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| Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
| Dark Koopatrol
| Max HP
|| Glitzville, Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 71-79)
|| A member of the elite forces of the Koopa Clan. Its pair of red eyes is its most charming feature. After charging its attacks, it deals devestating blows, so watch yourself.
|| Shooting Star, Boo's Sheet, Maple Syrup (drop only)
|| Spiky Headbutt (5), Power Shell (5 to Mario and Partner), Charge Up (ATK+5), Hide (Prevents damage, but not flipping), Flail (N/A), Get Up (Stops Being Flipped)
|That's a Dark Koopatrol. These guys just totally ooze toughness, don'tcha think? Max HP is 25, Attack is 5 and Defense is 2. After it charges up power, its next attack will be devastating. Try to survive it. It's almost like those red eyes are there to warn you just how tough it is... Or maybe it just doesn't get much sleep...
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Dark Koopatrols are the strongest type of Koopa in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Dark Koopatrols are purple versions of the Koopatrols, and are one of the most powerful enemies in the game. These elite Koopa soldiers wear a spiky metallic helmet, so as not to be jumped on by Mario, and also have intimidating spikes on their shell. Much like the Dark Craw, the first Dark Koopatrol encountered, named the Koopinator, is found in the Glitz Pit. He is the last fighter Mario must defeat before his battle with Rawk Hawk. Dark Koopatrols attack by charging at Mario and his partners, or by using a move similar to Power Shell. Unlike the regular Koopatrols, they are unable to call in reinforcements. They can even increase their Offense by charging their attack by +5. The one weakness they have is that they can be flipped onto their shells like normal Koopas through the use of an Quake Hammer attack or Mario's jump if he's wearing the Spike Shield badge.
Not counting bosses, Dark Koopatrols have the highest amount of HP in the game.
Names in other languages
|Ace Koopatrol: Togenoko is the Japanese name for Koopatrols, deriving from ｢棘｣ toge meaning "thorn" and nokonoko, the name for Koopa Troopas; Ēsu comes from the English "Ace".
||Portmanteau of "Koopatrouille" (translation of "Koopatrol") and "elite"
- Although the Log states Dark Koopatrols are elite members of the Koopa Troop (called the "Koopa Clan" in the Paper Mario games), Mario has yet to have encountered any Dark Koopatrols that are actually affiliated with Bowser's army.