Dark Koopatrol

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This article is about the enemies from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. For the enemies from Super Paper Mario with the same name, see Dark Koopatrol (Super Paper Mario).
The Thousand-Year Door enemy
D. Koopatrol
A Dark Koopatrol from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
Location(s) Glitz Pit, Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 71-79)
Max HP 25
Attack 5
Defense 2
Moves Spiky Headbutt (5), Power Shell (5 to Mario and Partner), Charge Up (ATK+5), Hide (Prevents damage, but not flipping), Flail (N/A), Get Up (Stops Being Flipped)
Items Shooting Star, Boo's Sheet, Maple Syrup (drop only)
Coins 2 - 5
Log A member of the elite forces of the Koopa clan. Its pair of red eyes is its most charming feature. After charging its attacks, it deals devestating blows, so watch yourself!
Misc. stats
Level 30
Exp. points 1
Sleep? 60%
Dizzy? 65%
Confuse? 65%
Tiny? 85%
Burn? 100%
Freeze? 60%
Stop? 65%
Soft? 90%
Fright? 60%
Gale Force? 60%
KO? 95%

That's a Dark Koopatrol. These guys just totally ooze toughness, don'tcha think? Max HP is 25, Attack is 5, and Defense is 2. After it charges up power, its next attack will be devastating. Try to survive it. It's almost like those red eyes are there to warn you just how tough it is… Or maybe it just doesn't get much sleep…


The Dark Koopatrol (or D. Koopatrol) is the stronger version of the Koopatrol and the strongest type of Koopa in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. The Dark Koopatrol is one of the most powerful enemies in the game, with a very high amount of HP and Attack. They wear a spiky metallic helmet to prevent being jumped on. Much like the Dark Craw, the first Dark Koopatrol encountered, named the Koopinator, is found in the Glitz Pit. He is the last fighter Mario must defeat before his battle with Rawk Hawk. Dark Koopatrols attack by charging at Mario and his partners, or by using a move similar to Power Shell. Unlike the regular Koopatrols, they are unable to call in reinforcements. They can even increase their Offense by charging their attack by +5. The one weakness they have is that they can be flipped onto their shells like normal Koopas through the use of a Quake Hammer attack, a POW Block, or Mario's jump if he is wearing the Spike Shield badge.

Not counting bosses, Dark Koopatrols have the highest amount of HP in the game.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トゲノコエース
Togenoko Ēsu
Koopatrol Ace (shared with The Koopinator's ring name)
French Koopatrélite Portmanteau of "Koopatrouille" (translation of "Koopatrol") and "elite" (shared with The Koopinator)
German Ass-Koopatrouille Ace Koopatrol (shared with The Koopinator)
Italian Kooparmato Koopatrol
Spanish Koopatrullero Oscuro Dark Koopatrol


  • Although the Tattle Log states Dark Koopatrols are elite members of the Koopa clan, the only Dark Koopatrols are found independently in the Glitz Pit and the Pit of 100 Trials and don't appear to be affiliated with Bowser's army like normal Koopatrols.