Gold Koopa

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Gold Koopa
A Gold Koopa
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (2019)
Variant of Koopa Troopa
Gold Koopa Paratroopa

A Gold Koopa[1] is a Koopa Troopa under the effects of a Gold Ring in New Super Mario Bros. 2. They look and behave much like their parent species, except that their shells and shoes are gold. When stomped on, they will retreat into their shell and give the player five coins. When a Gold Shell is thrown, a path of coins will follow it. Whenever a Gold Shell is thrown at an enemy, an increasing number of coins will be earned for each enemy defeated.

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, a gold variant of Captain Koopa Troopa is unlocked whenever the Koopa Troopa amiibo is scanned in the Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser mode.

In Super Mario Odyssey, a Gold Koopa appears as one of the Roving Racers. This same Koopa reappears as a playable character in Mario Kart Tour, obtained as a tour gift during the New Year's Tour and as a Special Offer during the Hammer Bro Tour.

In Super Mario Party, Koopa Troopa turns into a Gold Koopa after using a Golden Drink.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴールデンノコノコ[2]
Gōruden Nokonoko
Golden Koopa Troopa
Chinese (Simplified) 金色慢慢龟
Jīnsè Mànmànguī
Golden Koopa Troopa
Chinese (Traditional) 金色慢慢龜[3]
Jīnsè Mànmànguī
Golden Koopa Troopa


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. New Super Mario Bros. 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide, page 35.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. 2 section, page 195.
  3. ^