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 (1998)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (2016)
Parent species 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[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.

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

After a long absence, Shoe Goombas return in Super Mario Maker and its 3DS port, 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.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

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Shoe Goombas and Stiletto Goombas reappear in Super Mario Maker 2.[2]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クツクリボー
Kutsu Kuribō
Shoe Goomba