Buzz Buzz's appearance is inconsistent throughout his appearances. His in-game sprite vaguely resembles a fly, though he compares himself to a bee (and states that he is not one); Lardna Minch however believes Buzz Buzz to be a dung beetle in the English versions of EarthBound, though is referred to simply as a "toilet fly" in the Japanese MOTHER 2. Further complicating matters is that the only official art of Buzz Buzz that exists, which is shown on the cover of a MOTHER 2 "choose your own adventure"-type book, depicts him as a rhinoceros beetle-like creature.
Buzz Buzz resembles a bee, but is really an alien. He warns Ness that in the future, all is devestation. He tells of the evil overlord Giygas taking over the world, and the prophecy that four heroes will stop him. The group then goes down the hill where Buzz Buzz was, only to be stopped by a Starman. The Starman followed Buzz Buzz from the future, and attacks the group. However, Buzz Buzz defeats him with powerful PSI attacks.
Ness then takes Pokey and Picky back home, where the parents of the brothers are mad and punish the boys by disallowing them to eat dessert for a decade. The mother of the family, Lardna , is terrified by Buzz Buzz, thinking he is a dung beetle. Lardna swats and kills Buzz Buzz. Before dying, he gives Ness the Sound Stone.
Buzz Buzz makes a minor cameo in Jake's Super Smash Bros., appearing alongside Ness in one of his victory poses. Like in EarthBound, Buzz Buzz's design is intentionally made to be very small, appearing only as a speck that swirls around the boy's head, though the speck does appear to be vaguely fly-like, as opposed to rhinoceros beetle or bee-like as other sources have portrayed him.
Buzz Buzz appears in Nintendo & Fantendo Play: Dodgeball! as part of the Red Faction, the team consisting of Nintendo characters.
- Despite being in the game for less then 10 minutes, Buzz Buzz gives important info and the Sound Stone, a key item.
- In Earthbound Animated, a fan animation based on the series, Buzz Buzz has an insignia on his chest similar to a Starman's.
- A popular fan theory exists that draws parallels between Buzz Buzz and the hero of EarthBound Beginnings, Ninten, speculating them to be the same character.