Koopa Village

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Mario and Kooper in Koopa Village.

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. Fuzzies attacked the town during the events of the game, and Mario and Goombario could 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 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. All houses found in Koopa Village are shell-shaped and most of them feature island-based décor. 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.

Enemies found[edit]


For enemy formations in Koopa Village, see here.

Items found[edit]

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.

Name of Item Icon Found In
Star Piece PM StarPiece.gif Under a hidden panel near the Bob-ombs in the first scene.
On a block after the Fuzzies flee in the second scene (requires Tornado Jump or sokoban-ing).
Given by Mort T. after giving him a letter from Dry Dry Desert.
Letter PM-Letter.png Given by Koover after giving him a letter from Muss T..
Given by Koover after giving him a letter from Fishmael.
Dried Shroom PaperMario Items DriedShroom.png In the southest bush at the southwestern corner of the first scene.
Koopa Leaf PaperMario Items KoopaLeaf.png In the southeast bush at the southeastern corner of the first scene.
In the bush nearest to the entrance in the second scene.
HP Plus Hp plus badge.PNG On a trunk in the scene behind Kooper's house, by getting it with Kooper.
Kooper's Shell Kooper'sShell PM.png Given by the Fuzzies after winning the minigame.
Koopa Legends KoopaLegends PM.png Given by Kolorado's Wife for Koopa Koot's first favor.
Empty Wallet Emptywallet.gif Appears in the northeast bush in the southeastern corner of the first scene after taking Koopa Koot's sixth favor.
Glasses Glasses PM.png Appears in the bush with a white flower in the southwestern corner of the first scene after taking Koopa Koot's fifteenth favor.
Silver Credit Silvercredit.gif Given by Koopa Koot after finishing his second favor.
Gold Credit GoldCredit PM.png Given by Koopa Koot after finishing his tenth favor.

Area Tattles[edit]

  • It's Koopa Village. Big surprise! Koopas live here. Recently it seems like some Bob-ombs have moved here, too. They must have run away from the fortress, huh?
  • The house with the yellowish roof is the home of the famous archaeologist and explorer, Kolorado. Kolorado's always running from one mysterious place to another in order to do research. He's really well respected in his field.
  • We'd better be careful. There are supposedly lots of Fuzzies around this area. Usually they stay hidden, but lately they're more aggressive.
  • This part of the forest is the Fuzzie's main stronghold. The woods would actually be quite beautiful if not for the Fuzzies. The light's nice... Do you think Koopas do the logging around here?

Names in other languages[edit]

Bowser's CastlePrincess Peach's CastleStar HavenStar WayShiver CityShiver SnowfieldStarborn ValleyShiver MountainCrystal PalaceGoomba VillageGoomba King's FortressMario's HouseShy Guy's Toy BoxClub 64Toad Town DojoShooting Star SummitKoopa VillageKoopa Bros. FortressWindy MillTubba Blubba's CastlePleasant PathDry Dry RailroadToad TownGoomba RoadFlower FieldsBoo's MansionForever ForestDry Dry OutpostDry Dry DesertMt. RuggedGusty GulchYoshi's VillageMt. LavalavaJade JungleLavalava Island
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Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコノコ村
Nokonoko Mura
Koopa Troopa Village
Spanish Pueblo Koopa Koopa Town
French Village Koopa Koopa Village
German Koopaheim Koopahome
Chinese 喏库喏库村
Nuòkùnuòkù Cūn
Nokonoko Village. Nokonoko is from the Japanese name for Koopa Troopa. (iQue)


  • The trees and bushes of Koopa Village are composed of green squares, making them look similar to 3D versions of the trees found in Lineland Road of Super Paper Mario.
  • In Paper Mario, before Chapter 1, there is a piece of Toad Town News that warns the Fuzzy invasion in Koopa Village.