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First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Variant of Koopa Troopa
Big Koopa Troopa
“Aaaah! How did THAT happen??? You guys are no slouches!”
Nokottasu, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Before and after the fall.

Nokottasu (also generically referred to by Prima as "Turtles"[1]) are pudgy, giant Koopa Troopas found only in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. They are cross-eyed and have oblong shells which extend up from their backs, behind their heads.

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, they have been replaced with ordinary Big Koopa Troopas.


Nokottasu block certain paths in the Beanbean Kingdom, reciting the line, "Derr... No matter what you hit me with, you can't knock me down. ...I think." when spoken to. One also appears in a house in Beanbean Castle Town.

The road-blocking Nokottasu can only be moved with Mario's Dash technique, which knocks them down briefly; they will move aside and express surprise at the Bros.' ability, allowing the pair to progress.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコッタス[2]
From「ノコノコ」(Nokonoko, Koopa Troopa) and possibly a corruption of「立つ」(tatsu, to stand), or「トータス」(tōtasu, tortoise)
Spanish Tortuga gigante Giant turtle


  1. ^ "A giant Turtle blocks the passage to a cave to the right of the watering hole. (And, no, the Hammers the boys receive won't do the trick.)" - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Prima Official Strategy Guide. Page 58.
  2. ^ 「②の石橋こうっているノコッタスをダッシュでせば、へとめる。なお、ノコッタスは、ここ以外にもいろいろな場所にいるので、かけたらぶつかってみよう。」 Shogakukan. Mario & Luigi RPG Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook. Page 75.Media:MLRPG NOG Nokottasu.png