Goomba (floaty)

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Artwork of a floaty Goomba from Super Mario 3D World.
Artwork of a Goomba on a floaty
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (Singapore Tour) (2022)
Variant of Goomba

Goombas on floaties[1] first appear in Super Mario 3D World. They use the floaties to drift and swim across the water.


Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

A Cat Goomba on a floaty

In Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Goombas on spiky floaties first appear in the level Pipeline Lagoon, and are also seen in Sprawling Savanna Rabbit Run. Normally, they are sleeping peacefully in the water, but if the player gets close, they wake up and paddle towards the player, damaging them if they touch them. They can be defeated with any attack.

In the Bowser's Fury campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Cat Goombas riding on floaties appear.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Goombas on spiky floaties return in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, appearing in water levels such as Floaty Fun Water Park and Goomba Galleon. They behave the same as in Super Mario 3D World.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

A Goomba on a floaty in Singapore Speedway

Goombas on floaties make their Mario Kart series debut in the Singapore Speedway course from Mario Kart Tour. They appear in the infinity pool on the rooftop of the Marina Bay Sands buildings, only in the regular and R variants of the course. Their floaties protect them from inbound obstacles, bouncing away drivers, Green Shells and fireballs, while breaking Red Shells on contact. A Goomba in a floaty can be taken out using an item such as a Bob-omb or a Super Horn, or by driving into one while boosting from a Mushroom or a Dash Panel, while invincible, or while under the effects of a Mega Mushroom. When taken out, the Goomba and the floaty give points separately.

Floaties without Goombas appear in Singapore Speedway's Coin Rush mode. They lie on the sidelines of the pool section with coins in-between them, and the track's invisible delimitations prevent the player from interacting with them.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese うきわクリボー[2]
Ukiwa Kuribō
Swim-ring Goomba
Chinese (Simplified) 游水圈栗宝宝
Yóushuǐquān Lìbǎobao
Swimming Circle Goomba
Chinese (Traditional) 游水圈栗寶寶
Yóushuǐquān Lìbǎobao
Swimming Circle Goomba
Italian Goomba Salvagente[3] Life buoy Goomba