Skylanders Wiki

“Hey! I'm On Fire!”
    —Hot Head's official catchphrase

Hot Head is a Fire Golem who is one of the eight Giants in Skylanders: Giants.

Character Development

Hot Head was designed around one simple mechanic: cover enemies in oil and light them on fire. In later Skylanders games, the team would get feedback from the German localization team that this was not OK but during Skylanders: Giants, the development was so rushed through that this one slipped through. Nat Loh had originally asked for one fire hand and one oil hand but the two was determined to look better with two fire grill hands so the team just made it work. Hot Head's Sizzle Shower ability was visually inspired by Jiraiya's Fire Rasengan ultimate jutsu as seen in Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm.

Nat Loh added details to the Eternal Flame upgrade that puts a dragon on Hot Head's fire hand while the Hot Oil Treatment upgrade puts a squid on his oil hand. "Hot with a Chance of Meteors" is a callout to Dragon Ball's Spirit Bomb and his Hot Rod soul gem transformation is a shout out to Robotech's Cyclone motorcycle.[1]



Impetuous is a good word to describe Hot Head. He just can't help himself. This Fire Giant is always burning with enthusiasm. He smothers his enemies in blazing blobs of burning oil first, and asks questions second.[2]


Hot Head had always been a short tempered fire giant. But it was when magical oil was discovered in Skylands that fuel was really added to the fire. As exciting as the discovery was, the celebration lasted only 5 minutes - coming to an abrupt halt when Hot Head needed to cool off and plunged into the thick black pool, causing the entire island to explode! Though it would be another 2,000 years before magical oil was discovered again, the impact that it had on Hot Head was immediate. He was instantly infused with magical oil, giving him the ability to generate an infinite supply of fuel - making him incredibly volatile, highly combustible, and ready to torch anything that got in his way.



There's something about being on fire that can be sometimes make people irritable. This Giant, Hot Head, is no exception. A vast, towering Fire Golem, the only thing short about Hot Head is his temper. Usually angry and often reckless, Hot Head once leapt into a pool of magical oil, the very first pool of magical oil ever to be discovered in Skylands. Hot Head hoped it would help him cool down. It didn't. The BOOM was heard all across Skylands, as the entire island Hot Head was on exploded in a spectacular fireball. Although most of the magical oil was instantly vaporized, some of it fused with Hot Head, granting him a limitless fuel supply and the ability to torch anything, or anyone, that might get in his way.

Directing his burning anger towards the Arkeyans, Hot Head was a valuable addition to the original Skylanders, while also helping cut down on their heating bills.[3]


Hot Head can fire both flames and blobs of oil from his hands. He can also summon rain-like drops of fire from the sky. Hot Head can even transform into a hot rod to run over enemies. In Time Twisters it was shown that Hot Head is very durable, as he was shot by Tech Geargolems, the projectiles deflected off his body, and merely tickled Hot Head.

In Skylanders: Battlecast, he has the ability to summon a Mood Ring Gear that increases his damage the more he is attacked, and, as well as having high health to shrug off attacks, many of his spells have conditions for him being attacked in the enemy turn. Hot Head's Special Ability is Boiling Over, which increases his power and is more effective if he was attacked in that turn. His scrapped signature relic is the Fury's Forge, which increases his allies' power by damaging them slightly.


These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: 430 (max. 860)
  • Speed: 20 (max. 68)
  • Armor: 12 (max. 42)
  • Critical Hit: 80 (max. 130)
  • Elemental Power: ?? (max. 50)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 150
  • Defense: 120
  • Agility: 60
  • Luck: 80


Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Junkyard Isles
Flamefire Burst Oil Blobs
Hot Rod
Hot Headprimarypower.png
Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to shoot a burst of fire. Hold Attack 1 to keep flames going.
Hot Headsecondarypower.png
Secondary Ability
Press Attack 2 to shoot a blob of oil that can lit on fire for serious damage.
Hot Headsoulgempower.png
Price: 4000
Hold Attack 1 and Attack 2 to transform into a hot rod!
Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.
Premium Grade Sizzle Shower Turn Up The Heat! Extended Forecast
Hot Headbasicupgrade1.png
Price: 500
Oil Blobs and ignited Oil Blobs do increased damage.
Hot Headbasicupgrade2.png
Price: 700
Press Attack 3 to summon a rain of fire from the sky.
Hot Headbasicupgrade3.png
Price: 900
Flamefire burst gets even hotter and does increased damage.
Hot Headbasicupgrade4.png
Price: 1200
Sizzle Shower lasts longer and does increased damage.
The Burninator
View Oil Baron
Further develop Hot Head's cooking skills.
Eternal Flame Hot Oil Treatment Fossil Fuel
Hot Headpath1upgrade1.png
Price: 1700
Can use Flamefire continuously and does maximum damage.
Hot Headpath1upgrade2.png
Price: 2200
Oil Blobs and ignited Oil Blobs do maximum damage.
Hot Headpath1upgrade3.png
Price: 3000
Oil Blobs turn into fossilized monsters who attack enemies.
Oil Baron
View The Burninator
Further develop Hot Head's Sizzle Showering Skills.
Fire Storm Oil And Fire Hot With A Chance of Meteors
Hot Headpath2upgrade1.png
Price: 1700
Sizzle Shower does maximum damage and covers a larger area.
Hot Headpath2upgrade2.png
Price: 2200
During a Sizzle Shower, press Attack 2 to create an oily explosion, catching enemies on fire.
Hot Headpath2upgrade3.png
Price: 3000
Hold Attack 3 to summon a gigantic meteor from the sky.

Mad Energy Mood Ring - Gear Melt Down
Mad Energycard.png

Gain 1 energy. If Hot Head was damaged last turn, gain 2 energy instead.

Mood Ring - Gearcard.png

+40 power if owner was damaged last turn.

Melt Downcard.png

Blast each enemy for 40 damage. If Hot Head was damaged last turn, destroy all enemy gear.

Temperature Tantrum Feel My Pain Boiling Over - Special Ability
Temperature Tantrumcard.png

Blast each frontline enemy for 130 damage. If Hot Head is rank 3, he can't be swapped out until your next turn.

Feel My Paincard.png

Punish the active enemy for damage equal to the damage on Hot Head.

Boiling Over - Special Abilitycard.png

Give Hot Head +10 power this turn. If he was damaged last turn, give him +30 power instead.

Fury's Forge - Relic
Fury's Forge - Reliccard.png

Rare (Currently Unobtainable)
At the start of your turn, burn each ally for 10 damage and give each ally +10 power.

Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Oil Blob / Flame Torch (Primary Attack): Tap (Y) to fire an Oil Blob. Hold (Y) to fire flame torch.
  • Fire Rain (Secondary Attack): Hold (X) to activate Fire Rain.


  • Oil Explode (requires level: 3): Oil Blobs will explode if they are on fire when they expire.
  • Fire Rain Upgrade (requires level: 6): Size and damage amount of Fire Rain is increased.
  • Infinite Flame Torch (requires level: 9): No limit on the use of the Flame Torch.


Basic Quests

  • Monster Masher: Defeat 1000 enemies.
  • Chow Hound: Eat 50 pieces of food.
  • Arena Artist: Complete an arena without taking any damage.
  • Battle Champ: Win 10 PvP matches.
  • Heroic Challenger: Complete a heroic challenge without taking any damage.

Elemental Quests

  • Elementalist: Cause 7500 elemental bonus damage.
  • Bombardier: Defeat 25 enemies with bombs.
  • Steamer: Defeat an evil Water Minion.

Unique Quest

  • Buggy Breakthrough: Destroy 20 walls in Hot Rod mode.

Basic Quests

  • Bad Guy Basher: Defeat 1000 enemies.
  • Fruit Frontiersman: Eat 15 fruit.
  • Flawless Challenger: Complete a non-Story Mode level at full health.
  • True Gladiator: Win 10 PVP matches.
  • Totally Maxed Out: Reach level 20 and purchase all Upgrades for this Skylander.

Elemental Quests

  • Elementalist: Deal 7500 elemental bonus damage.
  • Mega Melter: Defeat a total of 25 Ice Geargolems.
  • Bombardier: Defeat 30 enemies with bombs.

Unique Quest

  • Buggy Breakthrough: Travel 5000 feet in Hot Rod mode.


Battle Cries

  • "Hey! I'm On Fire!
  • "I'm just getting warmed up!"
  • "You got burned!"
  • "You just got flame broiled!"
  • "I like the bad guys well done!"
  • "Incendiary!"
  • "Oho, burn!"
  • "Do something hot!"
  • "Fuel the fire!"
  • "It's grillin' time!"
  • "Maximum firepower!"
  • "Hail to the chef!"
  • "Oh! Feel the burn!"
  • "Molten mania!"
  • "You just got flame boiled!"
  • "Fire in the hole!"
  • "Can't be contained!"
  • "That's some firepower!"
  • "My fire never expires!"
  • "Heat blast!"
  • "Fireball!"
  • "Comet crush!"
  • "Heatin' up!"
  • "Heat rises!"
  • "High heat!"
  • "Ignite!"
  • "Burn!"
  • "Scorch!"
  • "Sizzle!"
  • "Toast!"
  • "Sear!"
  • "Oh yeah!"
  • "Sweet!"
  • "I'm on a hot streak!" - when checking stats
  • "Hot as ever." - when checking stats
  • "My head just got hotter!"- when given on a hat
  • "All right, I'm stoked!" - when given a hat
  • "I'm stoked!" - when given a nickname
  • "I'm kinda lukewarm on that but...okay." - when given a nickname

Battlecast Quotes

  • "On fire!" - scanned in
  • "Hot as ever!"
  • "Hot Head is ready!" - when selected
  • "Ready to burn!"
  • "Here comes the heat!" - Battle Introduction
  • "Hey, I'm on fire!"
  • "Turn up the heat!" - swapping in
  • "Ready to fight!"
  • "Need to cool off!" - swapping out
  • "Time to chill!"
  • "Burning bright!" - rank up
  • "On a hot streak!"
  • "Totally stoked!" - Summoning a Gear
  • "That's scorchin'!"
  • "Friendly fire!" - Summoning a Relic
  • "Turning up the heat!"
  • "Fire in the hole!" - randomly when playing spells
  • "Toasty!"
  • "Feel the burn!" - Melt Down
  • "It's getting hot!"
  • "Let's burn it up!" - Mad Energy
  • "Raging fire!"
  • "You're mine!" - Temperature Tantrum
  • "Now you're playing with fire!"
  • "Out of control!" - Mood Ring
  • "Can't tame the flame!"
  • "Boiled over!" - Feel My Pain
  • "Full blast!"
  • "You got burned!" - KOed an enemy
  • "Piling it on!"
  • "Too hot to handle!"
  • "So that's what hot is...!" - when defeated
  • "My fire is out...For now!"
  • "Flamed out big time..." - defeat at the end of battle
  • "Not cool at all..."
  • "Feel the heat!" - Victory
  • "A scorching victory!"
  • "Don't. Play with fire." - when idling/poked
  • "What?!"
  • "My blood's starting to boil."
  • "I'm Hot Head!"
  • "Fire away!"
  • "I'm losing patience."
  • "Untamed flame!" - Card Level Up
  • "My flames are growing!"

Character Trailers

See also


Hot Head/Gallery


  • He is currently the only playable Golem who is not of the Earth element.
  • One of his upgrades, "Hot with a Chance of Meteors", is a joke on "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs".
  • Hot Head has the Fire Symbol on his back.
  • He and Hot Dog are the only Fire Skylanders (at the same time) with the word Hot in their names.
  • In page 100 of the Time Twisters Story Activity Book, it is said that he is 199,999 years old.
  • Hot Head has an Easter Egg where if you hold his "Eternal Flame" attack long enough in Skylanders: Trap Team, he'll start monologuing.[4] This was originally for Skylanders: Giants in the form of a modified monologue referencing a very obscure part of Ninja Turtle history, but it was removed by the game's audio director at the 11th hour but Nat Loh put it back in for Trap Team. Imaginators would go on to use a new engine/tool so Trap Team is the only game players can find this Easter Egg in.[1]
  • It is rumored that his original catchphrase was, "Aaaargh, help! Someone find a hose, quick!"[5]
  • He slightly resembles Fire Man from the first game in the Mega Man video game series in the way that he has flames coming from his hands and his head. He also is like Oil Man from the PSP game Mega Man Powered Up in the way that he is able to use oil as a weapon.
  • There is a glitch where when in hot rod form, when attacked, Hot Head will revert to his natural state whilst still acting as if in hot rod form by still having a wheel above and below him and moving around at a greater speed.
  • Hot Head is often mentioned as a cook.
  • Hot Head is the only Skylander who has a varied intro. He says his catchphrase in different pitches. No other Skylander does this, though some returning SuperChargers Skylanders have different a pitch in that specific form.
  • In the game, Hot Head is voiced by Patrick Seitz who voices Rip Tide and Chomp Chest, as well as Scorpion in the 2011 Mortal Kombat, Zomom in Sonic Lost World and Ragna the Bloodedge in the BlazBlue series.
  • His Sizzle Shower may be based on Adele's 'Set Fire to the Rain'.
  • One of Hot Head's upgrade paths is called "The Burninator", referencing the fictional dragon Trogdor from the Homestar Runner webseries.
  • As seen in the Face Your Fears card in Battlecast, Hot Head is afraid of freezing over.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Skylanders Giants - Nat Loh
  2. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection, page 60
  3. Skylanders: Universe - Official Sticker Book, page 26
  4. Skylanders Spyro's Adventure DEVELOPER COMMENTARY - Episode 8: Senior Character Designer, Nat Loh, 34:12
  5. Skylanders Universe: Book of Elements - Fire and Water, page 14

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Lightning Rod - Sonic Boom - Warnado - Whirlwind
Skylanders: Giants
Jet-Vac - Swarm
Skylanders: Swap Force
Boom Jet - Free Ranger - Pop Thorn - Scratch
Skylanders: Trap Team
Blades - Fling Kong - Gusto - Thunderbolt
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Hurricane Jet-Vac - Stormblade
Skylanders: Imaginators
Air Strike - Bad Juju - Wild Storm
Minis / Eon's Elite
Breeze - Pet-Vac / Elite Whirlwind
Alt Decos
Egg Bomber Air Strike - Legendary Blades - Legendary Free Ranger - Legendary Hurricane Jet-Vac
Legendary Jet-Vac - Mystical Bad Juju - Polar Whirlwind - Power Punch Pet-Vac
Lost Islands Alter Egos
Buttered Pop Thorn - Gourmet Gusto

Skylanders: Trap Team
Blackout - Knight Mare
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Skylanders: Imaginators
Hood Sickle - Starcast
Alt Deco
Steel Plated Hood Sickle
Ring of Heroes Alter Egos
Shadow King Pen - Shadow Spitfire - Shadow Spyro

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Bash - Dino-Rang - Prism Break - Terrafin
Skylanders: Giants
Crusher - Flashwing
Skylanders: Swap Force
Doom Stone - Rubble Rouser - Scorp - Slobber Tooth
Skylanders: Trap Team
Fist Bump - Head Rush - Rocky Roll -Wallop
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Shark Shooter Terrafin - Smash Hit
Skylanders: Imaginators
Barbella - Golden Queen - Tri-Tip
Minis / Eon's Elite
Bop - Terrabite / Elite Dino-Rang - Elite Terrafin
Alt Decos
Dark Golden Queen - Dark Slobber Tooth - Granite Crusher - Jade Flashwing
Legendary Bash - Legendary Tri-Tip - Nitro Head Rush - Steel Plated Smash Hit
Lost Islands Alter Egos
Birthday Bash - Rocky Egg Roll - Sundae Slobber Tooth

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Eruptor - Flameslinger - Ignitor - Sunburn
Skylanders: Giants
Hot Dog - Hot Head
Skylanders: Swap Force
Blast Zone - Fire Kraken - Fryno - Smolderdash
Skylanders: Trap Team
Ka-Boom - Torch - Trail Blazer - Wildfire
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Lava Lance Eruptor - Spitfire - Hammer Slam Bowser
Skylanders: Imaginators
Ember - Flare Wolf - Tae Kwon Crow
Minis / Eon's Elite
Small Fry - Weeruptor / Elite Eruptor
Alt Decos
Dark Blast Zone - Dark Hammer Slam Bowser - Dark Spitfire - Dark Wildfire
Eggsellent Weeruptor - Hard-Boiled Flare Wolf - Instant Spitfire - Jade Fire Kraken
Legendary Ignitor - Molten Hot Dog - Mystical Tae Kwon Crow - Volcanic Eruptor
Lost Islands Alter Egos
Cupid Flameslinger - Flip Flop Fryno
Battlecast Alt Deco Card
Obsidian Hot Head

Skylanders: Trap Team
Knight Light - Spotlight
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Skylanders: Imaginators
Aurora - Blaster-Tron
Alt Decos
Legendary Astroblast - Solar Flare Aurora
Ring of Heroes Alter Egos
Light Flashwing - Light Hex - Light Jet-Vac

Other Skylanders

Skylanders: Imaginators
Kaos - Imaginators