Gold Goomba

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Gold Goomba
Gold Goomba artwork from New Super Mario Bros. 2
A Gold Goomba in New Super Mario Bros. 2
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)
Variant of Goomba
Gold Beanie
Gold Goomba Tower
Gold Mini Goomba
Gold Paragoomba

Gold Goombas (or Golden Goombas) are a golden variant of Goomba debuting in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and appearing sporadically in the Mario Party games. In these games, Gold Goombas are found in minigames as rarer counterparts to regular Goombas, being worth three points rather than just one. Their distinction from normal Goombas varies in other appearances.


Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, gold Goombas appear in the Goomba thumping game found in the Pipe Vault. They are worth three points, compared to Goombas which are worth one and Spikeys which cause Mario to lose a point. However, they are both rarer and faster than regular Goombas, only appearing for a short amount of time during the course of the minigame. One of them also appears as a statue in Garro's studio.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 5[edit]

Gold Goombas make their first Mario Party appearance in Mario Party 5. They appear in the minigame Mario Can-Can, where one may pop out of a Goomba can.

Mario Party 6[edit]

A Golden Goomba in the minigame Trap Ease Artist in the game Mario Party 6.

In Mario Party 6, Golden Goombas appear in the minigame Trap Ease Artist being worth three points, like in the previous game.

Mario Party 7[edit]

In Mario Party 7, Gold Goombas appear alongside Goombas in Royal Rumpus, granting the player three points when defeated.

Mario Party DS[edit]

They appear in the Mario Party DS minigame Goomba Wrangler, where they are once again worth three points, while regular Goombas only give one point.

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

Gold Goombas return in the Mario Party: Island Tour minigame Ka-Goomba!. They are worth three points.

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

In Mario Party: The Top 100, Gold Goombas reappear in the minigame Trap Ease Artist from Mario Party 6.

Super Mario Party[edit]

In Super Mario Party, Goomba turns into a Gold Goomba after using a Golden Drink.

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

Gold Goombas reappear in Mario Party Superstars, once again reprising their roles in Trap Ease Artist from Mario Party 6 like in Mario Party: The Top 100.

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Gold Goomba

Gold Goombas also appear in New Super Mario Bros. 2. However, they are simply regular Goombas after Mario or Luigi touch a Gold Ring. The player will get 5 coins for each enemy defeated. The same applies to other gold enemies (this does not include consecutive jumps on enemies or using the Gold Flower). Goomba Towers and Paragoombas can also become Gold Goombas.[1]

Super Mario Run[edit]

In Super Mario Run, Gold Goombas appeared during a "Mega Event" running from January 31, 2017 to February 19, 2017. They were found in World Tour in certain levels at a time (indicated by a Gold Goomba icon on the level selection screen), with stages containing anywhere from one to five Gold Goombas (the later stages feature more Gold Goombas than the earlier ones). The player received 30 bonus coins at the end of the level for every Gold Goomba stomped, as well as a stamp on their stamp card, which was given to players as part of the event.[2] Gold Goomba Lite, a version of the Gold Goombas "Mega Event" in which an individual had an easier chance to get certain in-game rewards than before.

The "Mega Event" has four stamp cards with 20 stamps spots each, and the "Lite" has four stamp cards with 5 stamp spots each (with the fourth card having 10 stamp spots instead of 5).

Event Date Reward 1 Reward 2 Reward 3 Reward 4
Mega Event February 1, 2017 - February 20, 2017
August 10, 2017 - August 31, 2017
Gold Goomba Statue Gold Goomba Statue x 2 Gold Goomba Statue x 3 Big Gold Goomba Statue
Mega Event March 30, 2017 - April 13, 2017 Dandelion Piranha Plant Statue Dandelion x 3 Cherry Blossom Tree
Lite Event November 29, 2017 - December 13, 2017 5 Rally Tickets Poinsettia x 10 Sparkly Christmas Tree Sparkly Snow Globe
Lite Event February 2, 2018 - February 16, 2018 Mario Topiary Fireworks Cannon Silver Fireworks Cannon Gold Fireworks Cannon
Lite Event March 10, 2018 - March 23, 2018 Peach Topiary Dandelion x 10 Piranha Plant Statue Cherry Blossom Tree
Lite Event May 25, 2018 - June 8, 2018 Captured Goomba Statue Captured Hammer Bro Statue Captured Chain Chomp Statue Cappy Statue
Lite Event August 3, 2018 - August 17, 2018 Pauline Statue Bowser (Wedding) Statue Peach (Wedding) Statue Mario (Wedding) Statue
Lite Event December 21, 2018 - January 4, 2019 5 Rally Tickets Poinsettia x 5 Celebratory Balloons x 5 Sparkly Snow Globe

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

Screenshot of a Gold Goomba in World 8-Ghost House 2, from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition.
A Gold Goomba in World 8-Icon of a second Ghost House, from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition.

Gold Goombas appear in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition as very rare enemies, encountered only in unlockable courses (excluding ★World 2-4). Gold Goombas are Light-attribute enemies and are much stronger and more durable than regular Goombas.

As enemies, Gold Goombas first use their Skill Super Boost to raise the attack power of all enemies for 99 turns. They then attack regularly by charging and slamming into the player (making metallic clanking noises). When defeated, they drop Grand Light Blocks of themselves or Star Gems. When defeated with a 10+ Combo attack, they are guaranteed to drop Star Gems. Gold Goombas award the player with a significant amount of XP compared to other enemies, but drop a regular amount of coins.

As teammates, Gold Goombas have above average stats, with an HP rating of 5/6, an ATK rating of 4/6, and a RCV rating of 4/6. Its Super Boost Skill changes one Orb on the Orb field to a Super Orb, and its Awoken Skill, Time Boost, increases the time the player can move Orbs by a short amount. Gold Goombas give HP+ bonuses to other teammates when being depowered, and use Gold Mushrooms and Grand Gold Mushrooms to increase their Skill levels.

With the digital update to version 2.0, a Gold Goomba can be transformed into two other forms: a Gold 2-Goomba Tower by using four Goomba Coins, and a Gold 3-Goomba Tower by using six more Goomba Coins.

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

Sprite of a golden Captain Goomba from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, a gold variant of Captain Goomba is unlocked whenever the Goomba amiibo is scanned in the Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser mode.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 金のクリボー (Super Mario RPG)
Kin no Kuribō
Gōruden Kuribō
Golden Goomba
Chinese (Traditional) 金色栗寶寶[3]
Jīnsè Lìbǎobǎo
Golden Goomba
Dutch Gouden-Goomba Golden Goomba
French Goomba d'or
Goomba doré
Gold Goomba
Golden Goomba
German Gold-Gumba Gold Goomba
Italian Goomba dorato Golden Goomba
Korean 골드굼바
Gold Goomba
Gold Goomba
Portuguese (NOA) Goomba dourado Golden Goomba
Russian Золотой гумба
Zolotoy gumba
Golden Goomba
Spanish Goomba dorado Golden Goomba



  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. New Super Mario Bros. 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide, page 35.
  2. ^ GameXplain. (February 1, 2017). New Gold Goomba Event & Easy Mode in Super Mario Run - Update Tour. YouTube. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  3. ^ Official Chinese website for Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. Retrieved November 20, 2020.