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Not to be confused with Blurp.
A Bukubuku from Donkey Kong.
First appearance Donkey Kong (1994)
Bukubuku (compressed)

Bukubuku (generically referred to by Nintendo Power as Mario-eating fish[1]) are underwater enemies from Donkey Kong for the Game Boy. They are round predator-like fish and first appear in the Forest in Stage 2-5. Bukubuku swim around horizontally, but home in on Mario and try to bite him if he draws near and they face him. If Mario is touched by one of them, he loses a life. Bukubuku can only be defeated by hitting them with a throwable object, such as a key.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブクブク[2]
Same as Blurp's Japanese name


  1. ^ "Mario-eating fish make swimming difficult." - Nintendo Power Volume 61, page 81.
  2. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Page 189.