colored hair on their heads.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

A Fire Bro (left) and Heavy Fire Bro (right)
A Fire Bro (left) and Heavy Fire Bro (right)
A Fire Bro (left) and Heavy Fire Bro (right)

Fire Bros appear as enemies that can be placed in levels in Super Mario Maker 2. Despite debuting in Super Mario Bros. 3, they are exclusive to the Super Mario 3D World style. Sledge Bro-like versions known as Heavy Fire Bros. also debut in this game.

Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up[edit]

Mario as a forest ranger.

The electronic coloring book game from Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up featured a coloring page for the job title "Forest Ranger". It featured an image of a Fire Bro starting a forest fire with the following description:

Mario the forest ranger is on the lookout for fire bugs. He has just spotted Fire Brother who is setting a fire in the forest. Fire Brother is going to be in big trouble because damaging forest land is a serious crime.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Fire Brother
Kootie Pie using a small Fire Brother as a welding torch, from the The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode, "The Venice Menace"

Fire Bros. make two appearances in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, where they retain their status as soldiers in Bowser's army. Like in the game, only three individuals appear.

In the episode "Reptiles in the Rose Garden", two Fire Bros and two Boomerang Bros. are ordered to guard Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Toad while they are held captive in Castle Koopa's dungeon.

In "The Venice Menace", Kootie Pie Koopa briefly uses a miniature Fire Bro as a welding torch, which shoots a stream of fire rather than their usual fireballs and has Bowser stuck to the door.

Nintendo Adventure Books[edit]

In Koopa Capers, six Fire Brothers appear in the first chamber of Wendy O. Koopa's secret hideout in the Magma Pits, attacking Luigi by spitting fireballs from the top of a ramp. If he is Fire Luigi, Luigi defeats five of the Fire Brothers and chases the final one into a smaller chamber, where the two get into a stand-off, their fireballs always colliding in mid-air. If he angles it correctly, Luigi defeats the Fire Brother by shooting a fireball at a wall, which it ricochets off of, right into the Fire Brother.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Flare, a Fire Bro, is a fighter in the Glitz Pit alongside Bamma and Hamma Jamma. He is the only Fire Bro to appear in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Like Fire Bros. in earlier appearances, he spits fireballs as a main attack. These fireballs not only damage opponents but may also cause them to catch fire as well. Starting with this game, the Fire Bro's appearance has been developed to be wearing a red helmet and a red shell.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Fire Bros. make an appearance in the third installment of the Paper Mario series, Super Paper Mario. They are encountered on the stairs in Castle Bleck and also in the Flipside Pit of 100 Trials, and act just as they did in Super Mario Bros. 3. Some Fire Bros. also can flip between dimensions.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Fire Bros. make an appearance in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. They are encountered in Rugged Road, Rumble Volcano and Bowser Jr.'s Flotilla. They have a bigger rarity than in New Super Mario Bros. U, and Ice Bros. appear to be semi-common enemies. Fire Bros. retain their red shells and helmets from prior Paper Mario games but no longer have arm bands, and the seams within their shells are white instead of yellow. They also use their New Super Mario Bros. Wii design. Their only attack is to throw a fireball at Mario. They are immune to all fire-based stickers (i.e. Fire Flower and Burnhammer stickers), but take double damage from ice-based stickers (i.e. Ice Flower or Chillhammer stickers), their main weakness. When a Thing sticker is used in the first area of Rugged Road, the Fire Bros. turn into Ice Bros. Fire Bros are mostly assisted by Shiny Paratroopas. Touching a Fire Bro's fireball outside battle causes Mario to lose 3 HP.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

Fire Bro sprite from Paper Mario: Color Splash
Fire Bro sprite from Paper Mario: Color Splash

Fire Bros return in Paper Mario: Color Splash keeping their appearance and behavior from the previous game. They can be found in Fortune Island, Redpepper Volcano, Redpepper Crater and Black Bowser's Castle. A group of Fire Bros in Redpepper Volcano is commanded by a blue Snifit. After they are defeated, another Snifit can be found training a Fire Bro to throw fireballs at the beginning of the level.

Paper Mario: The Origami King[edit]

An origami Fire Bro from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
An Origami Fire Bro
Origami Fire Bros in Paper Mario: The Origami King
Origami Fire Bros on Hammer Island

Fire Bros return in Paper Mario: The Origami King, with origami Fire Bros appearing as enemies. They first appear on the path toward the Fire Vellumental, and later reappear in the Sea Tower. When engaged in battle, Fire Bros either attack using Fire Throw, involving their traditional behavior of throwing fireballs, or Super Bro Throw, which involves lifting another enemy and throwing it at Mario, which defeats the thrown enemy. Much like Boomerang Bros and Ice Bros, Fire Bros also have their own unique variant of the move, Hot Bro Throw, which is the same as Super Bro Throw except for the fact that the grabbed enemy is first set ablaze before being thrown at Mario.

Mario Baseball series[edit]

A screenshot of a Fire Bro batting in Mario Superstar Baseball
A Fire Bro batting in Mario Super Sluggers

Fire Bro is a playable character in both games of the Mario Baseball series: Mario Superstar Baseball (his first playable appearance in general) and Mario Super Sluggers. In both games, Fire Bro is treated as a color swap for Hammer Bro. He is a member of Bowser's team in Challenge mode and an unlockable character. Fire Bro uses a custom-designed baseball bat rather than the usual hammer or boomerang of the Hammer Bro and Boomerang Bro characters, respectively.

Fire Bro received some statistical changes between the two games. In Mario Superstar Baseball, his speed is slightly lower than his counterparts, but his batting range is the same as theirs. In Mario Super Sluggers, Fire Bro's fielding abilities have improved, and he has the best batting abilities among his counterparts. However, Fire Bro is poor at pitching, even more than Hammer Bro and Boomerang Bro.

Mario Party 9[edit]

Fire Bro makes his Mario Party debut in Mario Party 9, appearing as a co-host of the Battle minigames. Whenever a player lands on a Battle Space, either Fire Bro or Hammer Bro shows up, although Fire Bro appears less frequently than Hammer Bro. When Fire Bro does show up, he makes the players play a Free-for-All minigame, of either the captain or the player in last place's choice. Afterward, he takes ten Mini Stars from the player who finished in last place and distributes them amongst the other players based on their ranks. If the loser does not have ten Mini Stars, Fire Bro provides the rest. Additionally, if everybody ends up in first place or last place, Fire Bro does not give or take any Mini Stars from any players.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

Fire Bros make their debut in the Mario & Luigi series in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team in Neo Bowser Castle. In the field, they throw fireballs upon sight at Mario and Luigi. Making contact with any of them initiates the battle with the brother who threw them. They disappear when they eventually touch the ground.

In battle, Fire Bros can rapidly hurl fireballs with the occasional Five Coin at the bros, who must jump to avoid the fireballs. Whoever the Fire Bro targets depends on which foot he stands; if he stands on his left foot, he will target Luigi, and if he stands on his right foot, he will target Mario. They may also throw a large fireball into the sky for it to rain down on the targeted Bro on the next attack turn of the thrower or at the end of the battle. If the Fire Bro hurls it up with his right arm, it'll fall on Mario, who must smack it back to sender with his hammer. If with his left arm, it'll fall on Luigi, who must instead smack it back. If any of these Fireballs touch Mario and Luigi, it may give them the Char status effect.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

“Weren't you listening? Yeesh! I'm supposed to be your enemy. I can't just keep giving you hints!”
Fire Bro, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

Fire Bros reappear in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam as enemies along with their paper counterparts. They are first found during the trio's second visit to Twinsy Tropics Dungeon. After Crinkle Goomba gives the Red Medallion to two Fire Bros, the trio must find out which Fire Bro has the Medallion by fighting them and receiving hints from them upon defeat. Fire Bros attack by standing on either side of one of the brothers and throwing fireballs at him. This must be dodged by jumping over them, causing the Fire Bro on the other side to take damage from the fireball. They also occasionally throw Mushrooms over the brother. Fire Bros can also attack by throwing fireballs into the air, occasionally jumping when throwing them. After the trio's next turn, the fireballs come back down, with the fireballs that were thrown while the Fire Bro was jumping missing.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Sprite of a Fire Bro from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

Fire Bros appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, where they are enemies and recruitable allies found in Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser. They are ranged troopers and attack by throwing fireballs at enemies. Fire Bros are strong against Pokeys and Fuzzbushes, though they are weak against Ice Bros.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Fire Bros reappear in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, where they are found as enemies and recruitable allies in the Bowser Jr.'s Journey mode. They are strong against plants, such as Fire Stalking Piranha Plants, Sockops, Borps, Treevils, and Beehosses. However, they are weak against Ice Bros. and Parabones.

Mario Golf series[edit]

In Mario Golf: World Tour, one of the names that can appear on the tournament scoreboard is "Fire Bro". In Mario Golf: Super Rush, their only physical appearance in the Mario Golf series thus far, Fire Bros along with Hammer Bros appear in the practice court in Bonny Greens.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

In Mario Kart 8 and its Nintendo Switch version, Fire Bros. make a background appearance as spectators on Bowser's Castle and 3DS Neo Bowser City.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Ice Bro and Fire Bro racing on GBA Bowser's Castle 2 in Mario Kart Tour
Fire Bro, alongside Ice Bro, in Mario Kart Tour

In Mario Kart Tour, a Fire Bro, alongside a Hammer Bro, Boomerang Bro, and Ice Bro, make their playable debuts in the series, starting with the Hammer Bro Tour. He is classified as a Super character and his special item is the Fire Flower. In addition to being in the second week's spotlight, he is also obtainable as a Gold Pass tour gift after obtaining 116 Grand Stars. Starting with the Sunset Tour, Fire Bro also has his own self-named cup.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Fire Bros return in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS ports, only appearing in Battle Tower Blitz and Beep Block Sky Plaza.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

Fire Bros appear as enemies in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. They're Fire attribute characters, and their skill changes all Wood Orbs into Fire Orbs, while their Awoken Skill increases the amount of HP that gets restored whenever Heart Orbs are cleared.

When fought as enemies, a Fire Bro always delivers a first-strike attack on the player, and it can also deliver frenzied blow attacks which can deal more damage than normal to the player.

A player can get a Fire Bro by using five Fire Flowers to transform a Hammer Bro.

Mario Tennis Aces[edit]

In Mario Tennis Aces, Fire Bros are found in the adventure mode level Sure Shot Challenge (Advanced), where two of them throw tennis balls along with a Hammer Bro. They are also found in the level at Castle Gates, Defeat Bowser's Minions!, where they are the second group of enemies that must be fought. They attack by throwing fireballs and can be defeated by knocking the fireballs back at them. Some fireballs are purple, and they must be blocked to knock them back at the Fire Bro, causing it to bounce back as a regular fireball.

Other appearances[edit]

Fire Bros replace Vindicators in Minecraft's Super Mario Mash-up.

General information[edit]

Physical description and traits[edit]

A hatless Fire Bro in the Wooded Kingdom.
A hatless Fire Bro in Super Mario Odyssey

Fire Bros are virtually identical to Hammer Bros. in appearance, featuring the same colored skin, belly plate, nose, and eyes, though with differences such as wearing red helmets, shoes, and shells. Compared to Hammer Bros, Fire Bros have maintained a consistent design, though there are a few exceptions. In their debut appearance, Super Mario Bros. 3, Fire Brothers have red skin and black helmets, shells, and shoes, though this is likely due to the NES' technical limitations. The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 recreates Fire Brother's appearance in the game; thus, it has a red tint to its skin, though not to the same degree.

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and Super Paper Mario, Fire Bros. use an altered design, featuring rounder body proportions, slightly shorter arms, and spiked armbands. From Paper Mario: Sticker Star onwards, Fire Bros use their design from Mario Superstar Baseball and onward, but with a paper outline. When throwing Cappy at Fire Bros in Super Mario Odyssey, it is revealed that they have four spiky tufts of pinkish-red hair with yellow tips.

Powers and abilities[edit]

A Fire Bro's most common ability is the ability to shoot fireballs from its hands. In Super Mario Bros. 3 and The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Fire Bros spit fireballs out of their mouths instead. In the latter form of media, specifically in the episode "The Venice Menace", Fire Bros can breathe streams of fire. The early Paper Mario games revisit their ability to spit fireballs. Some games add variations to the Fire Bros' main attack. In Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Fire Bros will either rapidly hurdle fireballs, or they will shoot a large fireball into the sky, which rains down as smaller fireballs. In Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Fire Bros will leap high into the air to shoot a fireball that plummets at their adversaries. In Mario Tennis Aces, Fire Bros can shoot stronger purple fireballs at Mario. In Puzzles and Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, a Fire Bros' main attribute is Fire, meaning that it can change all Wood Orbs into Fire Orbs.

Aside from limited pyrokinesis, Fire Bros retain their original species' agility, due to jumping very high. Fire Bro also hops even when idling. In the Mario Baseball series, Fire Bro has slightly less speed and the worst pitching skills out of his counterparts, but he makes up for these shortcomings with great fielding abilities and the best batting abilities among his counterparts, thus making him a character leaning more towards power.


Like all Hammer Bro variants, Fire Bros did not have voice acting or text dialogue in most early Super Mario games, both due to technical limitations and Nintendo's habit of having silent characters. There are a few exceptions to this, such as Mario Party 9, which gives Fire Bro in-game text dialogue so the player can understand what he is saying. Most contemporary Super Mario games have Fire Bro voiced by Motoki Takagi (who also voices Hammer Bro, Boomerang Bro and, in Mario Kart Tour, Ice Bro), though his speech is limited to grunts, yells and even a few lines such as "Let's go."

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Main article: List of Fire Bro profiles and statistics


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Fire Bro.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファイアブロス[2]
Faia Burosu
Fire Bros

Chinese 火焰兄弟
Huǒyàn Xiōngdì
Fire Bro

Dutch Fire Bro
French Frère Pyro
Pyro Brother
German Feuer-Bruder
Fire Brother
Italian Fuoco Bros
Fratelli di Fuoco[3]
Fire Bros. (earlier games)
Fire Bros
Korean 파이어브러스
Paieo Beureoseu
Fire Bros

Portuguese (NOA) Irmão Fogo
Fire Brother
Portuguese (NOE) Mano Chama
Mano do Fogo
Flame Bro
Fire Bro
Romanian Frate Piro[4]
Pyro Brother
Russian Братец-огонь
Fire bro

Spanish (NOA) Hermano Fuego
Fire Bro (Mario Super Sluggers)

Fire Brother
Spanish (NOE) Hermano Fuego
Hermano Pirómano
Fire Brother
Pyromaniacal Brother


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 English instruction booklet. Page 41.
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese instruction booklet. Page 42.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3; Italian booklet, pag. 41
  4. ^ Set de extindere Plimbare pe valul de lavă. (Romanian). Retrieved January 21, 2023. (Archived January 7, 2023, 01:37:29 UTC via Wayback Machine.)