Mario Wiki:Klaptrap

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Klaptrap MP7 model.png
Mario Party 7 model
First appearance Donkey Kong Country (1994, overall)
Mario Power Tennis (2004, Mario franchise)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, overall)
New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis (2009, Mario franchise)
Species origin Crocodile

Klaptraps are small four-legged Kremlings, usually colored green and having bright yellow stripes on their back, that make their first appearance Donkey Kong Country. In the Mario franchise, Klaptraps first appear in Mario Power Tennis. In the Donkey Kong franchise, Klaptraps are among the more recurring enemies encountered, but in the Mario franchise, Klaptraps serve as obstacles in a few spinoff titles, typically in a location bearing Donkey Kong's name.


Mario Power Tennis / New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis[edit]

A green Klaptrap model from Mario Power Tennis

Green and red Klaptraps appear in Mario Power Tennis in Donkey Kong's Jungle Court. They try to bite players, causing them to slow down. Klaptraps also appear in the minigame Balloon Panic where the player's objective is to protect several balloons from hungry Klaptraps, including the regular blue Klaptraps. From this game onward, the green and red Klaptraps have the same Donkey Kong Country design as the blue Klaptraps themselves.

Mario Superstar Baseball[edit]

In Mario Superstar Baseball, green Klaptraps are obstacles in the Donkey Kong Jungle stadium. Similar to Mario Power Tennis, Klaptraps try to bite the outfielders' heels, causing them to slow down. If the batter hits the baseball into a Klaptrap's mouth, they earn a Team Star.

Mario Party 7[edit]

Klaptraps attempt to bite Wario as he tries to collect coins in the lake.

In Mario Party 7, two green Klaptraps appear in a lake in an oasis on Pyramid Park. If a player lands on a Happening Space in front of the lake, they will be asked to swim in it and collect coins. The Klaptraps become visible, and attempt to bite the player. If successful in their attack, the player will lose two coins. This is the only time an enemy from the Donkey Kong series appears in a Mario Party game.


The name Klaptrap is a pun on "claptrap," which references the enemy having snapping bear trap-like jaws. The word also means "nonsense." Like other Kremling-related subjects the starting "C" is replaced with a "K."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クラップトラップ
Italian Klap Trap
From trappola (trap) and coccodrillo (crocodile)
Russian Клаптрап


  1. ^ Mario Power Tennis (GameCube) Italian instruction booklet, page 28