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First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
Variant of Koopa Paratroopa

A Paratroopea is an enemy that appears in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. They are winged Troopeas and the Beanbean equivalent of Paratroopas; they appear as quadrupeds in the original game, and are bipedal with shoes in the remake.

Paratroopeas appear in the northern and the eastern beach areas of Beanbean Fields in the overworld, where they will swoop at the Mario Bros. on sight. They are often accompanied by Bob-ombs, and occasionally appear in battles with Tanoombas. A stronger variant, the Scaratroopea, is found later on in Joke's End.

In the remake, one Paratroopea is seen lined up to audition for the role of Popple's new partner but is turned down like the others, save for Birdo.


The Paratroopea's main attack is swooping down at Mario or Luigi from the sky, which can be dodged and countered by jumping. In the original game, if the Paratroopea dips a little before flying, they will target Luigi; otherwise, the target is Mario. In the remake, the Paratroopea will now pump one of their fists instead before attacking, using their right arm for Mario and their left for Luigi; the swoop attack is also much slower. Paratroopeas can also heal all other enemies in battle by spraying water droplets on them. When Paratroopeas take enough damage, they lose their wings and become regular Troopeas.

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, Paratroopeas appear as enemies in Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser, where they are first fought in the level Don't Fear Flying Foes. They are Flying troopers, and attack by ramming into opponents. Their Special Skill, Cranium Crush, allows them to fly above an opponent and slam down on them.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemy
MLSSParatroopea.gif HP 40 POW 66 Defense 50 Speed 80 Experience 20 (9)
Fire Critical Thunder Normal Jump Normal Hammer Weak Coins 4 (8)
Stat Down? 100% Stun? 30% Burn? 60% Hand Weak Item Drop Woo Bean – 83.87%
Supersyrup Jar – 0% (100%)
Level           35 Location(s) Beanbean Outskirts Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
MLSSBMParatroopeaIdle.gif HP: 92 POW: 75 DEF: 72 SPEED: 101 Experience: 29
Fire: Critical Thunder: Normal Jump: Critical Hammer: Weak Coins: 8
Stat Down: 60% Dizzy: 30% Burn: 30% Speed down: 30% Item Drop: Woo Bean (18%)
Super Nut (11%)
Super Nut (30%)
Level:           24 Location(s): Beanbean Fields
  • Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser profile: They strongly resemble Koopa Paratroopas. The leaves on their heads are good luck.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マメパタ
From 「パタパタ」 Patapata, the Japanese name of Koopa Paratroopas, and 「豆」 mame, meaning "bean".
Spanish (NOA) Paratroopa Haba Bean Paratroopa
Spanish (NOE) Paratroopa Judía "Bean Paratroopa"
French Volpois Portmanteau of "vol" (flight) and "pois" (pea)
German Para-Keimkoopa Para Seedling Koopa
Italian Alitroopina "Ali" means "wings". "Troopina" is the Troopea
Chinese 豆豆啪嗒
Dòudou Pādā
Beanbean Paratroopa