Embers are creatures made entirely of flame, much like Podoboo, only they're blue and have yellow eyes. They first appeared in Paper Mario and then in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. In the Paper Mario games, using a fire attack against it makes it heal, and sometimes split into more Embers. They reappear in their first 3D appearance in Super Mario Land 3D as rare enemies.
Super Mario Land 3D
Embers reappear in Super Mario Land 3D as rare enemies, only found in Ghost Houses. Unlike Podoboos, they don't act as obstacles, and don't jump out of lava to attack. They float around on the floor and will follow the player. Like in Paper Mario games, if the player throw fireballs or fiery objects at them, they will make them heal and sometimes will split into more Embers. They take their look from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, with yellow eyes instead of blue.