Elite Gritty Goomba

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Elite Gritty Goomba
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
Variant of Gritty Goomba

An Elite Gritty Goomba is an enemy that appears in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. They are a stronger version of the Gritty Goomba, and can be found in Gwarhar Lagoon. In the original game, they were simply called Gritty Goombas, just like their weaker counterpart; the remake gives them their current name.


Elite Gritty Goombas can summon sandstorms much like their base counterparts, 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.


Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemy
Gritty Goomba (2)
MLSSGrittyGoombaGwarhar.gif HP 50 POW 74 Defense 50 Speed 60 Experience 68 (55)
Fire Normal Thunder Normal Jump Spiny Hammer Normal Coins 8
Stat Down? 100% Stun? 60% Burn? 30% Hand Normal Item Drop None – 0% (Super Nut- 16.13%)
None – 0% (Ultra Nut - 16.13%)
Level           28 (27) Location(s) Gwarhar Lagoon Notice
  • 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.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
Elite Gritty Goomba
MLSSBMEliteGrittyGoomba.png HP: 80 POW: 88 DEF: 69 SPEED: 64 Experience: 60
Fire: Weak Thunder: Normal Jump: Spiny, Normal Hammer: Normal Coins: 16
Stat Down: 60% Dizzy: 100% Burn: 30% Speed down: 30% Item Drop: Super Nut (16%)
Ultra Nut (11%)
Ultra Nut (30%)
Level:           23 Location(s): Gwarhar Lagoon

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese すなぞく (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
はまぞく (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions)
Sand Tribe

Beach 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 (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
DesertGoombone (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions)
Desert Big Goomba
Chinese 沙砾栗子
Shālì Lìzi
Sand Chestnut