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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. They block certain paths in the Beanbean Kingdom and recite the line, "Derr... No matter what you hit me with, you can't knock me down. ...I think." They cannot be stomped, and the player's hammers, Firebrand, and Thunderhand will not affect them; however, Mario's Dash technique can knock them down, forcing them to move aside. One also appears in a house in Beanbean Castle Town.

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

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコッタス[2]
From 「ノコノコ」Nokonoko, Koopa Troopa's Japanese name, and possibly a corruption of「立つ」tatsu, meaning to stand.
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