Heavy Para-Beetle

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Heavy Para-Beetle
Heavy Para-Beetle Side View.png
A Heavy Para-Beetle seen from a side view
First Appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest Appearance Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (2015)
Parent Species Para-Beetle

Heavy Para-Beetles[1] are large versions of Para-Beetles that appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and New Super Mario Bros. U.

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, they appear only in World 7-6 and in New Super Mario Bros. U, they appear only in Soda Jungle level Flight of the Para-Beetles, along with their smaller versions. They act as platforms for Mario and company to jump on to get across the level. Despite being three times the size of a normal Para-Beetle, the Heavy Para-Beetle cannot stand the weight of any character and begins to descend when stepped on, unlike their smaller versions, which ascend when stepped on. Like normal Para-Beetles, the Heavy Para-Beetles can be defeated only by being hit with Invincible Mario or being frozen with an iceball from Yoshi then ground pounded. A Heavy Para-Beetle cannot hurt the player while they are standing on its shell, but its exposed head and underside can hurt the player. Like the other Para-Beetles, if the player jumps on eight without touching the ground, 1-Up Mushrooms fall down to the player, or each player depending on the number of people playing.

Heavy Para-Beetles appear in Mario Golf: World Tour, floating around in the background of the Sky Island course.



Game appearances[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Enemy 2009 Wii
New Super Mario Bros. U Enemy 2012 Wii U
New Super Luigi U Enemy 2013 Wii U
Mario Golf: World Tour Cameo 2014 3DS
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Enemy/Teammate 2015 3DS

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メガパタメット[2]
Mega Pata Metto
Big Pata Met[3]
Mega Para-Beetle

Big Para-Beetle


  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Wii Prima Official Game Guide, page 146.
  2. ^ Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition - All Playable Characters
  3. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Wii, internal filename dvd:/1 Data/files/Object/met_pataBig.arc