Paper Macho Goomba

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Paper Macho Goomba
First appearance Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020)
Variant of Goomba
Notable members
Paper Macho Goomba Outlaw
A Paper Macho Mummy Goomba in the Temple of Shrooms

A Paper Macho Goomba, is an enemy in Paper Mario: The Origami King, a type of Paper Macho Soldier. Just as Goombas attack regularly by charging at their enemies, Paper Macho Goombas charge at Mario to try to inflict damage. Similarly, Paper Macho Goombas are some of the most common Paper Macho Soldiers found and fought in the game, and are the first ones to be encountered.

Like the other Paper Macho Soldiers, a Paper Macho Goomba is invulnerable due to the sticker on its back. To fix this, Mario must get behind the Paper Macho Goomba and hammer the sticker to make it vulnerable. He is then able to hammer it whenever it gets near while avoiding its attacks.

Three Paper Macho Goombas are first seen in Whispering Woods walking away after attacking Ol' Grandsappy and turning his face into a Not-Bottomless Hole. A Paper Macho Goomba is next seen biting a house in Toad Town, creating another Not-Bottomless Hole. Mario can defeat it and explore the town, where he may find a few more Paper Macho Goombas. For example, there is a Paper Macho Goomba trying to eat a Shy Guy in the backyard of a house, and another trying to eat a Snifit atop a different house - this Snifit turns out to be a confetti salesman.

Mummified versions of Paper Macho Goombas known as Paper Macho Mummy Goombas are fought within the Temple of Shrooms. These enemies are wrapped in bandages and have no differences in battle. However, when Mario hammers the ground, a set of holes appear nearby. If Mario falls in the hole, the player must press A Button repeatedly for him to jump out. The holes disappear if a nearby square button is pressed.

In Hotfoot Crater, a horde of slightly smaller Paper Macho Goombas chase Mario, Kamek and Bowser Jr. up the volcano. Kamek creates clones of himself to hold back the horde while Mario and Bowser Jr. keep going, but gets trampled after a short while. Bowser Jr. later creates a ditch where he attempts to fight the Paper Macho Goombas, but gets overpowered. Bowser, who is waiting near the top, then shoots a fireball to knock down a rock which blocks the horde and allows Mario to escape. If Mario is caught by the horde, it will cause an instant Game Over.

A Paper Macho Goomba is fought in the first stage of Scuffle Island, with the title Stomping Sentry. Defeating it is worth 100 coins, but there are now three stickers on its back Mario must hammer before he can inflict any damage.


Collectible Treasure descriptions[edit]

  • Collectible Treasure #18: "While not strictly origami, these monsters are employed by King Olly to fold, tear, and crumple the world."
  • Collectible Treasure #81: "A Paper Macho Goomba that looks like a mummy but is actually just cold. It's cold inside ancient temples!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハリボテクリボー
Haribote Kuribō
Papier-mâché Goomba
French Goomba mâcho Paper Macho Goomba
German Pappmacho-Gumba Paper Macho Goomba

Stomping Sentry[edit]

Language Name Meaning
German Der Stampfende Schrecken The stomping Scare