Battle Beetle

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Battle Beetle
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First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)

A Battle Beetle[1] is a flying atlas beetle[1] (a Japanese rhinoceros beetle in the Japanese version[2]) in the Tree Zone and Macro Zone found in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Battle Beetles attack by flying into the air and slowly hovering down at an angle. Mario can avoid this by running under the Battle Beetle at the peak of its jump or hitting it mid-flight. A simple jump on the head or a Fireball attack are enough to finish it off. Battle Beetles look much like Hercules beetles, but are roughly Mario's size, except when in the Macro Zone, where they are the same size as regular beetles as Mario has been shrunk.

A Battle Beetle has also appeared in volume 9 of Super Mario-Kun. Mario uses his Bunny form to defeat it.


Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins[edit]

  • Virtual Console Manual: "This is an Atlas beetle that stomps around as it comes after Mario."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘラクラス[2]
From herakuresu (Hercules), in reference to the Hercules beetle.
Spanish Ciervo Volante Flying Stag
German Kampfkäfer Battle Beetle


  1. ^ a b Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins English instruction booklet, page 13.
  2. ^ a b Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka Japanese instruction booklet, page 16.