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Para-Biddybuds Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png
A group of Para-Biddybuds from Super Mario 3D World.
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Latest appearance Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo Switch / Nintendo 3DS) (2018)
Parent species Biddybud

Para-Biddybuds[1], or Winged Biddybuds[1], are variants of Biddybuds first appearing in Super Mario 3D Land. They resemble multicolored ladybugs with bird-like wings.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

A group artwork of Para-Biddybuds from Super Mario 3D Land.
Para-Biddybuds flying under Tanooki Mario in Super Mario 3D Land.

Para-Biddybuds make their first appearance in Super Mario 3D Land, where they're found in groups and fly in circles or in lines. Some groups are seen one above the other or one after the other. Mario can defeat them with any attack, just like Goombas. They generally appear in groups of five, though there are some levels in which less then that number are shown together or they appear individually.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Numerous Para-Biddybuds guarding a Stamp.

Para-Biddybuds reappear in Super Mario 3D World. They act the same as they do in Super Mario 3D Land, appearing in groups that roam in a set pattern.

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

Para-Biddybuds seen in the board, Star-Crossed Skyway.

Many Para-Biddybuds populate the Star-Crossed Skyway board in Mario Party: Island Tour. However, they do not affect gameplay. A pink one also appears as a tile in the minigame Match Faker.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Baby Peach and the other babies riding in the Para-Biddybud themed kart.

Despite Para-Biddybuds not appearing in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a kart designed after a Para-Biddybud appears, known as the Biddybuggy. It has different color schemes depending on the character driving it.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

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Para-Biddybuds appear in certain stages in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, such as Drop-Road Dash. They can be defeated by having turnips thrown at them, or carefully landing on their heads.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パタテンテン
Spanish (NOA) Catina Alada Winged Ladybug, Catina came from Catarina (ladybug)
Spanish (NOE) Marchimota Alada Winged Biddybud
French Paracoccinelly Para-Ladybug, coccinelly came from coccinelle (ladybug)
Dutch Para-Biddybud -
Italian Coccinello Volante Flying Biddybud, Coccinello being the Italian name of Biddybud
Portuguese Para-Joaninha Para-Ladybug
Korean 펄럭무당무당
Peolleok Mudangmudang
Fluttering Biddybud


  1. ^ a b Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett (2013). Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide, page 25.