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KEY Buttonbug screenshot.jpg
Buttonbug from Secret Island.
First game Kirby's Epic Yarn (2010)
Latest game Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
Similar entities Buttonbee, Buttonfly, Orbitfly
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Red means DANGER. This bug will chase you down, so be careful!
— Patch Plaza

Buttonbugs are flying bee-like enemies from Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. They are similar to Buttonbees, but are red and will actively chase their target. If Buttonbugs hit a wall, they will be stunned for a short time. Despite their more aggressive nature, Buttonbugs can be defeated using any normal move. When wrapped up into a Yarn ball, Buttonbug can be used as a homing projectile that splits into three when thrown.


Unlike its generally less temperamental cousins, Buttonbug is fairly rare, as it only appears in the Secret Island stage.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アカブンブン
Aka Bunbun
From「アカ」(aka, red) +「ブンブン」(Bunbun, Buttonbee)
European French Boutonsecte Buttonbug
German Knopfkäfer Buttonbug
Italian Bottoinsetto A mixture of "bottone" (button) and "insetto" (bug)
Korean 레드붕붕
redeu bungbung
Transliteration of "red" followed by the Korean name for Buttonbee
Latin American Spanish Avispobotón From "avispa" (wasp) and "botón" (button)
European Spanish Botón insecto Button bug