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Koopa Troopa

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Koopa Troopa
SuperMarioParty KoopaTroopa.png
Official artwork of Koopa Troopa from Super Mario Party.
Universe Mario
Level(s) appears in Melee
Mushroom Kingdom
The Jungle
The Lake
The Cave
The Swamp
The Great Maze
Point worth 200
Article on Super Mario Wiki Koopa Troopa

The Koopa Troopa (ノコノコ, Nokonoko) is a common enemy from the Mario universe. It appears in both green and red variations, as a common unit of the Koopa Troop.


Koopa Troopa's walking sprite in Super Mario Bros. From the Mario Wiki.

Koopa Troopas first appeared in Super Mario Bros., and, along with Goombas, are some of the most common and recognizable enemies of the Mario series. Mario is able to stomp Koopa Troopas into their shells and kick these shells as projectiles. However, the shells can also pose a danger to Mario if they bounce off of a wall. In later games, Mario is also able to pick up and carry around their shells: this, however, can be dangerous, as the Koopa in the shell wakes up after a short while. Green Koopa Troopas in Mario games don't turn around when reaching a cliff and just fall down, unlike their Super Smash Bros. version.

Their design in Melee is a hybrid of their Super Mario Bros. version, where they walk on four legs, and their later bipedal look introduced in Super Mario World. Their design in Brawl and SSB4 is exclusively taken from the newer games.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

A Koopa Troopa in Super Smash Bros.

Two Green Koopa Troopas resembling their Super Mario Bros. 8-bit sprites walk back and forth in the background of the Mushroom Kingdom stage.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As an enemy[edit]

A Green Koopa Troopa in Melee

Introduced at E3 2001, Koopa Troopas are an enemy in Stage 1 of Adventure Mode.

Green-shelled Koopa Troopas and Paratroopas (and a single Red-shelled Paratroopa) populate the first stage of Adventure Mode. They walk back and forth, turn around at ledges and hurt the player on contact.

Dealing enough damage to them or jumping on them makes them retreat into their shells. The player can pick up their shells and use them like the Green Shell item to KO other enemies or damage opponents. The Red Koopa Troopa's shell acts similarly to the other green shells on the stage, but it also deals flame damage.

Koopa Troopas will eventually come back out of their shells and walk around, even if the player is holding the shell. To actually defeat a Koopa Troopa, the player must grab and throw it, or knock it off a ledge.

As a background character[edit]

Two 8-bit green Koopa Troopas cameo in the background of the Mushroom Kingdom stage.


Trophy in Melee.
Koopa Troopa

Common soldiers in Bowser's army, Koopa Troopas can retreat into their shells. Unbelievable as it may seem, they're clearly unaware of being kicked and sent sliding when in this position. There are many Koopa types, each with a different shell color and unique traits. They all wear T-shirts and shorts under their shells.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

A Green Koopa Troopa in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Koopa Troopas make an appearance in Brawl's Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary. The green and red versions appear as ground enemies in stages where Bowser's minions are present. Unlike their Melee counterparts, Koopa Troopas do not harm players on contact, but they attack with a leaping headbutt when close enough. Like Goombas they are vulnerable to jumping, and get into their shells when stomped. The shell behaves exactly like a normal Green Shell.

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


Trophy in Brawl.
Koopa Troopa (Green)

A henchman of Bowser. In the old days, they'd retreat into their shells for a short while to protect themselves after being stepped on. Recently, however, some have begun to immediately pop back out. You'll often find them marching straight ahead--if the path ends, they'll just march into the abyss. Surely there are no braver turtles to be found.

Trophy in Brawl.
Koopa Troopa (Red)

A turtle in the employ of Bowser. Koopas formerly traveled on four legs, but they've recently been spotted strolling on two. This has freed up their hands, allowing them to chase Mario with nets. Their adaptability must make Bowser very happy indeed. Unlike their green-shelled brethren, red ones do about-faces when they run out of road. They're a bright group.

  • Super Mario Bros., 1985


Name Game Effect Character(s)
Koopa Troopa Super Mario Strikers TypeIcon(Body).pngTypeIcon(Spin).png Attack +10 MarioHeadSSBB.pngLuigiHeadSSBB.pngPeachHeadSSBB.pngBowserHeadSSBB.pngYoshiHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Koopa (Super Mario Strikers).png
(Super Mario Strikers)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

In Smash Run[edit]

A Green Koopa Troopa with a Mii Gunner.
A red Koopa Troopa.

Red and green Koopa Troopas appear as enemies, keeping their Brawl behavior.

As a background character[edit]

A Green Koopa Troopa with a Hammer Bro and Lakitu in Super Smash Bros. Wii U.

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Koopa Troopas may appear in the background of Super Mario Maker, riding a Lakitu cloud. Their appearance changes depending on the game style, matching their designs in Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros. U.


The Green Koopa Troopa trophy 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 Troopa (Green)
North AmericaSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Koopa Troopas are the main representatives of Bowser's army. They are just about as common as Goombas. They know no fear, bravely charging ahead even if it means falling off a cliff or into a hole. They do this in Smash Run as well. Defeating them will reduce them to a shell you can throw.
EuropeSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS These turtles are just as common as Goombas in Bowser's army. They're brave little soldiers, and nothing will make them stop in their tracks - not you, not holes, not even cliffs. The same goes in Smash Run, too. Once they see a fighter, they'll go right after them. Beat them or stomp on them to turn them into shells you can throw.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U These turtles are just as common as Goombas in Bowser's army. They may look meek, but they have the guts to leap off any cliff they come across. If you jump on one, its shell will be yours to kick or throw as you please. Many locations in Mario games are named after these enemies, such as Koopa Beach and Koopa Park.
NES: Super Mario Bros. (10/1985)
SNES: Super Mario Kart (09/1992)

The Red Koopa Troopa trophy is exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Trophy in for 3DS.
Koopa Troopa (Red)
North America Bowser's go-to foot soldiers. They sport red shells and advance forward, but they have the common sense not to walk off cliffs. During Smash Run, they'll advance toward any fighter they see, attacking with their whole body. These Koopas leave red shells when beaten.
Europe These Koopas are a lot like their green counterparts, except their shells are red, and they have the sense not to blindly walk off cliffs or into holes. If one spots you in Smash Run, it'll attack with its whole body, so watch out! Defeat it to turn it into a shell you can throw at other enemies.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a background character[edit]

A red Koopa Troopa in Ultimate.

8-bit Koopa Troopas reappear on the returning Mushroom Kingdom stage from Super Smash Bros. They have been updated to more accurately match their original sprites from Super Mario Bros. and are now wearing red shells.


No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Koopa Troopa.png
Koopa Troopa
1 Green Shell Equipped Super Mario Series
SSBU spirit Standard Kart.png
Standard Kart
1 Boomerang Equipped Mario Kart Series

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ノコノコ
UK English Koopa Troopa
France French Koopa
Germany German Koopa
Spain Spanish Koopa
Italy Italian Koopa
China Chinese (Simplified) 慢慢龟
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 慢慢龜
South Korea Korean 엉금엉금
Netherlands Dutch Koopa Troopa
Russia Russian Купа-трупа

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