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KSSU Bugzzy artwork.png
Artwork of Bugzzy from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Debut game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Other game(s) Kirby's Avalanche
Kirby Super Star
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Mass Attack (Sub-Games)
Copy Ability Backdrop, Suplex
Similar to Jukid, Hornhead, Beetley
Theme music

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“I was the king of insects!”
This aging insect king passed on his title to someone younger. Now he’s off to fight dark forces with techniques that would put a wrestler to shame. What a mandible!

— Guest Star Bugzzy What's the Bug Idea? Pause Screen description in Kirby Star Allies

Bugzzy is a Mid-Boss in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Adventure, where he gives out the Backdrop ability. He later returns in Kirby Super Star, this time yielding the Suplex ability and also acting as its helper. Bugzzy also appears in both games' remakes, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and Kirby Super Star Ultra, as well as being fought in Kirby's Avalanche.

Bugzzy also appears in Kirby Star Allies, where he can be recruited as a Friend after being defeated. Here again he represents the Suplex ability, and can perform Friend Throw.

Physical appearance[edit]

KNiDL Bugzzy sprite.png
Sprite from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
KSSU Bugzzy Helper sprite.png
Sprite from Kirby Super Star Ultra.

The appearance of Bugzzy is similar to that of a stag beetle, but he has a humanoid body structure, with only four limbs and an upright posture. He wears white gloves and shoes, though in some games, his shoes match the purple color of his carapace. He has a blue thorax with two pairs of wings on his back encased in elytra, which he can use to fly in a similar manner to Beetley and Beetle Kirby.

In battle, Bugzzy can shoot ladybugs. He can also stomp on Kirby, and toss him around. He will typically attack by either charging straight forward or jumping on Kirby from above. In Kirby Star Allies, he is also capable of lunging from the air. In games before Kirby Star Allies, Bugzzy does not drop Drop Stars when he attacks, meaning that only his ladybugs can be used against him.

Game appearances[edit]

Bugzzy's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby series
Kirby's Adventure Mid-Boss
Kirby's Avalanche Opponent
Kirby Super Star Mid-Boss and playable character Bugzzy can be played as when recruited as a Helper.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Mid-Boss As this is the remake of Kirby's Adventure, his role doesn't change.
Kirby Super Star Ultra Mid-Boss and playable character As this is the remake of Kirby Super Star, his role doesn't change.
Kirby Mass Attack Enemy Enemy in the Sub-Games Strato Patrol EOS and Kirby Quest.
Kirby Star Allies Mid-Boss and playable character Bugzzy can be recruited as a Friend.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Trophy
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Trophy

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

KA Bugzzy Sprite.png Bugzzy appears in Kirby's Adventure and its remake as one of the Mid-Bosses, and is the only enemy that gives the Backdrop ability. Once Kirby is in his grasp, Bugzzy will either leap forward and drive him into the ground, slam him backwards or pound him repeatedly. Bugzzy may also fly into the air and hover in pursuit of Kirby, and will ensnare him if he gets close enough. Bugzzy supplies ammunition to use against himself in the form of two Bugzzy Jrs. that he releases into the air. These ladybugs slowly flutter and home in on Kirby. A faster variation of Bugzzy appears exclusively in the secret path of Rainbow Resort's second stage.


In Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Bugzzy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Bugzzy locations in Kirby's Adventure & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land  
Stage Vegetable Valley Ice Cream Island Butter Building Grape Garden Yogurt Yard Orange Ocean Rainbow Resort
Stage 1 No No No No No No No
Stage 2 No No Yes No No No Yes
Stage 3 No No No No No No No
Stage 4 No No No No No No No
Stage 5 N/A No No No No No No
Stage 6 N/A N/A No No No No No

Bugzzy also appears in the Arena in Grape Garden.

Kirby's Avalanche[edit]

Bugzzy's sprite in Kirby's Avalanche.
— Bugzzy, in Kirby's Avalanche
Don't let the overly aggressive Bugzzy intimidate you.
— Kirby's Avalanche Instruction Booklet (North American print), page 23

In Kirby's Avalanche, Bugzzy appears in Stage 7 as one of Kirby's opponents. Here, he is depicted as being seemingly incapable of speech, instead greeting Kirby with a loud roar. His in-game abbreviation is "BUGZ" and his Puyo Puyo equivalent is Zombie.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Kirby and Chilly fight Bugzzy in Cocoa Cave.

Bugzzy appears as a Mid-Boss in Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra. He is often fought in cave areas, and attacks by stomping and using suplex moves. In this game, Bugzzy is weak to fire-based attacks and ice-based attacks. When inhaled after being defeated, Bugzzy grants the Suplex Copy Ability. Bugzzy also appears as the Helper representing said ability.

Bugzzy's Attacks in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra
Attack Description
Stomp Bugzzy leaps into the air and stomps the ground, creating a Drop Star in the direction he is facing. Alternatively, Bugzzy jumps three times in a row and does not create Drop Stars.
Ladybugs Bugzzy creates two smaller bugs, which fly up and down in the direction Bugzzy is facing while he makes them.
Glide Bugzzy jumps into the air and slowly glides towards Kirby, then lands.
Charge Bugzzy charges towards Kirby. If Kirby is grabbed, Bugzzy does a suplex slam, dealing damage to Kirby.
Bugzzy locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens No RoMK Chapter 4 No
Float Islands No RoMK Chapter 5 No
Bubbly Clouds No RoMK Chapter 6 Yes
Mt. Dedede No RoMK Chapter 7 No
Peanut Plains No Floria No
Mallow Castle No Aquarius No
Cocoa Cave Yes Skyhigh No
Candy Mountain No Hotbeat Yes
Trial Room 1 No Cavius Yes
Trial Room 2 No Mekkai Yes
Sub-Tree No Halfmoon No
Crystal No ??? No
Old Tower No Purple Plants No
Garden Yes Illusion Islands No
RoMK Chapter 1 No Crash Clouds No
RoMK Chapter 2 No The Revenge No
RoMK Chapter 3 No

Bugzzy also appears as an opponent in The Arena and Helper to Hero, as part of "Mid-Boss All-Stars 1". He is not faced in The True Arena. He is also pictured on a card in Kirby Card Swipe.

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

Bugzzy appears in two of Kirby Mass Attack's Sub-Games, those being Strato Patrol EOS and Kirby Quest. In the former, Bugzzy appears as a flying opponent to be shot down. In the latter, he appears in Stages 4 and 36 as an opponent with 240 HP.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Bugzzy in Kirby Star Allies

Bugzzy returns in Kirby Star Allies as a mid-boss and as a recruitable ally. This marks his first appearance in 3-D, and he has been given a bit of a remodel; sporting a larger head in proportion to his body. He still provides the Suplex ability when inhaled, and reprises his role as the ability's friend. As a mid-boss, he has access to new attacks upon grabbing someone and can do a Dash Grab move in the air. A stronger version of Bugzzy also appears in later stages, with a black exoskeleton, a red belly, red eyes and purple limbs. This version can also use the Pinpoint Kick as an attack, among minor alterations to his pre-existing moves.

The following is a list of attacks Bugzzy can perform as a mid-boss in Kirby Star Allies. Italics denote variations done by his harder variation only. Attack names are conjectural unless otherwise stated.

Bugzzy's attacks as a mid-boss in Kirby Star Allies  
Attack Description Variants
Jump Bugzzy jumps in place either once or three times. Some of these jumps leave behind stars that can be used as ammunition against Bugzzy.
Dash Grab Bugzzy pulls back a bit and then proceeds to lunge forward. If he grabs someone, he will immediately perform one of these moves on the affected target: Back Breaker, Body Slam, Big Suplex or Pile Driver. If he misses, then after a set distance, he will stagger for a short time. If the move is started close to a wall, he might slam into it, knocking himself out for a few seconds. Stars drop only if Bugzzy smashes into the wall. His regular version may do this move twice in a row in the second phase, with brief charge-up times for each. His harder version can turn around once or twice before stopping. He will smash into the wall after the second turnaround. His harder version can also do the standard Dash Grab in mid-air instead of just on ground level. The second phase of his harder version's battle might have him instead aim a mid-air Dash Grab diagonally downwards. Upon hitting the ground, he knocks himself out for a brief second.
Ladybugs Bugzzy summons some ladybugs from underneath his wings, which then fly forward while hovering up and down. The insects can be sucked up and then spat back at Bugzzy. Most of the time, two ladybugs are summoned. His harder version summons four ladybugs in the second phase.
Fly Bugzzy flies in the air for a short time, aiming for a certain character's position, before landing on the ground again.
Pinpoint Kick Bugzzy jumps in the air and then slams down feet-first on a chosen target. This repeats three times.

Bugzzy's regular variation attacks in a fixed order on loop as follows:

  1. Jump
  2. Dash Grab
  3. Ladybugs x2
  4. Fly
  5. Dash Grab
  6. Ladybugs x2

After losing enough health, Bugzzy abruptly switches to this attack:

  • Dash Grab x2

He then attacks in a fixed order on loop as follows:

  1. Ladybugs x2
  2. Jump x3
  3. Dash Grab x2
  4. Ladybugs x2
  5. Fly
  6. Dash Grab

Bugzy's harder variation begins with this attack:

  • Dash Grab [turns around once]

He then attacks in a fixed order on loop as follows:

  1. Pinpoint Kick
  2. Dash Grab
  3. Ladybugs x2
  4. Fly
  5. Dash Grab [turns around once]
  6. Ladybugs x2

After losing enough health, Bugzzy will abruptly switch to this pattern:

  1. Mid-air Dash Grab
  2. Pinpoint Kick
  3. Dash Grab [turns around twice]
  4. Ladybugs x4
  5. Mid-air Dash Grab
  6. Jump x3
  7. Dash Grab [turns around twice]
  8. Ladybugs x4
  9. Mid-air Dash Grab
  10. Fly
  11. Dash Grab [turns around twice]
  12. Ladybugs x4

Twin Bugzzy is fought in some stages and on Soul Melter EX of The Ultimate Choice and comes in two varieties. It can consist of one regular and one hard variation or two hard variations, both of which attack in a different order from each other.


In Kirby Star Allies, Bugzzy can be found in the following levels and stages:

Bugzzy locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens No Falluna Moon No
Donut Dome No Planet Misteen No
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon No
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna Yes
Clash at Castle Dedede Yes Grott Moon No
Extra Eclair No Planet Frostak No
Friendly Field No Blizzno Moon No
Reef Resort No Planet Towara No
Echo's Edge No Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel No Star Lavadom No
Sacred Square No Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands Yes Jambandra Base No
Duplex Dream No The Divine Terminus No
Gatehouse Road No Extra Planet α No
Eastern Wall Yes Extra Planet β No
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet γ Yes
Western Outer Wall No Extra Planet δ Yes
Inner Sanctum No Ability Planet Yes
Heavenly Hall No Dimension I No
Sector A No Dimension II Yes
Sector B No Dimension III No
Sector C No Dimension IV No
Planet Earthfall Yes

Friend Moveset[edit]

As a Friend, Bugzzy gains access to all of Suplex Kirby's moves. In addition, he has a unique hover involving his wings, which propel him in a similar manner to the Beetle ability and allow him to cut ropes and foliage by flying through them. Lastly, he gains access to the Friend Throw ability, allowing him to toss his buddies to attack enemies and clear away heavy obstacles.

Bugzzy's friend moveset for Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Dash Grab
Fury Stomp
B when grabbing
Turbo Dash Grab
Dash + B
Pinpoint Kick
↓ + B in midair
B near foe
After Lifting
Back Breaker
Torrent Lariat
Body Slam
Rock Drop
Big Suplex
Air Body Slam
←/↑/→ in midair
Pile Driver
Plunge Body Slam
↓ in midair

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Artwork of Bugzzy from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
Debut episode Kirby's Duel Role
Ability granted Sword
Similar entities Kirisakin
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Allow me to introduce our swords-model extraordinaire! The big beetle--Bugzzy!
— N.M.E. Sales Guy, in the episode Kirby's Duel Role

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Bugzzy appears in episode 3, Kirby's Duel Role, as a monster ordered by King Dedede. Unlike the games, he towers over Kirby and attacks with hand-held weapons--first with a large sword and a notched club, then later on with two swords even greater in size. After battling with Bugzzy, Kirby defeats him by inhaling one of his swords to gain the Sword ability, then slicing him in two down the middle using Sword Beam.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Bugzzy Bugzzy - Brawl Trophy.png Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Adventure
"One of Kirby's foes. Those unlucky enough to get too close will get body-slammed with Bugzzy's vicious pincers. He also releases smaller bugs. Kirby can copy the ability to body-slam by inhaling him. In Kirby Super Star, this ability is called quick stamping. It's just one of many pro-wrestling moves he uses."

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy[edit]

Image American English description British English description
"This enemy is a huge wrestling fan—he'll do his best to try out some wrestling moves on his enemies. If Kirby manages to avoid his attacks and swallow him, Kirby can bust out some wrestling moves too. Bugzzy can also release ladybugs to attack, but I think that's against wrestling rules..." "This enemy is really into wresting. In fact, he's just dying to give Kirby a hands-on demonstration of his suplex skills. Sometimes he releases ladybirds into battle, but...surely that sort of thing's against the rules in wrestling. If Kirby manages to inhale this hostile beastie, he'll be able to pull off some nifty wrestling moves, too!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バグジー
Portmanteau of "bug" and possibly "buzzy" (referring to the sound of its wings)
Traditional Chinese 鍬形大甲蟲
qiāo xíng dà jiǎ chóng
Giant Stag Beetle
Simplified Chinese 锹形大甲虫
qiāo xíng dà jiǎ chóng
Dutch Bugzzy -
French Bugzzy -
German Bugzzy -
Italian Bugzzy -
Korean 벅지
Spanish Bugzzy -