Spiked Goomba

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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Spiked Goomba
Spiky Goomba - Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door.png
Max HP 2
Attack 2
Defense 0
Location(s) Various
Log A Goomba that wears a spiked helmet. Slightly higher attack power than a typical Goomba.
Items Fire Flower, Mushroom, Power Punch, Sleepy Sheep
Moves Spikebonk (2)
That's a Spiky Goomba. ...A spiky-headed Goomba. What a creative name. That spike is super-pointy, so it's better to hit it with a hammer than jump on it. Maximum HP is 2, Attack is 2, and Defense is 0. The addition of the spike means you'll hurt your feet if you jump on it. Duh!
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Not to be confused with Prickly Goomba.

“Ouch, that was cold.”
Spiked Goomba, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Spiked Goombas (also known as Spiky Goombas, and referred to as "Spiny Goombas" by Professor Frankly) are Goombas that have thought of a creative way to avoid being squished by Mario. They wear green helmets similar to Spike Top shells to prevent Jump moves from damaging them, covering the common Goomba's weakness. They are tougher than regular Goombas and Paragoombas making the Spiky Goomba the strongest of the Goomba family tree. While their helmets are a great defense against jumps, they're still defenseless against most other attacks. Mario's Hammer or Bowser's fire breath are two good examples. Spiked Goombas are a staple of the Paper Mario series, being one of two variants of the normal Goomba; they have appeared in all three games. A similar Goomba appears in Mario Party 7 in a shop in Bowser's Enchanted Inferno!.


A Spiky Goomba getting hurt.

Paper Mario[edit]

Spiked Goombas, as they were called in this game, made their debut appearance here. They are first seen in Goomba Road, but also appear in many different locations, such as Pleasant Path. A single Spiked Goomba also appears at Bowser's Castle, and was in charge of guarding the items in the storage room. However, instead of guarding them, he decided to sell them to Mario and company as if the storage room was an item shop.

Like all Goomba's A Spiked Goomba attacks by headbonking. Also if Mario takes damage from the Spiked Goomba's headbonk attack or if Mario jumps on a Spiked Goomba, the Spiked Goomba will laugh.

A Spiked Goomba can also be found inside a Brick block near a Goomba.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Spiked Goombas reappear as common enemies, but they are referred as Spiky Goombas in this game. It also appears as the first spiked enemy in the game. If Mario or a partner jumps on it, they will take damage. Their most known appearance is at the beginning of the game, where one battles with a normal Goomba and a Para-Goomba in the Rogueport Sewers. Once Mario gets the Spike Shield badge, Mario will be able to jump the Spiky Goombas along with all spiked enemies.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

In Super Paper Mario, Spiked Goombas once again appear. They, as always, cannot be stomped by normal means. However, they can be defeated by using a Pixl, such as Boomer, Carrie, Barry, or Cudge. Bowser's fire breath attack can also toast them. They appear in the Flipside Pit of 100 Trials in rooms 12 and 38.

The spiky helmets they use (Or possible green spike top shells) appeared as an item in Paper Mario: Sticker Star for the Nintendo 3DS, though the enemies make an absence in this game.

Paper Mario and Super Paper Mario Stats[edit]

Paper Mario Enemy
Spiked Goomba
SpikedGoomba PM.png
Max HP 2
Attack 2
Defense 0
Location(s) Goomba Village, Goomba Road, Pleasant Path

Moves Spikebonk (2)
This is a Spiked Goomba. Spiked Goombas are Goombas with spikes on their heads. Max HP: 2, Attack Power: 2, Defense Power: 0 Whatever you do, don't jump on their spikes or you'll get hurt or even paralyzed!
Super Paper Mario Enemy
Spiked Goomba
3. Spiked Goomba Card.PNG
Max HP 1
Attack 2
Defense 0
Location(s) Lineland (Yold Desert (1-3)), Gloam Valley (2-1), Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Rooms 12 and 38)
Card Type Common
Card Description
A Goomba with a spike strapped to its helmet. Head spikes: the ultimate in antistomping technology.
It's a Spiked Goomba. Look at that spiky hat! Max HP is 1. Attack is 2. That spiky hat makes stomping it or picking it up a very bad idea... I would recommend throwing something at it... Or you could just walk on by...
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トゲクリボー
Spine Kuribo
Spanish Goompincho From Goomba and pincho (spike)
French Goombapic Portmanteau of "Goomba" and pic (spike)
German Pieks-Gumba Portmanteau of Gumba (Goomba) and Pieks (spike)