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Artwork of a bumblebee from Yoshi's Story.
A bumblebee's artwork from Yoshi's Story
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
Variant of Bee
Sprite of a bumblebee from Yoshi's Story.

A bumblebee[1], or bee[2], is an enemy that appears in Yoshi's Story. Bumblebees appear at the end of level 3-1, Cloud Cruising, where a large swarm of them starts flying in a straight line from both sides of the screen while a Yoshi rides a dragon. They can be defeated by being jumped on or eaten.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブンブン[3]
Onomatopoeia for buzzing noise; incidentally shared with Boom Boom and Bunbun


  1. ^ Prima Bath. Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 106. "Use the bumblebees to replenish Yoshi’s egg supply, and shoot down the last of the Question Mark Balloons to reveal the last four melons on this level."
  2. ^ Leung, Jason, Terry Munson, and Scott Pelland. Yoshi's Story Player's Guide. Page 58. "You can use your tongue to eat the buzzing bees, or use an egg to knock them down, but keep out of their way or they’ll sting you."
  3. ^ 「ヨッシーストーリー 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Story Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 6.