Artwork of a Trapeetle from Super Mario Odyssey.
|First appearance||Super Mario Odyssey (2017)|
Trapeetles are spherical beetle enemies with two large hands, purple chameleon-like eyes and a spike on top. They appear exclusively in the Lost Kingdom of Super Mario Odyssey. Their name is a portmanteau of "trap" and "beetle". Upon the first time Mario tries to throw Cappy at the enemy, the Trapeetle will catch him in its hands to Cappy's surprise. After glowing red and charging up, the Trapeetle will shoot forward quickly at wherever Mario is and explode on impact. While flying, Trapeetles are not affected by gravity - if they shoot over a ledge, they continue moving forward without falling, similar to Bullet Bills. Mario and Cappy can use a Trapeetle's attack to their advantage by luring it into tackling destructible rocks, which can clear the paths or reveal hidden items inside.
The brochure for the kingdom warns heavily against them, referring to their explosive behavior as "a tragic display seen absolutely nowhere else in nature."
Names in other languages
|German||Schnappäfer||Portmanteau of "Schnapp Käfer", which translates to "snap beetle"|
|Italian||Rapinsetto||Portmanteau of "rapire" (to kidnap) and "insetto" (bug/insect)|
|Spanish||Atraparásito||Portmanteau of "atrapar" (to catch) and "parásito" (parasite)|