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A Para-Beetle as it appears in New Super Mario Bros. Omega.
Species Origin Buzzy Beetle
First Appearance Super Mario Bros. 3
Latest Appearance New Super Mario Bros. VR
Related Species
Notable Members
Koopa Troopa

Para-Beetles are flying Buzzy Beetles. They can be ridden on top of, but touching one's bottom will get Mario hurt. If they are ridden on they will fly upward. There is also a larger species called Heavy Para-Beetles.

Game Appearances

Super Mario World: Wii

They appear as enemies in Super Mario World: Wii.

New Super Mario Bros. Omega

They are enemies in this game. A friendly subspecies named Para-Buddle appear in this game too.

Super Mario 3D World

Para-Beetles appear in the 3D game Super Mario 3D World. They are rare and can be found in groups. They appear in Mushroom Climb, Rocky Cliff, and Tasty Toy Town. Unlike other Mario games the Para-Beetles don't fly upward. They stay in one position and don't move at all. Also jumping on eight won't give Mario a 1-Up Mushroom.

Lets-a-go, Mario

Para-Beetles reappear in Lets-a-go, Mario, along with Heavy Para-beetles - mainly in the Cloudy Area. The game also has green variants of both, along with a blue variety that goes slower. The blue ones will occasionally flip over, though, causing the player to fall off unless a well-timed jump is made.



  • Though being different, Para-Beetles and Parabuzzies have the same name in Japan (para-metto), therefor being regarded the same creature in Japan.
  • The appearance of this creature is slightly different in New Super Mario Bros. Omega when comparing it to New Super Mario Bros. Wii. It had in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, stubby dot eyes, widened from each other on a broad head and bright red shell, while the one in New Super Mario Bros. Omega had slightly longer dot eyes, which stood closer to each other on a less broad head, and have a darker red shell.
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