Koopa Troopa
Tiny Huge Island Beach Koopa
Species Koopa Troopa
Gender Male
Eye color black
Location(s) Bob-omb Battlefield, Tiny-Huge Island
Damage none, but deals slight knockback
Received When Killed Koopa Shell

The Koopa Troopa is an enemy from Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.


Koopa Troopas are human-sized, orange tortoises with green shells and large, white eyes with black irises. They are bipedal and wear green shoes with white soles.


If a Koopa Troopa spots Mario, it will give him a shocked look and start escaping by running away from him. Once the distance between the Koopa Troopa and Mario is far enough, the Koopa Troopa will return to its normal behaviour, which has it simply walking around at a slow pace.

How to deal with them?

Mario can defeat the Koopa Troopa by jumping onto it, which will kill the Koopa Troopa instantly and cause it to leave behind its shell.

The shell can then be used by Mario to surf on water, cliffs, and various hazardous surfaces.

Then Koopa Troopa will try to chase after the shell acting scared. When it's near the shell, it'll slide on the ground, recheving its shell.

You can also jump on and defeat Koopa Troopa when the shell is off (just like the Goombas). Once it's gone, a Blue Coin bounces out.

Koopa The Quick

Koopa The Quick near Mario

Koopa the Quick in Bob-omb Battlefield.

There is also a friendly Koopa Troopa ingame, which is known by the name of Koopa The Quick. He is larger than other Koopa Troopas and won't escape when he sees Mario, but instead can be talked to, which will trigger a dialogue, which allows Mario to race with him. In the DS version, he'll only allow Mario to race him. Other characters must grab a Mario Cap if they want to race with him.


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