Kylie Koopa

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Kylie Koopa
Artwork of Kylie Koopa from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Solo artwork of Kylie Koopa for Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Species Koopa Troopa
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (2005)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (2013)
“That's right, Kylie Koopa's got your number!”
Kylie Koopa, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

Kylie Koopa is a female pink-shelled Koopa Troopa who makes her debut in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. She works as a journalist for the Koopa Kronicle, which is most likely a news organization in the Mushroom Kingdom of the past. As a reporter that is always on the lookout for "The Big Scoop", she has a ritzy personality, uses slang when she talks, and likes to take lots of pictures with her camera. She is a friendly Koopa who supports the Mario Bros. on their adventures.


Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Kylie Koopa sprite from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

Mario, Luigi and their baby counterparts first encounter Kylie Koopa when traveling to Yoshi's Island, where she actively pursues information about the Shroob monster, Yoob, and the disappearance of the Yoshis. While assisting her in finding the Yoshis, Yoob discovers them and eats Kylie Koopa while she tries to get pictures of him; however, Yoob only ate Yoshis, and immediately spat her out.

Kylie is not seen again until the Mario Bros. and their baby selves enter Gritzy Desert, where she tells the brothers about the Shroob meeting and the secret entrance to the Koopaseum. Later, she is kidnapped and tied up by the Shroobs in the Koopaseum and then left as food for Petey Piranha. The Mario Bros. rescue her in Gritzy Caves and defeat Petey, and Kylie thanks them by revealing that Princess Peach had been eaten and spat out before spinning away.

Later, as the Bros. are at the mercy of Princess Shroob, Kylie reveals that she was disguised as one of the Shroobs and rescues the team. She then finds out Toadbert recovered his memory, and they quickly follow the Mario Bros. to tell them what he had learned about the Cobalt Star. However, she and Toadbert are turned into Shroob mushrooms by the Elder Shrooboid. At the end of the game, Kylie is one of the many characters returned to normal by Baby Luigi's tears.

One of the Toads in Peach's Castle mentions having read a book called "Fungicide: The Epic Battle for the Mushroom Kingdom". The book had been written by Kylie, and is implied to be about the adventure of the four Mario Bros. and their battle against the Shroobs.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

Kylie Koopa in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
“You wanna know why I'm here? Glad you asked, boys! Name's Kylie Koopa! Ace guidebook writer for the entire island!”
Kylie Koopa, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
Kylie Koopa as she appears in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.

Kylie returns in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. She now works in a building in Wakeport where she writes tourist guides. She does not seem to remember the Bros., due to the numerous jobs she has had in her career. All throughout Pi'illo Island, Kylie had left blocks with snapshots called Camera Blocks that Mario and Luigi can find and retrieve their snapshots from. Because the snapshots are encrypted, Kylie asks the brothers to decrypt them for her by rearranging pieces of the image. Kylie times the Bros. when reassembling the snapshots, and rewards them with Coins or DX Beans if they complete it under a time limit.

During the ending credits, Kylie Koopa is seen taking a picture of Princess Peach and some Toads on Mount Pajamaja. In the group picture at the end, her cap and arm can be seen at the bottom.


  • Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Official Nintendo Player's Guide: An ambitious reporter, Kylie Koopa is always looking for a big scoop. Her journalistic instincts aren't as honed as she'd like them to be, but she's usually a good source of information.[1]


Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Main article: List of Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time quotes § Kylie Koopa
  • "Kylie Koopa, ace reporter! The Koopa Kronicle's best!"
  • "I was primed for a scoop, and all I get are whiskers and a coupla sap babies!"
  • "You know about the giant egg, yeah? Why, it just appeared!"
  • "And THIS dame's got a hunch it's connected to the Shroobs."
  • "I thought I'd get the straight dope from the locals, but..."
  • "This place is like a morgue! Where is everybody?"
  • "And speaking of fishy, this jump platform positively reeks of mystery. REEKS of it!"

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

Main article: List of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team quotes § Kylie Koopa
  • "Didn't even notice customers! Kylie's losing a step!"
  • "Eh? You think we met somewhere before?"
  • "You're sure ol' Kylie was a reporter back then?"
  • "Fellas, I've had so many jobs, I can't even start!"
  • "Anyway, it ain't got nothing to do with the fix I'm in!"
  • "I'm busy as a beaver and ain't got time for yakking..."
  • "You whisker boys'd be ace assistants, huh!"
  • "You look like a coupla limp noodles, but I'm betting you got some guts!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコディ
From「ノコノコ」(Nokonoko, Koopa Troopa) and possibly「レディー」(redī, lady)

Dutch Kylie Koopa
French Kylie Koopa
German Kylie Koopa
Italian Lilli Koopa
Probably a reference to the Italian journalist Lilli Gruber
Korean 엉금희
From "엉금엉금" (Eonggeum-Eonggeum, Koopa Troopa) and "금희" (Geumhui, one of the common names for Koreans)

Russian Кайли Купа
Kayli Kupa
Kylie Koopa

Spanish Kylie Koopa


  1. ^ Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Official Nintendo Player's Guide, page 3.