Goombrat

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Goombrat
Goombrat MPSR solo.png
Artwork of a Goombrat from Mario Party: Star Rush.
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)
Latest appearance Super Mario Bros. Wonder (2023)
Variant of Goomba
Variants
Derived subjects

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. 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. Unlike Goombas, Goombrats turn around when reaching an edge, similar to red Koopa Troopas.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

Screenshot of Mario in The Perpetual Shell, a Boost Mode Challenge Mode in New Super Mario Bros. U.
Goombrats in New Super Mario Bros. U

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.

Goombrats reappear in the Nintendo Switch port, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

Super Mario Run[edit]

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 Kodeka Kakibō also appears in Remix 10.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Goombrats appear in Super Mario Maker 2, as a variation of a Goomba. Kodeka Kakibō 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. These sprites depict them as having their feet directly connected to their head, instead of having a body separating them.

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.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder[edit]

Goombrats in Super Mario Bros. Wonder
Goombrats in Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Goombrats return in Super Mario Bros. Wonder, being the only standard enemies that debuted in New Super Mario Bros. U to make an appearance. Their behavior is unchanged for the most part, but their mouths are now able to open.[1]

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 10[edit]

Goombrat Combat from Mario Party 10.
Goombrats in Mario Party 10

Goombrats reappear in Mario Party 10 in the free-for-all minigames Goomba Gotcha and Goomba Gallop, alongside Goombas and Galoombas, as well as in the 2-vs-2 minigame Goombrat Combat.

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

Goombrats return in Mario Party: Star Rush, in the free-for-all minigame Acornucopia and the Coin Chaos minigame Samurai Smackdown.

Dr. Mario World[edit]

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[edit]

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

Image Name Bio
Goombrat as viewed in the Character Museum from Mario Party: Star Rush Goombrat
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[edit]

  • Notebook bio: "This enemy enjoys going for strolls in the forest. Vault over it, or just give it a good ol' stomp!"

Item description[edit]

  • Goombrat Statue: "A statue of a Goombrat. Nobobdy is quite sure of their exact relation to Goombas..."

Dr. Mario World[edit]

  • 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."

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カキボー
Kakibō
Portmanteau of「柿」(kaki, persimmon) and「クリボー」(Kuribō, "Goomba")

Chinese (simplified) 柿宝宝
Shì Bǎobǎo
Persimmon Baby

Chinese (traditional) 柿寶寶
Shì Bǎobǎo
Persimmon Baby

Dutch Goombrat
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French (NOA) Goombalisson
From "Goomba" and possibly polisson ("scamp")
French (NOE) Goomin
From "Goomba" and gamin ("child")
German Gumbalg
From Gumba ("Goomba") and balg ("sprout" or "toddler")
Italian Goombarello
Possibly meaning "Little Goomba"
Korean 감바
Gamba
Portmanteau of 감 (gam, "persimmon") and Goomba

Portuguese (NOA) Goombinha
From "Goomba" with diminutive -inha
Portuguese (NOE) Goombito
From "Goomba" with diminutive -ito
Russian Гумбака
Gumbaka
Portmanteau of Гумба (Gumba, "Goomba") with -ка (-ka, diminutive suffix)

Spanish (NOA) Goombiño
From "Goomba" and niño ("boy")
Spanish (NOE) Goombrat
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nintendo of America (June 21, 2023). Super Mario Bros. Wonder - Nintendo Direct 6.21.2023. YouTube. Retrieved June 21, 2023.