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This article is about the winged species of Galoomba, previously referred to as "Flying Goomba". For the recurring winged Goomba also referred to as "Flying Goomba", see Paragoomba. For their Mario Clash counterpart, see Para-Goomba (Mario Clash). For the parachuting Galoomba in Super Mario World, see Parachute Galoomba.
Artwork of a Flying Goomba from Super Mario World
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Variant of Galoomba
Para-Goomba (Mario Clash)

Paragaloombas[1] (originally known as Flying Goombas)[2] are Galoombas with wings, first appearing in Super Mario World. They act much like Paragoombas do; typically, they jump around using their wings, but some works such as the Super Mario World television series and Mario Party 3 depict them as capable of full flight.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

Flying Goombas first appear in Super Mario World and its reissue, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2, where they alternate between walking and jumping around. Once stomped on, they change into wingless Goombas, like how Paragoombas turn into regular Goombas when stomped. When walking, unlike normal Goombas, they will always walk towards the player's direction.

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Paragaloombas reappear in Super Mario Maker under their current name and in Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, exclusively in the Super Mario World style, if the player puts wings on a Galoomba.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Paragaloombas reappear in Super Mario Maker 2. In addition to retaining their previous properties, by tapping and holding Paragaloombas in Course Maker, they can be changed into a winged, Goombrat-like Goombud variant.

Super Mario World television series[edit]

In the Super Mario World cartoons, Para-Goombas[3] appear only once, in the show's series premiere, "Fire Sale," where several of them appear to attack Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and Yoshi. This swarm of Para-Goombas is eventually defeated by Mario, who knocks them away after jumping through the air. These Para-Goombas appear to be an odd cross between Flying Goombas and the standard Para-Goombas of Super Mario Bros. 3 and later games, as they have the facial design and lack of stem of the former, yet their heads have a mushroom-like shape akin to the former.

Super Mario Adventures[edit]

In Super Mario Adventures, a Flying Goomba makes a relatively minor appearance, being seen among the creatures sent by Bowser to attack Princess Toadstool's Palace. One is also seen among the attendees to Bowser's marriage to the hypnotized Princess Toadstool.

Mario Party 3[edit]

In Mario Party 3, Flying Goombas appear as obstacles in the minigame Ridiculous Relay, slowing the player down when bumped into.

Mario Family[edit]

A Flying Goomba appears as a sewing pattern in Mario Family.


Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 キノコ族
性格 元気者
登場ゲーム ワールド

Tribe: Mushroom clan
Disposition: Live wire
Game appearances: World
Winged Galoomba
A winged version of the mushroom Galoomba (p. 73). They flap around near the ground. Once you step on it, the wings come off and it becomes just a Galoomba.

Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros.[edit]

  • Bio: 羽根の生えたクリボン。踏むと羽根が取れてクリボンになる。[5](A winged Galoomba. When you step on it, the feathers come off and it becomes a Galoomba.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パタクリ[6]
Pata Kuri
Combination of「パタクリボー」(Pata Kuribō, Paragoomba) and「クリボン」(Kuribon, Galoomba)
French Goomba ailé[7]
Winged Goomba
German Flügel-Galumba Wing Galoomba
Italian Goombruno Volante[9]
Pere arruffate (Super Mario World television series)
Flying Galoomba
Ruffled Pears


  1. ^ English Super Mario World entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 13, 2022 14:17:58 UTC via
  2. ^ M. Arakawa. Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Page 50.
  3. ^ "Oh no! Para-Goombas!" – Princess Toadstool, "Fire Sale"
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 1994.「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 153.
  5. ^ 「スーパーマリオブラザーズ百科: 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), Super Mario World section, page 55.
  6. ^ Super Mario World Shogakukan Book 1. Page 29.
  7. ^ Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, page 55
  8. ^ "Oh regardez! Des Paragoombas!" - Princesse Peach, Catastrophe écologique
  9. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Page 63.