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A Troopea in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
Variant of Koopa Troopa
Elite Dry Bones
Elite Troopea
“This Koopa Troopa fake is a real flake-make no mistake!”
Captain Goomba, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

Troopeas are enemies that appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. They are the Beanbean Kingdom counterpart to Koopa Troopas. Their name is a portmanteau of "Troopa" and "pea", the latter of which is a legume like a bean.

Troopeas have indigo shells and sprouts sticking out of their heads; they appear as quadrupeds in the original game, but in the remake they are bipedal and wear shoes, more akin to modern Koopa Troopas. Troopeas are found mainly in the south-eastern area outside Beanbean Castle Town, near Woohoo Hooniversity, and are often accompanied by Parabeanies. A winged variant of Troopeas called Paratroopeas can be found in some of the other areas outside Beanbean Castle Town, and later in the game, stronger red-shelled versions called Elite Troopeas appear in Gwarhar Lagoon.


Troopeas only attack by trying to ram Mario or Luigi. This can be countered by jumping; if one of the Bros. stomps on them this way, they can use the Troopea's shell to damage other enemies, much like the Green Shell Bros. Item/Special Attack in later Mario & Luigi games. The Bros. must continue jumping on the shell to keep the attack going, which only stops once they miss, the shell hits one of them, or they run out of enemies that can be hit.

Troopeas can also create small water droplets that restore HP to one of their allies or themselves, an ability shared by all of its variants in some form. They are extremely resistant to all forms of attacks except jumping; they will duck in their shell if regular non-jump attacks are used, and any such attacks will only deal 1 damage per hit.

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, Troopeas appear as enemies in Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser. They are first encountered in the level Turnip Tantrum. They are Melee troopers, and attack by charging into opponents. Their Special Skill, Rock Solid, allows them to enter their shells and raise their defense.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga enemy
A Troopea from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. HP 20 POW 40 Defense 30 Speed 30 Experience 16 (4)
Fire Normal Thunder Critical Jump Normal Hammer Weak Coins 3
Stat down? 100% Stun? 30% Burn? 30% Hand Weak Item drop Woo Bean – 64.52%
Super Nut – 0% (100%)
Level           13 Location(s) Beanbean Outskirts Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

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

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions enemy
A Troopea in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. HP: 37 POW: 36 DEF: 34 SPEED: 28 Experience: 16
Fire: Normal Thunder: Critical Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Coins: 6
Stat down: 60% Dizzy: 30% Burn: 30% Speed down: 30% Item drop: Woo Bean (11%)
Super Mushroom (11%)
Super Mushroom (60%)
Level:           11 Location(s): Beanbean Fields
  • Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser profile: Foes that strongly resemble Koopa Troopas. Their body is protected by a hard shell.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マメノコ
Portmanteau of「豆」(mame, bean) and shortened form of「ノコノコ」(Nokonoko, Koopa Troopa)
Chinese 豆豆喏库
Dòudou Nuòkù
Beanbean Koopa
French Petit Koopa (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
Koopois (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions)
Small Koopa
German Keimkoopa Seedling Koopa
Italian Troopina From "Troopa" with diminutive suffix "-ina"
Korean 콩엉금
Kong Eonggeum
Bean Koopa
Spanish (NOA) Koopa haba Bean Koopa
Spanish (NOE) Koopa Judía Bean Koopa