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Hullaballoon
Hullaballoon PBO
Puzzle Bobble Online artwork
Information
First appearance Bubble Bobble
Notable members Peach
Alternate names Pulpul
Boa-Boa
Nimbus
Hullaballoon, known as Pulpul (ぷるぷる Purupuru?) in Japan, is a recurring enemy in the Bubble Bobble series. First appearing in the original Bubble Bobble, Hullaballoons have appeared in nearly every subsequent mainline Bubble Bobble game since, as well as occasionally being featured as a playable character in the Bust-A-Move series.

Biography Edit

Appearance Edit

Hullaballoons are peach-colored creatures with four limbs, each with a round yellow appendage at the end. They have a purple propeller affixed atop their heads, which they use to fly.

AbilitiesEdit

Hullaballoons use the propeller atop their head to fly, taking advantage of their aerial positioning to attack foes. The Hullaballoons appearing in the Rainbow Islands series are able to drop bombs, an ability yet to appear in the main Bubble Bobble series.

AppearancesEdit

Bubble BobbleEdit

Hullaballoons first appear as an enemy in Bubble Bobble, and attack by flying around the level. They share a similar pattern of attack as Belugas, albeit they are able to move a bit faster. On level 32 of the game, two Giant Hullaballoons appear at the beginning of the round, carrying Betty and Patty down to the bottom of the Cave of Monsters.

Rainbow IslandsEdit

Hullaballoons return in Rainbow Islands in the game's the last world, Bubble Island. Unlike in Bubble Bobble, where they were only able to fly around, the Hullaballoons in Rainbow Islands are able to drop bombs on the player.

Parasol StarsEdit

Hullaballoons appear again in Parasol Stars, and are introduced in the game's last two worlds. They act identical to their appearance in Bubble Bobble,.

Bubble Bobble Part 2Edit

Hullaballoons appear yet again in Bubble Bobble Part 2. They behave similarly to their appearance in Bubble Bobble.

In the manual for Bubble Bobble Part 2, Hullaballoons are referred to as Nimbus.

Bubble Bobble JuniorEdit

Hullaballoons appear in Bubble Bobble Junior, acting and looking identical to their appearance in Bubble Bobble Part 2. They are once again named "Nimbus" in the game's manual.

Bubble SymphonyEdit

Hullaballoons return in Bubble Symphony, behaving similarly to their previous appearances.

Bust-A-MoveEdit

A Hullaballoon is the fourth opponent in the Vs. Mode of the console version of Bust-A-Move. They also appear in all versions of the game, trapped inside of yellow bubbles.

Bubble MemoriesEdit

Hullaballoons appear yet again in Bubble Memories. Giant Hullaballoons also appear as common enemies, which have to be trapped using the Giant Bubble technique.

Classic Bubble BobbleEdit

Hullaballoons return in Classic Bubble Bobble. A giant Hullaballoon named Peach is the boss of the Sky Area.

Bust-A-Move MillenniumEdit

A Hullaballoon is a playable character and opponent in Bust-A-Move Millennium. In the game's story mode, it is fought in Skull Cave.

Bubble Bobble RevolutionEdit

Hullaballoons reappear in Bubble Bobble Revolution. The fourth boss, Hullaballoon Mech, is a mecha controlled by three Hullaballoons.

Rainbow Islands RevolutionEdit

Hullaballoons appear again in Rainbow Islands Revolution. They act identically to their appearance in Rainbow Islands, once again dropping bombs down on the player.

Bust-A-Move DeluxeEdit

A Hullaballoon is a playable character in Bust-A-Move Deluxe.

Bubble Bobble Double ShotEdit

BBDS HullaballoonScene

Hullaballoons flying in a field in Bubble Bobble Double Shot.

Hullaballoons appear yet again in Bubble Bobble Double Shot. The third boss is a giant Hullaballoon who must be defeated by blowing into the Nintendo DS microphone to run the fan positioned below it. The fan pushes bubbles up at the Hullaballoon, which hurt it on contact.

Bubble Bobble Plus!Edit

Hullaballoons appear in Bubble Bobble Plus!, behaving identically to their first appearance.

Bust-A-Move Plus!Edit

A Hullaballoon is the fourth opponent in Bust-A-Move Plus!.

Bust-A-Move UniverseEdit

A Hullaballoon is the second boss in Bust-A-Move Universe. It is fought on the Moonbase level, guarding a bright green Bubble Dragon.

TriviaEdit

  • In Europe, Hullaballoon is known as Boa Boa.

GalleryEdit

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