Tail Goomba

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Tail Goomba

Tail Goomba artwork in Super Mario 3D Land.
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2019)
Species origin Goomba

A Tail Goomba is a Goomba with a Tanooki tail. Its powers were given by Bowser with his Super Leaves. It attacks by swinging its tail like Tanooki Mario.


Super Mario 3D Land

Tail Goombas make their first appearance in Super Mario 3D Land, where they attack like Tanooki Mario. They jump into the air and flutter down to the ground slowly, and perform a tail whip when they land. They are defeated like normal Goombas and Mario can take their Super Leaf after defeat. Some species of Tail Goombas jump into the air towards Mario, trying to catch him with a tail whip. There are also Grand Tail Goombas, larger variants of Tail Goombas. A late beta also featured golden variants of Tail Goombas. They attacked in the same manner as the normal variants, but flew further.

Defeating a Tail Goomba gives the player one coin, but some may also give a player a Super Leaf.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese しっぽクリボー
Shippo kuribō
Goomba (kuribō) with a tail (shippo)
French Goomba à Queue
Italian Goomba Giracoda Rotating-Tail Goomba
Korean 꼬리굼바
Tail Goomba
Portuguese Goomba Tanooki Tanooki Goomba
Spanish Goomba Tanuki Tanooki Goomba


See also