Jack O' Goomba

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Jack O' Goomba
PumpkinheadGoomba.png
Artwork of a Jack O' Goomba.
Species Origin Goomba
First Appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest Appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Related Species
Splunkin

Jack O' Goombas are pumpkin-wearing Goombas found in Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2.

History[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Jack O' Goombas made their debut in Super Mario Galaxy. The only places they can be found are in haunted galaxies, such as Ghostly Galaxy. These pumpkin-wearing Goombas are capable of producing small blue flames in an attempt to burn Mario, yet the ability is lost when their pumpkin is destroyed. To break their jack-o-lantern helmets, Mario must Spin. Ground Pounding them, however, will destroy both the pumpkin helmet and the Goomba in one pound. Once they lose their Pumpkin cover, they are simply a regular Goomba. However, one should be careful to Ground Pound a Jack O' Goomba if it just produced a blue flame, as Mario would get burned if he touched it. Also, if one tries to jump on one, the pumpkin won't break.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

The Jack O' Goombas later reappear in the sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2. They have not changed much from the predecessor, still wearing a pumpkin mask, releasing blue flames once in a while. Yet these enemies are not limited to haunted galaxies, being found in such places as the Clockwork Ruins Galaxy.

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Goomba Citrouille Pumpkin Goomba

Trivia[edit]

  • Jack O' Goombas bear a resemblance to Splunkins in New Super Mario Bros..
  • Jack O' Goomba is a pun on Jack O' Lantern, which is what they are wearing on their head.
  • When touched by Rainbow Mario, only the pumpkin will break.