Tail Goomba

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Not to be confused with Tanoomba.
Tail Goomba
A Tail Goomba
Tail Goomba artwork in Super Mario 3D Land
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Variant of Goomba
Big Tail Goomba
Cat Goomba

A Tail Goomba,[1] also referred to as Tanooki Goomba,[1] is a Goomba with a tail that only appears in Super Mario 3D Land. Its powers were given by Bowser with his Super Leaves.

A Tail Goomba sprite.

Tail Goombas attack like Tanooki Mario by jumping into the air and fluttering down to the ground slowly, performing a tail whip when they land. They can be defeated like normal Goombas. In some levels, Tail Goombas jump into the air towards Mario, trying to catch him with a tail whip. There are also Big Tail Goombas, larger variants of Tail Goombas. Pre-release material also featured golden variants of Tail Goombas. They attacked in the same manner as the normal variants, but flew further.

Defeating a Tail Goomba gives the player one coin, but some may drop a Super Leaf instead.

In Mario Golf: World Tour, Tail Goomba is one of the names that can appear on the tournament scoreboard.

Official profiles[edit]

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

  • European Website Bio: "These Goombas have grown tails and can use them to attack Mario."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese しっぽクリボー
Shippo Kuribō
Tail Goomba
Chinese (Simplified) 尾巴栗子小子[2]
Wěibā Lìzixiǎozi
Tail Goomba
Chinese (Traditional) 尾巴栗寶寶[3]
Wěibā Lìbǎobǎo
Tail Goomba
Dutch Tail Goomba -
French Goomba à Queue Tail Goomba
German Tanuki-Gumba Tanooki Goomba
Italian Goomba Giracoda Rotating-Tail Goomba
Korean 꼬리굼바
Tail Goomba
Portuguese Goomba Tanooki Tanooki Goomba
Russian Хвостатый гумба
Khvostatyy gumba
Tail Goomba
Spanish Goomba Tanuki Tanooki Goomba


  1. ^ a b von Esmarch, Nick. Super Mario 3D Land PRIMA Official Game Guide, page 13. "If a Goomba has a Tanooki tail, a little more caution is advised. Tail Goombas jump toward you, and a midair collision is a painful experience. When it lands, the Tanooki Goomba performs a tail whip. Jump over the attack to safely land on its head."
  2. ^ https://www.ique.com/3ds/arej/adventure/index.html
  3. ^ https://www.nintendo.com.hk/3dland/adventure/index.html