|“||When I heard the Sorceress was planning to ambush you, I got here as fast I could. No worries, though, this wussy, green toad will be no match for the two of us.||„|
|~ Sheila before assisting Spyro against Buzz.|
Buzz is one of the Sorceress' monsters and a minor villain in Spyro: Year of the Dragon.
He was a Rhynoc minion of the Sorceress who was transformed into a bunny, then a slate green giant toad-like creature with bunny ears, then a giant toad-like creature without bunny ears by Bianca in order to fight Spyro.
Buzz's past is unknown though he was a mere Rhynoc, but following his transformation. At the Sorceress' castle in Midnight Mountain, he was seen wearing a gardner's hat and holding a flower pot showing that he might be the Sorceress' royal gardner. He was later transformed by Bianca under their queen's command.
He was sent to a dungeon arena near the Sunrise Spring realm within the Forgotten Worlds, and was encountered by Spyro and his kangaroo friend Sheila, who were traveling by balloon to Midday Gardens. Buzz attacked, but was easily defeated by the duo. Spyro, who knocked him into the lava by charging him, which he was forcefully head-smashed into the lava by Sheila, releasing a Dragon Egg upon his defeat and they moved on to the next home world.
Toads that resemble Buzz's toad form also come out of eggs in the battle against Scorch.
Buzz has three phases. The first one is just where he jumps to an area next to him. The second is a fire ring erupting, and the third is where he spits fire out.
A simple strategy to shorten the battle is to run just ahead of Sheila around the outer ring of the arena after Buzz jumps out of the lava. He will bump into Sheila and stop spinning, allowing Spyro to turn around and knock him straight back into the lava again.
- There is an infamous moment known as "Shelia's betrayal". Apparently, the player might accidentally charge into Shelia while trying to escape Buzz's "Buzz-saw" move and end up getting run over, though this is a rare occurrence.
- Buzz is one of two bosses to reappear in the game, the other one being the Sorceress.
- As Buzz sinks to his demise, it looks like he is pleading to be pulled out. If this was intentional, this is one of the darkest Spyro moments to have ever existed.