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KEY Buttonbee screenshot.jpg
Buttonbee from Flower Fields.
First game Kirby's Epic Yarn (2010)
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
Similar entities Buttonfly, Buttonbug, Orbitfly
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Yellow means CAUTION. Watch out for that stinger!
— Patch Plaza description

Buttonbees are small, common enemies that debuted in the game Kirby's Epic Yarn and later appeared in Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. Their bodies are made of a single yellow button with two black threads stitched in a parallel fashion through the button's holes, small antennae made of black yarn, and two wings made of beige yarn. Buttonbees will attempt to sting Kirby and Prince Fluff when they are nearby. If grabbed by the two heroes, Buttonbees will form three balls of yarn that, when thrown, will home in on the nearest enemy. As a result, Buttonbees and similar enemies are used in Buster's mini-games, where the objective is to eliminate several enemies in a short period of time.

During the final boss battle, Yin-Yarn summons a group of four Buttonbees along with four Bow Waddle Dees.


Buttonbee can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn:

Buttonbee locations in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Patch Castle No Deep-Dive Deep No
Fountain Gardens No Boom Boatyard No
Flower Fields Yes Fossil Reef No
Rainbow Falls No Snowy Fields No
Big-Bean Vine No Cozy Cabin No
Mole Hole No Mt. Slide No
Weird Woods Yes Frosty Wheel No
Pyramid Sands No Frigid Fjords No
Lava Landing No Evergreen Lift No
Cool Cave No Future City No
Dino Jungle Yes Tube Town No
Temper Temple No Mysterious UFO No
Dusk Dunes No Stellar Way No
Toy Tracks No Moon Base No
Mushroom Run Yes Outer Rings No
Sweets Park No Whispy's Forest No
Melody Town No Tempest Towers No
Cocoa Station No Cloud Palace Yes
Dark Manor No Castle Dedede No
Splash Beach No Meta Melon Isle Yes
Blub-Blub Ocean No Battleship Halberd No
Secret Island No


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブンブン
Onomatopoeia for a bee's buzzing
European French Boutonbeille Buttonbee
German Knopfbiene Buttonbee
Italian Bottovespa A mixture between "bottone" (button) and "vespa" (wasp)
Korean 붕붕
Onomatopoeia for a bee's buzzing
Latin American Spanish Abejobotón From "abeja" (bee) and "botón" (button)
European Spanish Botón abeja Button bee