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Koopa Paratroopa

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Koopa Paratroopa
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A red Paratroopa in Super Mario Run.
Universe Mario
Level(s) appears in The Jungle
The Lake
The Cave
The Swamp
The Great Maze
Point worth 200
Article on Super Mario Wiki Koopa Paratroopa

A Koopa Paratroopa (パタパタ, Patapata), often just called a Paratroopa, is an enemy from the Mario series.

Origin[edit]

Mario jumps over a Koopa Paratroopa in Super Mario Bros.

Koopa Paratroopa made their debut in Super Mario Bros. as a winged variation of the Koopa Troopa, and has become a common enemy in later Mario games. Like their regular variations, the Koopa Paratroopas are commonly seen in their green and red variations. The green Paratroopas either fly back and forth in a fixed path or hop around, while red Paratroopas fly up and down. If a Koopa Paratroopa is jumped on, they will lose their wings, turning them into regular Koopa Troopas.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Koopa Paratroopa as it appears in Melee

The Red Koopa Paratroopa appears as a trophy.

As an enemy[edit]

Koopa Paratroopas appear as a common enemy in the Mushroom Kingdom stage of Adventure Mode.

Koopa Paratroopas are also likely to appear out of Crates and Barrels.

Koopa Paratroops are often found flying in midair. Dealing enough damage by attacking them or jumping on them will make them lose their wings, turning them into regular Koopa Troopas. Similar to the Koopa Troopas, the Paratroopas can be defeated by grabbing and throwing the Koopa Troopa inside its shell, or by knocking it off a ledge, which will result in a Paratroopa KO bonus where the player receives 300 points for each Paratroopa KO'd.

While the green Koopa Paratroopas are common, only one red Koopa Paratroopa appears in the entire stage right before the battle with the Yoshi Team. The red Paratroopa's shell behave similarly to their green variation during the stage, but it also deals flame damage.

Trophy[edit]

Trophy in Melee.
Koopa Paratroopa

These winged Koopa Troopas can fly, but they're none too smart: they tend to spend a lot of their time simply jumping or fluttering around a small area. As a result, no one exactly thinks of them as majestic, soaring creatures. They lose their wings and become normal Koopa Troopas if Mario or Luigi jumps on their backs. [10/85]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

A red Paratroopa in the Subspace Emissary.

The green and red Koopa Paratroopas appear as two trophies and a sticker. The Koopa Paratroopa trophies can be obtained by using the Trophy Stand in Brawl's Adventure Mode, The Subspace Emissary.

As an enemy[edit]

Koopa Paratroopas appear as enemies in The Subspace Emissary. The green and red versions appear as flying enemies in stages where Bowser's minions are present. Similar to their Melee counterparts, if a Koopa Paratroopa is jumped on, they will lose their wings, turning them into regular Koopa Troopas; however, they cannot harm players on contact, but they attack with a swooping headbutt. The red Some of the Red Koopa Paratroopas even chase their targets and strike when they get close.

When a Koopa Paratroopa loses their wings and fall (provided the attack caused them to flinch), they act similarly to a regular Koopa Troopa. Their health bar, however, will still read "Paratroopa". The wingless red Paratroopas follow their target on foot, though they're slow and easy to escape from. After a while, if not destroyed, they can grow back wings when they go off-screen. If the Paratroopa is KO'd with one hit and doesn't lose its wings, it will reel normally like a defeated enemy instead retreating into its shell.

It is somewhat difficult to catch the Paratroopas as trophies using a Trophy Stand, since a single hit may remove their wings and turn them into a regular Koopa. The player can damage them, move away from them until they aren't visible, and return to their position, making their wings return.

Damage taken[edit]

  EffectIcon(Normal).png EffectIcon(Slash).png EffectIcon(Electric).png EffectIcon(Freezing).png EffectIcon(Flame).png The icon for the grass effect. EffectIcon(Water).png EffectIcon(Darkness).png EffectIcon(Aura).png Specials: Direct Specials: Indirect
Damage taken ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×0.7 ×1.3 ×1.0 ×0.7 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×0.75

Trophies[edit]

Trophy in Brawl.
Koopa Paratroopa (Green)

A winged Koopa. These can fly to a degree, but in Super Mario Bros., it wasn't like they could soar wherever they pleased. In fact, they merely hovered, moving back and forth over set areas. Some Koopa Paratroopas don't even take to the skies, but just jump up and down. These become regular old Koopa Troopas when stomped.

  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Mario Hoops 3-on-3
Trophy in Brawl.
Koopa Paratroopa (Red)

A flying Koopa with wings. In Super Mario Bros., they possessed the same abilities as green-shelled Koopa Paratroopas, but the routes they flew were different--they flew up and down rather than side to side. There are no red-shelled Koopas who merely hop up and down. You'll often see them participating in two-person kart races and playing basketball.

  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Mario Hoops 3-on-3

Sticker[edit]

Name Game Effect Characters
Paratroopa Super Paper Mario AttackThrowing+012TypeIcon(Throwing).png Attack +12 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Paratroopa (Super Paper Mario).png
Paratroopa
(Super Paper Mario)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

In Smash Run[edit]

Red and green Koopa Paratroopas on Golden Plains Ω.

The Koopa Pararoopas appear as enemies and reprise their behavior from Brawl.

Koopa Paratroopas also appear as part of the Mario-themed Vs. Enemy Team final battle.

Trophies[edit]

The Green Koopa Paratroopa is exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Trophy in for 3DS.
Koopa Paratroopa (Green)
North America These green-shelled Paratroopas from the Mario series come in two varieties: ones that jump toward you, and ones that float in the air until they're swatted down. When you stomp or damage one in Smash Run, it'll lose its wings and be transformed back into a normal Koopa Troopa.
Europe These green-shelled Paratroopas from the Mario series come in two varieties: ones that jump toward you, and ones that float in the air until Mario swans over and jumps on them, using them as a platform. When you stomp on or damage on in Smash Run, its wings fall off, turning it back into a normal Koopa Troopa for good.

The Red Koopa Paratroopa appears in both versions. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, it is part of the Bowser's Minions Trophy Box.

Trophy in for 3DS.
Trophy in for Wii U.
Koopa Paratroopa (Red)
North AmericaSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS The red-shelled Paratroopa. Many a time Mario has used these flying turtles as a stepping-stone to victory. In Smash Run, they have better agility than their green brethren but are largely similar. If you defeat them, their wings will fall off and they'll become regular Koopa Troopas again.
EuropeSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Many times have Mario and his friends treated these red-shelled Paratroopas as little more than winged platforms. In Smash Run, they're a lot like green Paratroopas, except a little bit more aggressive. When you attack or stomp on one in Smash Run, its wings fall off, turning it back into a normal Koopa Troopa for good.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U These winged foes tend to fly right in front of high places Mario wants to reach, so it isn't all that surprising that he constantly uses them as stepping stones. Jumping on them knocks their wings off, turning them into regular Koopa Troopas. These guys are surprisingly adaptable: they play tennis and basketball, and they can even drive!
NES: Super Mario Bros. (10/1985)
N64: Mario Tennis (08/2000)

Trivia[edit]

  • The Green Koopa Paratroopa trophy in Brawl states that it appears in Mario Hoops 3-on-3. This appears to be a mistake, as only the red Paratroopa appears.

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