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Koopa Paratroopa

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Koopa Paratroopa
Paratroopa MH3o3 icon.jpg
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 artwork
Franchise Mario
First appearance Super Mario Bros. (1985, overall)
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 (2006, Final Fantasy-related media)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (Battle Tour, cameo) (2022, overall)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014, Final Fantasy-related media)
Species origin Tortoise
Variant of Koopa Troopa

Koopa Paratroopas, or simply Paratroopas, are a recurring enemy within the Mario franchise, and are a winged variant of Koopa Troopas. Just as their parent species generally wears either a green or a red shell, Koopa Paratroopas also do, although more often the latter.

Paratroopas make their first overall appearance in Super Mario Bros., in which they are an enemy. In it and subsequent Super Mario titles, stomping on a Paratroopa turns it into a regular Koopa Troopa. Mario Hoops 3-on-3 is the first game in which a Paratroopa appears alongside Final Fantasy characters, and even features it as a playable character.

History

Mario Hoops 3-on-3

A screenshot of a Paratroopa playing in Koopa Troopa Beach in Mario Hoops 3-on-3

In Mario Hoops 3-on-3, a red Paratroopa is featured as an unlockable playable character. Similar to its appearance in Mario Tennis, it is a Tricky character, meaning that its shots to the hoop are hard to anticipate and predict. It can be unlocked by at least winning a bronze trophy in the regular Mushroom Tourney. Its special ability is the Wing Shot, which can be performed by tapping the screen in an 'N' pattern twice.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

A Koopa Paratroopa in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Both green and red Paratroopas appear in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS as enemies in Smash Run and each having their own trophy, named Koopa Paratroopa (Red) and Koopa Paratroopa (Green) respectively. They act similarly as in Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary. Green Paratroopas hop up and down toward the player and the red ones fly in either a vertical or a horizontal pattern. If the player's fighter gets close enough to a Paratroopa, it attempts to headbutt them. Jumping on a Paratroopa removes its wings and turns it into a Koopa Troopa.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, there is another trophy of a red Koopa Paratroopa, although one of a green Koopa Paratroopa does not appear. The trophy is still titled "Koopa Paratroopa (Red)." It has a different description than in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS due to not being associated with Smash Run, a mode exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, but the trophy has the same appearance.

Profiles

Mario Hoops 3-on-3

  • Type: Tricky
  • Special Shot: Wing Shot
  • Letter to Tap: N

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophies

Name Image Category Description
Koopa Paratroopa (Red) SSB3DS Trophy Koopa Paratroopa (Red).png Enemy Flag of USA.png 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.
Flag of Europe.png 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.
Koopa Paratroopa (Green) SSB3DS Trophy Koopa Paratroopa (Green).png Enemy Flag of USA.png 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.
Flag of Europe.png These green-shelled Paratroopas from the Mario series come in two varieties: ones that jump towards 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 one in Smash Run, its wings fall off, turning it back into a normal Koopa Troopa for good.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy

Name Image Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Koopa Paratroopa (Red) SSBWU Trophy Koopa Paratroopa (Red).png Series Related NES Super Mario Bros. (10/1985)
N64 Mario Tennis (08/2000)
8: Bowser's Minions Flag of USA.png 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!
Flag of Europe.png These winged foes tend to fly around just in front of high places Mario wants to get to, so it's no wonder he's always using them as a stepping stone. Jumping on them makes them lose their wings, turning them into regular Koopas. These guys have proven surprisingly adept: they play tennis and basketball, and they can even drive!

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パタパタ
Patapata
パタパタ(ミドリ)
Patapata (Midori)
パタパタ(アカ)
Patapata (Aka)
Onomatopoeia for flapping sound; also follows the format of「ノコノコ」(Nokonoko, Koopa Troopa)

Koopa Paratroopa (Green)

Koopa Paratroopa (Red)
Chinese (Simplified) 啪嗒啪嗒
Pādāpādā
飞行龟[1] (since Mario Tennis Aces)
Fēixíng Guī
Transliteration of the Japanese name

Flying Turtle

Chinese (Traditional) 跳跳龜[citation needed]
Tiàotiào guī
飛行龜 (since Paper Mario: Sticker Star)
Fēixíng Guī
Jumping Turtle

Flying Turtle
Dutch Koopa Paratroopa -
Finnish Lentokonna Flying turtle
French Paratroopa -
German Parakoopa From the less common English name
Italian Paratroopa -
Korean 펄럭펄럭
Peoleok-peoleok
Onomatopoeia for a flapping sound
Portuguese Paratroopa -
Russian Летучий купа
Letuchiy kupa
Flying Koopa
Spanish Paratroopa
Koopa Paratroopa
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