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Partners in Time Enemy
PiT Tashrooba.png
A Tashrooba.
Location(s) Shroob Castle
HP 140
Power 135 (125)
Defense 100
Speed 127
Experience 150
Coins 10
Related Tanoomba
Notice Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions of the game if they differ from the original American stats.[1]

The Tashrooba is a purple shroobified Tanoomba used by the Shroobs during Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. Like their weaker counterparts, Tashroobas are shape-shifters. Tashroobas are found inside Shroob Castle. They are found disguising themselves as different objects and creatures, including a Toad, a 100 Gold Coin, a ? Block, and a Thwack. When approached, the Tashrooba reveals itself and attack.

Tashroobas have the same attacks as Tanoombas, except the Tashroobas' attacks are stronger and faster. Before each attack, the Tashrooba either performs a twirling jump or a normal jump. If it twirls, it will attack Luigi. If it does not twirl, it will attack Mario. After jumping, the Tashrooba either turns into a Thwomp, a balloon, or a Spiny shell. The Tashrooba jumps high before turning into a Thwomp or a balloon; if it reaches the middle of the top screen, it becomes a ballon, and if it reaches the top, it becomes a Thwomp. If it turns into a Thwomp, the Tashrooba falls quickly and crushes its opponent. If it turns into a balloon, it falls slower and hits a Mario brother. Both of these attacks can be countered with a Hammer. If the Tashrooba turns into a Spiny shell, it spins into the Mario brother it indicated with its jump, then circles and attacks the next Mario brother. The Tashrooba circles multiple times, causing damage and potentially poisoning the Mario Bros. Mario and Luigi can jump to avoid it.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese たぬボス Tanubosu
Spanish Tashrooba -
French Xhatonos Portmanteau of "Xhampi" and "Ratonos", the French names of Shroobs and Tanoombas respectively
German Shroomachs Portmanteau of "Shroob" and "Gumbachs", Tanoombas' German name


  1. ^ TMK Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Enemy Guide. Some stats were changed from the original American version of the game to the Japanese and European versions.