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A Gritty Goomba is a type of Goomba that appears in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. Gritty Goombas are found in Teehee Valley, occasionally appearing with Spiky Snifits. 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.
During the events of the game, Mario and Luigi must protect Princess Peach from these Goombas as she crosses Teehee Valley to get to Little Fungitown. If they let one get too close, or else leave her offscreen too long, the Gritty Goomba grabs the Princess and carries her down a Yellow Pipe leading to underground ruins, which Mario and Luigi must enter 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 underground ruins.
Gritty Goombas attack by ramming into the Mario Bros., similar to normal Goombas; however, they will summon sandstorms and use them as a cover in order to obscure which brother they're targeting. The Bros. must counter the attack with their Hammers.
In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, Gritty Goombas appear as enemies in Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser. They are melee troopers, and attack by charging into minions. Their Special Skill is Rocket Headbutt, which allows them to jump headfirst into a minion. Due to the spike on their heads, attacking them from above damages minions.
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Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
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