Koopa Paratroopa (Japanese name: パタパタ Patapata) is a winged Koopa Troopa, an enemy character from the Mario universe. When attacked, they lose their wings and act like normal Koopa Troopas.

They usually appear in two color variations: green and red. Green Koopa Paratroopas wear a common Green Shell and either float horizontally or hop around, while red Koopa Paratroopas wears a Red Shell and float vertically. The direction they move vary depending of the game.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee

Koopa Paratroopas are found in the Mushroom Kingdom stage of Super Smash Bros. Melee's Adventure mode. Jump on them or attack them in midair to turn them into regular Koopa Troopas. While green Koopa Paratroopas are common, only one red Koopa Paratroopa appears in the entire stage, in the area with water before the fight against Yoshis. This Paratroopa's red shell behaves differently from other red shells in the game; it's like other green shells, except it is stronger and it deals fire damage.

Every time the player KOs a Koopa Paratroopa by grabbing it and throwing it, some points are added to the Koopa Paratroopa KO bonus.

Trophy description


These winged Koopa Troopas can fly, but they're none too smart: they tend to spend a lot of their time simply jumping or fluttering around a small area. As a result, no one exactly thinks of them as majestic, soaring creatures. They lose their wings and become normal Koopa Troopas if Mario or Luigi jumps on their backs. [10/85]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Green and red Koopa Paratroopas are common enemies found in the Subspace Emissary adventure mode from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, first seen in The Jungle. In this game, they can attack. If a player comes near them, they will headbutt him/her downwards, and some of the red Koopa Paratroopas will fly to their targets, and strike when they get close.

If attacked or stomped, they lose their wings and fall (provided the attack caused them to flinch), acting from that point on no different than a regular Koopa Troopa. Their health bar, however, will still read "Paratroopa". Red Koopas (without wings) just follow their target on foot, though they're slow and easy to escape from. After a while, if not destroyed, they can grow back wings when they go off-screen.

It is somewhat tough to catch their Trophies with a Trophy Stand, because a single hit may remove their wings and turn them into a regular Koopa. The player can damage them, move away from them until they aren't visible, and return to their position, making their wings return.

Trophy descriptions

Koopa Paratroopa (Green)

A winged Koopa. These can fly to a degree, but in Super Mario Bros., it wasn't like they could soar wherever they pleased. In fact, they merely hovered, moving back and forth over set areas. Some Koopa Paratroopas don't even take to the skies, but just jump up and down. These become regular old Koopa Troopas when stomped.

  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Mario Hoops 3-on-3

Koopa Paratroopa (Red)

Koopa Paratroopa (Red)

A flying Koopa with wings. In Super Mario Bros., they possessed the same abilities as green-shelled Koopa Paratroopas, but the routes they flew were different--they flew up and down rather than side to side. There are no red-shelled Koopas who merely hop up and down. You'll often see them participating in two-person kart races and playing basketball.

  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Mario Hoops 3-on-3

In Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

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A green Koopa Paratroopa with Greninja in Smash Run.

Koopa Paratroopas appear as common enemies in the new mode Smash Run

Trophy Description

Koopa Paratroopa (Green)

These green-shelled Paratroopas from the Mario series come in two varieties: ones that jump toward you, and ones that float in the air until they're swatted down. When you stomp or damage one in Smash Run, it'll lose its wings and be transformed back into a normal Koopa Troopa.

Koopa Paratroopa (Red)

The red-shelled Paratroopa. Many a time Mario has used these flying turtle as a stepping-stone to victory. In Smash Run, they have better agility than their green brethren but are largely similar. If you defeat them, their wings will fall off and they'll become regular Koopa Troopas again.


  • The Green Koopa Paratroopa trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl states that it appeared in Mario Hoops 3-on-3. However, only the red one does.
  • Strangely, in Brawl, if a Koopa Paratroopa is knocked out in one hit, it will be destroyed instead of it retreating it into its shell. This cannot be done to Koopa Troopas.
  • In Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, Koopa Paratroopas will not lose their wings if they are hit by an attack that doesn't cause flinching, such as Fox's Blaster.
  • Although there is a Red Koopa Paratroopa in the Subspace Emissary, Red Koopa Troopas do not appear in the Subspace Emissary.
  • Red Koopa Troopas and Red Koopa Paratroopas do not appear in The Great Maze.


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