Careful where you step, Mario
Nintendo has warned Super Mario RPG players of a bug that could end up halting progression. We’ll have to wait until December for a bug fix for this issue, but Nintendo has shared full details on what triggers the bug and how to avoid it.
Nintendo notes that in some cases, after the Paratroopa event triggers in Monstro Town, the Paratroopas will not appear when you go to Land’s End, causing you to become unable to progress in the game. If you encounter this bug, you should go to the Mushroom Kingdom, then return to Land’s End again. Doing so should make the Paratroopas appear as intended.
Nintendo mentions that there’s no need for you to go inside the castle in the Mushroom Kingdom. The bug should be fixed if you enter the town around the castle. It’s also fine for you to use the map to travel to the Mushroom Kingdom. When returning to Land’s End from the Mushroom Kingdom, you can either use the map or the “To World Map” option.