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Dream Team enemy
Gromba sprite, from Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
Location(s) Pi'illo Blimport
Pi'illo Castle
Level 2
HP 8
Power 27
Defense 12
Speed 15
Weakness None
Experience 3 (4)
Coins 1 (100%)
Item drop Mushroom (10%)
1-Up Mushroom (4%)
No Hitter 1
World Real

Grombas are rock-like Goombas that appear in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. They appear around Pi'illo Castle and in the Ancient Hidden Area of Pi'illo Castle. As they are encountered early in the game, Grombas are not very powerful, and their stats are quite low compared to other enemies. In the field, Grombas have a tendency to trip while walking about, and do not always chase Mario or Luigi upon sight like most other enemies. In Pi'illo Blimport, Broque Monsieur sets up an act using caged Grombas. In one room of Pi'illo Castle's underground depths, many Grombas are seen marching in a circle to form a propeller-like formation.

In battle, Grombas attack in two ways: After running up to Mario or Luigi, they will either trip before rolling towards them, or dig out a rock with their feet and kick it at them. Both attacks can be dodged by jumping, but the former can also be countered. Sometimes, one will approach the bros. between them and roll towards the one that it faces, which can be used as a "tell" as to which brother it is targeting. A Dream World variant also appears in Dreamy Pi'illo Castle, called a Dromba.

In the two tutorial battles only, the Grombas cannot be knocked out until Toadsworth leaves the battlefield.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コロボー
Portmanteau of「コロコロ」(korokoro, onomatopoeia for rolling) and「クリボー」(Kuribō, Goomba)
French Gromba -
German Grumba Phonetic transliteration
Italian Kroomba Similar to American Spanish name
Korean 데굴바
Portmanteau of "데굴데굴" (degul-degul, onomatopoeia for rolling) and "Goomba"
Portuguese Gromba -
Russian Валунба
From "Goomba" and "валун" (valun, boulder)
Spanish (NOA) Groomba From "Goomba" and the English name
Spanish (NOE) Goombadrillo From Goomba and "ladrillo" (brick)