Goomfrey

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Goomfrey
TTYD Goomba NPC.png
Sprite from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Species Goomba
First appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch) (2024)
“Yeah, I spoke to Jolene. Now who was it that she wanted "taken care of"?”
Goomfrey, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Goomfrey is a 30-year-old[1] Goomba who lives in Rogueport. His name is a portmanteau of "Goomba" and the male name "Geoffrey". He resides near Professor Frankly's house in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Goomfrey is a pretty shady character who makes a living by "eliminating problems," and talks in a manner similar to a hitman. However, he ends up helping Mario by disposing of a bunch of Battle Trunks that Mario picked up in the Glitz Pit as part of the Help wanted! trouble. An issue of the RDM states that he attacked the Pianta Exchanger at the Pianta Parlor in anger, causing the parlor to temporarily shut down.

Profiles[edit]

  • Tattle: "That's Goomfrey the Goomba. He looks kind of shady, I guess, but he's cool. People call him a "fixer." Y'know, a guy that can make any problem...just go away."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリード
Kurīdo
Pun on「クリボー」(Kuribō, "Goomba") and possibly the English male given name "Creed"

Chinese 克栗徳
Kèlìdé
Transliteration of the Japanese name

French Goomléon
From "Goomba" and the male given name "Léon"
German Gumbaniel
From Gumba ("Goomba") and the male name "Daniel"
Italian Goombocchio
From "Goomba" and occhio ("eye")
Korean 굼버렛
Gumbeoret
Goomberett, from "굼바" (Goomba) and "에버렛" (Everett, a given English name)

Spanish Goombasilio
From "Goomba" and the male given name "Basilio"

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