Cat Goomba

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Cat Goomba
Artwork of Cat Goomba from Super Mario 3D World.
Artwork of a Cat Goomba from Super Mario 3D World
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)
Variant of Goomba
Tail Goomba

Cat Goombas are a furry, catlike variant of a Goomba. They make their primary appearance in Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, where they mirror Cat Mario as an enemy form.


Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

Cat Goombas attack by jumping, then diving down, in the same way that Cat Mario can. Like Mario, they meow when doing this. They can be defeated with any attack, sometimes dropping a Super Bell. Cat Goombas are introduced in Super Bell Hill and reappear in Mount Beanpole, Mystery House Melee, and The Great Tower of Bowser Land.

Notably, in the Nintendo Switch port, specifically in Bowser's Fury's Lake Lapcat, there is a variant of Goombas that do resemble Cat Goombas, but their cat appearances are only aesthetic changes and they do not gain any new abilities. As such, the Cat Goombas here behave like regular Goombas (i.e. chasing the player as soon as they spot them), and have their standard brown coloring.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

With Super Bell Hill making an appearance as a retro stage in the Wii U version of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Cat Goombas return as well, acting the same as in their previous appearance.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ネコクリボー
Neko Kuribō
Cat Goomba
German Katzen-Gumba Cat Goomba
Italian Goomba gatto Cat Goomba
Spanish Goomba Felino Feline Goomba



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