Flying Goomba

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This article is about the winged species of Galoombas that appear in Super Mario World. For the recurring winged Goombas, referred to as "Flying Goombas" in Hotel Mario, see Paragoomba. For their Mario Clash counterparts, see Para-Goomba (Mario Clash). For the Galoombas with parachutes in Super Mario World, see Para-Goomba (Super Mario World).
Flying Goomba
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (2016)
Parent species Galoomba
Derived species
Para-Goomba (Mario Clash)

Flying Goombas[1] are Galoombas with wings. They first appear in Super Mario World and its remakes, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 and Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World. They act much like Paragoombas do, jumping around using their wings. Once stomped on, they change back into normal Galoombas, and their wings disappear, again like how Paragoombas turn into regular Goombas when stomped.

In the Super Mario World cartoons, Flying Goombas only appear once, in the show's series premiere, "Fire Sale", where several Flying Goombas appear to attack Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Yoshi. This swarm of Flying Goombas is eventually defeated by Mario, who knocks them away after jumping through the air. These Flying Goombas appear to be an odd cross between Flying Goombas and the standard Paragoombas of Super Mario Bros. 3 and later games, as they have the facial design and lack of stem of the former, yet their heads have a mushroom-like shape akin to the former. They also seem to lack feet.

In Super Mario Adventures, a Flying Goomba makes a relatively minor appearance, being seen among the creatures sent by Bowser to attack Princess Toadstool's Palace. One is also seen among the attendees to Bowser's marriage to the hypnotized Princess Toadstool.

In Mario Party 3, they appear in the minigame Ridiculous Relay, where they can fully fly.

A Flying Goomba appears as a sewing pattern in Mario Family.

They reappear in Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS exclusively in the Super Mario World style if the player puts wings on a Galoomba.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パタクリ
Pata Kuri
Variant of Pata Kuribō (Paragoomba); Pata is onomatopoea for flapping wings.


  1. ^ Mario Mania, page 50.