|First Appearance||Super Mario Bros. (1985)|
Goombas are one of the major species of Mushroom World. Since their first game appearance in Super Mario Bros., they have appeared as a common foe. Goombas resemble small, brown mushrooms and are a fungus-based species. Goombas are physically weak and are not much of a threat to Mario, since a single stomp usually defeats them, although a number of different Goomba sub-species have emerged throughout the years.
- The Goombas, as a collective race, used to be allied with the Mushroom Kingdom. However, many of the Goombas have turned traitorous and joined the Koopa Troop, an organization led by Bowser.