Huge Paragoomba

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Huge Paragoomba
SMG2 Giantparagoomba.png
First appearance Princess Toadstool for President (1990)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Species origin Paragoomba
“Your spin will work even on these big guys! Try it!”
Giant Luma, Super Mario Galaxy 2

Huge Paragoombas (also referred to as Giant Land Paragoombas) are enormous Paragoombas that come from Big Island. They are essentially Grand Goombas with wings.

History

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

Mario and Luigi stomping on two Huge Paragoombas in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3.

Huge Paragoombas do not actually exist in Super Mario Bros. 3 the game. Instead, they appeared once in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode "Princess Toadstool for President". Bowser and Cheatsy had brought a cage full of Huge Paragoombas to the Mushroom Kingdom, which they unleashed on a field of crops. However, Mario and Luigi showed up and made quick work of the Huge Paragoombas, stomping them as if they were standard Paragoombas.

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Mario near a Piranhacus Giganticus and two Huge Paragoombas in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Huge Paragoombas also appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2 in the Supermassive Galaxy. The only way to defeat them is to spin and then kick or spin into them again, as if they were standard Grand Goombas. This game marks the first game-appearance of the Huge Paragoomba.

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS / Super Mario Maker 2

A Huge Paragoomba atop several standard Goombas in Super Mario Maker in the Super Mario Bros. style.
A Huge Paragoomba in the Super Mario 3D World style of Super Mario Maker 2.

Huge Paragoombas appear again in Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2. In these games, they can be produced by applying a Super Mushroom to a standard Paragoomba. They behave identically to a Paragoomba but their larger size makes them harder to avoid.

Despite Paragoombas being prominently featured in 2D Mario games, this is a the first 2D appearance of a Huge Paragoomba.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese でかパタクリボー
deka patakuribō
Huge Paragoomba
Romanian Paragoomba Uriaş Huge Paragoomba

Trivia

  • Although the Huge Paragoomba debuted in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 The Show, they didn't actually appear in any games until Super Mario Galaxy 2 which was 20 Years later. Huge Paragoombas have made semi-frequent appearances since then.
  • Aside from the Big Galoomba, the Huge Paragoomba is the only "large" Goomba that doesn't have Grand in it's name as Grand Goomba and Grand Tail Goomba do.
  • The Huge Paragoomba along with the Mega Bob-omb are the two large enemies that debuted The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 before starting to appear in actual games.