Wanderin' Goom

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Wanderin' Goom
A Wanderin' Goom, as seen in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 artwork.
A Wanderin' Goom
First appearance Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (1994)
Latest appearance Game & Watch Gallery 2 (1997)
Subject origin Galoomba
Pirate Goom
Red Bandinero
“This little guy is harmless, but Wario could shake it up for a Coin or two”
Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land instruction booklet, page 18

Wanderin' Gooms[1] are small oval-shaped creatures that appear in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. They have no arms, are not aggressive, and have no ability to attack. Wanderin' Gooms are considered "apprentice pirates."[2]

Although considered enemies in the game's manual, these creatures are extremely weak and are completely harmless. A Wanderin' Goom normally walks in a straight line, but upon coming into contact with any object, it flips onto its back. Wario can defeat these defenseless creatures any way he sees fit.

Pirate Gooms are weapon-wielding Wanderin' Gooms that cannot be attacked from the front. In Wario Land II, they essentially replace Wanderin' Gooms.

A single Wanderin' Goom appears in Game & Watch Gallery 2 as one of the objects Wario has to juggle in the Modern version of Ball.

While not identified as Gooms, similar harmless enemies such as Marumen and red Bandineros appear in several other Wario Land games.


Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3[edit]

  • Japanese Virtual Console manual: 島の中をうろうろしているだけの生き物で、攻撃してきません。[3](These creatures just wander around the island and do not attack.)

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 キノコ族
性格 弱虫
登場ゲーム ランド3

Wanderin' Goom
Tribe: Mushroom clan
Disposition: Wimp
Game appearances: Land 3
The weakest enemy character in history
Of all the Mario characters, Wanderin' Goom is considered the weakest enemy. As an apprentice pirate, he does not have a single weapon. Just a touch is all it takes to defeat him.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリクリ[4][2]
A Japanese term for "big and round", also from a repetition of「」(kuri, chestnut)
German Wandernder Goom Wandering Goom
Italian Goom Vagante[5]
Goom vagabondo[6]
Wandering Goom


  • Wanderin' Gooms have unused sprites spitting a projectile, but they do not attack in the final game.
  • The back of Wario Land 3's Australian and North American box states that Wanderin' Gooms appear in the game,[7] but they are nowhere to be found. It is likely that this refers to Spearhead or Para-Goom.


  1. ^ Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 English instruction booklet, page 18
  2. ^ a b c 「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 71.
  3. ^ Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Japanese Virtual Console manual, section 15.
  4. ^ Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 18.
  5. ^ European Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Instruction Booklet, page 116
  6. ^ Italian Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Electronic manual, section 15
  7. ^ "Be wary of Wanderin' Gooms, Hammer-bots, Mad Scienstein and more as you plunge into one of the largest, most dazzling adventures ever to hit Game Boy Color!" Back of the North American Wario Land 3 box.