Kirby Mass Attack artwork
|“||Be careful when you wake up Buzzybat. His family will swarm around him. They're all dangerous, I tell you! Watch out when Buzzybat turns into a tombstone. Dash away if he does that! Steer clear of any Pricklebats too. Their spikes are savage, so do your best to avoid them while aiming for Buzzybat.”|
|— Daroach • Kirby Mass Attack|
Buzzybat is a mid-boss in the game Kirby Mass Attack, in Stage 9 of Volcano Valley. He appears after unlocking his door, which can only be done once the Kirbys have gotten the key and broken the chains locking the door. This can be done by defeating the zombified versions of Big Warwiggle, Great Gear, and King Eelongo.
In his normal form, Buzzybat is a yellow bat, with large, round eyes; and small, purple wings. He has two large fangs. His facial structure resembles that of a cat.
In his grave form, he resembles a flying tombstone with one eye, and small wings. He also eventually becomes red and his eyes become mad; in both forms.
Buzzybat has a few attack patterns. First, he surrounds himself with two straight lines of smaller, black versions of himself (which are, according to Daroach, his family). After a while, if the Kirbys haven't caught him and brought him down, he creates a black hole and absorbs them into himself. Then, he transforms into his grave form, and he attempts to crush the Kirbys twice, destroying his grave form after smashing into the ground the second time, and returns to his normal form. After bringing him down once, he surrounds himself with two clusters of six of his regular bats, and one large Pricklebat. His grave attack remains the same. After bringing him down twice, he turns red, becomes enraged, and immediately transforms into his (red) grave form, which is now faster, and can slam down three times before breaking. He then surrounds himself with six of his regular bats, who are enraged along with him, and three smaller Pricklebats. They now rapidly spin around every few seconds, stunning any Kirbys hit. After he is brought down one final time, Buzzybat becomes stunned as explosions surround him. He then drops down to the ground as a skeleton.
How to Defeat
To defeat Buzzybat, the Kirbys must first blaze a path to him by defeating his family. It is unlikely that the player can get to him on the first try. After a little while, he absorbs his bats and transforms into his grave form. At this point, the player should just avoid him. To tell when he is about to fall, he stops and his eye begins to spin. After a few smashes, his grave form breaks and his bats return (the ones the player has already defeated do not return). He respawns twice after pulling him down; his last two times with Pricklebats.
|“||It's said that a strange monster dwells within the graveyard here. Proceed with extreme caution. Anything that lurks amid bones must be treacherous.”|
|— Daroach • Kirby Mass Attack|
- Rather than exploding like usual bosses, Buzzybat instead becomes a skeleton.
- Interestingly, although Buzzybat is only ever seen with two fangs when it is living, his skull has five visible incisors.