List of Buzzy Beetle profiles and statistics

From the Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
Jump to navigationJump to search

This is a list of profiles and statistics for Buzzy Beetle.

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]

メット (JP) / Buzzy Beetle (EN)
Used in case of images missing from a section gallery, table, bestiary box, or certain infoboxes.

Upload one!

Original text (Japanese) Translation
種族しゅぞく カメ族 Tribe Turtle clan
性格せいかく 頑固 Disposition Stubborn
登場とうじょうゲーム 1、2、3、ワールド 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
Battle idle animation of a Buzzy Beetle from Paper Mario
Max HP 3 Attack 2 Defense 2 (standing), 0 (flipped)
Role Common 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 Role Common Level 16
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)
Exp. points 0 Coins 1 - 3 Items Power Punch, Slow Shroom, Mini Mr. Mini
Tattle Log #:
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 Role Common Location(s) Yold Ruins (1-4), Floro Caverns (5-3), Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Rooms 18, 37 and 51)
Attack 1 Card type Common
Defense 3 Items Big Egg 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.
Score 200
Card description This little guy is built to withstand anything. Even a Muth stampede wouldn't flatten it...Probably.
  List of Catch Cards  
  16      17      18  
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 Role Common Location(s) Hither Thither Hill, Drybake Desert, Drybake Stadium
Attack 5 Stickers N/A
Defense 1 Moves Shell Toss (5)

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 Role Common Card
Strong Jump, Fire Weak POW Block Card drop rate 5
A Buzzy Beetle card from Paper Mario: Color Splash
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
Role Common
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) Speed 67
Role Common Type Shelled Weakness None Location(s) Mount Brrr
Level 16 Experience 72 (67) Coins 38 Item drop Supersyrup Jar - 8%
Shiny Battle Card - 4%
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[edit]

Buzzy Beetle
Appears in:
NES Super Mario Bros.
DS New 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.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Buzzy Beetle
Category: Series Related
How to unlock:
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! (American English)
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. (British English)

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) (PDF). Page 11.
  2. ^ Nintendo (1985). Super Mario Bros. instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 11.
  3. ^ Nintendo (1999). Super Mario Bros. Deluxe instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 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. ^ 1994. Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 218.
  6. ^ Averill, Alan, Jason Leung, and Jennifer Villarreal (2001). Paper Mario Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). ISBN 1-930206-07-0. Page 102.