Knot-Wing the Koopa

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Knot-Wing the Koopa
Knot-Wing the Koopa in the Scrapbook Theater
Species Koopa Paratroopa (before)
Big Koopa Paratroopa (after)
First appearance Yoshi's Woolly World (2015)
Latest appearance Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)
“Knot-Wing, you're up! Swoop in from above and SQUISH THAT YOSHI.”
Kamek, Yoshi's Woolly World

Knot-Wing the Koopa is an enlarged Koopa Paratroopa boss in Yoshi's Woolly World. He serves as the mid-boss of World 2. He also reappears in World 4 and World 6. In all three battles, his primary attacks are Ground Pounding and dashing inside his shell. Knot-Wing the Koopa may be a winged homage to Hookbill the Koopa, a boss from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Both Knot-Wing and Hookbill are red Koopa Troopas that are enlarged by Kamek, with their shells being particularly larger than the rest of their respective bodies. They share a similar naming scheme in both English and Japanese as well.

In World 2, Yoshi can defeat Knot-Wing by licking the knot on his neck at the right time when he is on the ground, while he is performing his Ground Pound attacks. After doing so, Knot-Wing flips over onto his back, exposing the bandages on his underside, allowing Yoshi to attack him with a Ground Pound. In World 4, Yoshi must allow Knot-Wing to slam into a broken part of the bridge, which accidentally causes him to touch the spikes at the bottom of the water and flip over to reveal his weak spot. In World 6, Knot-Wing can only be defeated when the Bill Blaster on his back is hit with a yarn ball thrown by Yoshi instead of untying a knot on his neck. Knot-Wing's wings can be lost, though he regains them, unlike Koopa Paratroopas.

All three boss battles with Knot-Wing can be replayed in the Boss Tent.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグパタパタ
Biggu Patapata
Big Paratroopa

German Knotbert Parakoopa
Knotbert Paratroopa
Italian Paratroopa Alagrande
Bigwing Paratroopa
Korean 거대펄럭펄럭
Geodae Peolleok-peolleok
Big Koopa Paratroopa

Spanish Paratroopa Barrigón
Paunchy Paratroopa