Para-Biddybud

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Para-Biddybud
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A group of Para-Biddybuds from Super Mario 3D World.
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Variant of Biddybud

Para-Biddybuds (alternatively written as Parabiddybuds[1]), also known as Winged Biddybuds[2], are variants of Biddybuds that first appear in Super Mario 3D Land. They resemble multicolored ladybugs with bird-like wings.

History[edit]

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 are 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. The Biddybuggy appears as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Para-Biddybuds appear in the Bowser Jr.'s Journey mode in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, appearing as usable troops, thus marking their Mario & Luigi series debut. Red, green, yellow, and blue color variants can be used, and each has a different Special. Despite their coloration, blue Para-Biddybuds are referred to as purple in this game. They are flying troopers, and red Para-Biddybuds are strong against Fawfulcopters, while the purple variants are strong against Shy Guys. All four variants are weak against red Koopa Troopas and Fly Guys, however.

Profiles[edit]

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

  • North American Website Bio: "These colorful critters often come in fives, bobbing along and minding their own business. If you manage to stomp on all five without hitting the ground, a 1UP is all yours."
  • European Website Bio: "These enemies are always found floating together in long rows, determined to get in Mario's way."

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Bowser Jr.'s Journey profiles[edit]

  • Para-Biddybud (Red): Red Biddybuds that fly through the air. When they see a Fawfulcopter, they can't help but dive attack.
  • Para-Biddybud (Green): Green Para-Biddybuds that fly through the air. Their specialty is Stomp.
  • Para-Biddybud (Yellow): Yellow Biddybuds that fly through the air. Their specialty is Cranium Crush.
  • Para-Biddybud (Purple): Purple Biddybuds that fly through the air. Word has it they know the weakness of Shy Guys.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パタテンテン
Patatenten
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 -
German Parapünktchen Para Biddybud
Italian Coccinello Volante Flying Biddybud, Coccinello being the Italian name of Biddybud
Portuguese Para-Joaninha Para-Ladybug
Russian Летучая крапинка
Letuchaya krapinka
Flying Spot
Korean 펄럭무당무당
Peolleok Mudangmudang
Fluttering Biddybud

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shy Guys who fly gracefully through the sky. Some say they've learned the weakness of Parabiddybuds." - description of Fly Guy from Bowser Jr.'s Journey from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
  2. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett (2013). Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide, page 25.