Spiky Gloomba

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Spiky Gloomba
Spiky Gloomba
A Spiky Gloomba in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Variant of Gloomba
Spiked Goomba

Spiky Gloombas, previously known as Spiked Gloombas, are Gloombas with a spike on their head. Because they have a spike on their head, Mario will get hurt if he jumps on them, unless he has the Spike Shield. They are much tougher than regular Spiked Goombas.


Paper Mario[edit]

In Paper Mario, Spiked Gloombas appear with the other Gloomba types in Toad Town Tunnels. They have the highest base attack statistic of any Goomba in the game, though both Hyper Goomba and Hyper Paragoomba surpass it when Charged.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Spiky Gloombas only appear in the Pit of 100 Trials in Rogueport Sewers. They are now slightly stronger than before, still having the highest base attack of any Goomba, with their original attack amount becoming the base attack for the new Hyper Spiky Goomba. While their statistics are relatively high, they are extremely susceptible to most status effects, especially burning.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Paper Mario enemy
Spiked Gloomba
Battle idle animation of a Spiked Gloomba from Paper Mario (discounting the occasional sidling, which is done at random and technically considered a separate animation) Max HP 7 Attack 3 Defense 0 Type Ground, Top-Spiky
Level 12 Strong None Weak None Moves Spikebonk (3)
Sleep? 70%, 0 Dizzy? 80%, 0 Shock? 90%, 0 Shrink? 80%, 0
Stop? 90%, 0 Fright? 75% Air Lift? 90% Hurricane? 85%
Coins 1 + 1-2 Items Dizzy Dial, Sleepy Sheep Run 20 Location(s) Toad Town Tunnels
Tattle This is a Spiked Gloomba. They're Spiked Goombas who live in the Toad Town Tunnels. Max HP: 7, Attack Power: 3, Defense Power: 0 Be careful of the spiked hats they wear. It'll definitely hurt if you jump on 'em.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Spiky Gloomba
Spiky Gloomba Max HP 7 Attack 4 Defense 0 Location(s) Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 21-29)
Sleep? 80% Dizzy? 80% Confuse? 80% Tiny? 90%
Stop? 90% Soft? 90% Burn? 100% Freeze? 80%
Fright? 90% Gale Force? 90% KO? 80% Moves Spikebonk (4)
Level 13 Exp. points 0 Coins 0 - 2 Items HP Drain, Fire Flower, Super Shroom, HP Plus
Log A Gloomba with a painful-looking spike that likes damp places.
Tattle That's a Spiky Gloomba. It's a Spiky Goomba that likes dark places. Max HP is 7, Attack is 4, and Defense is 0. Its Attack is pretty high, huh? I'm sure you know this, but try not to jump on the spike. I wonder if I'd look like that if I stayed down here long enough? …I'd rather not think about that. Are there tanning salons in Rogueport?

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヤミトゲクリボー
Yami Togekuribō
Dark Spiked Goomba
Chinese 黑暗刺头栗小子
Hēiàn Cìtóu Lìxiǎozi
Dark Spike Head Goomba
French Gloombapic Portmanteau of "Gloomba" and "pic" (spike)
German Stachelglumba (Paper Mario)
Pieks-Glumba (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
Spike Gloomba
Italian Gloombistrice Spiky Gloomba