“It's m-m-my job to b-beat Yoshi, and I'm a g-gonna m-m-make m-mince meat out of that c-cocky little wimp!”
—Hookbill the Koopa, Tetris Attack
|Hookbill the Koopa|
Hookbill's artwork from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
|Games||Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island|
|First appearance||Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)|
He is a regular Red Koopa Troopa, but has magically grown to a bigger and more powerful form, thanks to Kamek's magic.
Hookbill begins as a regular-sized Red Koopa, but is enlarged by Kamek. He attacks Blue Yoshi by jumping on him and pounding him with his shell. When Blue Yoshi jumps on him, he spits eggs out of his mouth. To defeat him, Blue Yoshi must shoot him with eggs until he falls on his back. Yoshi then must pound him. After doing this several times the shell is crushed and Hookbill is forced out. Hookbill is then seen falling past in his normal size only in his underpants.
- Knocking Hookbill over is based on the popular belief that if a turtle falls on its back, it cannot get up again. He is also one of the three bosses who are reverted to their normal state after fighting Yoshi; the other two being Marching Milde and Baby Bowser.