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Not to be confused with Barbos.
First appearance Super Mario Odyssey (2017)
Several Burrbos in a beta screenshot
Dark Burrbos produced by the Ruined Dragon

A Burrbo (known as a Spike Goon in the beta) is a small spiked seed type enemy appearing in Super Mario Odyssey, debuting in the Cascade Kingdom, and returning in the Seaside Kingdom, Dark Side, Metro Kingdom, Ruined Kingdom, Bowser's Kingdom, Mushroom Kingdom and the Darker Side. They come in five different colors: green, orange, yellow, pink and blue. They attack by hopping towards Mario. They have two legs and no arms, they are found in large groups, and can be defeated easily with a hat throw. They cannot be Captured and more will rise from the ground when the others are defeated. The design for their eyes closely resembles Cappy's, while the design for their mouths resemble those of Goombas.

Dark Burrbos also appear during the fight against the Ruined Dragon.


Their name comes from "burr," a term referring to a thorny seed that is known for getting stuck in clothing, and possibly "Kuribo," the Japanese name for Goomba, in reference to their Goomba-like appearance and stature. However, the "-bo" in Kuribo actually means "person" or "people."

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Popn

Poppin' (Ruined Dragon)

From「毬」(iga, burr), and possibly Kuribō, Goomba's Japanese name.
German Dornaldo
Italian Pungino Combination of "Pungere" (to sting) and the suffix "-ino" (meaning little, small)