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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.

Goldbob and his family appear again aboard the Excess Express on their ride home to Poshley Heights. They are among the passengers who are absorbed into a horde of Smorgs that attack the train on the third day and are eventually freed when Mario defeats the Smorgs, causing them to blow away in the wind. Following the train voyage, Goldbob and his family remain in Poshley Heights.

Goldbob also may have had some involvement in the creation of Fahr Outpost's big bomb cannon, due to the fact that one of the requirements to use the cannon is to both gain Goldbob's permission to use the cannon and his guide on how to use it. Mario must revisit Goldbob in Poshley Heights for his permission to use the cannon; Mario must give up all his coins to Goldbob in exchange for the permission, though Goldbob returns him the coins soon thereafter.

After Chapter 7, Goldbob posts a trouble in Rogueport's Trouble Center, in which he asks for a Package to be sent to General White. After Mario delivers the Package to Goldbob and speaks to Goldbob, the Bob-omb rewards the plumber 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
French Orboom Goldboom
German Goldfried "-fried" is a common suffix for male German names.
Italian Bomb-Oro From "Bob-omb" and "oro" (gold)
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.