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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
Location(s) Kero Sewers
HP 50
Attack 22
Defense 22
Magic Attack 8
Magic Defense 12
Magic Evade
Special Attacks Dark Claw, Elegy
Special Defense None
Weak Point Jump
Item Dropped Pure Water
Coins Dropped 3
Flower Dropped HP MAX! Flower
Flower Odds
Experience Gained 4
Yoshi Cookie Item Pure Water
Success Rate
Related Straw Head
Psychopath Thought
"Havin' a blast today!"

Hobgoblins are undead ghouls that inhabit Kero Sewers in the game Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. They wear ragged clothing and carry lanterns, making them resemble the Lantern Ghosts from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Hobgoblins also slightly resemble Scarecrows. These ghouls never fight by themselves; they always accompany other monsters in battle. These monsters include Rat Funk, The Big Boo, and Shadow (who only appears alongside The Big Boo). Hobgoblins also always fight in groups of three.

In battle, Hobgoblins attack by clawing their opponents. Additionally, Hobgoblins can use a number of magic spells that cause status ailments. One such attack is Dark Claw, which Poisons one of Mario's allies and causes 50% more damage than their normal claw attack.[1] The other is Elegy, which Silences a party member, making them unable to perform special attacks. Since they are undead, Hobgoblins can be instantly destroyed with Pure Water. Conincidentally, Hobgoblins also randomly drop Pure Water when defeated and even turn into Pure Water when Mario uses a Yoshi Cookie on them, thus allowing the mustachioed plumber to easily destroy more of their kind.

Hobgoblins are considered the relatives of the Straw Heads from the Sunken Ship.

Names in other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピエール


  • Hobgoblin is a term often applied in folktales as a friendly but troublesome creature.
  • They look like Tonberry from Final Fantasy.


  1. ^ Super Mario RPG Battle Mechanics Guide by newmansage. "Enemy Skills" section.
  2. ^ The Mushroom Kingdom gives the English and Japanese names of characters and enemies. (Retrieved on 2011-6-24)