|First appearance||Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)|
|Latest appearance||Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)|
Elite Troopeas are a stronger, red-shelled version of the normal Troopeas that appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. They are the Beanbean Kingdom equivalents of red-shelled Koopa Troopas. Elite Troopeas can be found in Gwarhar Lagoon; winged variants known as Scaratroopeas appear in Joke's End. Like other Troopeas, they appear as quadrupedal in the original game, and are bipedal and wear shoes in the remake.
Elite Troopas use the same moves as normal Troopeas; the ramming attack can be dodged by jumping or countered and used to kick the shell into other enemies, and they can also heal one enemy in their party. More unique to them is the ability to resurrect a defeated enemy.
Elite Troopeas appear as enemies in Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser, along with regular Troopeas. They are Melee troopers, and attack by charging into opponents. Their Special Skill, Rock Solid, allows them to enter their shells and raise their defense.
Profiles and statistics
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
|Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga enemy|
|Stat down?||100%||Stun?||30%||Burn?||30%||Hand||Weak||Item drop||None – 0% (Super Mushroom - 12.9%)|
None – 0% (Ultra Mushroom - 12.9%)
|Level 25||Location(s)||Gwarhar Lagoon, Joke's End||Notice||
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
|Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions enemy|
|Stat down:||60%||Dizzy:||30%||Burn:||30%||Speed down:||30%||Item drop:||Super Syrup (20%)|
Ultra Syrup (11%)
Ultra Syrup (30%)
|Level: 23||Location(s):||Gwarhar Lagoon, Joke's End|
- Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser profile: They resemble regular Troopeas but are a bit stronger. They're quite proud of that vibrant color.
Names in other languages
|An extended version of「マメノコ」(Mamenoko, Troopea)|
|Beanbean Koopa Troopa|
|French (NOE)||Koopa Moyen||Medium Koopa|
|German||Ultra-Keim||Ultra Seedling; from "Keimkoopa" (Troopea)|
|Italian||Troopona||From "Troopina" (Troopea) with the augmentative suffix "-ona"|
|Bean Koopa Troopa|
|Spanish (NOA)||Koopa Haba Élite||Elite Troopea|
|Spanish (NOE)||Koopa Judía élite||Elite Troopea|