|This article is about the enemy. For the copy ability, see Parasol.|
Kirby's Adventure artwork
|“||Attack a Waddle Dee to make it let go of its parasol. As the parasol floats into the air, it can snag you and carry you with it. Watch out!”|
|— Hint • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS|
Parasol is just what its name suggests it to be - a parasol, one that moves by itself. It is, in appearance, nearly identical to the one Parasol Kirby wields- it has alternating red and white stripes, a blue handle with a yellow bottom and, in some games, sport a yellow star.
Parasols are released from Waddle Dee and Waddle Doo who are KO'd while still holding onto them. They also hold up some Shotzo in the air. After they are separated from their slain or grounded partner, they drift up to the sky.
Parasols can be found, once again, attached to Waddle Doos, Waddle Dees, and Shotzos. When these enemies are KOed, they either float away or chase Kirby. The ones that chase Kirby will float after Kirby homing in on his position; if avoided for long enough they will explode on their own, much like Scarfy.
When attached to a Shotzo, they will release it upon landing or being hit.
Parasols also appear as one of Paint Roller's sketches. These always chase Kirby.
Parasols act like they do in most games, but are now orange and white. Parasol appears in the New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition as well. It appears in the Parasol Challenge.
Parasol almost always appears along with the Parasol ability, which it grants in each of its appearances. In some games, like Kirby: Squeak Squad, parasols never chase Kirby under any circumstances.
- Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
- Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
- Kirby: Squeak Squad
- Kirby Mass Attack
- Kirby: Triple Deluxe
In the Super Smash Bros. series
The Parasol appears as an item in Super Smash Bros. Melee, which can be used to bludgeon opponents with and float to safety, as if the player character was using the Parasol ability. Strangely, Princess Peach will use this Parasol instead of her own to perform her Peach Parasol move. Like most other Super Smash Bros. items, it has a trophy.
Parasol appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS's Smash Run mode. It allows Parasol Waddle Dee to drift gently through the air. It also blocks projectiles thrown at the him and bounces players who try to land on him. After the Waddle Dee is disconnected from the Parasol, the Parasol will float quickly upward; any player that touches it on its way up will take rapid (minor) damage.
- The Parasols in the Smash Run mode of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS more closely resemble Parasol Kirby's weapon than the Parasol enemies in the Kirby series. This is shown by the star-shaped tip.
- A similar enemy to Parasols, Drifter, appeared in Kirby's Dream Land 2.
|“||The Parasol, which was originally used by Kirby, can be used as a weapon to bludgeon enemies. Even better is that fact that players can open it while airborne and lazily float back toward safe ground. It's incredibly useful in returning to the field of play after an opponent gets the better of you and sends you flying.”|
|— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. Melee|