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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars artwork: Terrapin
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Variant of Koopa Troopa
Terra Cotta
Notable members

Terrapins are armored Koopa Troopas with green shells that appear in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. In the game, they are the weakest soldiers in the Koopa Troop, even weaker than a Goomba. In Marrymore, a type called Torte acts as a chef, and a similar, stronger enemy is the red-shelled Terra Cotta. The word "terrapin" is an ambiguous term referring to turtles, which Koopas are quite similar to.

Terrapins fight solo or in groups of two to four and attack their opponents by punching, which does not do much damage. They patrol the halls of Bowser's Keep in search of intruders, and appear mostly in the very beginning of the game, before Exor crashes into Bowser's Keep. They have 10 HP and 1 attack power, and 8 defense, and Mario gains no EXP for defeating them.

Later in the game at Rose Way, a platoon of Terrapins led by one named Jagger is seen with Bowser. After this group deserts, Jagger is later found in Monstro Town, training under Jinx to become strong enough to help Bowser again.


Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Battle idle animation of a Terrapin from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 10 FP 100 Speed 10 Yoshi Cookie None
Attack 1 Magic attack 0 Location(s) Bowser's Keep (first visit) Bonus Flower None
Defense 8 Magic defense 1 Weak None Items None
Evade 0% Magic evade 0% Strong None Morph rate None
Coins 0 Exp. points 0 Spells None Sp. attacks None
Psychopath "Yo! What's going on?[1]"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコへい
From「ノコノコ」(Nokonoko, Koopa Troopa) and「兵」(hei, soldier); essentially "Koopa Trooper"


  1. ^ This thought is present within the game's coding, but because Mallow is not available at this point in the game, it goes unused. Through hacking methods, it can be seen.