Goomba Mask

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Goomba Mask
Artwork from Super Mario 3D World.
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)

A Goomba Mask, also written lowercase as Goomba mask,[1] is an item that first appears in Super Mario 3D World. It disguises the user as a Goomba, allowing them to walk past enemies without getting noticed and attacked.


Super Mario series[edit]

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

In Super Mario 3D World and its port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, the mask can be found after defeating certain Goombas, or in the right Goomba statue near a set of Chargin' Chucks in Sunshine Seaside. Like several objects in the game, the Goomba Mask is worn over the player's body. Upon wearing it, Goombas, Galoombas and Mini Goombas do not recognize the player and will not attack, but other enemies like Koopa Troopas and Chargin' Chucks will still actively chase the player. Also, Spotlights do not react if the player is within sight. However, contact with enemies still causes damage, removing the mask. When the player jumps, the same sound effect plays as when a Goomba jumps. When the player crouch-walks while wearing the mask, the Goombas' walking sound is used. Power-ups cannot be used in this state, although Peach's float can still be used.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

In Super Mario Maker 2, knocking on a Warp Door in the Super Mario 3D World style may cause Weird Mario to appear while wearing a Goomba Mask. It was later added as a wearable object exclusive to the Super Mario 3D World style in the version 3.0.0 update released on April 22, 2020, allowing the player to avoid getting noticed by most enemies, unlike in Super Mario 3D World.

Paper Mario: The Origami King[edit]

An item from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
The Goomba Mask in Paper Mario: The Origami King

In Paper Mario: The Origami King, a different Goomba Mask resembling a Paper Macho Goomba appears in the Shogun Studios storage area. If Mario wears it, he spins around and causes the mask's eyes to roll, with the humorous appearance making Olivia laugh.

Mario uses the Goomba Mask to sneak past a group of Folded Soldiers and Paper Macho Soldiers in front of Big Sho' Theater. Later, in Breezy Tunnel, Mario has to use the mask to cheer Olivia up after Bob-omb's sacrifice.


Paper Mario: The Origami King[edit]

  • Key item description: "A shockingly realistic Goomba mask. Perfect for going undercover!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Kuribo Box[2]
Haribote Kuribō
Kuribō no Kaburimono

Goomba Box

Papier-mâché Goomba

Goomba Headgear (Paper Mario: The Origami King)

Chinese (simplified) 纸糊栗宝宝[4]
Zhǐhú Lìbǎobao
Papier-mâché Goomba

Chinese (traditional) 紙糊栗寶寶[5]
Zhǐhú Lìbǎobǎo
Papier-mâché Goomba

Dutch Goomba-masker
Goomba mask
French Masque Goomba
Goomba Mask
German Gumba-Maske
Goomba Mask
Italian Maschera di Goomba[3]
Goomba's Mask
Korean 흉내굼바
Hyungnae Gumba
Mimicking Goomba

Portuguese (NOE) Máscara Goomba[6]
Goomba Mask
Russian Маска гумбы
Maska gumby
Goomba Mask

Spanish Careta Goomba
Goomba mask


  1. ^ Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury – GET THEM GOOMBAS! 💪💥 | @playnintendo (chapters). Retrieved March 31, 2023.
  2. ^ Super Mario 3D World internal filename (BoxKuribo)
  3. ^ NintendoItalia (April 21, 2020). Super Mario Maker 2 - Modalità "Crea un mondo", Bowserotti e nuovi elementi! (Nintendo Switch). YouTube. Retrieved on April 23, 2020.
  4. ^ Nintendo (April 21, 2020). 《 Super Mario Maker 2 (超级马力欧创作家 2) 》更新数据 Ver.3.0.0 介绍视频 Youku. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  5. ^ Nintendo (April 20, 2020). 《Super Mario Maker 2 (超級瑪利歐創作家 2) 》更新資料Ver.3.0.0介紹影片 YouTube. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  6. ^ Nintendo Portugal (January 13, 2021). Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury! - Explorem um mundo de diversão Mario em conjunto. YouTube. Retrieved January 13, 2021.