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,[1] also written lowercase as cat Goombas,[2] 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.

In the Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, specifically in Bowser's Fury's Lake Lapcat, there are brown Cat Goombas,[3] but as with other enemies in Bowser's Fury, their cat appearance is only an aesthetic difference and they do not gain any new abilities. As such, these Cat Goombas behave like regular Goombas (i.e. chasing the player as soon as they spot them).

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

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

LEGO Super Mario[edit]

A Cat Goomba appears in the Cat Peach Suit and Frozen Tower LEGO Super Mario expansion set, which released on August 1, 2022. Two Cat Goombas also appear in Character Pack Series 6, which was released in 2023.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario 3D World content/ObjectData/KuriboClimb.szs KuriboClimb Climb Goomba (Super Mario 3D World)
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury ObjectData/KuriboFur.szs KuriboFur Fur Goomba (Bowser's Fury)

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ネコクリボー[4]
Neko Kuribō
Cat Goomba
Chinese (Simplified) 猫咪栗宝宝[5]
Māomī Lìbǎobǎo
Cat Goomba
Chinese (Traditional) 貓咪栗寶寶[6]
Māomī Lìbǎobǎo
Cat Goomba
French Goomba Chat[7] Cat Goomba
German Katzen-Gumba Cat Goomba
Italian Goomba gatto Cat Goomba
Korean 고양이굼바
Goyangi Gumba
Cat Goomba
Portuguese Goomba Gato Cat Goomba
Spanish Goomba Felino Feline Goomba


  1. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. Super Mario 3D World PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 23.
  2. ^ Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury – GET THEM GOOMBAS! 💪💥 | @playnintendo (chapters). Retrieved March 31, 2023.
  3. ^ Nintendo of America [@NintendoAmerica] (February 2, 2021). "Think you can spot an enemy without cat ears in Bowser's Fury? Think again! From Cat Goomba & Cat Piranha Plant to Cat Koopa Troopa and even Cat Conkdor. These enemies are unique to #SuperMario3DWorld + #BowsersFury!" (Tweet) – via Twitter. Retrieved May 28, 2021. (Archived May 7, 2021, 05:43:21 UTC via Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 226.
  5. ^ 猫咪桃花公主装束和冰塔扩展关卡 71407 | 乐高®超级马力欧 | CN. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  6. ^ 新同伴「樂高®碧姬公主™」即將加入「樂高®超級瑪利歐™」,預定於8月1日發售。 Nintendo HK. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
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