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Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Location(s) Cavi Cape, Plack Beach
Battled by Mario & Luigi or Bowser
Level 9
HP 50/75
Power 26/65
Defense 31/47
Speed 7/11
Fire Normal
Burn? Normal
Dizzy? Normal
Stat Down? Normal
KO? Normal
Experience 15
Coins 4
Item Drop Hot Drumstick (35%)
Internal ID

The Chuboomba is an enemy found in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. Their name is a portmanteau of "chubby" and "Goomba". Chuboombas are large Goombas holding lollipops, and are encountered at Cavi Cape and Plack Beach.

Chuboombas are fought by Bowser in the overworld, and are the first (and weakest) normal enemy he encounters. In battle, it attacks by tackling Bowser, which he must counter with a punch. If it wheezes before tackling, it will hesitate before impact, so the player must remain alert. Mario and Luigi can also go to Cavi Cape and/or Plack Beach to fight Chuboombas and their attacks can be countered with hammers. If Bowser uses the vacuum block to inhale a Chuboomba's lollipop, he will recover 30 HP, and the Chuboomba will run away upset, defeating it (though no experience is given).

Despite being very unintelligent, they can dodge Bowser's punches by simply moving in a different direction.

Chuboombas are always the target for the demo of Bowser's Special Attacks. Unless the player gets an "Excellent" during the attack, the Chuboomba will not die and instead run away.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリシンボー
"Gluttoomba", portmanteau of kuishinbō, "glutton" and kuribō, Goomba's Japanese name.
Note that both s have same meaning.
Spanish (NOA) Ñamoomba Pun of Ñam (onomatopoeia for yum) and Goomba.
Spanish (NOE) Goombaleta Pun on Goomba and piruleta (lollipop).
French (NOA) Miamoomba Pun on Miam (yum) and Goomba.
French (NOE) Goulumba From goulu (glutton) and Goomba.
German Mampf-Gumba From mampfen (munch) and the German word for Goomba.
Italian Goomba Goloso Greedy Goomba


  • The top screen of Bowser's Special Attack demos/tutorials always show a Chuboomba being defeated by the acquired Special Attack without the lollipop, which is normally impossible, since a Chuboomba without a lollipop usually no longer fights.