Gritty Goomba

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Superstar Saga Enemy
Gritty Goomba (1)
Gritty Goomba.png
Location(s) Teehee Valley
Level 21
HP 30
POW 72
Defense 70
Speed 60
Experience 30 (25)
Coins 4
Item Drop Nut – 9.68% (Syrup Jar - 12.9%)
Mushroom – 25.81% (Super Nut - 9.68%)
More
Fire Normal
Thunder Normal
Jump Spiny
Hammer Normal
Hand Normal
Stun? 60%
Burn? 30%
Stat Down? 100%
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.

A Gritty Goomba is a type of Goomba that appears in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. They appear to be swathed in cloth, resembling a mummy, and they don a pair of sunglasses, with a spike and colored flag protruding from its head. The Gritty Goombas appear in Teehee Valley, occasionally appearing with Spiky Snifits. A stronger variant, called an Elite Gritty Goomba, can be found in Gwarhar Lagoon. Gritty Goombas are capable of summoning sandstorms and using them as a cover while trying to run into the Mario Bros., who must counter with their Hammers.

During the events of the game, Mario and Luigi had to protect Princess Peach from these Goombas as she crossed Teehee Valley to get to Little Fungitown. If they let one get too close, or else left her offscreen too long, it would grab the Princess and drag her down a Warp Pipe to an underground base, which Mario and Luigi can infiltrate to save Peach. If the player returns to Teehee Valley later in the game, most of the Gritty Goombas are replaced by Anuboos, save for the ones in the Warp Pipes.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese すなぞく
sunazoku
Sand Tribe
Spanish Tribu Duna Dune Tribe
French Moomba Portmanteau of "Goomba" and "momie" (mummy)
German Sandgumba Sand Goomba
Italian DesertGoomba