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Koopa Troop
A small portion of the Koopa Troop, after their defeat from the Smithy Gang.
Leader Bowser
Boom Boom
Bowser Jr.
Army Hammer Bro
Corporal Paraplonk
Kammy Koopa
Pom Pom
Private Goomp
Sergeant Guy
First Appearance Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Latest Appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Member Species
Boom Boom
Bullet Bill
Chain Chomp
Chargin' Chuck
Hammer Bro
Koopa Troopa
Piranha Plant
Shy Guy

The Koopa Troop,[1][2] also known as the Turtle Tribe,[3][4] the Koopa clan,[5][6] or simply the Koopa,[3] is a group led by King Bowser Koopa. The Koopa Troop has taken over the Mushroom Kingdom multiple times and has even attempted to take over the universe. According to Kammy Koopa in Paper Mario, the motive for the clan is to have revenge against all who have treated Koopa Troopas poorly, though many of their goals are based entirely on Bowser's own interests. Despite the name Koopa in the troop's name, not all members of the troop are Koopas.

The Koopa forces differ from game to game. Goombas and Koopa Troopas are among the most common, and Magikoopas, Hammer Bros., and Koopatrols are among their elites.

During Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Bowser's Keep is invaded by the Smithy Gang via Exor. By the time Bowser is met at Booster Tower, there are no more remaining Koopa Troopers by his side. He claims that Mario, Mallow, and Geno are active members when he joins the party.

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, a group of troops which Bowser dubs the Bowser Baddies[7] man the Koopa Cruiser. Bowser mistakes Luigi as an eager recruit, and takes him along Mario's quest to reclaim Princess Peach's voice from the Beanbean Kingdom, but the Baddies and their King are swiftly dealt with by Cackletta and Fawful.

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, the Koopa Troop is shown to be split into different divisions (the Goomba unit, the Shy Guy unit, the Koopa unit, the Bob-omb unit and the Magikoopa unit), as evidenced when Fawful shows Bowser his captured soldiers. As Bowser rescues his soldiers, he is able to use them as attacks, for example, using a squadron of Shy Guys to sling Bowser forward to the enemy.

The Koopa Pack.

In The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, the enemies under the command of King Koopa are often referred to as the Koopa Pack, although it seems to be used interchangeably between generic minions of King Koopa and a core group consisting of King Koopa, Mouser, Tryclyde, and a single Koopa Troopa. On one occasion, they also went by Koopa Troopers and Team Koopa.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパ[8]

Turtle Tribe

Turtle Tribe

Koopa Corps
French L'armée de Bowser Bowser's Army
Italian Truppa Koopa
Koopa Troopa (referring to both the Koopa species and the Koopa Troop)
Tribù delle Tartarughe (Super Mario Bros. manual)
Koopa Troop
Turtle Tribe


  1. ^ a b Super Mario RPG in-game.
  2. ^ Bowser's bio in Fortune Street.
  3. ^ a b Super Mario Bros. English instruction booklet, page 2.
  4. ^ Mario's data in Super Smash Bros.
  5. ^ Paper Mario series.
  6. ^ Bowser's description in Mario Super Sluggers.
  7. ^ a b Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga in-game.
  8. ^ a b Super Mario Bros. Japanese instruction booklet, page 4.
  9. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese instruction booklet, page 35.
  10. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese instruction booklet, page 38.