|“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 Buggzy 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, Nightmare in Dream Land and Kirby Super Star Ultra, as well as being fought in Kirby's Avalanche.
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 Recoil Stars when he attacks, meaning that only his ladybugs can be used against him.
Kirby's Adventure / Kirby Nightmare In Dream Land
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.
— 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's he is depicted as being seemingly incapable of speech, instead greeting Kirby with a loud roar. His in-game abbreviation is "BUGZ".
Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
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. When inhaled after being defeated, Bugzzy grants the Suplex Copy Ability. Bugzzy also appears as the Helper representing said ability.
Bugzzy is fought in Cocoa Cave during Dyna Blade, in the Garden in The Great Cave Offensive, and again in Chapter 6 of Revenge of Meta Knight. He appears on three planets during Milky Way Wishes, those being Hotbeat, Cavius, and Mekkai. Bugzzy reprises all these roles in Meta Knightmare Ultra. In The Arena, consecutive fights against Bugzzy, Bonkers, and Chef Kawasaki make up the Mid-Boss All Stars 1 battle. Bugzzy is one of the playable Helpers in Helper to Hero. He is pictured on a card in Kirby Card Swipe.
|Bugzzy's Attacks in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra|
|Stomp||Bugzzy leaps into the air and stomps the ground, creating a Recoil Star in the direction he is facing. Alternatively, Bugzzy jumps three times in a row and does not create Recoil 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.|
Kirby Mass Attack
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
Bugzzy returns in Kirby Star Allies as a mid-boss. 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, such as the Back Breaker, and a mid-air Dash Grab. A stronger version of Bugzzy also appears in later stages, with a black exoskeleton, a red belly, red eyes and purple limbs. This version's Dash Grab lasts longer, and he can change directions while dashing. He also has access to the Pinpoint Kick. In addition, he can also dash diagonally while in the air, and will send out four Bugzzy Jrs. instead of two.
In Kirby Star Allies Bugzzy can be found in the following levels and stages:
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|
B when grabbing
|Turbo Dash Grab||
Dash + B
↓ + B in midair
B near foe
|Air Body Slam|
←/↑/→ in midair
|Plunge Body Slam|
↓ in midair
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
|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
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
|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
|Giant Stag Beetle|