- This article is about the team from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. For the Goomba Bros. from Paper Mario, see Red & Blue Goomba Bros.
- “Who is this Gonzales rookie? A cocky idiot, that's who! Waiting just makes us mad!”
- —Goomba Bros., Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
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 even if the Chill Out badge is equipped. The Goomba Bros. then say it was a warm up for Mario and that 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.
|Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy|
|Max HP||2||Attack||1||Defense||0||Location(s)||Rogueport Sewers, Petal Meadows, Glitz Pit, Riverside Station|
|Fright?||110%||Gale Force?||100%||KO?||150%||Moves||Headbonk (1)|
|Level||7||Exp. points||0||Coins||0 - 1||Items||Dried Shroom, Fire Flower, Fright Mask (drop only), POW Block (drop only), Sleepy Sheep, Tasty Tonic (drop only), Close Call|
|Log||The underling of underlings. No other distinguishing characteristics.|
|Tattle||That's a Goomba. Umm… Yeah, I'm one of those, in case you hadn't noticed. Ahem... It says here: "Goombas are underlings of underlings." …That is totally rude! Their maximum HP is 2. They have an Attack power of 1 and a Defense of 0.|
Names in other languages
|「クリクリ」is from「クリボー」(Kuribō, Goomba) or「栗」(kuri, chestnut), as well as a Japanese term for "big and round"; and「ブラザーズ」means "brothers".|
|French||Chewingooms||Pun on "chewing-gum" and "Goomba"|
|Spanish||Goombula V||A reference to a famous Spanish music group called "Fórmula V"|
Uchū kara Kita Ishi Atama
|The Hardheads from Space|
|Italian||La forza, la furia e l'irruenza||The Strenght, the fury, the impetuosity|
|Spanish||La pasión, la fuerza, la furia desbordada||The passion, the strength, the overflowing fury|
- The Goomba Bros. are the only fighters who fight as a team to consist of more than four members, with five in total.
|Glitz Pit teams (at the end of Chapter 3)|
|Champion||The Great Gonzales|
|Major League||Rawk Hawk • The Koopinator • Chomp Country • Hamma, Bamma, and Flare • Craw-Daddy • The Fuzz • Magikoopa Masters • Shellshockers • Poker Faces • Tiny Spinies|
|Minor League||Armored Harriers • Bob-omb Squad • Punk Rocks • Mind-Bogglers • Hand-It-Overs • Spike Storm • Dead Bones • Pokey Triplets • KP Koopas • Goomba Bros.|
|Replacement teams||Wings of Night • Destructors|