Flying Goomba (Galoomba)

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This article is about the winged species of Galoomba. For the recurring winged Goomba also referred to as "Flying Goomba", see Paragoomba. For their Mario Clash counterpart, see Para-Goomba (Mario Clash). For the parachuting Galoomba in Super Mario World, see Para-Goomba (Super Mario World).
Flying Goomba
Artwork of a Flying Goomba from Super Mario World
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Variant of Galoomba
Para-Goomba (Mario Clash)

Flying Goombas[1] are Galoombas with wings. They first appear in Super Mario World and its remake, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2. They act much like Paragoombas do, jumping around using their wings. Once stomped on, they change into wingless Goombas, 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.

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, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS and Super Mario Maker 2 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[2]
Pata Kuri
Combination of「パタクリボー」(Pata Kuribō, Paragoomba) and「クリボン」(Kuribon, Galoomba)
German Flügel-Galumba Wing Galoomba
Italian Goombruno Volante[3]
Pere arruffate (Super Mario World cartoon)
Flying Galoomba
Ruffled Pears


  1. ^ Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Page 50.
  2. ^ Super Mario World Shogakukan Book 1 (pg. 29)
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 63