Pirate Goom

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Not to be confused with Pirate Goomba.
“Watch out for his spear.”
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 instruction booklet, page 18
Pirate Goom
A Pirate Goom, as seen in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 artwork.
First appearance Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (1994)
Latest appearance WarioWare: Smooth Moves (2006)
Variant of Wanderin' Goom
Notable members

Pirate Gooms[1] are a type of Wanderin' Goom that appear in the first two Wario Land games. They are darker than their ordinary counterparts, have small hands and originally held a spear. They typically pace back and forth and do not fall off unless pushed or thrown. Their spears are pointed forward, so Wario must avoid hitting them from the front.

In Wario Land II, three nameless Pirate Gooms are introduced as Captain Syrup's sidekicks that steal the treasure of Wario Castle. They also received a change in appearance: they now wear striped bandannas, they have lighter color, and they now wield tridents. The giant spear man, an abnormally large Pirate Goom, is fought several times and serves as the game's "really final" boss. In the final battle at Syrup Castle, Captain Syrup drops Pirate Gooms in Buzzy Beetle-like helmets (described as "beetles"[2]).

A Pirate Goom makes a cameo in Picross NP Vol. 7. Multiple Pirate Gooms make cameos in WarioWare: Smooth Moves as part of the Wario Land microgame. The player needed to grab one and hurl it at an enemy by using the Wii Remote.

Pirate Gooms started a trend of basic enemies in the Wario Land series having a spear or spear-like weapon, with one example including the Spearhead in Wario Land 3


Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3[edit]

  • Japanese Virtual Console manual: ヤリを持っているクリクリです。ヤリに注意が必要です。[3] (It is a Wanderin' Goom with a spear. You need to be careful with the spear.)

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族しゅぞく 海賊かいぞく
性格せいかく 仕事熱心しごと ねっしん
登場とうじょうゲーム ランド3
登場回数とうじょう かいすうおおいヤリクリ

Pirate Goom
Tribe: Pirate
Disposition: Eager to work
Game appearances: Land 3
The many appearances of Pirate Goom
A Wanderin' Goom with a spear (p. 71). It walks around with a spear. If it jabs you, you will take damage, so you should stomp on it to stun it or hit it with your body when its back is turned.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヤリクリ[5][6][4]
From「槍」(yari, spear) and「クリクリ」(Kurikuri, Wanderin' Goom)

German Piraten Goom
Pirate Goom
Italian Goom Pirata[7]
Goom pirata[8]
Pirate Goom


  1. ^ Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 English instruction booklet, page 18.
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 106, page 71. "Captain Syrup hovers overhead in a weird flying contraption while she drops burning beetles on Wario. At the same time, columns of fire shoot up from the floor. Use the beetles to hit Syrup, then, when they become explosive, throw them into the fire."
  3. ^ Japanese Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Virtual Console manual, section 15.
  4. ^ a b 「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 223.
  5. ^ Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 18.
  6. ^ Wario Land 2: Nusumareta Zaihō Shogakukan guide, page 47.
  7. ^ Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 European manual, pag. 116
  8. ^ Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (Virtual Console) Italian e-manual, pag. 15