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It has been requested that this article be rewritten and expanded to include more information. Reason: Missing appearances, such as Dr. Mario World, and more to the Super Mario Galaxy games


Two Electrogoombas in Super Mario Galaxy
General information
Variant of Goomba
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All Stars (2020)
Similar entities
Elite Octoomba
Notable members
King Kaliente
Prince Pikante
An Electrogoomba Figurine

Octoombas are amphibious alien enemies which debut in Super Mario Galaxy, in which they are named Electrogoombas (Cosmic Blooper in the beta). Octoombas are very common, and they appear in several galaxies. Octoombas are a hybrid of both a Goomba and an Octorok from The Legend of Zelda franchise, and their name is even a portmanteau of "Goomba" and "Octorok."


Octoombas are odd-looking Goombas. They have smooth skin with a blue head and yellow spots all over their bodies. They have a round mouth, like a Snifit, and attack with a headbutt. Unlike regular Goombas, Octoombas only patrol a very small set area. Octoombas also have yellow glowing eyes and a small antenna on the top of their head.


Super Mario Galaxy

In Super Mario Galaxy, Electrogoombas attack by headbutting Mario or Luigi when he approaches. They can easily be squashed. When jumped on, a Coin is always left by them. If a Star Spin is used to defeat an Electrogoomba, it drops behind three Star Bits.

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Octoombas return as enemies in Super Mario Galaxy 2, the first game to name them "Octoomba". They were given a plumper appearance, and they instead spit rocks at Mario or Luigi.

Profiles and statistics

Super Mario Galaxy

The trading card
  • Trading Card description: "This class of Goomba, the long time Mario enemy, is adapted for space. These alien Goombas are found in many areas of the game and attack Mario by trying to headbutt him when he comes near. They can easily be destroyed by jumping on their heads. Electrogoombas are amphibious and have brown, red, and blue subspecies."

Dr. Mario World

  • Stage mode: "Grants 10%/20%/30%/40%/50% chance of half-full skill meter on stage start."
  • Versus mode: "Decreases time until your and your opponent's stages begin to shrink by 10%/20%/30%/40%/50%."

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タコボー
Portmanteau of「蛸」(tako, octopus) and「クリボー」(Kuribō, Goomba)
Chinese (Simplified) 章鱼宝宝
Zhāngyú Bǎobǎo
From「章鱼」(zhāngyú, octopus) and「栗宝宝」(Lìbǎobǎo, Goomba)
Chinese (Traditional) 章魚寶寶
Zhāngyú Bǎobǎo
From「章魚」(zhāngyú, octopus) and「栗寶寶」(Lìbǎobǎo, Goomba)
French Poulba From "poulpe" (octopus) and "Goomba"
German Oktumba Octoomba
Italian Polipoomba From "polipo" (octopus) and "Goomba"
Korean 점박문어
From "점박" (jeombag, dotted) and "문어" (mun'eo, octopus)
Portuguese Octumba Octoomba
Spanish Octoomba


  • Despite their original name, Electrogoombas, Octoombas cannot use electricity in any of their appearances.