Artwork of a Goombrat from Mario Party: Star Rush.
|First appearance||New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)|
|Latest appearance||Dr. Mario World (2019)|
Goombrats are a species of Goomba that debuted in New Super Mario Bros. U. The enemy's name is a portmanteau of "Goomba" and "brat". They are short, lighter brown, and resemble persimmons more than mushrooms. They have wider eyes in a scowl instead of eyebrows, and the black stems on their head are similar to tomato leaves. They also turn when they reach edges, unlike Goombas. Additionally, their teeth point down and have a curved shape, resembling those of in-game Goombas in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, while regular Goombas' and Galoombas' teeth point up and are sharp.
Super Mario series
New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
Goombrats debut in New Super Mario Bros. U. They only appear in Mushroom Heights and the Challenge Mode levels The Goombrat Stomp, Spin Jump, Get Dizzy, and The Perpetual Shell. When they reach a ledge, they will look down at it before turning, then look forwards again. Their leaves bounce to the music.
In New Super Luigi U, Goombrats are significantly more common.
Super Mario Run
Goombrats appear in the version 3.0.4 update in Super Mario Run, where they appear in the levels Scuttlebug Forest and Spike Bar Jungle. In Scuttlebug Forest, one can be seen with a Super Mushroom on its head. A few other Goombrats glow in a yellow tone, and stomping them will release more coins than usual. A large variety known as the Big Goombrat also appears in Remix 10.
Super Mario Maker 2
Goombrats appear in Super Mario Maker 2, as a variation of a Goomba. Big Goombrats reappear and are created by enlarging Goombrats, and wings can be given to them, allowing them to jump higher than Paragoombas. They have been given new sprites for the Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3 styles, due to them not originally appearing in either of those games.
In the Super Mario World style, similar to how Goombas are replaced by Galoombas, Goombuds are a new enemy that appear similar to the Goombrat, but can be knocked over and carried instead of stomped on.
Mario Party series
Dr. Mario World
Goombrats appear in Dr. Mario World as obtainable assistants. They also appear in the background of World 9 when an area has been cleared, and can be obtained as assistants after clearing the first area in World 9. In stage mode, their effect is to increase the skill meter by an extra portion if blue viruses are eliminated, so for example if the percentage is 10% the skill meter is filled by an extra 0.1 points per blue virus eliminated. In versus mode, their effect is to grant a chance that the next capsule is a rainbow capsule every time the opponent attacks.
Profiles and statistics
Mario Party: Star Rush
An enemy that looks like a persimmon.
|"Goombrats are fated to forever walk to the edges of platforms only to turn around and walk right back. Poetic?"|
Super Mario Run
- Notebook bio: "This enemy enjoys going for strolls in the forest. Vault over it, or just give it a good ol' stomp!"
- Goombrat Statue: "A statue of a Goombrat. Nobobdy is quite sure of their exact relation to Goombas..."
Dr. Mario World
- Stage mode: "Fills skill meter 10%/20%/30%/40%/50% more when blue viruses are eliminated."
- Versus mode: "If opponent attacks grants 30%/40%/50%/60%/70% chance the next capsule will be a rainbow capsule."
Sprites and models
Goombrat Statue in Super Mario Run
Super Mario Maker 2 (Super Mario Bros. style)
Super Mario Maker 2 (Super Mario Bros. 3 style)
Names in other languages
|Portmanteau of「柿」(kaki, persimmon) and「クリボー」(Kuribō, Goomba)|
|French (NOE)||Goomin||From "Goomba" and "gamin" (child)|
|German||Gumbalg||From "Gumba" (Goomba) and "balg" (sprout or toddler)|
|Italian||Goombarello||Possibly meaning "Little Goomba"|
|Portmanteau of "감" (gam, persimmon) and "Goomba"|
|Portuguese (NOA)||Goombinha||"Goomba" with the diminutive suffix "-inha"|
|Portuguese (NOE)||Goombito||"Goomba" with the diminutive suffix "-ito"|
|Portmanteau of "Гумба" (Gumba, Goomba) with "-кa" (-ka, diminutive suffix)|
|Spanish (NOA)||Goombiño||Conjunction of "Goomba" and "niño" (boy)|