Hefty Goomba

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Hefty Goomba
Screenshot of Mario in Big Goomba Bounce Bash, a 1-UP Rally Challenge Mode in New Super Mario Bros. U.
A Big Goomba being split into two Hefty Goombas in New Super Mario Bros. U
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Super Mario Bros. Wonder (2023)
Variant of Big Goomba
Big Goombrat

Hefty Goombas[1] are a type of Goomba that have appeared as enemies in the Super Mario series. They are depicted as a size smaller than a Big Goomba but bigger than a common Goomba.


New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Two Hefty Goombas in New Super Mario Bros. Wii
The World 1 Enemy Course
Hefty Goombas splitting into smaller Goombas

Hefty Goombas first appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They split into two normal Goombas when stomped. They appear in the World 1 Enemy Course and in World 8-2. They are the only large enemies that can be frozen by ice balls, but need to be Ground Pounded since they cannot be lifted because of their huge size. Returning Giant Goombas are shown to be two times larger than a Hefty Goomba and split into two Hefty Goombas when stomped.

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

Hefty Goombas with other giant enemies in New Super Mario Bros. U

Hefty Goombas make an appearance in New Super Mario Bros. U, with the same behavior as seen previously. In this game, they appear in the Goomba Enemy Course in Layer-Cake Desert as well as in the level Jungle of the Giants in Soda Jungle, appearing when the player jumps on a Big Goomba.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder[edit]

Hefty Goombas reappear in Super Mario Bros. Wonder, acting the same as in previous appearances and first appear in The Sharp Trial: Launch to Victory.

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

New Super Mario Bros. Wii
New Super Mario Bros. U
1 Data/files/Object/kuriboBig.arc
kuriboBig Big Goomba (shared)

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese こでかクリボー[2]
Kodeka Kuribō
Mini Big Goomba
French Maxi Mini Goomba[3] Mini Maxi Goomba
Italian Mega Goomba[4]
Super Goomba[5]


  • In Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario Maker, Big Goombas are approximately the same size as Hefty Goombas, and the latter appearance borrows the same attribute of splitting into two regular Goombas when stomped.


  1. ^ Stratton, Steve. New Super Mario Bros. U PRIMA Official Game Guide, pages 28, 32 and 122.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 145 and 209.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, page 209
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, pagg. 145, 209 (shared with Big Goomba)
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, pag. 210 (in Big Goomba's description)