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|First appearance||Bubble Bobble|
|Alternate form of||Bub|
Bubby (バビー Babī?) is the human form of Bub and the main character of the Rainbow Islands series. Bubby is a brown-haired boy who has been gifted with the power of Rainbow Magic. He is the twin brother of Bobby. Bubby can also blow bubbles using a bubble flute.
Bubby can use Rainbow Magic, which allows him to shoot rainbows that he can use as platforms. Bubby also wields the Magic Parasol in Parasol Stars, which allows him to pick up foes and throw them. In Bubble Symphony, he can use a bubble flute to blow bubbles.
Bubby is the main character in Rainbow Islands. Bubby and Bobby must defeat the Boss of Dark Shadow and turn the villagers of the Rainbow Islands back to human form. This game introduced Bubby's signature ability of shooting rainbows.
Bubby returns in Parasol Stars, wielding the Magic Parasol. He must save the stars around Rainbow World from monsters and defeat Chaostikhan. Using his parasol, Bubby can grab and throw enemies, and also collect droplets to turn them into Elemental Bubbles.
Bubby appears in the ending to Bubble Bobble Junior, being turned back to normal by an armored creature resembling Chack'n.
In Bubble Symphony, Bub can be transformed into Bubby by collecting the three Rod Bubbles. For the bubbles to appear, the player must allow "Hurry Up!" to appear by not completing the level in a certain amount of time. Bubby blows bubbles through a bubble flute in this game.
Bubby appears in the intro and true ending of Bubble Memories. Bub and Bob must defeat the Super Dark Great Dragon and complete the Magical Rainbow Potion in order to change the villagers of the Rainbow Islands back to their human forms. Bub and Bob transform into Bubby and Bobby, and float down from the top of the Tower of Darkness with parasols, which is a reference to Parasol Stars.
Bubby is a playable character in Pop'n Pop, alongside Bobby. Their helper is a Beluga.
Bubby and Bobby appear once again in Bubble Bobble: Old & New, but they have minor redesigns. Bubby appears to have red hair, and Bobby appears to be blonde.
Bub is a playable character in Rainbow Islands Revolution. He appears inside of a bubble, and the player must draw rainbows around him to defeat enemies. He is the most well-rounded of all of the characters.
Bubby is the main playable character in Bubble Bobble Evolution. He is trapped inside a Bub-shaped suit, and uses a bubble gun to blow bubbles. In-game, despite being in human form, he is simply referred to as Bub.
Bubby appears again in Rainbow Islands Evolution. He uses a hurdy gurdy to create rainbows.
Bubby appears in the Classic Mode of Bubble Bobble Plus!, appearing in the same role as his debut.
In Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure!, Bubby and Bobby climb up the Rainbow Tower in order to find Holly's Comet. They must run from the evil Dr. Crescent, who is trying to defeat them using his giant mechs.
- There are conflicting statements in the Bubble Bobble series about whether or not Bub and Bob are originally humans. In some games, the two are stated to be humans cursed to be Bubble Dragons. However, in certain games, such as Bubble Bobble Part 2 or the Game Boy port of Bubble Bobble, the two are seen transforming at will.
- In the NES port of Bubble Bobble, the ending text incorrectly refers to Bubby as Babby.
- Likewise, the console version of Pop'n Pop refers to Bubby as Bibby.