New Super Mario Bros. artwork of a Goomba, reused in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a spirit image
|Series||Mario & Sonic|
|First appearance||Super Mario Bros. (1985, overall)|
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo DS) (2008, Sega-related media)
|Latest appearance||Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022, overall)|
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018, Sega-related media)
Goombas are a major species featured in the Mario franchise. They have the appearance of a brown mushroom with round feet and thick black eyebrows. Since their debut in Super Mario Bros., Goombas have become one of the most common enemies within the Mario franchise, including the crossover Mario & Sonic series, alongside others such as Koopa Troopas and Piranha Plants.
Mario & Sonic series
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo DS)
Goombas appear in the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games as characters that need to be sorted in Conveyor Belt and as enemies that need to be hit in Shoot!.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii)
In the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Goombas appear in both the individual and team versions of Dream Ski Cross, where they slowly move around the course and cause any characters who hit them to fall over and lose speed. Several Goombas also appear in the first segment of the Mario World routine in Dream Figure Skating. In Dream Ice Hockey, Goombas occasionally appear on the rink and knocks over any characters that hit them. Goombas also appear in Dream Curling, where one appears as part of every frame and can be hit to score 5 bonus points. The Goombas are not included in the pin total for strikes and spares, though the points earned for them are doubled if hit after scoring one.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo DS)
Goombas appear as obstacles in Ski Cross Racing in the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, where they slowly move across the course and cause players that hit them to lose speed. A single Goomba performing the same purpose appears at the end of the Deluxe Halfpipe course. They also appear as enemies in Ultimate Figure Skating, where they can be defeated using spin attacks in the spin sections of the Mario Medley and alongside Kikis in the Mario & Sonic Medley. Goombas act like pins in Curling Bowling, where the player must fully knock them down to score points. A sprite of a Goomba from Super Mario Bros. also appears on a screen in the background of the event.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS)
In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games for the Nintendo 3DS, a Goomba appears in Story Mode. One is first seen at the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games. In the bonus episodes, a Goomba encourages Bowser Jr. to defeat another of Dr. Eggman's robots after his initial victory, and they find Dr. Eggman and Metal Sonic at the Main Stadium. When Dr. Eggman sets some consequences for Bowser Jr. losing the match, Goomba unsuccessfully tries to dissuade him but congratulates Bowser Jr. when he wins and promises to tell Bowser. A Goomba also appears in the Wild Ones bonus episodes, where it notices that Bowser seems to be in a particularly bad mood after getting a bad introduction to London. Goomba then accompanies Bowser to challenge Donkey Kong at the Main Stadium, and then Knuckles and Vector at ExCeL London. When the other minions are unsuccessful in setting up a match with Mario for Bowser, Goomba is hesitantly transformed by Magikoopa to look like him and challenges Bowser in Tennis (Singles). After losing the match, Goomba is transformed back and celebrates with the other minions when Bowser's mood improves.
A badge of Goomba can also be obtained from the badge machine.
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
A single Goomba appears during Mario's Figure Skating Spectacular in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, where it appears as the true form of the Tail Bowser after it has been defeated.
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
A pair of Goomba sprites from Super Mario Bros. appear as character walls in Golf Plus in the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Here, they appear as obstacles that block the ball but disappear when hit.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Goombas are featured in the minigame Museum Sneak as one of the enemies whom Mario must avoid. Like the other enemies, Goombas are depicted with their sprite from Super Mario Bros., being a Tokyo 1964 minigame. Goombas are also mentioned in Bowser's Story Mode profile.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Goombas are featured in Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, in which they are enemies part of the Subspace Army They play another small role as in the previous game. They try to get in the players' way by bumping into them, similar to their purpose in most Mario games. Most of these Goombas work for Bowser, and they help him steal the Banana Hoard, but some aid Tabuu in defense of The Great Maze. Giant Goombas, a bigger and stronger variant of Goombas, are also encountered as enemies in Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary.
Goombas are also featured as a trophy. There is also a Masterpiece of Super Mario Bros., in which Goombas appear.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Goombas are featured as enemies in They attack by charging into the player and can be defeated by attacking them or with a single stomp. Big Goombas also once again appear as enemies in this mode. In both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, a Goomba appears as a trophy, while the latter features Masterpieces of both Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, in which Goombas appear.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
A Goomba appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Novice-class Neutral-type primary spirit. It has two support slots and also grants the user a slight increase in the damage dealt with foot attacks. The spirit can be encountered in the Light Realm of World of Light. In the spirit battle, the player faces five tiny Donkey Kongs on the Battlefield form of the Mushroom Kingdom stage. A Goomba also appears on the River Survival spirit and is represented by Kirby in the battle.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit
|No.||Name||Image||Series / game||Type||Class||Strength / effect(s)||How to obtain||Spirit battle|
|36||Goomba||Super Mario Series||Primary (2)||Novice||Neutral
Foot Attack ↑
|World of Light (Light Realm); Spirit Board; amiibo||Tiny Donkey Kong ×5||
||Mushroom Kingdom (Battlefield)||Ground Theme - Super Mario Bros.|
Names in other languages
|Portmanteau of「栗」(kuri, chestnut) and「坊」(bō, an affectionate suffix for "guy")|
Officially romanized as either "Kuribou" or "Kuribo"
栗宝宝 (since Super Mario Party)
|Finnish||Pikku Kuukunen (Super Mario Bros. instruction booklet)||Little puffball|
|Transliteration of the English name|
Little Goomba (Super Mario Bros. instruction booklet)
|Transliteration of the English name|
|Transcription of the English name|
Dientón (The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3)
Superlative form of "diente" (tooth)
- Mario species
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games species
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games species
- Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games species
- Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games species
- Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games characters
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 species
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophies
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophies
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophies
- Super Smash Bros. series enemies
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirits