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 the Perfect Edition of the Great Mario Character Encyclopedia
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020)
Variant of Goomba
Variants
Big Shoe Goomba
Ice Skate Goomba

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

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

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

A Shoe Goomba as seen in Super Mario Bros. 3

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.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

A Shoe Goomba appears in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 in the episode "Super Koopa". Like in the game, Toad takes its Shoe by knocking it off a row of Brick Blocks, while stocking up on power-ups to bring to the Mario Bros. in Paris.

Paper Mario: The Origami King[edit]

Shoe Goombas make their Paper Mario series debut in Paper Mario: The Origami King, where origami Shoe Goombas appear as enemies. They can be encountered if the player engages in a battle with the Spiny or Buzzy Beetle at the end of Breezy Tunnel. They are immune to jump attacks. When defeated, they drop a type of Boots weapon upon returning to the overworld.

Statistics[edit]

Paper Mario: The Origami King[edit]

Paper Mario: The Origami King Enemy
Shoe Goomba
PMTOK Shoe Goomba.png HP 6 Moves Location(s)
Type Normal Stomp (?) Breezy Tunnel
Item Drops Boots
You can't stomp them when they're safe in a shoe, but a defeated one will drop boots, so get to collecting.

Gallery[edit]

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
Gumba-bashmak
Shoe Goomba
Chinese (Simplified) 鞋子栗宝宝
Xiézi Lìbǎobǎo
Shoe Goomba
Chinese (Traditional) 鞋子栗寶寶
Xiézi Lìbǎobǎo
Shoe Goomba

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 13, page 8.