Talk:Heavy Para-Beetle

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Is there some reason this is written as "Heavy Parabeetle" without a hyphen, while the normal "Para-Beetle" is? Culex 17:14, 12 April 2010 (EDT)

A lot of pages match the unhyphenated version. My guess is some games use the hyphen and others don't, so whomever created the article was more familiar with games that's don't use it, or NSMB Wii might not use it. •Turkishcoffee «Talk» TC Personal Can.png 17:19, 12 April 2010 (EDT)
Hmm... I browsed some pages, like Koopa Paratroopa and Paragoomba, none of them use a hyphen, so I think that Para-Beetle may be the incorrect one, that is, if it's incorrect. --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 17:26, 12 April 2010 (EDT)
Or the original creator of this article got the name wrong. Anyone have an official source for this enemy's name? Culex 18:56, 12 April 2010 (EDT)
I have the offical Prima guide (which has been wrong a lot of times, not just with Mario games), and on the page for 7-6 it has a tip: "The Heavy Para-Beetles will drop when you stand on them, while the small ones will carry you upward." This guide always hyphenates Para-Bettle, but leaves "Paratroopa" unhyphenated (as "Koopa Paratroopa"). However it lists Piranha Plants as Venus Fly Traps (they're the kind in pipes, in world 3-5, page 68 item number three in the bottom left corner). --•Turkishcoffee «Talk» TC Personal Can.png 03:07, 13 April 2010 (EDT)
Okay, apparently those do shoot fire. My mistake. --•Turkishcoffee «Talk» TC Personal Can.png 03:18, 13 April 2010 (EDT)
Sounds like the title should be corrected. Moving. Culex 09:34, 13 April 2010 (EDT)

The Name[edit]

Where did the name "Heavy Parabeetle" come from? And why does the article mention that they're also called "Mega Parabeetles"? Where are they called that? Vent (talk) 10:18, 3 August 2012 (EDT)

I assume the "Mega Parabeetles" name is from the Prima guide, as a few articles about NSMBWii enemies state "also called [name] in the Prima guide" when the Prima guide gives a different name. No idea where "Heavy Para-Beetle" is from, though note to self: stop reading diagonally. --Glowsquid (talk) 13:50, 3 August 2012 (EDT)
No i'm pretty sure Heavy Para-Beetle is the official prima name and Mega Parabeetles is just some unofficial name made up by a blocked user (also the Glowsquid the conversation above us shows that the Heavy Para-Beetle name comes from the Prima Guide :P) Raven Effect (talk)