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Buzz Blob

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Buzz Blob
FSA Buzz Blob.png
A Buzz Blob's sprite from The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
First appearance The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991)
Latest appearance The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch) (2019)
Notable member(s)
Electric Blob King
Electric Blob Queen
Giant Buzz Blob
Electric Chuchu

Buzz Blobs,[1] also parsed Buzzblobs,[2] are blob-like creatures with two round feet that appear as enemies in The Legend of Zelda series, debuting in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Buzz Blobs waddle around slowly, and if Link makes direct contact with one, even with his sword, the Buzz Blob electrocutes him. In some games, a Buzz Blob transforms into a cukeman if Link sprinkles Magic Powder on it. Buzz Blobs have a similar shape to some incarnations of Chuchus, blob enemies which also occasionally have electric powers.


The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past[edit]

Buzz Blob ALttP sprite.png

In The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Buzzblobs, also called Cukemages[3] or Shockers,[4] appear somewhat uncommonly across Hyrule, but are mostly concentrated around the Magic Shop, likely as a subtle way to get players to try the Magic Powder item on them. They move in a slow, somewhat random fashion, though at times they do seem to deliberately get in Link's way. If hit with the sword, Link is electrocuted, though they can be safely attacked if stunned first, and once Link obtains the Golden Sword, they can be attacked normally. If Link uses some of the Magic Powder obtained from the Witch on them, they become cukemen.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening[edit]

Buzz Blob LA sprite.png
LADX Buzz Blob.png

Buzz Blobs reappear in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. They act the same as in their debut appearance. The first Buzz Blob is seen outside the Witch's Hut, similar to their concentration in the respective location in the previous game. In The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX and the Nintendo Switch remake, the Giant Buzz Blob is an optional miniboss in the Color Dungeon.

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages[edit]

Buzz Blob LADX sprite.png

In The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, Buzz Blobs can no longer be attacked while stunned, and are instead changed into cukemen through Mystery Seeds. In the former game, they appear prominently in Holodrum Plain and Natzu Prairie, while in the latter, they appear mainly in Nuun Highlands. In The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, the Manhandla appears to be a giant Buzz Blob because of its similar appearance and electrical abilities.

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures[edit]

In The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, Buzz Blobs are found in Death Mountain Foothills, where a huge horde of them is found, and the Lost Woods. Due to there being no relevant item, they no longer can be turned into cukemen. Aside from simply waddling around, Buzz Blobs can perform short leaps at the Links.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds[edit]

In The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Buzz Blobs are yellow and visibly and audibly spark electricity as they walk to distinguish them from the new Blob enemy, which is essentially a non-electric (and as such, defenseless) version of the enemy. They still appear around the Witch's House, despite not having an item to change them. Additionally, they and Blobs appear in large numbers in the group of trees between Link's House and the Blacksmith's Forge. Both Blobs and Buzz Blobs walk slowly in Link's direction in this game. They are among the only enemies Link can meet before Yuga invades the Sanctuary, as they appear in the Lost Woods before then.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes[edit]

In The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, Blobs and Buzz Blobs both appear as they do in A Link Between Worlds, appearing in the Woodlands and the Riverside. The second level of the Woodlands is themed after them, being called Buzz Blob Cave. The midboss for the Woodlands area (encountered in the aforementioned level) is a giant Buzz Blob with a crown called the Electric Blob King, while the midboss for the Riverside area (encountered in the Abyss of Agony) is a pink, feminine version called the Electric Blob Queen. Dark, curse-bearing Buzz Blobs additionally appear in the Den of Trials.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バズブロブ
Buzz Blob
Spanish ectoplasma eléctrico electric ectoplasm
French (NOA) Blob -
French (NOE) Buzz-blob -
Dutch Buzz Blob -
German Elektro-Gurkenmensch
Italian buzz blob -
Russian вольтоблоб
Korean 버즈블로브
Buzz Blob
Chinese (Simplified) 带电液形虫
Chinese (Traditional) 帶電液形蟲


  1. ^ M. Arakawa. The Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening Player's Guide. Page 95.
  2. ^ M. Arakawa. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Player's Guide. Page 110.
  3. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 68.
  4. ^ Stratton, Bryan, and Stephen Stratton. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 14.