Koopa Koot

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Koopa Koot in his home in Koopa Village.

“Oh, welcome, young fella! I'm the elder of Koopa Village. Folks call me Koopa Koot. Say...might you do me a favor?”
Koopa Koot, Paper Mario

Koopa Koot is an elderly Koopa Troopa that lives in Koopa Village. He is friends with Goompa and Bootler. During his youth, the three traveled the globe in search of adventure. However, his adventuring days are now over. In fact, he needs other people to run errands for him. In Paper Mario, Mario helps Koopa Koot perform twenty tasks that the old Koopa cannot do by himself. One errand involves Mario retrieving a picture of the three old adventurers (Koopa Koot, Goompa, and Bootler) from a Boo in Boo's Mansion named Franky, who says that Koopa Koot has always used people and was engaged in a few altercations because of that, after which started his habit of adventure. Franky also says that Koopa Koot's motto is "If it moves, use it until it drops." Often, Koopa Koot rewards Mario with a single Coin. Occasionally, Mario receives a better reward, including Star Pieces or memberships to the game parlor in Toad Town.

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Bowser, when asked who he is by Bub or Pennington, the player can choose to tell them his name is Koopa Koot, who Bowser describes as an "all-time ancient babbler" that threatens to "bore [them] to death."


Main article: Koopa Koot's favors


  • This is the oldest Koopa in Koopa Village. His name is Koopa Koot. He's famous for being selfish, stingy and impatient. He doesn't ask for things that are impossible, but you can bet the tasks will be hard and time-consuming.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコジロウ
Noko(noko) "Koopa Troopa" + jirō "second son" (common name ending)
French Koopa Koot
German Mekoopalem From "Methusalem" (Methuselah), who lived to 969 years of age as said in the Bible.


  • Koopa Koot suggests Luigi should be known as "Air Luigi" because of his amazing jumping ability, a reference to the similar nickname given to Michael Jordan ("Air Jordan"), a former American basketball player known for his incredible jump.
  • Koot is similar to Mayor Kroop from the sequel; both are rambling old Koopa Troopas living in small majority-Koopa villages encountered in the first chapter of the game.
  • In the Crystal Palace, four Duplighosts will try to disguise themselves as Kooper, but their cloaks fail and one ends up as Koopa Koot.
  • In Paper Mario, there is a gossip about Koopa Koot posted by "An anonymous Koopa" on the back side of Toad Town's notice board. The Koopa describes Koopa Koot as "a pretty self-centered old Koopa".