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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. If Bowser inhales the lollipop, he will recover 20 HP, and the Chuboomba will run away crying, 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
|A pun on the Japanese word kuishinbou (食いしん坊), referring to someone gluttunous or a gourmand, and kuribo (クリボー), the Japanese name for a Goomba.
||Pun of Ñam (onomatopoeia for yum) and Goomba.
||Pun on Goomba and piruleta (lollipop).
||Pun on Miam (yum) and Goomba.
||From goulu (greedy) and Goomba.
||From mampfen (munch) and the German word for Goomba.
- Despite being a Goomba, the Chuboomba is not a member of the Koopa Troop; however, it may be possible that they were brainwashed by Fawful, like most of the Koopa Troop.
- Chuboomba is similar to the boss, Shrooboid Brat from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time; both are fat enemies that have hard time walking due to their weight, and both carry lollipops.
- The lollipops look similar to Jelly Pops from Paper Mario.
- 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.