Skating Goomba

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Skating Goomba
Artwork from Super Mario 3D World.
Artwork of a Skating Goomba
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)
Variant of Shoe Goomba

Skating Goombas[1] or Ice skate Goombas[2] are Shoe Goombas wearing Ice Skates that appear in Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.


Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

Skating Goombas only appear in the levels Snowball Park and Ty-Foo Flurries. If the player character gets close to one, it starts skating toward them. Coming into contact with a Skating Goomba will damage the character, but it can be defeated by jumping on it as with a standard Goomba. Some of them will drop their Ice Skate if defeated, allowing characters to ride it if they contact it.

In the Bowser's Fury campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, two cat Goombas wearing Ice Skates appear at the beginning of Slipskate Slope if the current mission is "Key to the Cat Shine". More are also seen in this area after all five missions of the island have been completed.

Dr. Mario World[edit]

In Dr. Mario World, Skating Goombas appear alongside penguins on the second half of the World 26 map after the area is cleared of viruses.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スケートクリボー[3]
Sukēto Kuribō
Skate Goomba
French Goomba à patin[4] Skater/ing Goomba
Italian Goomba pattinatore[5]
Goomba pattino[6]
(Ice) Skater/ing Goomba


  1. ^ English Super Mario 3D World entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 12, 2022. (Archived August 12, 2022, 23:46:25 UTC via
  2. ^ Alt text of the Skating Goomba decoration in the Cat Transformation Center application (Play Nintendo website)
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section. Page 226.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia page 226
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Page 226.
  6. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Page 232.