Parabuzzy
(a.k.a. Para-Beetles.)
Parabuzzy

AUTHOR: Koopa Krush
(Revision History)

GAMES: SMB3, PM2, SPM.

TYPE: Insect.

TURF: Caves, Sky.

AFFILIATIONS: None.

CLOSE RELATIVES: Buzzy Beetle, Giant Parabuzzy.

SKILLS AND ATTACKS: Aerial Ace.

STRENGTHS: It can't be hammered when it's standing upright.

WEAKNESSES: It can be flipped over like a Troopa.

BACKGROUND: Basically these are flying Buzzies. They love the stench of caves and the fly around. When threatened, they use the attack Aerial Ace, or they just hide in their shell. They tend to snack on sewer water and small fish.
Parabuzzies are generally peace-loving and have even been used to travel through the air, but when threatened they're very fierce.

EVOLUTION: In Super Mario Bros. 3 Parabuzzies were red-shelled and Mario could hop along them like platforms. They kept their feet hidden in their shells.
They disappeared for quite some time until reappearing in Paper Mario: TTYD where they were dark blue and it was easy to make out their feet. They look similar in Super Paper Mario.

OTHER BACKGROUND INFO:
"Mario can ride on top of these flying beetles." - SMB3 instruction manual
"That's a Parabuzzy. It's basically just a Buzzy Beetle with wings." - Goombella

QUOTES:
None.

STATS AND STRATEGIES:
Games: SMB3
Speed: Slow.
Points: ?
Items: None.
Attack Pattern: They fly in large groups through the sky. They're mainly found in the Sky World.
Basic Strategies: Ride on them! Giddy-up! Wearing a raccoon tail will help you hop from one to the next.
Advanced Strategies: Hammers or invincibility may kill them, but since they're usually the only way across a huge chunk of sky, that's a bad idea!

Games: PM2
HP: 4
Offence: 1
Defence: 2
Speed: Average.
Points: Depends on your level.
Items: None.
Attack Pattern: They ram into Mario with their shells while flying, otherwise known as Aerial Ace.
Basic Strategies: Jump on them 2 times to pierce their 2 defences, and then attack them normally.
Advanced Strategies: Flip them back over when they flip back up.

MEDIA:
Para-Beetles