Ghost Goomba

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Ghost Goomba
Artwork of a Ghost Goomba from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Variant of Goomba
Masked Ghoul

Ghost Goombas[1] (generically referred to by Nintendo Power as ghosts[2]) are Boo-like ghosts of Goombas found in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. They are only present in the third level of the Pumpkin Zone. True to its appearance, the Ghost Goomba is invincible and wavily floats like a Boo, but moves faster and forward like a Goomba. Green Shells and Stars are effective in defeating it. In the Kodansha adaptation, they are specifically depicted as the ghosts of Masked Ghouls.[3]

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族しゅぞく ゴースト族
性格せいかく 未練がましい
登場とうじょうゲーム ランド2

Ghost Goomba
Tribe: Ghost clan
Disposition: Regretful
Game appearances: Land 2
It's the spirit of Goomba!
The Goomba (p. 72) has become a ghost. The ghost has no physical form and is totally immune to Mario's attacks. Mario must run through it quickly, as it moves in a very unpredictable manner.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese テレクリボー[5]
Portmanteau of「テレサ」(Teresa, Boo) and「クリボー」(Kuribō, Goomba)
French Goomba Boo[6] Boo Goomba
German Spuk-Gumba Spooky Goomba
Italian Goomba Fantasma Ghost Goomba[7]


  • Ghost Goombas have an unused squished sprite, indicating that they were originally intended to be able to be stomped.[8]
  • In a KC Deluxe mini-guide, Ghost Goombas are referred to as the ghost of Goombo.[9] In actuality, Ghost Goombas are approximately the size of regular Goombas and even slightly bigger than the game's Boos.
  • A Ghost Goomba appears in the concept art of Super Mario Odyssey, suggesting they may have been planned to appear in the game somewhere early in development.[10]


  1. ^ English Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 13, 2022, 13:51:45 UTC via
  2. ^ "An unbeatable ghost zig-zags at the beginning of the stage." - Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 50.
  3. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Deluxe vol. 19 - Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka 1. Page 115.
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 1994.「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 115.
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  6. ^ Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia; page. 75
  7. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75
  8. ^ A.J. Nitro. Game Boy / GBC - Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins - Enemies. The Spriters Resource. Retrieved August 27, 2022.
  9. ^ 「チビボーのユウレイが、あらわれた‼ こわいよ~。」(Chibibo's ghost has materialized!! How scary!) - Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Deluxe vol. 19 - Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka 1. Page 4.
  10. ^