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Full Name Goombaria
Species Goomba
First Appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Not to be confused with Goombella.
Goombaria's sprite

Goombaria is Goombario's younger sister from the game Paper Mario. She discovers an unconscious Mario after his initial defeat at the hands of Bowser (and his Star Rod). After telling her family, Mario is brought to a Toad House to recover. Goombaria had also lost her Dolly. If Mario returns it to her, she will give him a Star Piece and a kiss.

In a similar manner to how Goombario's name is a portmanteau of Goomba and Mario, Goombaria's name would appear to be a combination of Goomba and the name Maria. It may also, however, simply be a more feminine-sounding variation of Goombario's name. Additionally, her Japanese name is Kuriko, which combines the Goombas' Japanese name (Kuribo) with ko, a Japanese name ending meaning child, which is often used for female names.

Later in the game, Mario receives a letter from her, where she expresses her curiosity about his adventure with Goombario. She also says that she sometimes goes to Toad Town in order to shop, which she does during Chapter 5--7 of Paper Mario.


  • She's my sister, Goombaria. She's a spoiled girl, but still, everyone's always nice to her. Why?


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリコ
From クリ (kuri), the Japanese name for Goombas, and コ (ko), a suffix used in female given names
French Goombaria


  • Goombaria's name appears in the data of Mario's partners, making it possible she was going to help Mario on his adventure. Her icon, like all unused partners icons, was the same as Kooper's.
  • Between Chapters 5 and 7, Goombaria with her mother goes to Toad Town to shop. At this time she isn't aware that her Dolly has been stolen. Mario can only give the Dolly back to her after Chapter 7 (or before Chapter 5).