Goomba Bros.

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This article is about the team from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. For the Goomba Bros. from Paper Mario, see Red and Blue Goomba.

“Who is this Gonzales rookie? A cocky idiot, that's who! Waiting just makes us mad!”
Goomba Bros., Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

The Goomba Bros.

Goomba Bros. a.k.a the Hoppin' Hardheads, and later the Meteorite Hardheads, are a group of five Goombas encountered in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. They are the first opponents Mario challenges in Glitz Pit, where they are known as the "Meteorite Hardheads."

Like most other fighters, they brag about how good they are and talk trash. However, they are simply Goombas and the weakest enemies in the Glitz Pit. The Goomba Bros. prove to be cheaters, taking a swing at Mario before the fight even begins, resulting in an unavoidable first strike at Mario. The Goomba Bros. then say it was a warm up for Mario and he should be thanking them.

The Goomba Bros. are ranked 19th in the Glitz Pit but will be ranked 20th when Mario (known as The Great Gonzales) defeats them.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 『うちゅうからきた石アタマ』クリクリブラザーズ
"Uchūkarakita-ishi Atama" Kurikuri Burazāzu
The Kurikuri Brothers "The Hardheads from Space". Kuri comes from the Japanese word for Goombas, 「クリボー」 kuribō, which in turn comes from 「栗」 kuri, "chestnut".
Spanish Goombula V A reference to a famous Spanish music group called "Fórmula V"
French "Indécollables" Chewingooms "Unstuckable", Pun on "chewing-gum" and "Goomba"
German Gumba-Brüder Goomba Bros.
Italian Goomba Bros.


  • In Super Paper Mario, the Goomba Bros. are referenced when Mimi disguised as Merlee says that her favorite hobby is "Watching rerun shows of the Super Ultra Goomba Bros."
    • This could also be a reference to the Koopa Bros., as in Bowser's Castle they say that they are now the Super Ultra Koopa Bros. the Great.
  • The Goomba Bros. are the only fighters who fight as a team to consist of more than four members with five in total.