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A Paragoomba, from New Super Mario Bros. U.
First Appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest Appearance Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (2015)
Parent Species Goomba
Derived Species
Balloon Goomba
Big Paragoomba
Dark Paragoomba
Hyper Paragoomba
Red Paragoomba
Mad Red Paragoomba
Sad Paragoomba
5-Fold Paragoomba
Shiny Paragoomba

“Charred chestnuts! You're gonna make me molt if you keep scaring me like that!”
Paragoomba, Mario Super Sluggers

Paragoombas are related to Goombas and have small wings protruding from either their head or torso. Just like Koopa Paratroopas, they jump up and down and will shed their wings and change into their regular form upon being stomped on the head.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

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A Paragoomba's artwork in Super Mario Bros. 3.

Paragoombas (with the name formatted as Para-Goombas in the manual) made their debut in Super Mario Bros. 3, in which they appear as somewhat common enemies. Red Paragoombas attack by jumping along the ground, while yellow ones attack by flying in the sky and dropping Micro Goombas.

Super Mario World[edit]

Flying Goomba on the left and Para-Goomba on the right.

Ordinary Goombas do not appear in Super Mario World; however, the localization team at the time gave the name to a similar but unrelated species (Kuribon, later called Galoomba). As such, there are two equivalents of Paragoombas in name and function: Para-Goombas (Para Kuri in Japan) utilize parachutes, and Flying Goombas (Pata Kuri in Japan) have wings.

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Paragoombas appear very rarely in New Super Mario Bros.. They are only found in a single level, World 2-4, where only two of them appear. They act similarly to how they do in Super Mario World – they do not take to the sky as they do in Super Mario Bros. 3. One stomp turns them into regular Goombas, two stomps defeat them, and a ground pound takes them out instantly. When Mario jumps over them, they turn behind and follow him, until they turn into a regular Goomba.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Paragoomba NSMBW.png

Paragoombas appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They act just like they do in its predecessor, but they are more common. They only appear in World 7-5 and World 8-2. Like other enemies, Paragoombas can now be defeated with a spin jump, which does the same effect as a ground pound; it will take out a Paragoomba instantly.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Paragoombas on a Bonus Planet in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Paragoombas appear as an enemy once again. However, instead of hopping on the ground, they can actually fly up and down or side to side. This is the first time that Paragoombas appear in a 3-D Mario platformer game. There is also a giant form of Paragoombas in Supermassive Galaxy. If Mario jumps on them, they get flattened and disappear instead of becoming a regular Goomba. Their wings disappear if they are eaten by Yoshi. They are one of the few enemies that did not appear previously in the predecessor.

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

Paragoombas appear in Super Mario 3D Land. They have the same behavior as in Super Mario Galaxy 2, and can be defeated with a single stomp.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Paragoombas make an appearance once again in New Super Mario Bros. 2. They maintain their behavior from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. When Mario touches a golden ring, the Paragoombas will turn gold and can produce coins when hit.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Paragoombas are back in the Wii U title New Super Mario Bros. U where they act in the same manner as in the predecessors, in the level Skyward Stalk from Sparkling Waters there are a new species of Paragoombas which possess balloons, similar to Paragoomba with parachute of Super Mario World.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Paragoombas make a reappearance in Super Mario Maker. After a player puts wings on an ordinary Goomba, the respective foe becomes a Pargoomba. In this form, it behaves like the red Paragoombas from Super Mario Bros. 3, as it follows Mario in an attempt to hurt him. Here, Paragoombas hop in the same cadence as in past 2D Mario titles. Especially in this game, the player can stack enemies on top of each other so they become enemy towers; when a Paragoomba is at the base of such living tower, it is able to lift the creatures above him while hopping, no matter how tall the tower is. Another aspect of this game is that one can place Super Mushrooms on enemies so they become giant, so to speak, or at least bigger variants of themselves. Likewise, a Paragoomba becomes a Big Paragoomba under the effect of a Super Mushroom.[1]

DIC cartoons[edit]

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Paragoombas appear in many episodes of The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, such as "True Colors" and "Super Koopa", which feature them as underlings of King Bowser Koopa, as well as the Koopalings.

Super Mario World television series[edit]

Paragoombas in the Super Mario World cartoon.

In the Super Mario World cartoons, Paragoombas only appear once, in the show's series premiere, "Fire Sale", where several Paragoombas appear to attack Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Yoshi. This swarm of Paragoombas is eventually defeated by Mario, who knocks them away after jumping through the air. These Paragoombas have the facial design and lack of stem of the game's Flying Goombas.

Nintendo Adventure Books[edit]

As Mario explores the Mushroom Kingdom in Double Trouble, he can encounter a swarm of Paragoombas, which begin dropping Micro Goombas on him. If Mario decides to try and pick the Micro Goombas off instead of immediately running for cover, he is overwhelmed, but ultimately left alone when the Paragoombas find him unappetizing. If Mario runs for cover in some pipes, he picks the Micro Goombas off, and waits until the Paragoombas get bored waiting for him to come out and leave.

Yoshi's Safari[edit]

Paragoomba as it appears in Yoshi's Safari.

In Yoshi's Safari, Paragoombas appear quite frequently as enemies. They attack Mario and Yoshi by charging into them, inflicting a minimal amount of damage. A Paragoomba in Yoshi's Safari can be defeated by shooting it with Mario's Super Scope once.

Hotel Mario[edit]

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Flying Goombas made an appearance in Hotel Mario. They would aimlessly attempt to fly on the floors of Lemmy's High-ate Regency Hotel. However, some Flying Goombas have Banzai Bill avengers that come at Mario if he stomps the Goomba. They have a tougher variation called the Rhinestone Goomba.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Though absent from games for some time, Paragoombas make a reappearance in Paper Mario. They are enemies encountered early in the game, on Goomba Road. In Paper Mario, Paragoombas attack by swooping downward. They can only be damaged by being jumped on or by having an item used against them. When Mario jumps on them, they lose their wings and become regular Goombas. In all, they are almost exactly the same as normal Goombas.

A new gloomy version of a Paragoomba is the Paragloomba.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Paragoombas appear as enemies in several locations, such as Rogueport Sewers, Petal Meadows and Hooktail Castle. Just as in Paper Mario, the Paragoombas of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door are immune to attacks involving the use of a hammer, capable of only being harmed by a jump attack, item, or Crystal Star attack. One Paragoomba (who is named Paragoomba) plays a somewhat large role in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door's plot as the one minion who informs Bowser that Mario has collected the last Crystal Star during the Koopa King's escapade in Poshley Heights.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

In Super Paper Mario, Paragoombas appear as basic enemies in Lineland, Gloam Valley, and The Bitlands. They can be defeated by such attacks as being jumped on, or by being attacked by a Pixl. Jumping on a Paragoomba causes it to automatically lose its wings. They appear in the Flipside Pit of 100 Trials in rooms 12 and 26.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Paragoombas reappear in the Nintendo 3DS game Paper Mario: Sticker Star. They appear in World 1's last level Goomba's Fortress and appears commonly in World 2 and they have more HP and attack than their previous iterations. They still are not very powerful but they can come in groups of two or three and aid Spinies, Paratroopas, Spikes, Pokeys and Swoops for extra help. Two new sub-species, the 5-Fold Paragoomba and Shiny Paragoomba, were also introduced. Their only method of attack is jumping on Mario and Paragoombas try to trick the player because if the player uses a hammer type sticker except the Hurlhammer sticker, Paragoombas will jump up in air meaning Mario's attack will be dodged.

Shiny Paragoombas, Ninjis and the Wiggler Segments are the other enemies that can dodge Mario's attacks.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

While Paragoombas don't appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, unused data and an unused sprite for Paragoombas exist in the game's files.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, after the Mario brothers defeat Wiggler, it faints and four Paragoombas carry it up to the sky before it transforms into a Flutter. Later in the game, their paper versions appear as enemies.

Super Princess Peach[edit]


Paragoombas also appear as enemies in Super Princess Peach. They again drop Microgoombas, but this time, they completely weigh Princess Peach down. This game also introduces Paragoombas that have been altered by the Vibe Scepter, Sad Paragoombas. Red Paragoombas return, and they have their same traits as in Super Mario Bros. 3, only being able to hop. However, they can jump low and high. There is also a variety of vibe-induced Red Paragoombas – Mad Red Paragoombas. Both respond the same to attacks as Super Mario Bros. 3 Paragoombas and Red Paragoombas – one stomp takes away their wings.

Mario Baseball series[edit]

Mario Superstar Baseball[edit]

A Paragoomba became playable for the first time in the game Mario Superstar Baseball, which features a Goomba and a Paragoomba as a member of Donkey Kong's team. Paragoomba is a Speed-type character, with a good speed stat, but it is a poor batter and pitcher, while its fielding is average.

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

Paragoombas in the audience, in the Mario Super Sluggers opening.

Paragoomba reappears as a playable character in Mario Super Sluggers. It has the same batting and pitching skills as the Goomba, but is slightly better in the fielding and running stats. However, Paragoomba is slower than it is in the game's predecessor. The Paragoomba has good chemistry with Goomba, Monty Mole, and the two Koopa Paratroopas.

In addition, Paragoombas are seen as spectators in the stands.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 8[edit]

Paragoombas appear in Mario Party 8. In the title screen, two are seen flying by while holding a Star Carnival banner in their mouths. Paragoombas are also seen in Test for the Best.

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

A Paragoomba can be seen in Mario Party: Island Tour on the Star-Crossed Skyway board alongside Flutter and a Paratroopa on the first, second, and fourth Star Stages. It gives out five Mini Stars. They also appear in the minigame Sky'd and Seek.

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

In Mario Golf: World Tour, Paragoomba is one of the names that can appear on the tournament scoreboard.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario Enemy
PMParagoomba.png Max HP 2 Attack 1 Defense 0 Type Flying
Level 6 Strong None Weak None Moves Dive Kick (1)
Sleep? Good, 3 Dizzy? Good, 4 Shock? Good, 3 Shrink? Good, 3
Stop? Good, 4/5 Fright? Good Air Lift? Good Hurricane? Good
Coins 1 + 0-1 Items Mushroom Run 6 Location(s) Goomba Village
Goomba Road
Pleasant Path
Koopa Bros. Fortress
Tattle This is a Paragoomba. Obviously, Paragoombas are Goombas with wings. You can't hit 'em with the Hammer while they're airborne. If you damage 'em, they'll fall to the ground and become ordinary Goombas.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Paragoomba PM2.png Max HP 2 Attack 1 Defense 0 Location(s) Rogueport Sewers, Petal Meadows, Shhwonk Fortress, Hooktail Castle
Sleep? 100% Dizzy? 120% Confuse? 100% Tiny? 100%
Stop? 110% Soft? 100% Burn? 100% Freeze? 100%
Fright? 110% Gale Force? 110% KO? 150% Moves Dive (1)
Level 7 Exp. points 0 Coins 0 - 1 Items Dizzy Dial, Close Call, Sleepy Sheep, POW Block, Fire Flower
  1      2      3  
Log A Goomba with wings. Can't reach it with a hammer while it's in the air, but once it's damaged, its wings get clipped. It's kind of sad really.
Tattle Basically a Goomba with wings. I'm jealous! You can't hammer it while it's flying, but rough it up and it'll totally plummet!
Super Paper Mario Enemy
5. Paragoomba Card.PNG Max HP 1 Attack 1 Defense 0 Location(s) Lineland (Lineland Road (1-1), Gloam Valley (2-1), The Bitlands (3-1), Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Rooms 12 and 26)
Score 100 Items Card Type Common Card Location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP
Card Description A Goomba that has been through airborne training. One stomp, and it's like it never went to flight school.
  List of Catch Cards  
  4      5      6  
Tattle That's a Paragoomba. It is essentially a Goomba...with wings. A flying underling... Max HP is 1 and Attack is 1. Stomp it to turn it back into a Goomba... Then you can stomp it like a normal Goomba, I guess... Ahh...the life of a Goomba...
Paper Mario: Sticker Star Enemy
Paragoomba (PMSS).PNG Max HP 6 Location(s) Goomba's Fortress, Drybake Desert, Yoshi Sphinx, Sandshifter Ruins, Damp Oasis, Drybake Stadium
Attack 3 Moves Jump (3)
Defense 0 Stickers

Mario Baseball series[edit]

Mario Superstar Baseball[edit]


"A Goomba with wings. Just like Koopa Paratroopa, Paragoombas lose their wings and turn into Goombas if they get stepped on. The Goomba family is made up of expert bunters, although no one really makes a big deal out of it, bunting, after all, isn't all that glamorous."

  • Pitch: 2/10
  • Bat: 3/10
  • Field: 5/10
  • Run: 7/10

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

Icon Name Biography Ability Bat Glove Stats
Paragoomba-CSS2-MSS.png Paragoomba A defensive specialist with great hops! Super Jump Right Right Pitch 6/10
Bat 3/10
Field 7/10
Run 5/10

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Name Image NTSC-U Description PAL Description
In Super Mario Bros, the first enemy Mario encounters is a Goomba. I lost a life to it just seconds after starting! If you add some easily removable wings to that creature, you've got yourself a Paragoomba. Flying mushrooms—that really does just sounds nuts. The first enemy to appear in the original Super Mario Bros. is a Goomba. A lot of people have fond memories of carelessly walking into it and losing a life in two seconds flat. A Paragoomba is a Goomba with wings. Nuts, right? Wrong. Goombas aren't nuts—they're mushrooms, silly!

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Enemy
Paper Paragoomba
Paragoomba (PMSS).PNG HP 196
Power 180
Defense 166
Level 27
Speed 173
Location(s) Sunbeam Plains
Neo Bowser Castle
Experience 110
Coins 60
Item Drop Ultrasyrup Jar


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Paragoomba.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パタクリボー
Pata is an onomatopoeia for a flapping sound and kuribō is Goomba's name in Japanese.
Spanish (NOA) Goomba Alado
Paragoomba (Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam)
Dienton (The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3)
Winged Goomba
From diente (tooth)
Spanish (NOE) Goomba Alado Winged Goomba
German Para-Gumba
Flug-Gumba (Super Mario World)
The English name adapted to German spelling
Flight Goomba
Italian Goomba volante (most games)
Paragoomba (few games)
Fanfacocero (The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3)
Pera Ronzante (Super Mario World cartoon)
Flying Goomba
Warthog Fan
Buzzing Pear
Korean 펄럭굼바
Peolleok Gumba
Translation from Japanese name


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