Dark Koopa is also one of the enemies featured in both Paper Mario and its sequel, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.


Paper Mario

In Paper Mario, Dark Koopas are found in only one room of Toad Town Tunnels. During battle, Dark Koopas will attack just like a normal Koopa Troopa, however, they tend to use an attack with a dizzying move. When Dark Koopas use the dizzying move, it will paralyze Mario for 2 turns. A Dark Koopa will use its special dizzying attack if it is running while in combat.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Dark Koopas only appear in levels 31 through 40 of the Pit of 100 Trials. In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, however, they lose their trademark ability to make Mario dizzy, making them a much less formidable foe. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door used the previously unused aerial version of this enemy, the Dark Paratroopa as it was only a beta element of Paper Mario.

Battle Statistics

Paper Mario Enemy
Dark Koopa
PMDarkKoopa.png Max HP 8 Attack 3 Defense 2 (standing), 0 (flipped) Type Ground
Level 18 Strong None Weak None Moves Shell Toss (3), Dizzy Tornado (Dizzy - Good, 2), Stand Up
Sleep? 80%, 0 Dizzy? 50%, -1 Shock? 90%, 1 Shrink? 75%, 0
Stop? 90%, 0 Fright? 70% (standing); 0% (flipped) Air Lift? 85% Hurricane? 75%
Coins 1 + 3-4 Items POW Block Run 24 Location(s) Toad Town Tunnels
Tattle This is a Dark Koopa. Dark Koopas are Koopa Troopas who live in the Toad Town Tunnels. They're known for causing dizziness. Max HP: 8, Attack Power: 3, Defense Power: 2 Be extra careful when you see 'em grin, because that means they're getting ready to do their dizzy attack. Their defense power is 0 when they're turned over, so you should use Jump attacks.