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Bulby is an enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It yields the Leaf ability when inhaled.

Physical Appearance

Bulby is a bulb-shaped enemy, similar to a radish, but has two beady eyes and a fuchsia flower growing on the top of its head that set it apart from an ordinary vegetable. It uses its roots as feet.


Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Like Clayn, Bulby stays buried in the ground until Kirby comes near, where it pops out of the ground. Unlike Clayn, however, Bulby makes a concentrated effort to attack the hero and his teammates, hopping after them. It also shoots pollen as an attack.


Bulby's name is derived from the word bulb, referencing its vegetable-like appearance.


  • Bulby bears a resemblance to Leafan, in appearance and attack strategy (shooting leaves at Kirby). Bulby and Leafan also yield the same Copy Ability.