Paratroopa (although commonly misrefered to as Parakoopa) is a driver in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. His Special Item is three Red Shells. He has a red shell instead of a green shell, and has wings. His special item follows the racer in front of him, instead of bouncing off the walls. He is originally a partner of Koopa Troopa's, but you can mix him up with anybody else just as well. He has not featured in any other Mario Kart game.
- Paratroopa was originally going to appear in Mario Kart Wii, but he was scrapped.