Grand Tail Goombas are a sub-species of Grand Goombas that have been given Tanooki tails that appear in Super Mario 3D Land. Like normal Tail Goombas, they move by leaping into the air, hovering to another area close to them, then swinging their tails upon landing; however, because they are larger than the average Goomba, their tail swing attack covers a larger radius. They are not much bigger than normal Goombas, though, due to their size being cut down to fit the 3DS screen.
They first appear in World 1-1, but seldom appear after that. Grand Tail Goombas give the player three coins when defeated, and in World 5-5, one gives the player a Super Leaf.