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A Biddybud from Super Mario 3D World.
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Latest appearance Mario Golf: Super Rush (2021)

Biddybuds are common enemies first appearing in Super Mario 3D Land. They resemble multicolored ladybugs and appear in red, yellow, blue, green, and pink. In the platforming games, Biddybuds simply walk along the ground on a set path, though unlike the Goombas in the game, they do not chase the player when they are in sight. They make alternating high- and low-pitched sounds that can be heard if the player is near them. These sounds are typically to the rhythm of the song that is playing in the level.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

Tanooki Mario and two Biddybuds in Super Mario 3D Land.
Artwork of a Biddybud in Super Mario 3D Land.

Biddybuds first appear in World 1-3. They mainly appear in groups of two to five and walk in a set pattern, often circular. Mario can defeat them with any type of attack. They also have a sub-species called Para-Biddybuds, which have wings and fly, similar to a Paragoomba. They are a common enemy, but not as common as Goombas are.

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

Biddybuds in Super Mario 3D World

Biddybuds reappear in Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. They look and behave exactly like they do in Super Mario 3D Land, though they are less common than they were originally. They now appear in larger groups than in Super Mario 3D Land.

In the Bowser's Fury campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Biddybuds with fur, tails, and cat ears appear in Lake Lapcat as enemies. These cat-like Biddybuds behave identically to their ordinary counterparts.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

While Biddybuds themselves do not appear in Mario Kart 8 and its Nintendo Switch port Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a kart called the Biddybuggy is based on their flying counterparts.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Biddybuds reappear as enemies in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS ports, where they act the same as they did in previous games.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Biddybuds reappear in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam as enemies. They appear in Sunbeam Plains and later Mount Brrr. They always battle in stacks. Biddybuds can attack by walking into one of the Mario Bros. in a straight line, or they can attack by walking in a stack, occasionally stumbling, causing them to slow down briefly. If they are jumped on while walking in a stack, every Biddybud in the stack will take damage. If the player uses Dropchopper or Cannonball Chuck, the entire stack of Biddybuds will all take damage.

Mario Tennis Aces[edit]

Some Biddybuds in the audience at the Piranha Plant Forest

Biddybuds reappear in Mario Tennis Aces as nonplayable characters in the game's Adventure Mode, as spectators in the Piranha Plant Forest court.

Mario Golf: Super Rush[edit]

Biddybuds appear in Mario Golf: Super Rush where they act as obstacles in Wildweather Woods. In Speed Golf, they will slow players down when bumped into but can also be jumped on to gain coins.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie[edit]

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Three Biddybuds can be seen in the teaser poster for Illumination's The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Another one appears in Mario's poster for the film.


Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam enemy
Biddybud (1)
A Biddybud in battle, in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. HP 7 POW 39 (27) Defense 30 (24) Type Normal Item drop 1-Up Mushroom - 3%
So-so Boots - 1%
Experience 2 (1) Coins 1 Speed 24 Weakness None Location(s) Sunbeam Plains, Paper Toad Rescue
Level           3 Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam enemy
Biddybud (2)
A Biddybud in battle, in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. HP 79 POW 247 (214) Defense 170 (120) Type Normal Item drop Max Mushroom - 3%
LV 2 Character Card - 1%
Experience 38 (33) Coins 15 Speed 154 Weakness None Location(s) Mount Brrr
Level           31 Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese テンテン
From「テントウムシ」(tentōmushi, ladybug) and「点々」(tenten, dots); shared with Boodin
Dutch Biddybud -
French Coccinelly Diminutive form of "coccinelle" (ladybug)
German Pünktchen From "punkt" (dot) and with diminutive suffix "-chen"
Italian Coccinello Masculine form of "coccinella" (ladybug)
Korean 무당무당
From "무당벌레" (mudangbeolle, ladybug)
Portuguese Joaninha Ladybug
Russian Крапинка
Spanish (NOA) Catina Shortening of "catarina" (ladybug)
Spanish (NOE) Marchimotas From "marcha" (march) and "motas" (spot)