Elite Goombule

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Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey Enemy
Elite Goombule
Location(s): Trash Pit
Level: 1
HP: 16
POW: 15
DEF: 16
Experience: 4
Coins: 2
Item Drop: Mushroom - 25%
Syrup Jar - 30%
Fire: Normal
Jump: Normal
Hammer: Normal
Battled by: Mario & Luigi
Burn: Immune
Dizzy: Immune
Stat Down: 1x
Speed down: 1x
Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Elite Goombule
MLBISElite Goombule.gif
Location(s) Trash Pit
Battled by Mario and Luigi
Level 2
HP 16 (37)
POW 15 (49)
DEF 13 (39)
SPEED 12 (28)
Fire Normal
Burn? Normal
Dizzy? Normal
Stat Down? Normal
KO? Normal
Experience 4
Coins 2 (3)
Item Drop Mushroom - 25%
Syrup Jar - 30%
  • The second set of numbers next to the enemy's HP, POW, DEF, SPEED and Coins are stat increases from the Challenge Medal accessory; a 50% increase for HP, DEF, SPEED and Coins earned, and a 150% increase for POW.

Elite Goombules are a stronger variation of Goombule fought only once inside Bowser's body in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. They are encountered in the Trash Pit. They have the exact same moves as regular Goombules, and like their weaker counterpart, Elite Goombules have an egg yolk-shaped body with a yellow core in the center, but are blue instead of pink and wear Buzzy Beetle Shells as helmets that deflect jump attacks and counterattacks. To defeat one, the bros. have to use their newly learned Green Shell Special Attack obtained by collecting all ten Attack Pieces from the Trash Pit.

For unknown reasons, in the Prima Guide, this enemy, along with the Shroobs and Bowser X, are not listed in the Enemy Compendium[page number needed].

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, their helmets are dark blue rather than black.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カタボー
Spanish (NOA) Goombula Élite Elite Goombule
French (NOA) Goombule d'élite Elite Goombule
French (NOE) Goomblindé Reinforced Goomba
German Abwehrzell-Gumba Defense Cell Goomba
Italian Goombulo Elite Literal translation
Korean 무장세포바
Mujang Sepoba
Armed Goombule