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Species Goomba
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.

Gooma writes a letter to Goombario at one point during the party's adventure, which the player can read at the Toad Town Post Office.


  • "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[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリばあ
From「クリボー」(Kuribō, Goomba) and「婆」(, grandma)

Chinese 酷栗奶奶[1]
Kùlì Nǎinai
Transliteration of Japanese「クリボー」(Kuri, Goomba) + 奶奶 (nǎinai, paternal grandma)

French Gooma
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.