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Artwork of a Hothead from Super Smash Bros. Brawl
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014)
Derived species
Li'l Sparky
Related species
Lava Bubble
Piro Dangle

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


Super Mario World[edit]

Hothead SMW.png

Hotheads first appear in Super Mario World. They slowly move around platforms and don't pose much of a threat. These creatures only appear 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]

Two Hotheads are found in the e-Reader stage "A Sky-High Adventure" in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3. 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]


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]

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.

Trophy information[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[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[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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パサラン
From keseran pasaran, legendary Japanese creature.
Spanish Chispino From chispa (spark)
French Tête Brûlée Fire Head
German Großschein (since Super Princess Peach)
Hothead (Super Mario World)
Big Shine
Italian Sferardente (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
Sfavillo (Super Princess Peach)
Burning Sphere
Korean 파지직
Onomatopoeia of electric sparkling
Chinese 大电火球[1]
Dà Diànhuǒqiú
Large Electric Fireball


  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.