Spiked Goomba

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Not to be confused with Prickly Goomba.
Spiked Goomba
Spiky Goomba - Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door.png
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest appearance Super Paper Mario (2007)
Variant of Goomba
Variants
Dark Spiked Goomba
Hyper Spiky Goomba
Paper-Cone Goomba
Spiky Gloomba
Comparable
Paper-Cone Goomba
“Ouch, that was cold.”
Spiky Goomba, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Spiked Goombas (known as Spiky Goombas in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, and referred to as "Spiny Goombas" by Professor Frankly) are Goombas that wear green helmets similar to Spike Top shells to prevent jump moves from damaging them, covering the common Goomba's weakness. They are stronger than regular Goombas and Paragoombas, making the Spiked Goomba the strongest of the standard Goomba family tree. While their helmets are a great defense against jumps, they are still defenseless against most other attacks.

Spiked Goombas have appeared in the first three Paper Mario games. However, unlike normal Goombas and Paragoombas, Spiked Goombas do not reappear in future games like Paper Mario: Sticker Star, being essentially replaced by Paper-Cone Goombas, and Paper Mario: Color Splash, being replaced by Spike Guys.

History[edit]

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Spiked Goombas made their debut appearance in Paper Mario. They are first seen in Goomba Village and Goomba Road, but also appear in many different locations, such as Pleasant Path. A single Spiked Goomba also appears at Bowser's Castle, and was in charge of guarding the items in the storage room. However, instead of guarding them, he decided to sell them to Mario and company as if the storage room was an item shop (this could be due to the fact that the Spiked Goomba had no idea who Mario is).

Like all Goombas, a Spiked Goomba attacks by headbonking. Also, if Mario takes damage from the Spiked Goomba's headbonk attack or if Mario jumps on a Spiked Goomba without the Spike Shield badge equipped, the Spiked Goomba will laugh.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

A Spiked Goomba getting hurt

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Spiked Goombas reappear as common enemies, but they are known as Spiky Goombas. Just like in Paper Mario, jumping on it will cause Mario or a partner to take damage. Their earliest appearance is at the beginning of the game, where one battles with a normal Goomba and a Paragoomba in the Rogueport Sewers, and are later found in Petal Meadows and in Hooktail Castle. Once Mario obtains the Spike Shield badge, he will be able to jump on the Spiky Goombas as well as on any other 'spiked' enemy.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

In Super Paper Mario, Spiked Goombas once again appear. They, as always, cannot be stomped by normal means. However, they can be defeated by using a Pixl, such as Boomer, Carrie, Barry, or Cudge. Bowser's fire breath attack can also defeat them. They appear in Yold Desert, Gloam Valley, The Bitlands, Tile Pool, and the Flipside Pit of 100 Trials in rooms 12 and 38.

Mario Party 7[edit]

In Mario Party 7, Goombas with green, spiky helmets appear in Bowser's Enchanted Inferno!, being the ones in charge of the Orb Shops for that particular board.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario Enemy
Spiked Goomba
SpikedGoomba PM.png Max HP 2 Attack 2 Defense 0 Type Ground, Top-Spiky
Level 6 Strong None Weak None Moves Spikebonk (2)
Sleep? 100%, 0 Dizzy? 100%, 0 Shock? 100%, 0 Shrink? 100%, 0
Stop? 100%, 0 Fright? 100% Air Lift? 95% Hurricane? 90%
Coins 1 + 0-1 Items Mushroom Run 6 Location(s) Goomba Village, Goomba Road, Pleasant Path
Tattle This is a Spiked Goomba. Spiked Goombas are Goombas with spikes on their heads. Max HP: 2, Attack Power: 2, Defense Power: 0 Whatever you do, don't jump on their spikes or you'll get hurt or even paralyzed!
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Spiky Goomba
PMTTYDSpikyGoomba.png Max HP 2 Attack 2 Defense 0 Location(s) Rogueport Sewers, Petal Meadows, Hooktail Castle
Sleep? 100% Dizzy? 100% Confuse? 100% Tiny? 100%
Stop? 110% Soft? 100% Burn? 100% Freeze? 100%
Fright? 110% Gale Force? 110% KO? 150% Moves Spikebonk (2)
Level 8 Exp. points 0 Coins 0 - 1 Items Dried Shroom (drop only), Fire Flower, Fright Mask (drop only), Mushroom, Power Punch, Sleepy Sheep, Volt Shroom (drop only), Close Call
Bestiary
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Log A Goomba that wears a spiked helmet. Slightly higher attack power than a typical Goomba.
Tattle That's a Spiky Goomba. ...A spiky-headed Goomba. What a creative name. That spike is super-pointy, so it's better to hit it with a hammer than jump on it. Maximum HP is 2, Attack is 2, and Defense is 0. The addition of the spike means you'll hurt your feet if you jump on it. Duh!
Super Paper Mario Enemy
Spiked Goomba
SPMSpikedGoomba.png Max HP 1 Attack 2 Defense 0 Location(s) Yold Desert (1-3), Gloam Valley (2-1), The Bitlands (3-1), Tile Pool (3-2), Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Rooms 12 and 38)
Score 100 Items Card Type Common Card Location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP
Card Description A Goomba with a spike strapped to its helmet. Head spikes: the ultimate in antistomping technology.
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Tattle It's a Spiked Goomba. Look at that spiky hat! Max HP is 1. Attack is 2. That spiky hat makes stomping it or picking it up a very bad idea... I would recommend throwing something at it... Or you could just walk on by...

Related species[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トゲクリボー
Togekuribō
Spike Goomba
Spanish Goompincho From Goomba and pincho (spike)
French Goombapic Portmanteau of "Goomba" and pic (spike)
German Pieks-Gumba Portmanteau of Gumba (Goomba) and Pieks (Spike)
Italian Goombistrice From Goomba and istrice (hedgehog)
Korean 가시굼바
Gasi Gumba
Spike Goomba
Chinese 刺头栗子小子
Cìtóu Lìzi Xiǎozi
Spike Head Goomba