Bugzzy

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Bugzzy
KSSU Bugzzy artwork.png
Artwork of Bugzzy from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
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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
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Quote1.png “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!

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— 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.

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]

Bugzzy.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 beetle, but he stands up, and has arms and different legs. Bugzzy somewhat resembles and acts like the Pokémon Heracross.

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.

Game appearances[edit]

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.

Kirby's Avalanche[edit]

Bugzzy's sprite in Kirby's Avalanche.
Quote1.png ROOAAAAAAARRR!!!!! Quote2.png
— Bugzzy, in Kirby's Avalanche
Quote1.png Don't let the overly aggressive Bugzzy intimidate you. Quote2.png
— 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[edit]

Kirby fights 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. 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
Attack Description
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[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. 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.

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 then 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, with brief charge-up times for each, in the second phase. 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 Dash Grab maneuver in mid-air instead of just on ground level. The second phase of his harder version's battle might have him instead do the Dash Grab in mid-air, aiming 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 will summon 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 these attacks:

  • Dash Grab [turns around once]
  • Pinpoint Kick

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

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

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

  1. Mid-air Dash Grab
  2. Pinpoint Kick x3
  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.

Locations[edit]

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
B
Fury Stomp
B when grabbing
Turbo Dash Grab
Dash + B
Pinpoint Kick
↓ + B in midair
Lift
B near foe
After Lifting
Back Breaker
Torrent Lariat
B
Body Slam
Rock Drop
A
Big Suplex
Air Body Slam
←/↑/→ in midair
Pile Driver
Plunge Body Slam
↓ in midair

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Bugzzy
Bugzzyanime.png
Artwork of Bugzzy from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
Details
Debut episode Kirby's Duel Role
Ability granted Sword
Similar entities Kirisakin
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Quote1.png Allow me to introduce our swords-model extraordinaire! The big beetle--Bugzzy! Quote2.png
— 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.

Profiles[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[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[edit]

Image American English description British English description
BugzzyTrophy3DS.png
"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!"

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バグジー
Bagujī
Bugzzy
Chinese 锹形大甲虫 (chs)

鍬形大甲蟲 (cht)
qiāo xíng dà jiǎ chóng

Giant Stag Beetle
French Bugzzy -
German Bugzzy Bugzzy
Korean 벅지
Beokji
Bugzzy
Spanish Bugzzy Bugzzy