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Buufuu is an enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby Mass Attack.

Physical Appearance

Buufuu is a brown pig-like creature that wears a skull with small horns for a helmet. It treats its ears as wings and has a large snout with large nostrils. It lacks appendages but has a curly tail and has glowing yellow eyes seen in its helmet's eyeholes. Underneath its snout, it has a visible mouth.

Games

Kirby Mass Attack

Buufuu appears exclusively in Stages 4 and 8 of Volcano Valley. It is stationary hovering in place and, after briefly charging, exhales strongly from its snout. The wind produced pushes the Kirbys away, either to make them fall in a hole, push them into an obstacle/enemy, or to keep them from progressing further. Because it does not directly damage them, Buufuu is more of a nuisance than a threat. Regardless, the attack is more dangerous in Stage 8; any Kirbys that are pushed off the Skull Tower are snatched by Skullys and lost permanently.

Etymology

Its name, ブーフー (Buufuu), comes from the Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound pigs make, ブー (buu); and the Japanese onomatopoeia for exhaling, フー (fū) referencing its ability of exhaling strong winds.

Trivia

  • The Skullord, boss of Volcano Valley, somewhat resembles a giant Buufuu. As such, Buufuus may be part of the same species as Skullord.

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