Gold Koopeleon

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Gold Koopeleon
Animated idle of a Gold Koopeleon
The Gold Koopeleon's battle sprite
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (2005)
Variant of Koopeleon

The Gold Koopeleon is an enemy that appears in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, where it is found in the Thwomp Caverns. They are a shining golden variant of the regular Koopeleon. Like their base counterparts, Gold Koopeleons have the ability to turn nearly invisible, but will flee from Mario, Luigi and their baby counterparts in the overworld.


Gold Koopeleons have low HP, but maximum DEF, and tend to flee from battle rather than fight. When they do not opt to flee, they use the same attacks as regular Koopeleons: they can blend into their surroundings and attempt to ram into one of the brothers, who can counter by jumping. Gold Koopeleons can also run up to Mario, Luigi, or their baby selves and attack them with their tongue, and may do so multiple times; this attack must also be dodged by jumping, and may trip the brother it hits. Gold Koopeleons give plenty of coins and EXP points if the Mario Bros. and their baby selves can defeat them in time.

Because they have 999 DEF, they take minimal damage (1 HP of damage in international versions). This does not apply to the initial jump that is used to enter the battle against them.

Enemy statistics[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time enemy
Gold Koopeleon
Animated idle of a Gold Koopeleon HP 10 POW 98 Defense 999
Experience 84 Coins 100 (80) Speed 96
Location(s) Thwomp Caverns Role Common Item drop Ultra Mushroom – 12.75% (28.5%)
Golden Pants – 2.25% (1.5%)
Level 19 Battled by Anyone
Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions (if they differ from the original American release).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコレオンゴールド
Nokoreon Gōrudo
Koopeleon Gold

French Koopaléon doré
Golden Koopeleon
German Gold-Koopeleon
Italian Koopeleonte d'oro
Gold Koopeleon
Korean 황금엉금레온
Hwanggeum Eonggeumreon
Gold Koopeleon

Spanish Koomaleón dorado
Gold Koopeleon