Elite Gritty Goomba

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Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
Elite Gritty Goomba
Location(s): Gwarhar Lagoon
Level: 23
HP: 80
POW: 88
DEF: 69
Experience: 60
Coins: 16
Item Drop: Super Nut (16%)
Ultra Nut (11%)
Ultra Nut (30%)
Fire: Weak
Thunder: Normal
Jump: Spiny, Normal
Hammer: Normal
Stat Down: 60%
Dizzy: 100%
Burn: 30%
Speed Down: 30%
Superstar Saga Enemy
Gritty Goomba (2)
Location(s) Gwarhar Lagoon
Level 28 (27)
HP 50
POW 74
Defense 50
Speed 60
Experience 68 (55)
Coins 8
Item Drop None – 0% (Super Nut- 16.13%)
None – 0% (Ultra Nut - 16.13%)
Fire Normal
Thunder Normal
Jump Spiny
Hammer Normal
Hand Normal
Stun? 60%
Burn? 30%
Stat Down? 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.

An Elite Gritty Goomba is a stronger version of the Gritty Goombas, appearing in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. They can be found in Gwarhar Lagoon. In the original game, they were simply called Gritty Goombas, just like their weaker counterparts. It wasn't until the remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, that they were given their own name to distinguish them.

Like Gritty Goombas, they are swathed in cloth (resembling a mummy), and don sunglasses with a spike and colored flag protruding from their head. Elite Gritty Goombas are capable of summoning sandstorms and using them as a cover while trying to run into Mario and Luigi, who must counter with their Hammers. Unlike regular Gritty Goombas, when one of the Elite Gritty Goombas performs their attack, it is harder to determine which brother it is targeting before attempting to ram him.

Elite Gritty Goombas are one of the few enemies to not appear in Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser, making it the only enemy that has a stronger palette to not appear in Minion Quest.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese すなぞく
Sand Tribe
Spanish Tribu Duna Dune Tribe
French Moomba Portmanteau of "Goomba" and "momie" (mummy)
German Sandgumba (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
Strandgumba (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions)
Sand Goomba
Beach Goomba
Italian DesertGoomba (Original game)
DesertGoombone (Remake)
Desert Big Goomba
Chinese 沙砾栗子
Shālì Lìzi
Sand Chestnut