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)
Pirate Goom
Yarikuri Obake
“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.

Although considered an enemy 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 would flip onto its back. Wario can defeat these defenseless creatures any way he sees fit.

There are several other beings identified as Gooms in the Wario Land series including Pirate Gooms, Para-Gooms, and Spearheads.

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, several other Wario Land games contain similar harmless enemies such as Horned Toadies, Marumen and red Bandineros.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリクリ[2]
A Japanese term meaning "big and round", also from「栗」(kuri, chestnut) or「クリボン」(Kuribon, Galoomba)
German Wandernder Goom Wandering Goom
Italian Goom Vagante[3]
Goom vagabondo[4]
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 box states that Wanderin' Gooms appear in the game[5], 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. ^ Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 18.
  3. ^ European Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Instruction Booklet, page 116
  4. ^ Italian Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Electronic manual, section 15
  5. ^ "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.