Hothead

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Hothead
HotheadUltimate.png
Artwork of a Hothead from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Variants
Li'l Sparky
Comparable
Amp
Guriguri
Lava Bubble
Piro Dangle
Spark
Sparky (Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3)

Hotheads are large balls of sparking energy that first appear in the game Super Mario World.

History[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

Hothead SMW.png

Hotheads first appear in Super Mario World, where they slowly move around platforms in some of the fortresses and castles. They can usually be found in areas with Li'l Sparkies, which are smaller versions of Hotheads.

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

In Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, Hotheads are found in the World-e levels A Sky-High Adventure and Puzzling Pipe Maze. Unlike in Super Mario World, they can be defeated by Statue Mario's stomp or by Hammers thrown by Hammer Mario.

Super Princess Peach[edit]

SPPHothead.png

Hotheads reappear in Super Princess Peach. They behave similarly to how they act in Super Mario World. They first appear in Shriek Mansion. Unlike most other enemies in the game, Hotheads do not have a Vibe-based counterpart.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Hothead's artwork in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
A Hothead in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Hotheads appear as an item in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Like in Super Mario World, they stick to the stage when thrown and burn anyone that touches it. They also release powerful sparks periodically when moving. It also grows larger if hit with fire and electric attacks. Hotheads move quickly around the platform they are on, but can also just fall off entirely. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a Hothead also appears as a support spirit, equipping the fighter with a Hothead at the start of battle when used.

Profiles[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Hothead BrawlTrophy520.png SNES Super Mario World An item that, when tossed, sticks to the terrain and moves, causing damage to those it touches. Whoever threw it won't take damage. It will grow larger if it's attacked, which ups its attack range. However, an increase in size corresponds to a decrease in the time it stays on the screen. A really big Hothead will take up the entire screen, and is quite a sight to behold.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy[edit]

Name Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Hothead SSB4TrophyHothead.png SNES Super Mario World (08/1991)
NDS Super Princess Peach (02/2006)
Once thrown, this guy will move across the ground and damage everything--except you--in its path. You can make the Hothead bigger by hitting it with attacks, much to opponents' dismay. If you make it really big and powerful, it may just carry you to victory! Throw this on the ground and it'll slide around, damaging everything in its path, except you. You can make the Hothead get bigger and more powerful by attacking it with fire an lighting, and it's pretty impressive just how big and powerful it can get!

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Hothead HotheadUltimate.png Super Mario Series Support (2) Novice Hothead Equipped Spirit Board Curry PAC-MAN Rule: Item: Hothead
  • The enemy breathes fire
  • The enemy is easily distracted by items
Mushroom Kingdom U (tower) Castle / Boss Fortress - Super Mario World / SMB 3

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パサラン
Pasaran
From keseran pasaran, legendary Japanese creature.
Spanish Chispino From chispa (spark) and ino (suffix).
French Tête Brûlée Fire Head
German Großschein (since Super Princess Peach)
Hothead (Super Mario World)
Big Shine
-
Italian Sferardente (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) Burning Sphere
Russian Головешка
Goloveshka
From голова (golova, head) with a diminutive suffix -ешка (-eshka).
Korean 파지직
Pajijik
Onomatopoeia of electric sparkling
Chinese 大电火球[1]
Dà Diànhuǒqiú
Large Electric Fireball

References[edit]

Hothead's page on other NIWA wikis:
  1. ^ 无敌阿尔宙斯 (August 28, 2013). 神游 超级马力欧世界 敌人官译. Baidu Tieba. Retrieved February 2, 2017.