Fox McCloud

The Flame Command is a Sidekick Command that Tricky learns in DarkIce Mines during Star Fox Adventures.


It's used to do a variety of things such as to throw fire at enemies, to turn on campfires, and to melt ice. It can be accessed through the C Stick Inventory, and so it can be assigned to the Y Button, like every other Command. Like the Find Command, Flame also depletes the Tricky Energy meter, by the speed of one fifth of the meter (or one Blue GrubTub Fungus) per Flame. If the meter is empty, Tricky won't follow Fox's Find and Flame Commands until he is fed more GrubTubs.

Once the Flame command has been activited, it cannot be aborted unless a targeted enemy has been defeated before Tricky gets to attack him. The flame can burn Fox as well if he runs into it.



Tricky tries the Flame Command.

Tricky learns it in DarkIce Mines from a SnowHorn Fox McCloud has to save from two SharpClaws shortly after using the first Bridge Cog. After Fox has beaten the SharpClaws, the SnowHorn merely says "I see your young friend has yet to learn his Flame Command. Go on youngster. Give it a go." and Tricky learns it. After this, the SnowHorn offers to help Fox through the main gate, if he is brought two Alpine Roots.

During his captivity, Fox will direct his CloudRunner rescuer at LightFoot Village to use the Flame Command upon his LightFoot attackers.


  • If Fox hits Tricky enough times with the staff, Tricky will use the Flame Command on Fox and attempt to burn him. This does not deplete the Tricky Energy meter.
  • During Dinosaur Planet's development, Tricky was supposed to have a life meter. It may be that his ability to attack enemies with flame is a remnant of this.
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