List of Buzzy Beetle profiles and statistics

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Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Instruction booklets
  • Japanese: なかなかの曲者、ファイアボールで倒せない。[1](Quite a tricky one, it cannot be defeated by fireballs.)
    • 100PTS.
  • English: Quite the toughy, fireballs don't even faze him.[2]
    • 100 PTS.

Super Mario Bros. Deluxe[edit]

  • Instruction booklet: Quite the tougie. Fireballs don't even faze him.[3]
    • 100 Pts.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

  • Trading Card description: "These blue-shelled beetles are tough enemies to crack. Buzzy Beetles are infamous for crawling across the ceiling and falling right on you. They have tough fireproof shells that are resistant to most weapons. The best plan of attack is stomping them, which causes them to hide in their shell. Then you can use the sliding shell to knock other enemies right off their feet."

Card Number: 23

Super Mario Maker[edit]

  • Play Nintendo: "Koopas aren't the only shell game in town—you can also hop on a Buzzy Beetle to surf in style! Shake a Bill Blaster to turn it into a Bull's-Eye Blaster. Place a Buzzy Beetle shell inside a Bull's-Eye Blaster. Then jump onto the shell after it’s fired from the blaster and ride!"[4]

Super Mario Run[edit]

  • Notebook bio: "This black turtle is protected by a tough shell. It'll sometimes walk on the ceiling, falling on foes below."

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 カメ族
性格 頑固
登場ゲーム 1、2、3、ワールド

Buzzy Beetle
Tribe: Turtle clan
Disposition: Stubborn
Game appearances: 1, 2, 3, World
Turtle with the strongest defense
The Buzzy Beetle is already familiar in the Mario series. It has a shell that is harder than those of other turtles, and cannot be defeated by fireballs. When it is stepped on, it temporarily stops moving, but it recovers after a while.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Paper Mario enemy
Buzzy Beetle
Battle idle animation of a Buzzy Beetle from Paper Mario Max HP 3 Attack 2 Defense 2 (standing), 0 (flipped) Type Ground or Ceiling
Level 10 Strong Fire, Explosion (standing), None (flipped) Weak None Moves Shell Toss (2), Ceiling Drop (3), Stand Up
Sleep? 90%, 0 Dizzy? 75%, 0 Shock? 75%, 0 Shrink? 90%, 0
Stop? 90%, 0 Fright? 75% (standing); 0% (flipped) Air Lift? 75% Hurricane? 75%
Coins 1 + 1-2 Items Super Soda Run 24 Location(s) Dry Dry Ruins, Toad Town Tunnels
Tattle This is a Buzzy Beetle. Buzzy Beetles are cute--but mean. Max HP: 3, Attack Power: 2, Defense Power: 2 Fire attacks don't work very well against these hardheads. If you can flip 'em, though, their defense power falls to 0. Keep flipping 'em, Mario! I heard that they used to flourish all over the place, but now they're only found in dark, shadowy places.
  • Player's Guide: The cute Buzzy Beetle enjoys lurking in dark, hard-to-reach places. Using a powerful jump attack to flip it over, you should be able to win the day with little trouble. It's also immune to fire attacks.[6]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Buzzy Beetle
Buzzy Beetle from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Max HP 5 Attack 3 Defense 4 Location(s) Creepy Steeple
Sleep? 75% Dizzy? 75% Confuse? 75% Tiny? 90%
Stop? 90% Soft? 95% Burn? 0% Freeze? 75%
Fright? 60% Gale Force? 30% KO? 95% Moves Shell Toss (3), Get Up (Stops being Flipped)
Level 16 Exp. points 0 Coins 1 - 3 Items Power Punch, Slow Shroom, Mini Mr. Mini
Log It's well protected and immune to fire or explosions, but if you flip it over, its Defense drops to zero.
Tattle That's a Buzzy Beetle. Awww… It's kinda cute! Max HP is 5, Attack is 3, and Defense is 4. It's got pretty good Defense… and fire and explosions don't hurt it whatsoever. But, if you jump on it, you can flip it over and drop its Defense down to 0. Then it's at our mercy! Ha! Don't hesitate! Jump! Jump! Jump jump jump!

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Super Paper Mario enemy
Buzzy Beetle
Sprite of a Buzzy Beetle from Super Paper Mario. Max HP 1 Items Big Egg
Attack 1 Location(s) Yold Ruins (1-4), Floro Caverns (5-3), Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Rooms 18, 37 and 51)
Defense 3 Card type Common
Score 200 Card location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP; Chapter 1-4: Found in a secret area via a 3D-accessible path near the door to the Spiky Tromp trap area.
Card description This little guy is built to withstand anything. Even a Muth stampede wouldn't flatten it...Probably.
  List of Catch Cards  
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Tattle This is a Buzzy Beetle... It's much tougher than it looks... Max HP is 1, Attack is 1, and Defense is 3. Even flames won't scorch its hard shell... Sometimes, they cling to the ceiling and drop down on your head when you walk by... Not very friendly, Buzzy... Shame on you...

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star enemy
Buzzy Beetle
Buzzy Beetle PMSS.png Max HP 7 Location(s) Hither Thither Hill, Drybake Desert, Drybake Stadium
Attack 5 Moves Shell Toss (5)
Defense 1 Stickers N/A

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

Paper Mario: Color Splash enemy
Buzzy Beetle
Buzzy Beetle Idle Animation from Paper Mario: Color Splash HP 14 Type Shelled 5
A Buzzy Beetle card from <em>Paper Mario: Color Splash</em>
Strong Jump, Fire Weak POW Block
Moves Attack (6), Stomped-on Attack (25), Line Attack (6), Group Attack (6), Blowback Attack (12)
Location(s) Indigo Underground, Lighthouse Island, Redpepper Volcano
Quotes Usual: "Bzzzzz!" ~ "Bah!" ~ "Can't flip me!" ~ "Buzzy Beetle beatdown!"
Shell: "Buzzy Beetle Blocker...engage!" ~ "Clickity-clack!"
Flipped: "Buzz-side down..." ~ "Whoopsie!"
Enemy class
Dropped items
Hammer Scraps 5 Red paint 6 Yellow paint 0 Blue paint 6 Orange paint 0 Green paint 0 Purple paint 9

Paper Mario: The Origami King[edit]

Paper Mario: The Origami King enemy
Buzzy Beetle
An origami Buzzy Beetle from Paper Mario: The Origami King. HP 20 Moves Location(s)
Type Shelled Shell Shot (8), Stacked Shell Shot (?), Group Shell Shot (?), Shell Spark (6), Tower Attack (?) Breezy Tunnel, Scorching Sandpaper Desert, Fire Vellumental Cave, Scorching Sandpaper East, Ice Vellumental Mountain, Sea Tower, Bowser's Castle, Origami Castle
Item drops Mushroom
Buzzy Beetles, transformed into origami. As per usual, fireballs have no effect on them. Must be some high-quality paper!

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam enemy
Buzzy Beetle
A Buzzy Beetle in battle, in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. HP 53 POW 77 (68) Defense 120 (95) Type Shelled Item drop Supersyrup Jar - 8%
Shiny Battle Card - 4%
Experience 72 (67) Coins 38 Speed 67 Weakness None Location(s) Mount Brrr
Level           16 Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

  • Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser profile: Those hard shells aren't just for show! They boast the Rock Solid ability, and their defense is airtight.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

  • Bowser Jr.'s Journey profile: Those hard shells aren't just for show! But these pitiful fellas are awfully jealous of flying Para-Beetles.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Buzzy Beetle BrawlTrophy167.png NES Super Mario Bros. A Koopa underling with a heavy shell protecting it from fire. Stomping on Buzzy Beetles from above is the main way to deal with them, but spiked variations that cannot be stomped also exist. After saving Princess Peach in Super Mario Bros. and starting a new game, you'll find that most Goombas have turned into Buzzy Beetles.
DS New Super Mario Bros.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy[edit]

Name Image American English description British English description
Buzzy Beetle BuzzyBeetleTrophy3DS.png A bothersome enemy protected by a hard shell. Mario's fireballs have no effect on these guys, much to the envy of their Koopa buddies. Buzzy Beetles also like to hang out on ceilings and then rudely drop on Mario as he passes. That sturdy shell gives Mario a major headache! A troublesome foe protected by a tough shell. Some Buzzy Beetles walk upside-down on ceilings and fall on Mario as he walks past, so watch out! Surely they're going to crack their shells one day, dropping from the ceiling like that... Best to avoid this crazy situation altogether.

Dr. Mario World[edit]

  • Stage mode: "Grants 20%/40%/60%/80%/100% chance a shell will appear on stage start."
  • Versus mode: "Grants 20%/40%/60%/80%/100% chance a shell will appear on stage start."

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Encyclopedia Bio: "Protected by a tough, dark shell."


  1. ^ 「スーパーマリオブラザーズ 取扱説明書」 (Super Mario Bros. Toriatsukai Setsumeisho), page 11.
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. Instruction Booklet, pg. 11
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Instruction Booklet, pg. 29
  4. ^ How to Use Shells in Super Mario Maker. Play Nintendo. December 14, 2015, 21:25:38 UTC snapshot via Wayback Machine. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  5. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Page 218.
  6. ^ M. Arakawa. Paper Mario Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 102.