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Gooble SMS red.png
A red Gooble.
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Goobles in Noki Bay

A Gooble[1] (named Swoopin' Stu in the Prima Games guide[2]) is a type of transparent creature that appears in the game Super Mario Sunshine. Goobles can be found wherever there is toxic Graffiti. They resemble transparent Flapjack Octopuses with a ball of goop within their bodies. They come in a large variety of colors, as well as some size variation, although they all act exactly the same. For the most part, unless they see Mario, Goobles will generally wander in an outward direction without any real, apparent purpose and won't create a larger 'Goop area' unless they fall off a ledge and pop on impact. Petey Piranha's Goop is also capable of creating Goobles.

Once a Gooble spots Mario, they will turn white for a second before making a "bwooww-wop" noise and swooping at him, then splattering, leaving goop behind. They appear prominently during battles with Polluted Piranhas, spawned from their base, swooping at Mario whenever they have the chance and disrupting his own attacks on the Polluted Piranha.

Goobles can be destroyed with a blast of water from F.L.U.D.D. or by being Jumped on, though the latter method will leave behind a puddle of Goop that can spawn more Goobles. This can be avoided, however, if they are jumped on while they are in the air. Stomping on them also causes them to occasionally drop Water Bottles. Eventually, Goobles pop even without provocation, but will not leave Goop.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プチプチ
Japanese onomatopoeia for sustained popping sounds.
Italian Collabolla From "colla" (glue) and "bolla" (bubble)


  1. ^ Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, scoreboard. ~ ShadowmarioXLI. (September 11, 2010). Let's Play Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour - Tournament - Lakitu Cup (Part 1 of 2). YouTube. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima Official Strategy Guide. Page 17.