Gold Goomba

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Gold Goomba
Gold Goomba Artwork - New Super Mario Bros. 2.png
A Gold Goomba in New Super Mario Bros. 2.
First Appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest Appearance Mario Party: The Top 100 (2017)
Parent Species Goomba

Gold Goombas (or Golden Goombas) are golden variants of Goombas that appeared in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and some Mario Party games. They are basically the same as Goombas, except they are only found in minigames and are worth three points while their brown counterpart is worth one.


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

In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Gold Goombas appeared in the Goomba Thumping minigame 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.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 6[edit]

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Golden Goombas make their first Mario Party appearance in Mario Party 6, where they appear in the minigame Trap Ease Artist, being worth three points, as in Super Mario RPG.

Mario Party 7[edit]

In Mario Party 7, Golden Goombas appeared in Royal Rumpus. They also 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]

They also appear in Mario Party: Island Tour in 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.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]


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]

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

A Gold Goomba in World 8-PDSMBE-GhostHouse2.png

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.

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. If the player got 20 stamps and completes the stamp card, they could receive a Gold Goomba Statue, which can be used in Kingdom Builder. If the player completed three more stamp cards, they could receive two Gold Goomba Statues, three Gold Goomba Statues, and a Big Gold Goomba Statue, respectively.[2]

Gold Goombas appeared in another "Mega Event" running from March 30, 2017 to April 13, 2017. The event was identical to the last Mega Event, except the prizes were a Dandelion, Piranha Plant Statue, Dandelion Trio (three individual Dandelions), and a Cherry Blossom Tree. The event returned again on August 10, 2017, and ended on August 31, 2017.

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, was held and available from February 2, 2018 to February 16, 2018. Prizes for this event were Mario Topiary, Fireworks Cannon, Silver Fireworks Cannon and Gold Fireworks Cannon, each one in right order given for one completed Stamp Card numbered from 1 to 4 (where the Stamp Card 4 had 10 Stamp spots to be filled in order to complete it unlike the first three ones with 5 Stamp spots). Courses containing Gold Goombas did not affect course rankings.

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


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
Spanish (NOE) Goomba dorado Golden Goomba
French Goomba d'or Gold Goomba
Dutch Gouden-Goomba Gold Goomba
German Gold-Gumba Gold Goomba
Italian Goomba dorato Gold Goomba
Russian Золотой гумба
Zolotoy gumba
Golden Goomba
Korean 골드굼바
Gold Goomba
Gold Goomba

Goomba Tower[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴールデンタワークリボー[3]
Gōruden Tawā Kuribō
Golden Tower Goomba


Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴールデンパタクリボー[4]
Gōruden Patakuribō
Golden Paragoomba


  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. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. 2 section, page 194.
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. 2 section, page 195.