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Goombella is a good friend of Mario, and was his first partner in her GameCube debut, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. She is a second-year University of Goom student, able to consult the Tattle Log to learn more about her surroundings and opponents. She became Professor Frankly's assistant following the adventure with Mario.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
When Mario arrives at Rogueport at the beginning of the game, he sees a Goomba girl being attacked by Lord Crump. Mario helps her and defeats Lord Crump. Goombella, a second-year student at the University of Goom, thanks Mario, kisses him, and joins his party. She possesses very similar abilities to Goombario from the original Paper Mario, as they have almost identical moves in battle and on the field.
Her Tattle ability gives the player mostly helpful information on places, people, enemies, etc. Like Goombario's summaries, Goombella inserts her own little opinions in her descriptions, some of which are humorous. For example, she shows signs of resentment upon reading the "underlings of underlings" comment her book says regarding Goombas, comments about being jealous of a Paragoomba's wings, and points out that it's nice to have access to a bathroom now and then (that's a field-only one, stated in the Glitz Pit's major league locker room, where the bathroom is always occupied). Also in the final chapter near the last two rooms, she stops helping because she can't think of anything else to say.
Goombella also has a tendency to break the fourth wall. For example, in Glitzville, she mentions how far Cheep-Cheeps have come since Super Mario Bros., and in Twilight Town she says that if there weren't people like the gatekeeper in every town, games would be beaten too easily. At both times, she stops abruptly after she says the comment, seeming to point out that game characters know about the fourth wall, but aren't supposed to talk about it.
At the end of the game, Goombella writes an e-mail to Mario, explaining what happened with herself and her friends. She starts to tell Mario something else, but then changes her mind and keeps her secret. Goombella becomes Professor Frankly's assistant at the end.
Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Despite not appearing in this game, Goombella is mentioned in Paper Mario: Sticker Star when Mario searches the junk yard in Shy Guy Jungle before clearing it with a vacuum or goat thing. He can find a paper written by her. She has been researching the Chomp Ruins during the events of the game, but isn't seen in the ruins nor anywhere else in the game, presuming she had finished the research or left the paper behind. The paper says:
- "Observations on the Ancient Civilization of the Chomp Ruins"
- University of Goom
A female archaeology student at the University of Goom. Goombella can be recognized by her ponytail and pith helmet that features a light that aids her archeological aspirations. With her wealth of knowledge, Goombella serves as Mario's tour guide and assists throughout his adventures. She can use the ability "Tattle" to find her enemy's weakpoints, allowing her to dish out more damage. She uses head butt, Para Goomba wings, and using a catch card to double damage. When in the right hands, she can be set up to be quite a powerful character!
Appears as a playable character in the game. She first appears in the Tower of Smash trailer towards the end of the trailer. She is a representative character for Goombas and thus her move set takes some liberties.
Goombella appears as a unlockable racer in Mario Kart: V² Circuit. Like the rest of the characters, she can be unlocked randomly by placing first in a Grand Prix on any engine class. Alternatively, she can be purchased at the shop by collecting Coins. She is a lightweight with a small size. She has average speed, average acceleration, average handling and average traction.
|An amiibo figure of Goombella exists! For more info about this amiibo, see this page.|