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First Appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)

A Gooble[1] (named Swoopin' Stu in the Prima Games guide[2].) is a type of transparent creature that appears in the game Super Mario Sunshine. Goobles can be found wherever there is toxic Graffiti. They resemble transparent, goopish octopuses. For the most part, unless they see Mario, Goobles will generally wander in an outward direction without any real, apparent purpose and won't create a larger 'Goop area' unless they fall off a ledge and pop on impact. Petey Piranha's Goop is also capable of creating Goobles.

Once a Gooble spots Mario, they will turn white for a second before making a "bwooww-wop" noise and swooping at him. They appear prominently during battles with Polluted Piranhas spawned from Goop Generators, swooping at Mario whenever they have the chance and disrupting his own attacks on the Polluted Piranha.

Gooble can be destroyed with a blast of water from F.L.U.D.D. or by being Jumped on, though the latter method will leave behind a puddle of Goop that can spawn more Gooble. This can be avoided, however, if they are jumped on while they are in the air. Stomping on them also causes them to occasionally drop Water Bottles. Eventually, Goobles pop even without provocation, but will not leave Goop.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プチプチ
Japanese onomatopoeia for sustained popping sounds.


  1. ^ Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, scoreboard. ~ ShadowmarioXLI. (September 11, 2010). Let's Play Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour - Tournament - Lakitu Cup (Part 1 of 2). YouTube. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Super Mario Sunshine: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, pg 17.