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Beluga
BelugaPBDS
Puzzle Bobble DS artwork
Information
First appearance Chack'n Pop
Related species Ghost Beluga
Notable members Baron von Blubba
Super Beluga
Swimmer Queen Beluga
Grape
Alternate names Monsta
Blubba
Slider
Beluga, known as Monsta (もんすた Monsuta?) in Japan, is a recurring enemy in the Bubble Bobble series. One of the most common enemies in the series, Belugas appear in nearly every single Bubble Bobble game, and have a recurring role as a playable character in the Bust-A-Move games.

Biography Edit

Appearance Edit

Belugas resemble round purple whale-like creatures, sporting a small tail and two fins on either side of their body. They are generally depicted as having red eyes and wide mouths. Bubble Memories features a green variant of the Beluga with yellow eyes, but the two behave functionally identical to one another.

AbilitiesEdit

Belugas do not have many abilities outside of being able to fly. They generally cruise around the level, changing trajectory upon bumping into walls. The Belugas appearing in Rainbow Islands are able to fire out a spread of six smaller versions of Baron von Blubba at the player, an ability which has not returned in any other game since.

HistoryEdit

Chack'n PopEdit

Belugas first appear in Chack'n Pop, first appearing in the opening cutscene, stealing the Hearts from Chack'n and Miss Chack'n. They are the most common enemies, attacking by flying around the level and attempting to hit the player. Belugas hatch from eggs that are hanging from the ceiling.

Bubble BobbleEdit

Belugas reappear in Bubble Bobble, behaving similarly to their appearance in Chack'n Pop. They fly around blindly, bouncing off of walls and attempting to hit the player. Two Giant Belugas appear on level 64, carrying Betty and Patty to the bottom level of the Cave of Monsters.

Rainbow IslandsEdit

Belugas return as enemies in Rainbow Islands, appearing in the game's final world, Bubble Island. The Belugas encountered in this title have the ability to fire a spread of six projectiles shaped like smaller versions of Baron von Blubba.

Parasol StarsEdit

Belugas appear exclusively in the Underworld in Parasol Stars. They act identically to their appearance in Bubble Bobble, but appear significantly larger than other portrayals.

Bubble Bobble Part 2Edit

Belugas reappear in Bubble Bobble Part 2, behaving identically to their appearances in Bubble Bobble and Parasol Stars. Later levels of the game feature Belugas with white sheets covering them known as Ghost Belugas. The sheets can be knocked off by a single bubble, turning the enemies back into regular Belugas.

In the North American manual for Bubble Bobble Part 2, Belugas are known as Slider.

Bubble Bobble JuniorEdit

Belugas appear yet again in Bubble Bobble Junior, acting and looking identically to their appearance in Bubble Bobble Part 2. The final boss of the game, Great Skel, has three Belugas circling around him at the beginning of the fight, who must be defeated before damaging him.

Bubble SymphonyEdit

Belugas appear once again in Bubble Symphony. A large caped Beluga known as Super Beluga appears as the boss of the Water Fall and Japan-esqe levels.

Bust-A-MoveEdit

A Beluga is the third opponent faced in the Vs. Mode in the SNES version of Bust-A-Move. They also appear during regular gameplay in all versions of the game, trapped inside the purple bubbles.

Bust-A-Move 2Edit

A Beluga is the first opponent in the Vs. Mode of Bust-A-Move 2, fought on Chack'n Island. It appears in the opening cutscene of the game, stealing the stars from the night sky by order of Dreg.

Bubble MemoriesEdit

Belugas reappear in Bubble Memories as common enemies. Belugas have two colorations in this game: the original purple color scheme, and a new green color. The game features two Beluga bosses, a radically redesigned Super Beluga, and a large Beluga in an inner tube known as Swimmer Queen Beluga. Two Giant Belugas also appear on stage 25, carrying the Yellow Potion.

Bust-A-Move 4Edit

A Beluga is a secret character in the console version of Bust-A-Move 4, unlocked alongside Stoner, Woolen, Packy, Madame Luna, and Dreg.

Classic Bubble BobbleEdit

Belugas appear once again in Classic Bubble Bobble. The boss of the Wood Area, Grape, is a giant crowned Beluga.

Bust-A-Move MillenniumEdit

A Beluga appears as a playable character in Bust-A-Move Millennium, and is one of the few characters not encountered in Story Mode.

Bubble Bobble: Old & NewEdit

Belugas appear again in Bubble Bobble: Old & New, receiving a redesign along with the rest of the cast. They now resemble eels more than whales, and have green tongues.

Puzzle Bobble PocketEdit

A Beluga is a playable character in Puzzle Bobble Pocket, appearing alongside several other enemies from Bubble Bobble. The Beluga appearing in this game is colored white instead of purple, giving him a slight resemblance to Baron von Blubba.

Puzzle Bobble DSEdit

A Beluga is a playable character in Puzzle Bobble DS, alongside several other enemies from Bubble Bobble.

Bubble Bobble RevolutionEdit

Belugas appear once again in Bubble Bobble Revolution. The second boss, the Beluga Mech, is a robotic Beluga piloted by three of the enemies.

Rainbow Islands RevolutionEdit

Belugas appear on Bubble Island in Rainbow Islands Revolution, mirroring their appearance in the original Rainbow Islands, however, they no longer have the ability to fire out Baron von Blubba-shaped projectiles.

Bust-A-Move DeluxeEdit

A Beluga is a playable character in Bust-A-Move Deluxe, and is one of the five characters that returned from Puzzle Bobble Pocket.

Bubble Bobble Double ShotEdit

BBDS BelugaScene

Belugas surrounded by mushrooms in Bubble Bobble Double Shot.

Belugas appear yet again in Bubble Bobble Double Shot. The fifth bosses of the game are three giant Belugas, each with different colored eyes. The Bubble Dragon that matches the color of the monster's eyes is the only one that can trap that Beluga in a bubble. The three bubbles must be simultaneously popped at once in order to defeat the bosses.

Space Bust-A-MoveEdit

A Beluga appears in Space Bust-A-Move, running the game's shop. Belugas also appear in the Retro Bubble and Monster Bubble alternate bubble sets purchasable in the shop.

Bubble Bobble Plus!Edit

Belugas return in Bubble Bobble Plus!. They act identically to their appearance in Bubble Bobble.

Bust-A-Move Plus!Edit

A Beluga is the third opponent in the Vs. Mode of Bust-A-Move Plus!.

Bust-A-Move UniverseEdit

A Beluga is the fourth boss of Bust-A-Move Universe, guarding a red Bubble Dragon in the Cloud Ocean level.

Other appearances Edit

Pop'n PopEdit

A Beluga appears in Pop'n Pop as BubBobBubby, and Bobby's helper. In the Arcade version, the Beluga is green, but in the console version, it receives a new sprite and is colored purple like previous depictions.

TriviaEdit

GalleryEdit

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