Koopa Village is a small village in Paper Mario that is home to Koopas and some Bob-ombs, the latter of which escaped the Koopa Bros. Fortress. It is near a hill on Pleasant Path. As is hinted by Merlon from the prologue, Mario and Goombario are required to go here to help Kooper for him to join the party because he has to use him to activate a switch in Pleasant Path. When they arrive, however, they find that Fuzzies are attacking the town, and they can optionally help out some of the Koopas who had lost their shells to the Fuzzy menaces. The pair also meet Kooper, a Koopa with a blue shell who eventually became Mario's second party member. A Fuzzy stole his shell and he asks Mario to get it back. Once Mario retrieves it, Kooper joins the party. After he helps Kooper defeat the Fuzzies, they flee, and several Bob-ombs reside in. After Kooper joins, a Star Piece is accessible on a brick in the eastern part of Koopa Village. There's also a Star Piece hidden under a panel to the left of a group of Bob-omb in the western area. Koopa Koot, the elder of the village, is an old, senile Koopa who asks people for favors often, which has given him a bad reputation. However, he gives out rewards for completing his favors.
Later in the game, the Koopa Troopas in the village write Mario a letter, thanking him for taking care of the Fuzzy problem and apologizing for not being able to reward him for it. Mario needs to go to the village to take or finish several sidequests, such as Koopa Koot's favors, the Trading Event, and letter delivery. At the end of the game, Parakarry visits Koopa Village to tell Bombette, who is seen to have resided here after her adventure with Mario, that she is invited to the party at Peach's Castle. After that, Kolorado's wife comes and asks Parakarry to find her husband.
The in-game description reads, "Many Koopas live in this village. Lately, Fuzzies have been playing tricks on them." After Kooper joins Mario's party, this is changed to "Many Koopas live here, including Kolorado and Koopa Koot. Bob-ombs, refugees from Koopa Bros. Fortress, live here too."
Koopa Village is a village mainly consisting of grassland, with a row of six houses in the northern side, all of which look like Koopa shells and most of them feature island-based décor. From west to east, they are: a Toad House run by Mort T., Koopa's Shop, a house that resembles a blue shell, Kolorado's house, Kooper's house, and Koopa Koot's house. Bushes can be found in the southern part of the village. There is also a tree which the Bob-ombs relax in the shadow. Koopa Leaves can be found in some of the bushes. To the back of Kooper's house is a path to a forest, which Mario visits on his quest to retrieve Kooper's shell.
The house that looks like a blue shell is home to a relaxed Koopa who lies in his hammock all day listening to the radio. On the radio are three stations: one called "Golden Oldies Station," which plays a direct cover of the credits theme from Super Mario World; another called "Island Sounds Station," playing an original song; the "Hot Hits Station," which plays Chanterelle's song after she is given the Lyrics and the Melody; and an Information Station that hosts trading events. In these events, Mario can participate by bringing certain items to a pink Toad in certain areas across the Mushroom Kingdom, for which he will be rewarded (often with items more valuable than the ones traded).
There is a road in front of the houses. To the west of the houses is the entrance/exit to Pleasant Path. Near Koopa Koot's house is a Warp Pipe that can be unlocked from Toad Town Tunnels. The pipe, once unlocked, can serve as a faster way to go to Koopa Village.
In addition to the items listed below, Koopa's Shop has several items on sale. Koopa Koot has 15 Star Pieces and gives them in threes if Mario does favors for him. Kolorado also has two Star Pieces that can be given to Mario here. 64 Star Pieces in total can also be obtained from Chuck Quizmo, who can appear here.
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