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First Appeared In:
Super Mario Bros.

Goombas are the basic enemies in all Mario games. They are short and brown, and are very easy to kill. There are many variants of them, like the Paragoomba, Shell Goomba, and Micro Goomba.


When the Mushroom Kingdom was atacked by Bowser, the Goombas joined sides with him along with all the other species. However, in doing so, the Goombas gave up their freedom and lived as Bowser's minions, which gave him the nickname the Koopa King.

Bowser had the power to do anything he wanted with his new followers. For example, if he wanted to, Bowser could take a Goomba from a shop and put him in his Koopa Troop. Or maybe he might be feeling cruel and fire that Goomba and make him wash dishes. But in secret, Bowser loves his underlings more than his children.

The Goombas also had to put up with ranking. Every enemy is either better or worse than their sub-species, and the ranking decides that. For example, even if there was a Goomba with high talent, he would still be outranked by his winged sub-species: the Paragoomba.

Other GoombasEdit

Although many Goombas switched sides during Bowser's siege, some of them didn't and became very well known. Take Portabella for example, even though she's a Goomba, she is still well respected due to her helping beat Nia 3 many times. Other well known Goombas include Goombrian, Goombario, and Professor M. Goomba. A few Goombas even help Mario on his adventures.

Appearances Edit

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Magician's Sword Edit

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Magician's Sword Enemy
Psychopath Thought
"I'm the lowest of the low."
Goombas appear as early enemies in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Magician's Sword. They can only be fought in Mushroom Valley and Mushroom Hill. They are by far the weakest enemy.

Paper Mario: The Eight Guardians Edit

Goombas are basic enemies in PMT8G. They have 4 HP. They can be found almost anywhere. Goombella, a Goomba is also a partner.

Super Mario 3D Land U Edit

Goombas return in this Super Mario 3D Land U.

New Super Mario Bros. 3 Edit

Goombas appear in New Super Mario Bros. 3 as enemies.

Super Mario Moose Edit

Goombas appear in Super Mario Moose as enemies. Like in most 3D Mario platformers, Goombas charge when they see the player, and can be defeated by one jump. They appear in almost all worlds, but mainly appear in the first couple.

Mega Goomba was also going to appear as a boss, but was replaced by the Koopalings and Troopa.

Bowser's Story Edit

A Goomba appears in Bowser's Story as a friend that can help fight. Its moves are:

Move name Level learned Power Special effects
Bite Start 15 None
Headbutt Start 15 20% chance of stunning opponent for one turn.

Donkey Kong: Revive Edit

Goombas have been confirmed to appear in Donkey Kong: Revive as enemies. They will walk along the construction beams, and hitting them causes a life to be lost.

Super Mario Adventure Edit

Goombas appear in Super Mario Adventure as enemies. They act the same as in previous games.

New Super Mario Bros. Reborn Edit

Goombas appear as regular, stomp-on enemies. They can be stacked or have wings (Paragoomba).


Goomba (#010)
Worthless MarioMon


Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
Egg groups
Base experience yield
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
HP: 1
Base friendship
Pokédex (in-game MarioDex) entry
Its entire attack strategy consists
of moving to the left. Their weak-
points consist of everywhere!

Goombas replace Caterpie in this hack. It is a dual-type Ground/Poison MarioMon that can evolve into Spiked Goomba starting at level 17, which evolves into Goomboss starting at level 36.

Base statsEdit

HP 30
Attack 50
Defense 30
Sp.Atk 20
Sp.Def 40
Speed 40
Total 210

Learnset Edit

By leveling upEdit
Level Move Type Pwr. Acc. PP
1 Tackle Normal 35 95% 35
3 Growl Normal - 100% 40
6 Mud-Slap Ground 20 100% 10
10 Sand-Attack Ground - 100% 15
14 Mud Shot Ground 55 95% 15
18 Poison Fang Poison 50 100% 15
23 Magnitude Ground - 100% 30
28 Bite Dark 60 100% 25
33 Revenge Fighting 60 100% 10
36 Headbutt Normal 70 100% 15
40 Earthquake Ground 100 100% 10
By TM/HM Edit
TM Move Type Pwr. Acc. PP
TM05 Roar Normal - 100% 20
TM06 Toxic Poison - 85% 10
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting - -% 20
TM10 Hidden Power Normal - 100% 15
TM12 Taunt Dark - 100% 20
TM16 Light Screen Psychic - -% 30
TM17 Protect Normal - -% 10
TM20 Safeguard Normal - -% 25
TM21 Frustration Normal - 100% 20
TM26 Earthquake Ground 100 100% 10
TM27 Return Normal - 100% 20
TM28 Dig Ground 60 100% 10
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost 80 100% 15
TM31 Brick Break Fighting 75 100% 15
TM32 Double Team Normal - -% 15
TM33 Reflect Psychic - -% 20
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison 90 100% 10
TM37 Sandstorm Rock - -% 10
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock 50 80% 10
TM41 Torment Dark - 100% 15
TM42 Facade Normal 70 100% 20
TM43 Secret Power Normal 70 100% 20
TM44 Rest Psychic - -% 10
TM45 Attract Normal - 100% 15
TM46 Thief Dark 40 100% 10
TM48 Skill Swap Psychic - -% 10
HM04 Strength Normal 80 100% 15
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting 20 100% 15

Goomba Jump Edit

Both Goomba and Paragoomba are the playable characters in Goomba Jump. They also appear in a part of a sequel to Donkey Kong/Donkey Kong Jr./Mario Bros., Donkey Kong/Donkey Kong Jr./Mario Bros./Goomba Jump.

Rivalty with Virtual Viruses and Shadow Spirits Edit

Virtual Virus Edit

At the events of NEW Super Mario Bros. 3, Goombas don't like Virtual Viruses, such as Virtual Mario, Virtual Luigi and Virtual Bowser. When a new enemy, Virtual Mouser captures all of the Virtual Viruses, Goomba will be scared.

Shadow Spirit Edit

Media appearances Edit

Warioz's Amazing Adventures Edit

A Goomba appears in the episode Super Chef Cook-Off as a judge. He died after eating Wario's stew.