|Universe||Ben 10 Universe|
|Average Height||Human height|
Pyronites (The prefix pyro- relating to heat/fire) are from the star Pyros.
Pyros is a unique 'planet' in the galaxy, in that it is a homeworld whichdoubles as a sun. The surface of Pyros is like any star, containing solid surface beneath a fiery plasma photoshpere and atmosphere. Solar flares and magma flows are common, and its magma-based inhabitants are all composed of a flame-like energy. Pyronites are able to draw energy from the star, providing nourishment and allowing them to increase their natural abilities.
Due to the fact that their homeworld is a star, Pyronites have had limited contact with other alien species. With little outside contact, the Pyronites have been able to spend their lives perfecting their natural fire and heat based abilities. They have become masters of fire, able to generate flames from their bodies in many forms. The flames can then be projected as weapons, or used to provide flight. It has been demonstrated by Ben Tennyson (while acting as Heatblast), and again by Alan Albright, that Pyronites can channel flames through other surfaces (such as large rocks) to generate lift, allowing them to 'surf' through the air. Pryonites are not limited to simple creating fire; because their bodies are naturally heat convective, they are able to absorb heat, effectively allowing them to put out fires. Because of their heat and fire based nature, Pyronites do not react well to water, extreme cold, or fire retardants. Exposure to these substances can caused mixed results; they might cause temporary extinguishing of flames or prevent a Pyronite from using the full extent of their abilities. Large exposure to these substances could potentially prove fatal.