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Cuts through vehicles and prey with its wheel of teeth!
 
— In-game description

Buzz (Helicoprion) is the sixth !! "shark" in Hungry Shark World.

Buzz was the first shark introduced into the game that requires collectibles to unlock. He was added in the 2017 Shark Week update along with Snuffy (pet seal) and two new power-ups: the Treasure Detector and Flying Pets.

It can be purchased with 650,000 coins or 1,500 gems, after unlocking by collecting 100 fossils.

Description

Like any other !! shark, it can equip up to 3 pets at a time and can break purple crystal walls. During gold rush, its points multiplier is 8X.

Abilities

He has a "buzzsaw" made of teeth, skin, and gums. He can also cut through submarines and helicopters, and quickly grind through other sharks, whales and colossal squid tentacles. This is specially useful since submarines, helicopters, whales and colossal squid tentacles are hard to get through (they take a lot of time to eat or destroy).

Diet

Buzz can eat anything except for red jellyfish, king jellyfish, proximity mines, mega mines, and ultra mines. 

Unlocking

Buzz can be unlocked after getting 100 fossils which will only appear after getting the Megalodon. After getting 100 fossils you can buy Buzz for 650,000 coins or you can just skip all this process of getting fossils and saving up enough coins to buy him and just purchase him using 1,500 gems.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

Cons:

  • Slow speed, may not be useful for distance contests
  • Very large body makes it hard to go through small cracks
  • Takes a long time to get to the max level
  • End-game, so high cost
  • Costs a lot to upgrade

Stats

HP (Increase by Level)
Level: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
HP 397 399 402 405 407 410 412 415 418 420
Level: 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
HP 423 426
Level: 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
HP
Speed, Bite & Boost Upgrades
Level: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Speed 241 249 257 265 273 281 288 296 304 312 320
Bite 466 469 473 476 480 483 486 490 493 497 500
Boost 366 374 382 390 398 406 414 422 430 438 446
Cost: 3,000 5,000 7,500 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 32,000 40,000 50,000
Total Cost: 207,500 × 3 = 622,500 coins

Trivia

  • Buzz probably isn't actually a shark. A recent study showed that helicoprion was not a shark but a member of the ratfish family.
  • The actual appearance of the helicoprion's lower jaw is still heavily debated, as scientist still speculate if the helicoprion had a long prehensible lash that could be swung about amongst a shoal of fish, a tight tooth whorl, or a tight tooth whirl situated within a small lower jaw. However, scientist are more convinced with the latter theory.
  • The real size of Helicoprion is uncertain, as the largest confirmed tooth whorl indicates a 10-meter animal, but a larger (though incomplete) tooth whorl may indicate an animal up to 12 meters.
  • Buzz is the third to last !! shark to be unlocked in Hungry Shark World and the third purple shark to be introduced into the game.

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