- Not to be confused with Paragoomba.
The Para-Goom is an enemy species that appeared in Wario Land 3 and Dr. Mario 64. Despite their name, Para-Gooms have no wings, but can glide (as well as do several other things) with the help of their main weapon: a parasol.
Para-Gooms have rather varying attack patterns in their first appearance, Wario Land 3. In this game, they were yellow, round, parasol-toting creatures that vaguely resembled Wanderin' Gooms. They could use their parasol for a variety of different attacks, but they most often seemed to use it as a spiked weapon placed in front of them (creating an attacking method identical to that of the enemy Spearhead). However, they could also put it above their heads, moving its spikes and letting it therefore damage Wario from the above. When they attack this way, they have the ability to glide diagonally or straight down if they happen to reach a ledge. They are also used as a reluctant golf ball in the Golf mini-game. The colors of the parasol change depending on the stage, appearing as any of the Treasure Chest colors, as well as the pink-and-blue palette that appears on the selections in the Pause Menu and in the first switch room of the Green Chest area of A Town in Chaos. In the golf minigame, when a new Para-Goom drops down after one has fallen in water or lava, the parasol will be white and red.
An individual Para-Goom appears in Dr. Mario 64. It appears as a guide on the main menu, and is also an instructor for Dr. Mario's tutorial. He also congratulates the player when they complete the story. Its parasol is of the blue coloration.
Names in other languages
|From「傘」(kasa, umbrella) and「丸」(maru, a word for "circle" also used as an affectionate suffix)|
pà lā gòng
|Transliteration of its English name|
- Para-Gooms bear a resemblance to Kirby, and may even be a reference to Kirby's similar Parasol Copy ability.
- Wario Land 3 English instruction booklet, pgs. 17-18.
- Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Japanese instruction booklet, pgs. 16-17.
|Dr. Mario 64|
|Playable characters||Dr. Mario • Wario • Spearhead • Webber • Silky • Appleby • Jellybob • Octo • Helio • Lumpy • Hammer-Bot • Mad Scienstein • Rudy • Metal Mario • Vampire Wario|
|Other characters||Para-Goom • Virus|
|Items and objects||Vitamin Capsule|
|Other||Fever • Gallery • Staff|