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Species Bob-omb
First appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
“Good day to you, Gonzales. What can I do for you today? What's that you say? You must use the cannon in Fahr Outpost to save the world? Hmmm... Well, that IS rather a pickle, isn't it?”
Goldbob, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Goldbob is a Bob-omb who appears in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door; his name refers to his gold coloring. He first appears in Glitzville, outside of the Glitz Pit, along with his wife, Sylvia, and his son, Bub. Goldbob soon becomes a fan of "The Great Gonzales" (Mario's adopted fighting name) after his position in the ranks of the Glitz Pit moves up. Goldbob continues to call Mario "Gonzales" until the end of the game, even after Mario "retires" from fighting. He also may have had some involvement in the creation of Fahr Outpost's Grande Boom, due to the fact that one of the requirements to use the cannon was to both gain Goldbob's permission to use the cannon and his guide on how to use it.

Goldbob appears again aboard the Excess Express on his way to Poshley Heights. After the trip, he and his family remain in Poshley Heights.

Later, Mario and his team must return to Goldbob to get his permission to use the cannon in Fahr Outpost.

In the game, he appears on the Trouble Center, asking Mario to send a package to General White. If Mario completes this quest, he gives the player 64 coins (a reference to the Nintendo 64).

Tattle information[edit]

  • "That's Goldbob the Bob-omb. He's head of a wealthy business, Goldbobbington's. He's got buckets of ducats, they say. I guess some folks are just good with money!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴールドマン
Spanish Bombotín Pun on bomba (bomb) and botín (booty or loot). Alternatively, his name might come from Emilio Botín, a Spanish millionaire banker, as his wife is also named after two Spanish millionaire sisters.
French Orboom Goldboom
German Goldfried "-fried" is a common suffix for male German names.
Italian Bomb-Oro From "Bob-omb" and "oro" (gold)