Shady Koopa

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The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Shady Koopa
Sky Blue Troopa.png
Location(s) Glitz Pit, Pit of 100 Trials (Floors 34, 39)
Max HP 8
Attack 3
Defense 1
Moves Shell Toss (3), Power Shell (When flipped) (6 to both characters), Get Up (Stops Being Flipped)
Items Earth Quake, Courage Shell, Super Shroom, Volt Shroom
Coins 1 - 3
Log When a Shady Koopa flips back up from its back, its Attack increases. Shady Koopas have a place of honor in the Koopa family tree because of this distinction.
Misc. stats
Level 17
Exp. points 0
Sleep? 85%
Dizzy? 80%
Confuse? 80%
Tiny? 90%
Burn? 100%
Freeze? 80%
Stop? 90%
Soft? 90%
Fright? 85%
Gale Force? 80%
KO? 95%

That's a Shady Koopa. It's yet another member of the Koopa family tree. Max HP is 8, Attack is 3, and Defense is 1. The difference between them and other Koopas? They can attack from their backs! And, when they flip back up, their Attack gets boosted and they go totally ape! ...Wow! That's pretty tricky! No wonder they're called Shady Koopas, huh?

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A Shady Koopa is a Koopa Troopa with a blue shell and slightly darker skin coloration. They appear in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, first as one of Mario's opponents in the Glitz Pit, along with a Shady Paratroopa and second in the Pit of 100 Trials. They can attack even when turned on their shell. Contrary to what Goombella and the Tattle Log say, their attack does not increase when they get back up. However, their back-attack hits both Mario and his partner and has a power of 6, which is double their normal attack.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウラノコ
Ura (裏) means the underside. Nokonoko means Koopa Troopa.
Spanish Antikoopa Anti-Koopa
French Koopa Lenvers Pun on "Koopa" and "à l'envers" (upside-down)
German Schattenkoopa Shadow Koopa
Italian Antikoopa


  • If Mario manages to perform the B-Action command on a Shady Koopa when they use their unique Power Shell technique when they are flipped, the Shady Koopa will walk backwards on his feet for a slight second and then return to his state being flipped on his back.