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Bubu is a character appearing in Bubble Bobble Double Shot. He is a red Bubble Dragon who is Bub and Bob's cousin, and lives on an island with their grandfather.

Biography []

Appearance []

Bubu is a red Bubble Dragon with yellow spines. He has reddish-pink arms and feet, as well as a white stomach area. Like most Bubble Dragons, Bubu has a single visible tooth centered on the upper part of his mouth.

Personality []

Bubu's personality is not well-defined, though he has a close relationship with his cousins, and enjoys adventuring alongside them.

Abilities[]

Bubu is able to to shoot bubbles from his mouth, an ability utilized by most Bubble Dragons. If the bubbles make contact with an opponent, they get trapped inside, allowing Bubu to pop the bubble with his spines in order to defeat them. Along with utilizing the bubbles to attack foes, Bubu is also able to jump on them in order to reach new heights.

In Bubble Bobble Double Shot, Bubu gains the ability to blow Fire Bubbles after obtaining a Crystal Ball.

History[]

Bubble Bobble Double Shot[]

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Bubu eating cake with Bub and Bob in Bubble Bobble Double Shot

Bubu's first appearance is in Bubble Bobble Double Shot. Bub and Bob come to his house to visit, and the three come across a treasure map in their grandfather's attic. The three set out on a journey to find the treasure.

After adventuring across the whole island and defeating a number of foes, the trio discover the chest the map leads to. Upon opening the chest, they discover their grandfather inside, who admits the map was fake and that the journey they went on was his gift to them. He awards them with the "Heart of Courage", telling them to remember that courage will always be with them.

In-game, Bubu is the only character who can defeat enemies with a red star around them, and is able to breathe Fire Bubbles after obtaining a Crystal Ball, but otherwise plays identically to Bub and Bob.

Etymology[]

Bubu's name is likely based off of the Japanese spelling of Bub and Bob's Japanese names, Bubblun and Bobblun, which are pronounced as Baburun (バブルン?) and Boburun (ボブルン?), respectively. As Bubble Bobble Double Shot was developed in Japan, it is likely Bubu's name was originally conceived of as Buburun (ブブルン?) following this pattern, though this is unconfirmed, as the game was never released in Japan.

Trivia[]

  • Bubu is mentioned in an episode of Bubble'n Radio on Bub's Broadcast, with Bub stating that he does not get to see him as often as he would like due to Bubu living far away from Rainbow Island. However, he adds that he still talks to Bubu regularly, and that he provides Bub with feedback and ideas for his YouTube videos.

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