Big Buzzy Beetle

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Big Buzzy Beetle
PMCS Big Buzzy Beetle.png
A Big Buzzy Beetle from Paper Mario: Color Splash
First appearance Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Variant of Buzzy Beetle
Big Bony Beetle
Buzzy Beetle Tower
Heavy Para-Beetle

Big Buzzy Beetles are giant versions of Buzzy Beetles. They first appeared in Paper Mario: Sticker Star and reappeared in New Super Mario Bros. U.


Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

The big, unused Buzzy Beetle

A giant Buzzy Beetle appears as an unused enemy in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, suggesting that they were going to appear during gameplay but were either never implemented into any level or removed before the final release.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Three Big Buzzy Beetles from New Super Mario Bros. U

While not as large as the New Super Mario Bros. Wii design, Big Buzzy Beetles did eventually appear in New Super Mario Bros. U. They are found in Rising Tides of Lava from Peach's Castle, where they act as both enemies and platforms. Mario can jump and stand on top of a Big Buzzy Beetle's shell while it is floating on lava when it rises, showing them to be immune to lava. When not floating on lava and when it is not stomped on, it just retreats into the shell. They are one of the few enemies that do not reappear in New Super Luigi U.

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS / Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Big Buzzy Beetles are present yet again in Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2. The player can enlarge a normal Buzzy Beetle with a Super Mushroom, and thus the implication of Big Buzzy Beetles within the game. Big Buzzy Beetles are no longer immune to lava like in New Super Mario Bros. U.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Debuting in Paper Mario: Sticker Star, one Big Buzzy Beetle acts as a mini-boss of Hither Thither Hill, the third boss battle of Decalburg's first world. Mario must defeat it to continue his adventure. In battle, the Big Buzzy Beetle can go into its shell and ram into Mario, just like normal Buzzy Beetles. However, the Big Buzzy Beetle is impervious to all attacks (except for Ice Flowers, which will damage it), with its only weak spot being its underbelly. The boss must be flipped over by either successfully jumping on it or by using a POW Block sticker. When it's upside-down, the Big Buzzy Beetle can ram into Mario again and bring itself up. It has 40 HP, and drops an HP-Up Heart upon defeat. It is also an optional mini-boss, the only one in the game.

Sticker Star Enemy
Big Buzzy Beetle
Big Buzzy Beetle PMSS.png
Location(s) Hither Thither Hill
Max HP 40
Attack 3
Moves Shell Toss (3), Reverse Shell Toss (4)
Stickers N/A

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

A single Big Buzzy Beetle appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash, serving as the Buzzy Beetle Tower base in The Emerald Circus. It can be flipped over by using a POW Block card.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese でかメット[1]
Deka Metto
Big Buzzy Beetle
French (NOA) Blindule Géant Giant Buzzy Beetle
French (NOE) Maxi-Bruyinsecte Big Buzzy Beetle
German Maxi-Käfer Big Beetle
Chinese 大鋼盔龜 (Traditional)
Dà Gāngkuī Guī
Big Buzzy Beetle


  1. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. U section, page 210.