|First appearance||Paper Mario (2000)|
Gooma is Goombario and Goombaria's kind grandmother in the game Paper Mario. Her name is a portmanteau of "Goomba" and "grandma", something she actually notes upon first meeting Mario. Mario only needs to talk to her once throughout his entire adventure. She, along with the rest of the Goomba family, lives in Goomba Village. Whether Gooma is her grandchildren's maternal or paternal grandmother is unknown.
- "She's my grandma, Gooma. I hope she lives forever! She's the greatest! When she starts telling old stories, she always says, "When I was young, I was very popular with the boys.""
Names in other languages
|From「クリボー」(Kuribō, Goomba) and「婆」(bā, grandma)|
|Transliteration of Japanese「クリボー」(Kuribō, Goomba) + 奶奶 (nǎinai, grandma)|
|Spanish||Goomabuela||From "Goomba" and "abuela" (Spanish for grandmother)|
- It is implied that she taught Tayce T. how to cook.
- According to Gooma, she looked a lot like Goombaria back when she was a child.