The Goomba Bros.

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This article is about the team from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. For the Goomba Bros. from Paper Mario, see Red & Blue Goomba Bros.
The Goomba Bros.
“Who is this Gonzales rookie? A cocky idiot, that's who! Waiting just makes us mad!”
The Goomba Bros., Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

The Goomba Bros. are a group of five Goombas encountered in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. They are the first opponents Mario challenges in Glitz Pit, where they are known as "The Meteorite Hardheads." They are the only team in the Glitz Pit to consist of five members.

Like most other fighters, they brag about how good they are and talk trash. However, they are simply Goombas and the weakest enemies in the Glitz Pit. The Goomba Bros. prove to be cheaters, taking a swing at Mario before the fight even begins, resulting in an unavoidable First Strike at Mario even if the Chill Out badge is equipped. The Goomba Bros. then say it was a warm up for Mario and that he should be thanking them.

The Goomba Bros. are ranked 19th in the Glitz Pit but will be ranked 20th when Mario (known as The Great Gonzales) defeats them.


Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
The sprite of a Goomba from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Max HP 2 Attack 1 Defense 0
Location(s) Rogueport Sewers, Petal Meadows, Path to Shhwonk Fortress, Glitz Pit, Riverside Station Role Common, training Level 7
Sleep? 100% Dizzy? 100% Confuse? 100%
Tiny? 100% Stop? 110% Soft? 100%
Burn? 100% Freeze? 100% Fright? 110%
Gale Force? 100% KO? 150% Moves Headbonk (1)
Exp. points 0 Coins 0 - 1 Items Dried Shroom, Fire Flower, Fright Mask (drop only), POW Block (drop only), Sleepy Sheep, Tasty Tonic (drop only), Close Call
Tattle Log #:
Log The underling of underlings. No other distinguishing characteristics.
Tattle The logo's symbol for Nintendo GameCube That's a Goomba. Umm... Yeah, I'm one of those, in case you hadn't noticed. Ahem... It says here: "Goombas are underlings of underlings." ...That is totally rude! Their maximum HP is 2. They have an Attack power of 1 and a Defense of 0.

Logo of the Nintendo Switch That's a Goomba. Umm... Yeah, I'm one of those, in case you hadn't noticed. Ahem... It says here, "Goombas are underlings of underlings. No standout features to note." That's totally rude! Maximum HP is 2. Attack power is 1, and their Defense is 0. Oh... I kinda get the "underling" thing now.

Names in other languages[edit]

The Goomba Bros.[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリクリブラザーズ
Kurikuri Burazāzu
「クリクリ」is from「クリボー」(Kuribō, "Goomba") or「栗」(kuri, "chestnut"), as well as a Japanese term for "big and round"; and「ブラザーズ」means "brothers".

Dutch De Goombazen
From Goomba and bazen ("bosses")
French Chewingooms
Pun on "chewing-gum" and "Goomba"
German Gumba-Brüder
Goomba Bros.
Italian I Goomba Bros.
Korean The Goomba Bros.


Spanish (NOA) Los Goombros
Spanish (NOE) Goombula V
A reference to a famous Spanish music group called "Fórmula V"

The Meteorite Hardheads[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese うちゅうからきた石アタマ
Uchū kara Kita Ishi Atama
The Hardheads from Space

Dutch De Kranige Koppen
The Plucky Heads
French Indécollables
Italian La forza, la furia e l'irruenza
The strength, the fury, the impetuosity
Spanish (NOA) La fuerza, la furia, la pasión
The strength, the fury, the passion
Spanish (NOE) La pasión, la fuerza, la furia desbordada
The passion, the strength, the overflowing fury


  • In the original GameCube version, Grubba initially introduces the team as "the Hoppin' Hardheads". This is seemingly a mistake, as in the Nintendo Switch version, he always introduces them as "the Meteorite Hardheads".