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This article is about the enemies from the Mario & Luigi series. For the boss from Yoshi's New Island, see Big Beanie.
A Beanie in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.
Artwork from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
“What are you freaks doing here?! This is OUR turf! Buzz off!”
Beanie, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

Beanies are enemies that first appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and appear in later installments such as Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. They resemble large, green beans with feet and a face, and seem to be the Beanish versions of the Goombas from the Mushroom Kingdom. They are found in various areas within the kingdom, and first appear in Hoohoo Mountain; the Gold Beanie is a stronger variant found later on in the game.


Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Beanies are normally encountered in Hoohoo Mountain; they chase after Mario and Luigi in an attempt to ram into them and start a fight, though they will occasionally trip on their face while doing this. In addition, winged Parabeanies can be found in Beanbean Fields and will revert to normal Beanies with enough damage; the beans that Queen Bean spits up during her boss battle may turn into Beanies if stomped. Pestnuts and Elite Pestnuts (which appear in Chucklehuck Woods and the Seabed) will reveal either a Beanie or a Gold Beanie if their shells are cracked; if this occurs in the Seabed, the Beanie will float to the surface, which prevents them from being fought but still counts as defeating them.

In battle, Beanies attack Mario or Luigi by running in front of one brother and ramming into them, which the Bros. can dodge or counter by jumping; they will sometimes trip before ramming, which requires the Bros. to delay their jump. The type of ram can be determined by the Beanie's proximity to the target; if they are far away, they will trip. Beanies are weak to Firebrand-based moves, and may drop Woo Beans upon defeat.

Beanies reappear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, functioning the same as in the original game. They also appear as the first enemies encountered in Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser, where they are fought in the level Go, Goomba, Go! They are Melee troopers and attack by charging into opponents. Their Special Skill, Mega Tackle, allows them to charge quickly into a targeted opponent, causing more damage than a regular charge. Several Beanies also attempt to attack the Koopalings when they not only intruded upon their turf but also proceeded to ignore them, although the Koopalings (who were otherwise occupied discussing how to find Bowser) managed to easily subdue them before intimidating them into fleeing. One Beanie also lines up to be Popple's new Rookie after his last one went missing, only to be turned down. While they are generally indicated to be close relatives of both Goombas and Pestnuts, the Beanie, Goomba, and Pestnut families are organized separately in the mode's enemy list.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, the Gold Beanie can summon a bunch of Beanies to chase Mario as a part of one of its attacks. During this, the Gold Beanie will hide behind one while the group of Beanies charge at Mario from behind. In this game, Beanies lack the sprout on their head.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga enemy
Beanie HP 6 POW 18 Defense 20
Speed 18 Experience 4 Coins 2 (1)
Location Hoohoo Mountain, Beanbean Outskirts, Beanbean Castle, Chucklehuck Woods, Seabed Jump Normal Hammer Normal
Hand Normal Fire Critical Thunder Normal
Stat down? 100% Stun? 30% Burn? 60%
Level 5 Role Common Item drop Woo Bean – 25.81%
Woo Bean – 32.26% (Mushroom - 100%)
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.
  • Nintendo Player's Guide: Beanies stop and run in place before they strike. When one stops far away, it'll trip before it gets to you.[1]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions enemy
A Beanie from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. HP 18 POW 27 DEF 13 SPEED 13 Experience 6
Fire Critical Thunder Normal Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 5
Stat down 60% Dizzy 30% Burn 30% Speed down 30% Item drop Mushroom (16%)
Woo Bean (14%)
Woo Bean (60%)
Level           5 Location(s) Hoohoo Mountain, Beanbean Fields, Beanbean Castle, Chucklehuck Woods, Seabed
  • Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser profile: Enemies frequently seen in the Beanbean Kingdom. They move and hop about the battlefield.



Sprites and models[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マメボー
Portmanteau of「豆」(mame, "bean") and「クリボー」(Kuribō, "Goomba")

Chinese 豆豆小子
Dòudou Xiǎozi
Beanbean Guy; from「栗子小子」 (Lìzi Xiǎozi, "Goomba")

French Goompwa
From "Goomba" and pois ("pea")
German Beanie
Italian Fagiolotto
Little bean
Korean 콩바
From "콩" (kong, bean) and "Goomba"

Spanish (NOA) Haba
Bean; possibly from "Goomba"
Spanish (NOE) Guisantón
From guisante ("pea") and Dientón ("Goomba")


  1. ^ Thomason, Steve (2003). Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). ISBN 1-930206-43-7. Page 41.