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First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
Variant of Goomba
Aqua Kuribō

Goomdivers are diving-helmet-clad Goombas that appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. Their names are a combination of "Goomba" and "diver". They are found in the Oho Ocean Seabed, and are sometimes assisted by Bloopers in battle. In the overworld, Goomdivers dive down into view from off-screen in an attempt to land on Mario and Luigi to initiate a battle; this is signaled by a small circle of bubbles indicating their landing spot.

Goomdivers are very similar to the Aqua Kuribō, another Goomba in a diving helmet that appears in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.


Goomdivers will attack by either leaping directly at Mario or Luigi, which is countered by jumping, or swimming upward and slowly drifting towards one of the Bros., which is countered with the hammer. If they use the latter attack, they will remain elevated, rendering them immune to ground-based moves and Bros. Attacks.


Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemy
MLSSGoomdiver.gif HP 30 POW 52 (44) Defense 70 (45) Speed 40 Experience 25
Fire Normal Thunder Normal Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 8
Stat Down? 100% Stun? 30% Burn? 0% Hand Normal Item Drop Super Mushroom – 9.68%
Ultra Mushroom – 6.45% (9.68%)
Level           19 Location(s) Oho Ocean Seabed Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
MLSSBMGoomdiver.png HP: 54 POW: 58 DEF: 42 SPEED: 36 Experience: 36
Fire: Normal Thunder: Normal Jump: Normal (ground), Critical (swimming) Hammer: Normal Coins: 14
Stat Down: 60% Dizzy: 60% Burn: 0% Speed down: 30% Item Drop: Super Mushroom (18%)
Ultra Mushroom (12%)
Ultra Mushroom (26%)
Level:           17 Location(s): Oho Ocean Seabed

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリダイバー
kuri daibā
From kuribo, the Japanese name for Goomba and the English word "diver".
Spanish (NOA) Pipo Submarino From pipo (suit) and submarino (submarine)
Spanish (NOE) Goombuzo From Goomba and buzo (diver)
French Plongpwa Pun on plonge (dive) and pois (pea)
German See-Gumba Sea Goomba
Italian SubGoomba
Chinese 潜水栗子
Qiánshuǐ Lìzi
Diving Chestnut