Fire bird

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Fire bird
A fire bird in Mario vs. Donkey Kong for Nintendo Switch
First appearance Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2004)
Latest appearance Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch) (2024)
Variant of Bird (Mario vs. Donkey Kong series)
Firebird MariovsDonkeyKong.png

Fire birds[1] are enemies found in Fire Mountain and Fire Mountain Plus of Mario vs. Donkey Kong. They spawn from Fire Bird Nests and perform four complete flights across a level, much like birds do, before disappearing. Another fire bird spawns from the same nest shortly afterwards.

As soon as they appear from a nest, fire birds will drop an egg covered in flames. They will occasionally try to drop more flaming eggs onto Mario when they spot him underneath. Mario cannot deflect a fire bird's eggs with a handstand like he could do with a bird's eggs, getting burnt if he does so. Mario will also lose a life if he touches a fire bird or a nest. It is impossible to defeat a fire bird.

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch) Model/FireBird.bfres.zs FireBird Fire Bird
Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch) Pack/Actor/BirdFire.pack.zs BirdFire Fire Bird

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファイヤーバード[2]
Faiyā bādo
Fire bird


  1. ^ "In part two, you can avoid problems with the fire birds by using the falling blocks to ascend the level as quickly as possible." – July 2004. Nintendo Power Volume 181. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 87.
  2. ^ Mario vs. Donkey Kong Shogakukan bookMedia:Mvsdk book ii.jpg