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The Buddy Bubble is a move that allows Yooka and Laylee to breathe and use most above-water moves underwater, by means of a flatulence bubble. This move is taught to the duo for free from Trowzer in the Hivory Towers' Archive.

Uses[edit | edit source]

Description Image
Breathing underwater The duo can breathe underwater.

As Yooka uses the Buddy Bubble, the Air Meter disappears.

Moving around freely Yooka can run around freely while within the Buddy Bubble, but the floor is slippery.
Fart Bubble Running.gif
Using abilities The duo are able to use their normal abilities while within the Buddy Bubble.
Fart Bubble Ground Smash.gif

Data[edit | edit source]

Below shows data for the usage of the Buddy Bubble.

Power Extender = PE

Power Extender + Athlete Tonic = PEA

No PE 1 PE 2 PE 3 PE 4 PE 5 PE 6 PE 7 PEA 8 PEA 9 PEA
Energy per use 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Max possible uses 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Controls[edit | edit source]

Steam[edit | edit source]

Description
Starting By holding Left Click.png, the duo will start up the bubble while underwater. The duo must hold the button or else it won't start properly.
Ending By pressing Left Click.png again, the bubble will pop. The Buddy Bubble will also time out after a period of time.
Releasing a bubble If the player releases Left Click.png before the bubble has finished enveloping the duo, the bubble will be left behind in the water.

Xbox One[edit | edit source]

Description
Starting By holding RTXboxOne.png, the duo will start up the bubble while underwater. The duo must hold the button or else it won't start properly.
Ending By pressing RTXboxOne.png again, the bubble will pop. The Buddy Bubble will also time out after a period of time.
Releasing a bubble If the player releases RTXboxOne.png before the bubble has finished enveloping the duo, the bubble will be left behind in the water.

Playstation 4[edit | edit source]

Description
Starting By holding R2 PS4.png, the duo will start up the bubble while underwater. The duo must hold the button or else it won't start properly.
Ending By pressing R2 PS4.png again, the bubble will pop. The Buddy Bubble will also time out after a period of time.
Releasing a bubble If the player releases R2 PS4.png before the bubble has finished enveloping the duo, the bubble will be left behind in the water.

Nintendo Switch[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This ability was first shown during the Yooka-Laylee Gamescom 2016 Trailer.
  • The Buddy Bubble used to be known as the "Fart Bubble".
  • Helping Tubbz in Glitterglaze Glacier is the only time the Buddy Bubble is used without holding the right trigger, as you must press it repeatedly to create a series of bubbles.
  • The Buddy Bubble was first hinted during the Kickstarter under features: "Sonar blasting, tongue whipping, sky soaring… a move roster built for platforming fun – and unlocked with added freedom. Additionally, there may or may not be a move involving a giant fart bubble."
  • The image used for the reflection of the bubble is actually the Playtonic Games Office.
  • The Buddy Bubble's existence is foreshadowed in the banter between Trowzer and Laylee upon purchasing the Slurp Shot.
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