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Para Dry Bones Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png
Artwork of a Parabones from Super Mario 3D World.
First Appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest Appearance Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (2016)
Parent Species Koopa Paratroopa/Dry Bones

Parabones[citation needed] are winged variants of Dry Bones and undead variants of Koopa Paratroopas that first appear in Super Mario 3D World, replacing normal Paratroopas and Dry Bones.

Parabones fly a small distance above the ground and attack the player if they notice. Like normal Dry Bones, if a Parabones is attacked without the use of a Star, Lucky Bell, or Invincibility Leaf, it will collapse temporarily, but reassemble itself after a short time. During its reassembly, it is vulnerable to getting attacked. A Parabones can also be permanently destroyed if it collapses over lava or a pit. Unlike their counterparts, the Koopa Paratroopas, their wings also reassemble after they get hit, like their other counterparts, the Dry Bones.


Parabones can be created in Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS by sticking wings to any Dry Bones, though like other enemies with wings attached to them, they are still referred to as the base enemy. While equipped with wings, they'll operate in the same manner as a red Koopa Paratroopa, but in the Super Mario World game style, they'll also throw bones at Mario. Unlike in Super Mario 3D World, however, stomping on a Parabones in this game removes its wings permanently, like Paratroopas.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Huesitos Alado Winged Dry Bones
French (NOA) Paraskelex Para Dry Bones
French (NOE) ParaSkelerex Para Dry Bones


  • Parabones are the only flying sub-species of Koopa Troopa to appear in a 3D platformer, even before the standard Paratroopa.