Shoe Goomba

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This article is about the enemy. For the item, see Goomba's Shoe.
Shoe Goomba
Goomba Shoe Perfect.png
Artwork of a Shoe Goomba in Perfect Edition of the Great Mario Character Encyclopedia
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Variant of Goomba

A Shoe Goomba, originally known as Kuribo's Goomba[1], is a special type of Goomba that wears a Goomba's Shoe, that first appears in Super Mario Bros. 3.


Super Mario Bros. 3 / Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

In Super Mario Bros. 3, they only appear in World 5-3. When they spot the player, they will follow them by continuously jumping. If the player knocks them off blocks, they can grab the Goomba's Shoe to walk on hazards, such as Munchers. In Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, a single one appears near the end of the World-e level It's a Shoe-in.

Super Mario Maker series[edit]

Shoe Goombas return in Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2 with the same attack pattern as before. However, they always leave their shoes behind, regardless of how they were beaten. They can be shaken to be turned into a Stiletto Goomba, which has a greater stomp and Ground Pound ability when a Super Mushroom is given to them. In the Super Mario Bros. style, the stiletto is black, while in the Super Mario Bros. 3 style, they are red. When given wings, they will flutter for a few seconds after jumping. In the Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. U styles, they are replaced by Yoshi Eggs/Yoshis.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クツクリボー
Kutsu Kuribō
Shoe Goomba
Spanish (NOA) Goomba en zapato
Dutch Shoe Goomba -
German Schuh-Gumba Shoe Goomba
Russian Гумба-башмак
Shoe Goomba
Chinese 鞋子栗宝宝
Xiézi Lìbǎobǎo
Shoe Goomba


  1. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 13, page 8.