Paper Macho Koopa Troopa

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Paper Macho Koopa Troopa
A Paper Macho Koopa Troopa from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
First appearance Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020)
Variant of Koopa Troopa

A Paper Macho Koopa Troopa is an enemy in Paper Mario: The Origami King, a type of Paper Macho Soldier. They attack by retreating into their shell and charging towards Mario until they hit a wall, similar to the Paper Macho Buzzy Beetles. However, the Paper Macho Koopa Troopas need to stop and aim when they bump into a wall, while the Paper Macho Buzzy Beetles can recoil off walls multiple times. After getting tired of charging, the player can strike one of their stickers, provided they are still in their shell. When their flag with a sad face appears, they charge more quickly in their shell.

One Paper Macho Koopa Troopa appears in Shogun Studios sleeping in its shell and blocking the house of riddles. If Mario hits the nearby gong bell, the Paper Macho Koopa Troopa wakes up. Another appears in the second main hallway of Origami Castle after the path has been set right.

Smaller green and red Paper Macho Koopa Troopas appear in Big Sho' Theater, harassing Birdo in the second act of the performance. These ones are defeating by jumping on their shells, and then hammering them.

A Paper Macho Koopa Troopa is fought as the third enemy of Scuffle Island, titled the Swift-Shelled Soldier. Defeating it earns the player 1000 coins. In Scuffle Island, the Paper Macho Koopa Troopa has three stickers guarding it.


  • Collectible Treasure No. 44: "This Paper Macho Koopa Troopa fell asleep at Shogun Studios. Only a loud, echoing noise will wake it back up."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハリボテノコノコ
Haribote Nokonoko
Papier-mâché Koopa Troopa

French Koopa mâcho
Paper Macho Koopa
German Pappmacho-Koopa
Paper Macho Koopa
Italian Koopa cartapestifero
Paper Macho Koopa
Spanish Koopa de papel maché
Paper macho Koopa

Swift-Shelled Soldier[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Coquin à carapace
Shell rascal
German Der Furiose Panzerfliter
The furious shell speedster
Italian Guscio lesto
Quick shell
Spanish El rodante acorazado
The armored roller