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A Chuboomba is a large Goomba holding a lollipop found in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. Their name is a portmanteau of "chubby" and "Goomba". These enemies are encountered at Cavi Cape and also at Plack Beach.
Chuboombas are fought by Bowser in the overworld, and are also notably the first (and weakest) normal enemy fought by him. 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 take notice for it if it wheezes. If Bowser inhales the lollipop, he will recover 20 HP, and the Chuboomba will run away crying, giving Bowser a victory but no experience for it.
They are also 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; 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, explaining its bad relation with Bowser. 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 due to them being fat enemies that have hard time walking. Additionally, they both have 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. If the Chuboomba does not have the lollipop it usually no longer fights.