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The bugbear, h, is a monster in NetHack. They are usually encountered in throne rooms and are not usually a significant threat. Many bugbears also appear during the Caveman quest.

The bugbear is a classic D&D monster, and appeared in its first supplement. The monster takes its name from a creature of folklore.

Encyclopedia entry

Bugbears are relatives of goblins, although they tend to be
larger and more hairy. They are aggressive carnivores and
sometimes kill just for the treasure their victims may be