Red & Blue Goomba Bros.

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This article is about the two Goomba characters from Paper Mario sometimes called the Goomba Bros.. For the group of Goombas from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door also called the Goomba Bros., see Goomba Bros..
Red & Blue Goomba Bros.
Red and Blue Goomba PM screenshot.png
Species Goombas
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
“I don't believe it! He beat our King Goomba!”
Red & Blue Goomba Bros., Paper Mario

The Red & Blue Goomba Bros., also called the Goomba Bros., are two Goomba brothers known as Red Goomba and Blue Goomba from Paper Mario. They serve the Goomba King, who is under Bowser's orders to stop Mario and Goombario from getting to Toad Town.

History[edit]

The Red & Blue Goomba Bros. are first encountered at the end of Goomba Road, where they explain that Mario cannot pass without fighting them.

In battle, they are nearly identical to Goombas, each with an attack power of 1 and their only attack being a headbonk. The only notable difference is their higher HP; Red Goomba has 7 HP and Blue Goomba has 6 HP. This is still enough to provide a sufficient threat to Mario, as he does not have access to Action Commands yet, including the ability to guard.

When defeated, the Goomba Bros. begin to cry, and retreat out of shame. They reappear a short time later at the Goomba King's Fortress, where they aid the Goomba King in battle. Since they are not fully recovered from the previous fight, they only have 2 HP each, the same as a normal Goomba. Mario can easily defeat them both at once via an attack item (e.g. Fire Flower) or by attacking the nearby Goomnut tree with his hammer.

When the three Goombas are defeated, they retreat into the fortress. Inside, the Goomba King confers with his minions. Red Goomba reveals that he hid the ! Switch that opens the way back to Toad Town outside in a bush. Before the Goomba King has time to relocate the switch to a less obvious location, Mario finds and presses it. The bridge jumps out of the fortress itself, sending the Goomba King careening into the sky.

While the Goomba Bros. were last heard inside the fortress, they did not appear flying with King Goomba, and most likely fled the area. They later send a letter to Goombario, saying that they admire his strength and would like to become friends.

The game's victory parade shows the Goomba Bros. panicking while the Goomba King is stuck in a tree. After he falls out, they follow him offscreen.

Statistics[edit]

Paper Mario Enemy
Blue Goomba (1)
PM Blue Goomba Sprite.png Max HP 6 Attack 1 Defense 0 Type Ground
Level 20 Strong None Weak None Moves Headbonk (1)
Sleep? 100%, 0 Dizzy? 100%, 0 Shock? 100%, 0 Shrink? 100%, 0
Stop? 100%, 0 Fright? 0% Air Lift? 0% Hurricane? 0%
Coins N/A Items N/A Run N/A Location(s) Goomba Road
Tattle This is Blue Goomba. He's the younger of the two notorious Goomba Bros. Max HP: 6, Attack Power: 1, Defense Power: 0 As you heard in his little speech, he's one of the Goomba King's men. He doesn't look that healthy. He's weaker than his brother.
Paper Mario Enemy
Red Goomba (1)
PM Red Goomba Sprite.png Max HP 7 Attack 1 Defense 0 Type Ground
Level 20 Strong None Weak None Moves Headbonk (1)
Sleep? 100%, 0 Dizzy? 100%, 0 Shock? 100%, 0 Shrink? 100%, 0
Stop? 100%, 0 Fright? 0% Air Lift? 0% Hurricane? 0%
Coins N/A Items N/A Run N/A Location(s) Goomba Road
Tattle This is Red Goomba. He's the older of the two notorious Goomba Bros. Max HP: 7, Attack Power: 1, Defense Power: 0 The Goomba King ordered him to try to stop you. You can take this guy, no prob. He has just a little more HP than an ordinary Goomba.
Paper Mario Enemy
Blue Goomba (2)
PM Blue Goomba Sprite.png Max HP 2/6 Attack 1 Defense 0 Type Ground
Level 5 Strong None Weak None Moves Headbonk (1)
Sleep? 100%, 0 Dizzy? 100%, 0 Shock? 100%, 0 Shrink? 100%, 0
Stop? 100%, 0 Fright? 0% Air Lift? 0% Hurricane? 0%
Coins N/A Items N/A Run N/A Location(s) Goomba Road
Tattle This is Blue Goomba. He's the younger of the two notorious Goomba Bros. Max HP: 6, Attack Power: 1, Defense Power: 0 As you heard in his little speech, he's one of the Goomba King's men. He doesn't look that healthy. He's weaker than his brother.
Paper Mario Enemy
Red Goomba (2)
PM Red Goomba Sprite.png Max HP 2/7 Attack 1 Defense 0 Type Ground
Level 5 Strong None Weak None Moves Headbonk (1)
Sleep? 100%, 0 Dizzy? 100%, 0 Shock? 100%, 0 Shrink? 100%, 0
Stop? 100%, 0 Fright? 0% Air Lift? 0% Hurricane? 0%
Coins N/A Items N/A Run N/A Location(s) Goomba Road
Tattle This is Red Goomba. He's the older of the two notorious Goomba Bros. Max HP: 7, Attack Power: 1, Defense Power: 0 The Goomba King ordered him to try to stop you. You can take this guy, no prob. He has just a little more HP than an ordinary Goomba.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Red & Blue Goomba Bros.[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリレッド&クリブルー兄弟
Kurireddo to Kuriburū Kyōdai
Goomred & Goomblue Brothers
Spanish Hermanos Goomba
Hnos. Goomba Rojo y Azul
Goomba Brothers
Red and Blue Goomba Bros.
French Frères Goomba Goomba Brothers
German Gumba-Brüdern Goomba Brothers

Red Goomba[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリレッド
Kurireddo
From "Kuribō", the Japanese name of Goomba, and red.
Spanish Goomba Rojo Red Goomba
French Goomba Rouge Red Goomba
German Roter Gumba Red Gumba

Blue Goomba[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリブルー
Kuriburū
From Kuribō, the Japanese name of Goomba, and blue.
Spanish Goomba Azul Blue Goomba
French Goomba Blue Blue Goomba
German Blauer Gumba Blue Gooma

Trivia[edit]

  • A species of blue Goombas called Gloombas can be found in the first three Paper Mario games.
  • Mad Goomba and Sad Goomba from Super Princess Peach are both red and blue Goombas respectively; however, these are both species, and are colored to depict their emotions. Sad Goombas are blue possibly due to the phrase "feeling blue" (meaning "feeling sad"), and Mad Goombas are red most likely due to the cartoon gag of a person's face turning red upon getting angry.