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Goompapa is mad about the gate
Goompapa wishing Mario good luck in Goomba Village.
Goompapa wishing Mario and Goombario well

Goompapa is the father of Goombario and Goombaria and the husband of Goomama in Paper Mario. He is also fishing friends with Muss T., Koover, and Fishmael.

In the beginning of the game in Goomba Village, he can be seen fixing the gate to Goomba Road. Soon Kammy Koopa will appear and destroy the gate with a block. Goompapa has a fit and Mario must search for the Goomba family's Hammer to progress.

There is a letter to Goompapa below a cliff in Mt. Rugged. After Mario and Parakarry deliver the letter, Goompapa will give them another letter for his friend Muss T. This initiates a long delivery chain of letters, spanning the entire Mushroom Kingdom. At the end of the chain is another letter to Goompapa, indirectly addressing his daughter Goombaria. On receiving this, he awards Mario the Lucky Day badge and praises Parakarry's delivery service.


  • "He's my dad, Goompapa. He's willing to do anything for us. We can always count on him. He doesn't look like it, though. But did you see him fixing stuff after that earthquake? That's when I knew he was cool."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリパパ
From「クリボー」(Kuribō, Goomba) and "papa"
Chinese 酷栗爸爸[1]
Kùlì Bàba
Transliteration of Japanese「クリボー」(Kuri, Goomba) + 爸爸 bàba (papa, father)
French Goompapa -
Spanish Goompapá From "Goomba" and "papá" (Spanish for dad/father)


  • Goompapa can be seen in the audience of Chuck Quizmo's shows.
  • If the player delivers Muss T.'s letter, Muss T. will reveal that he and Goompapa are friends and think alike.