Shell Shot

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Not to be confused with Shell Shot!
Paper Mario move
Shell Shot
Mastered by Parakarry
Rank Base Rank
Effect Parakarry retreats into his shell and launches at an enemy, dealing damage
Target Any single enemy
Attack Power 5 Base Rank
6 Super Rank
7 Ultra Rank
Parakarry using Shell Shot on Tutankoopa.

Shell Shot is one of the default moves available to Parakarry, in Paper Mario and can be performed at the cost of 3 FP. Shell Shot can be used against any foe, regardless of location.

The Action Command for Shell Shot requires the player to tilt the Control Stick to the left, and release it when the targeting cursor is lined up with the enemy, similar to Yoshi's egg toss in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and its sequel. If the player releases the stick at the wrong time, the attack will miss completely. Every enemy has a unique hitbox used for this attack as well as for Spiny Flip.

In Paper Mario: The Origami King, Shell Shot is a move that can be used by Koopa Troopas, Koopa Paratroopas, Buzzy Beetles, and Spinies. All of these enemies go into their shells and fire themselves at Mario.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パレッタシュート[1]
Paretta Shūto
Parakarry Shoot

Chinese 飞行龟壳
Fēixíng Guīké
Flying Shell

French Tir Carap
Shell Toss
German Panzerwurf
Shell Toss
Spanish Tiro Concha
Shell Shot


  1. ^ "Paper Mario: From Japanese to English". (June 17, 2013). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved February 4, 2015.