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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an acceptable English source is found, then the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

Not to be confused with Blurp.
A Bukubuku from Donkey Kong.
Artowrk of a Bukubuku from Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten
First appearance Donkey Kong (1994)

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.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 アクア族
性格 短気
登場ゲーム GBドンキー

Tribe: Aqua clan
Disposition: Short-tempered
Game appearances: GB Donkey
They'll chase after you, baring their teeth.
The Donkey Kong Bukubuku swims through the water with his mouth shaped like a snake. However, when he sees Mario, he suddenly chases after him with a great look on his face. He can't move much up and down, so if you are good at going up or down, you will be fine.


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. ^ a b 「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 189.