Red Magikoopa

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Red Magikoopa
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Variant of Magikoopa

Red Magikoopas (abbreviated as R Magikoopa in Paper Mario and R. Magikoopa in the sequel) are red-robed Magikoopas that primarily appear in the Mario role-playing games, their behavior varying between series.


Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Magikoopa Sprite - Super Mario RPG.png

In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, a Magikoopa, after being brainwashed by Smithy, dons red robes. After he is defeated in combat by Mario and his allies, the Magikoopa's red robes turn back to blue.

Paper Mario series[edit]

In the Paper Mario series, Red Magikoopas use attack-increasing spells for its allies in battle. In addition to wearing red robes, they are depicted having green shoes with green jewels for their magic wands.

In Paper Mario, they are encountered later in the game and never appear outside of battle. In battle, they can boost another enemy's ATK by one point, but otherwise fire a magic blast or strike Mario with its magic wand, both attacks dealing three points of damage. Sometimes Red Magikoopas will ride brooms, but this doesn't affect their stats in any way, except hammer attacks will miss. When alone, it flees from battle.

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, one Red Magikoopa appears as an enemy in the Glitz Pit, and member of the Magikoopa Masters. In this game, it has gained the ability to raise its allies' defense, as well as their attack power. As such, it acts as a combination of the previous depiction of them and Green Magikoopas. Additionally, it can now clone itself if alone.

Mario Sports series[edit]


In Mario Superstar Baseball, a Red Magikoopa can be chosen as an alternate costume of a Magikoopa. This returns in Mario Super Sluggers and Mario Sports Superstars.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Kamek creates a red-robed clone of himself called Kamek (Red) to assist him in his third battle against the Mario Bros. in Dreamy Neo Bowser Castle. This clone does not raise stats like its other fellow clones or even like Red Magikoopas in the Paper Mario series. Instead, it will attack on its own by summoning a giant broom to sweep Mario up.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]


Red Magikoopas appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions after being absent in the original game. They are labeled as Magikoopa (Red), and appear as enemies and recruitable allies exclusively in Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser. They are ranged and flying troopers, and can use their magic wands to raise the unit's power. Like other Magikoopas, they are weak against Bowser Jr.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Red Magikoopas also reappear in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey as enemies and allies in Bowser Jr.'s Journey mode. The broom riding variety was originally going to reappear, but was cut from the game.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

Red Magikoopas appear in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition as Fire-attribute enemies, found primarily in World 8, first appearing in World 8-PDSMBE-Fortress1.png. They wear bright blue shoes in this game.

As an enemy, a Red Magikoopa attacks by firing a blast of fire magic at the screen, inflicting Fire damage to the player's team. Their Skill, Fire Trick, changes all Water and Heart Orbs on the Orb field into Fire Orbs. When defeated, it may occasionally drop a large Coin worth 100 coins or a Grand Fire Block of itself. It will always drop a Spiky Shell when defeated with a 10+ Combo attack.

Red Magikoopas can be found in World 8-PDSMBE-Fortress1.png (appearing rarely in the last regular battle), World 8-PDSMBE-Fortress2.png (as part of the boss battle with the four other Magikoopa types), and World 8-PDSMBE-BowserCastle.png. Because Red Magikoopas occasionally drop Grand Fire Blocks in addition to appearing only in static enemy formations in the latter two courses, and within a rare enemy formation in World 8-PDSMBE-Fortress1.pngTower 1, they are one of the most difficult enemies to recruit in the game.

As teammates, Red Magikoopas have an HP rating of 5/6, an ATK rating of 5/6, and a RCV rating of 0/6. Their Max Lv. is 99. Their Fire Trick Skill functions the same as it does when they appear as enemies. Red Magikoopas use Spiky Shells and Grand Spiky Shells to raise their Skill levels. Red Magikoopas may give ATK+ bonuses to other teammates when being depowered. Their Awoken Skill, Skill Boost, reduces the amount of turns required to first use Skills when entering a course.

Other forms[edit]

In version 2.0 of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, the player can transform a Red Magikoopa into three other forms in which another Magikoopa accompanies it: Red Magikoopas, Red/Green Magikoopas, and Red/Purple Magikoopas. All three forms share the same Skill and Skill Item requirements, and have an HP rating of 5/6, an ATK rating of 5/6, and a RCV rating of 0/6 (with the exception of Red/Purple Magikoopas, which has an RCV rating of 1/6).


Red Magikoopas can be created by transforming a Red Magikoopa with six Fire Flowers. This duo is a Fire/Fire attribute teammate, and its Awoken Skill, Fire Boost, raises ATK of the player's Fire attribute teammates when they clear a horizontal line of Fire Orbs.


Red/Green Magikoopas can be created by transforming a Red Magikoopa with six Super Leaves. This duo is a Fire/Wood attribute teammate, and its Awoken Skill, Twin Target, raises ATK and attacks two foes for each of this ally's attributes that the player clears four Orbs for.


Red/Purple Magikoopas can be created by transforming a Red Magikoopa with six Boo Mushrooms. This duo is a Fire/Dark attribute teammate, and shares the same Awoken Skill as Red/Green Magikoopas.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Paper Mario Enemy
Red Magikoopa
PMRMagikoopaFlying.png Max HP 11 Attack 3 Defense 0 Type Flying or Ground
Level 21 Strong None Weak None Moves Attack Boost (AT +1 to other), Magic Blast (3), Wand Strike (3), Flee (Runs from Battle if alone)
Sleep? 50%, 0 Dizzy? 75%, 0 Shock? 75%, 0 Shrink? 80%, 0
Stop? 90%, -1 Fright? 40% Air Lift? 80% Hurricane? 70%
Coins 2 Items N/A Run 36 Location(s) Mt. Lavalava, Flower Fields, Crystal Palace
Tattle This is a Red Magikoopa. He's one of the magicians in the Koopa clan. Snappy red robes, huh? Max HP: 11, Attack Power: 3, Defense Power: 0 He can magically increase the attack power of others. Take care of him before he can pump up his companions!

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Red Magikoopa
Red Magi Koopa.png Max HP 7 Attack 4 Defense 0 Location(s) Glitz Pit
Sleep? 70% Dizzy? 80% Confuse? 70% Tiny? 90%
Stop? 75% Soft? 95% Burn? 100% Freeze? 70%
Fright? 70% Gale Force? 80% KO? 95% Moves 4-Polygon Blast (4, Piercing), Enlarge (Huge), Magic Shield (Defense Boost [+3]), Magikopy (summons 4 Magikopies), 20-Polygon Blast (4, Piercing)
Level 17 Exp. points 0 Coins 2 - 4 Items Power Punch
Log This red-garbed Koopa wizard uses a wide variety of magic, including Attack and Defense-boosting spells.
Tattle That's a Red Magikoopa. It's a Koopa wizard dressed in red. Max HP is 7, Attack is 4, and Defense is 0. Besides using offensive magic, it can also use magic to boost Attack and Defense. When it's alone, this wizard will use magic to multiply. The fact that you can't tell which is the real one after it multiplies is super-annoying. I have to say, though, that shade of red is definitely NOT its color.
  • Copy's Tattle: That's a Red Magikoopa Copy. There's no point in attacking it, since you can't hurt it. The real thing has a Max HP of 7, an Attack of 4, and a Defense of 0. Once you beat the real one, the copies will all vanish. So, uh, find that real one!

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions / Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

  • Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser / Bowser Jr.'s Journey profile: Magikoopas dressed in red. They use their magic wands to raise a nearby unit's POW!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レッドカメック
Reddo Kamekku
Red Magikoopa
French Magikoopa Rouge/Kamek Rouge Red Magikoopa/Red Kamek
German Roter Kamek Red Magikoopa
Chinese 红魔法喏库
Hóng Mófǎ Nuòkù
Red Magikoopa