Mario Tennis Aces is finally here, and while you start with a large roster, you can unlock Koopa Troopa, Blooper and more over time. Of course everyone is asking how to unlock characters in Mario Tennis Aces, but don’t worry, we’ve got the answer to your burning question. Unfortunately, you'll have to even after you find out how to unlock characters in Mario Tennis Aces, but at least you'll soon know how so let’s get right to it!

Unlock Characters

  • Koopa Troopa - July Online Tournament
  • Blooper - August Online Tournament
  • Birdo - TBD Online Tournament
  • Diddy Kong - TBD Online Tournament
  • Paratroopa - TBD Online Tournament

To unlock characters in Mario Tennis Aces, you need to participate in the monthly online tournaments. There's no character for June because the game released three weeks into the month. However, if you participate in the July tournament you'll unlock Koopa Troopa. If you play in the August online tournament you'll get Blooper.

Don't worry, if you're not into playing online you can still get these characters. For anyone who doesn't play in the monthly online tournament, the character will unlock automatically (after a free update) at the end of the month. There are still at least three more characters coming in the future, Birdo, Diddy Kong and Paratroopa. However, Nintendo hasn't made it clear which characters will come in the tournaments following the August event. Most assume these characters will be offered in the September, October and November tournaments, but we'll be sure to update this article once that information is confirmed.

If you're looking for information on unlocking courts, we've got all that and more in our Mario Tennis Aces game hub!