Heavy Para-Beetle

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Heavy Para-Beetle
A model of a Heavy Para-Beetle
A Heavy Para-Beetle seen from a side view
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Variant of Para-Beetle
Big Buzzy Beetle

Heavy Para-Beetles are large versions of Para-Beetles that appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, New Super Mario Bros. U, and New Super Luigi U. Unlike their small counterpart, they have a mouth and squinting eyes. Heavy Para-Beetles appear only in World 7-6 in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, only in Flight of the Para-Beetles in New Super Mario Bros. U, and only in Para-Beetle Parade in New Super Luigi U. 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, a 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, Heavy Para-Beetles can be defeated only by being hit with Invincible Mario or being frozen with an Ice Ball 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 with the other Para-Beetles, if the player jumps onto 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.

Heavy Para-Beetles appear as recruitable enemies in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. They have a double Light attribute and have among the highest HP in the game, with a rating of 6/6, though their attack and RCV stats are 3/5. Their primary special ability is Mega Support, which cures the team of status defects, and their secondary ability is Bind Barrier, which prevents paralysis if the team is lucky. Heavy Para-Beetles can be created if a Para-Beetle is given four P-Wing transformation items.

A Heavy Para-Beetle can be made in Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2 by giving a Buzzy Beetle wings and enlarging it. Unlike in previous games, Heavy Para-Beetles ascend when stepped on, like regular Para-Beetles.


List of 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 Nintendo 3DS
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Enemy/teammate 2015 Nintendo 3DS
Super Mario Maker Enemy 2015 Wii U
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS Enemy 2016 Nintendo 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Enemy 2019 Nintendo Switch
Super Mario Maker 2 Enemy 2019 Nintendo Switch

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

New Super Mario Bros. Wii
New Super Mario Bros. U
1 Data/files/Object/met_pataBig.arc
Met Pata Big Big Para-Beetle

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メガパタメット
Mega Pata Metto
Mega Para-Beetle

German Riesen-Para-Käfer
Giant Para-Beetle
Italian Paranella paffutella
Chubby Para-Beetle