Bone Goomba

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Bone Goomba
Bone Goomba.png
Artwork of a Bone Goomba from New Super Mario Bros. 2
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012)
Latest appearance Dr. Mario World (2020)
Variant of Goomba

Bone Goombas[1] are Goombas that wear skull helmets, which first appear in New Super Mario Bros. 2. Appearing alongside other bone-related enemies like Bone Piranha Plants and Dry Bones in Towers and Castles, they seem to be identical to ordinary Goombas in everything but appearance, slowly walking forward and being able to be defeated with any attack. They first appear in World 1-NSMB2-Tower Course Icon.png.

When defeated, the skulls on their heads are smashed, revealing that they have a completely blue body similar to the Gloombas from the Paper Mario series and the Goombas found in caves in Super Mario Bros.[2] Additionally, they appear without skulls in World FlowerNSMBW Fire Flower Icon.png-NSMB2-Ghost House Course Icon.png, World 6-NSMB2-Ghost House Course Icon.png, and in the Gold Classics Pack.

Bone Goombas appear in Mario Party: Island Tour on the Star-Crossed Skyway board. They appear on the third Star Stage and give out five Mini Ztars.

In Paper Mario: Color Splash, Bone Goombas are enemies that can be fought in Marmalade Valley.

An area with book shelves and carpets in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. The side of a book shelf reveals a Bone Goomba graphic.

Bone Goombas appear in Mario Sports Superstars as one of the playable sidekicks in the soccer sport, marking the first playable appearance of a Bone Goomba. Unlike regular Goombas, Bone Goombas are exclusive to soccer. They also serve as obstacles in the Road to Superstar mode.

In Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Bone Goombas appear as drawings imprinted on the sides of book shelves and bureaus found in several areas of Spooky Trails. These also feature Shy Guy masks.

In Dr. Mario World, Bone Goombas appears in the background of World 11 after it is cleared


Paper Mario: Color Splash Enemy
Bone Goomba
PMCS Bone Goomba Idle Animated.gif HP 12 Type Normal 3
PMCS Bone Goomba Card.png
Strong None Weak None
Moves Head Attack (10), Group Attack (10), Blowback Attack (24)
Location(s) Marmalade Valley
Quotes Usual: "Pah! You can't hurt my bone mask." ~ "Bone mask...activate!" ~ "I'm still a Goomba at heart." ~ "Welcome to the BONE ZONE!"
Enemy Class
ENEMY_ZAKO_LV1 - TRE_NOTHING (when joining a battle started against a Dry Bones)
Dropped Items
Hammer Scraps 2 Red Paint 7 Yellow Paint 7 Blue Paint 0 Orange Paint 7 Green Paint 0 Purple Paint 0

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ほねクリボー[3]
Hone Kuribō
Bone Goomba
Spanish Goombuesitos From Goomba and Huesitos (Dry Bones)
French Goomb'os From Goomba and os (bone)
German Knochen-Gumba Bone Goomba
Italian Goombosso From Goomba and Tartosso (Dry Bones)
Portuguese (NOE) Goomba-Esqueleto Skeleton Goomba
Russian Гумба-скелет
Skeleton Goomba


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. 2012. New Super Mario Bros. 2 Prima Official Game Guide. Page 21.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. 2 section, page 196.