Big Bully

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Big Bully

Big Bully, as it appears in Mario Kart DS

First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Variant of Bully
Chill Bully

Big Bullies, or Bomb Kings[1], are large Bullies working for the Koopa Troop that appear in Super Mario 64, Super Mario 64 DS, and Mario Kart DS. Like their smaller counterparts, the Big Bully resembles a large black sphere with yellow horns and green feet.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Wario fights a Big Bully.

In Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS, Mario (or Yoshi, Luigi and Wario depending on the version) fights two Big Bullies in Lethal Lava Land. The first one appears in the mission Boil the Big Bully. In battle, Mario is unable to damage the Big Bully with his attacks, instead having to hit the Big Bully into the lava, which will cause it to melt. If the Big Bully is pushed onto the sinking platform next to his own, it will try to return to its normal place, and even stop fighting Mario.

In battle, Big Bully will ram into Mario, attempting to shove him into the lava. Big Bully's attacks do not hurt Mario; if pushed into the lava, however, Mario will lose three slices of his health.

The next time Big Bully appears is in the mission Bully the Bullies. Mario must defeat three regular Bullies in combat on the stone island right after the island with the first fight with Big Bully. After doing so, Big Bully will fall from the sky and immediately attack. Again, Mario must push the large Bully into the lava.

Big Bully's appearance was updated in Super Mario 64 DS, the creature's appearance having a pair of collars on his horns.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Big Bullies reappear in Super Mario Maker 2 exclusively in the Super Mario 3D World style, acting like they did in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. They can be created by giving a Bully a Super Mushroom to make it grow.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Big Bully battling Yoshi in Mario Kart DS

In Mario Kart DS, Big Bully is the first boss of Mission Mode. In this game, Yoshi has to hit Big Bully off of the platform using Triple Mushrooms.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボスどんけつ
Bosu Donketsu
Boss Bully
Spanish Gran Bronco Big Bully
French Gros Moche
Grand Voyou
Big Ugly
Big Bully
German Big Bully -
Italian Gran Bronco Big Bully
Russian Большой Забияка
Bolshoj Zabijaka
Big Bully
Korean 왕으샤
Wang eusya
King Bully
Chinese 斗斗帮主
Dòudòu Bāngzhǔ
Bully Boss [of a gang]



  • Although Big Bullies do not appear in Super Mario 3D World, normal Bullies in this game are roughly the same size as Big Bullies in Super Mario 64 and its remake.


  1. ^ Prima Bath. Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 88.