Koopa Village is a small village in Paper Mario that is home to Koopas and some Bob-ombs, the latter of which escaped the Koopa Bros. Fortress. It is near a hill on Pleasant Path. As is hinted by Merlon from the prologue, Mario and Goombario is required to go here to help Kooper for him to join the party because he has to use him to activate a switch in Pleasant Path. When they arrive, however, they find that Fuzzies are attacking the town, and they can optionally help out some of the Koopas who had lost their shells to the Fuzzy menaces. The pair also meet Kooper, a Koopa with a blue shell who eventually became Mario's second party member. A Fuzzy stole his shell and he asks Mario to get it back. Once Mario retrieves it, Kooper joins the party. After he helps Kooper defeat the Fuzzies, they flee, and several Bob-ombs reside in. After Kooper joins, a Star Piece is accessible on a brick in the eastern part of Koopa Village. There's also a Star Piece hidden under a panel to the left of a group of Bob-omb in the western area. Koopa Koot, the elder of the village, is an old, senile Koopa who asks people for favors often, which has given him a bad reputation. However, he gives out rewards for completing his favors.Later in the game, Mario can receive a letter from the Koopa Troopas in Koopa Village that thanks him for taking care of the Fuzzies and apologizes for not rewarding him for this. Mario needs to go here to complete Koopa Koot's favo(u)rs or delivering letters with Parakarry. At the end of the game, Parakarry visits Koopa Village to tell Bombette, who is seen to have resided here after her adventure with Mario, that she is invited to the party at Peach's Castle. After that, Kolorado's Wife comes and asks Parakarry to find his husband.
In the main part of Koopa Village, there are six houses in the northern side. All houses found in Koopa Village are shell-shaped and most of them feature island-based décor. From west to east, they are: a Toad House run by Mort T., Koopa's Shop, a house with a relaxed Koopa, Kolorado's house, Kooper's house, and Koopa Koot's house.
The house that looks like a blue shell is home to a relaxed Koopa who lies in his hammock all day listening to the radio. On that radio are three stations, one called "Golden Oldies Station" which plays a direct cover of the credits theme from Super Mario World, another called "Island Sounds Station" playing an original song, one other playing Chanterelle's song (after she is given a song from lyrics and a melody), and an Information Station that hosts trading events. In these events, Mario can participate by bringing certain items to a pink Toad in certain areas across the Mushroom Kingdom, for which he will be rewarded (often with items more valuable than the ones traded).
In addition to the items listed below, Koopa's Shop has several items on sale. Koopa Koot has 15 Star Pieces and gives them in threes if Mario does favors for him. Kolorado also has two Star Pieces that can be given to Mario here. 64 Star Pieces in total can also be obtained from Chuck Quizmo who can appear here.
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