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Minion Quest: Strength in Numbers is a tactical RPG developed by Crash Co. for the Nintendo Switch. The game is a followup to the side modes in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey; it has a similar gameplay style, though is its standalone title and not tied to any Mario & Luigi game.

The game follows Captain Goomba and his Goomba Squad, searching for Wendy O. Koopa after her mysterious disappearance while also recruiting new troops to expand Bowser's army.

Story

Prologue: Bowser's Master Plan

The game takes place directly after the events of Super Mario Odyssey. Bowser is sitting at his throne room, soured that his planned wedding was ruined and blaming Mario's meddling. Meanwhile, several of Bowser's high-ranking soldiers are arguing about what their next course of action should be, with all of them blurting out ludicrous plans to take out Mario, as well as throwing insults at each other. Fed up with the fight, Bowser says that it's not only bad enough Mario ruined his wedding, but none of their plans are good enough to take him down.

Then, a Goomba intervenes, running past everyone and up to Bowser. He recognizes this Goomba as the one who saved him from the Beanbean Kingdom, and the one he stripped his captain rank of after he made him suffer amnesia. The Goomba says that there are many villains throughout the Mushroom Kingdom, such as the Kremling Krew, the Secret Society of X-Nauts, the Snowmads, the Black Sugar Gang, and others, and that if they recruit all of them, Mario won't stand a chance. Bowser at first doesn't want to get their help, seeing as it would hinder his reputation as a "final boss", but because it's the only good plan he has, he goes through with it anyway. He temporarily gives the Goomba his captain title, puts him in charge of the operation, and orders him to find his other associates and give them their captain privileges too.

Captain Goomba then runs around the castle in search of his friends. He finds Captain Shy Guy tending to the Piranha Plant gardens, who joins him out of boredom. The two then accidentally fall into a trap set by Captain Koopa Troopa, causing them to get squished by a Thwomp. He records the whole thing and posts it to his prank channel, bragging about how he already has millions of followers on Tweeter. Captain Shy Guy tells him to knock it off and help them find Captain Boo.

They find him tending to Wendy O. Koopa's room, since he was demoted to janitor. After hearing the plan from Captain Goomba, he gladly joins them, saying cleaning the Koopalings' rooms is a nightmare. Wendy walks into the room, and shouts at the others to get out. Captain Goomba asks why she is so angry (with Captain Koopa Troopa making a joke about rings and Captain Shy Guy opening up a window to let wind in), and she explains that she's just jealous that Bowser got to have a wedding when she couldn't even get a single date. Captain Goomba urges her to keep trying, but she angrily shoves the captains out of her room as response. Captain Shy Guy comments that she must be "at that point in life", but Captain Goomba brushes it off as naive jealousy, and says that they should leave to recruit the other villains now. A small squad of troops is also provided for them.

Chapter 1: Going Bananas!

Captain Goomba and the Goomba Squad board the Koopa Cruiser and set course for Crocodile Isle in the hopes of recruiting the Kremling Krew in their ranks. Just as they are approaching the island though, they are spotted, and the island's Blast-o-Matic is fired, piercing through the Koopa Cruiser and destroying it, leaving them stranded on an island chain near Crocodile Isle. Captain Goomba recovers some of his minions, but encounters a Kritter who aims to dispatch them to get rid of the intruders. Using the small group of troops he has, the Kritter is bested, and tells Captain Goomba to finish him off. He quickly denies the offer, and instead suggests making him a captain for the Goomba Squad. The Kritter is hesitant at first, as it would mean going against his race, but he accepts after realizing how capable of a fighter the Goomba is, and joins his ranks under the new name of Captain Kritter.

The two search for the other captains, as well as the rest of the Goomba Squad. Captain Shy Guy is surrounded by Klaptraps and Captain Boo is held captive in a barrel by Klobbers. While searching for Captain Koopa Troopa, Captain Kritter mistakenly falls for a trap set by him, encasing him in a barrel and sending him into the ocean. The other captains berate him for the prank, and get Captain Kritter back on land. With the entire Goomba Squad recruited, they continue their mission to storm Crocodile Isle.

The Goomba Squad manage to reach the island, and end up encountering several Kremlings along the way, some of which join them. Eventually, they reach the top of the island, where the Kremling Krew's leader, King K. Rool, is found. Despite the Blast-o-Matic being fired earlier, he was asleep for the whole time, and is enraged when intruders wake him up. He asks them what they want, and Captain Goomba offers an alliance between him and Bowser to take down Mario. K. Rool says Bowser can deal with Mario on his own, and that he has his own rival, Donkey Kong, to worry about. Captain Goomba suggests that the alliance can help him defeat Donkey Kong as well, which interests K. Rool. However, he says he must battle the squad himself to see if they're worthy of him. Throughout the battle, King K. Rool goes through various forms to attack in different ways. After being defeated, he commends the group for their strength, and joins the Goomba Squad as a first officer, and even offers transportation on his Gang-Plank Galleon. As they leave Crocodile Isle however, a shadowy figure is seen at the top of the island, and jumps to the Blast-o-Matic, saying they left at the perfect time.

Chapter 2: Sweet and Sour

The Goomba Squad sails across the sea on the Gang-Plank Galleon. Captain Goomba admires the ship, with Captain Kritter saying it has been in the royal lineage for seventeen generations. King K. Rool, however, scolds him for telling classified info. Captain Shy Guy, from the crow's nest, spots a gigantic pirate ship, several times larger than the Gang-Plank Galleon, ahead. Before he can let everyone else know, anchors are launched into the Gang-Plank Galleon, which drag them closer to the incoming ship.

On the ship's bow, Captain Syrup reveals herself as owner of the ship, the Sweet Stuff, saying that they're on the Black Sugar Gang's territory. Captain Goomba then realizes that she was one of the villains he aimed to have join Bowser's army to defeat Mario. He asks her bluntly about joining the army, with Syrup scoffing at the thought. Captain Boo points out that it won't be so easy to convince a pirate to join the Goomba Squad, while Captain Goomba still thinks he can convince her. Syrup tells the rest of the Black Sugar Gang to pull up the Gang-Plank Galleon and lock the Goomba Squad up while they loot the ship for treasure. Enraged, King K. Rool retaliates by firing a cannonball from the Blunderbuss, but a Penkoon retaliates by reflecting it back at him, knocking him out. Several more Penkoons attack, and the rest of the Goomba Squad are captured easily.

In the Sweet Stuff's dungeon, King K. Rool is moaning about how the treasure he worked so hard to steal is being stolen, with Captain Boo snapping at him to get a grip on himself. Captain Shy Guy wonders how they will ever escape the prison. Just then, one of the guard D.D.s knocks the other ones out with his boomerang, grabbing the keys from one of them and unlocking the cell. Captain Kritter asks why he helped them, with the D.D. replying that he was in a similar position as them, stranded and being found by Captain Syrup, forced to join the Black Sugar Gang. He offers to help them in any way he can, and in return, Captain Goomba happily gives him the title of Captain D.D.

With their new teammate, the Gooomba Squad break through the Black Sugar Gang's defenses, eventually reaching the ship's lowest corridor where the Gang-Plank Galleon has been held. Captain Syrup and a few Penkoons are looting the ship, and Captain Goomba stops them. Syrup asks how they got out and why one of her own crew members is helping them, with Captain Goomba answering that it is wrong to force others to join your crew, saying that by experience he learned establishing a friendship with them is much better. Syrup says that what she does with her crew is none of their business, and challenges them to a fight. Captain Goomba accepts, and the Goomba Squad charge into battle.

After being bested, Syrup questions why she lost, with Captain D.D. pointing out her not having a good relationship with the rest of the Black Sugar Gang being the reason. He also says that she should treat her crew mates better, since they do everything for her. Captain Goomba offers again for her and the Black Sugar Gang to join the Goomba Squad, but she declines, saying that it won't be worth it. However, Captain Goomba says that if she helps Bowser's army defeat Mario, she will be entitled to some of Bowser's treasury. She asks how much she can get, with him saying that Bowser is the richest king in the Mushroom World. Now interested in the offer, she tells the Penkoons to get off the Gang-Plank Galleon and let the other crew members know they joined the Goomba Squad. Captain Shy Guy and Captain Boo ask if offering her Bowser's treasure was a good idea, with him saying that Bowser wouldn't mind at all. Meanwhile, King K. Rool runs to the Gang-Plank Galleon to reclaim his stolen treasure.

Back at Bowser's Castle, Wendy is laying on her bed, bored. She says to herself that she wishes she could have a wedding like Bowser, and be married to a handsome man and live a happily ever after, claiming it would be a much better fate than spending her time with six brothers. However, an alert sounds throughout the castle, saying that intruders have been spotted. Wendy looks out the window and sees a giant, flying fortress heading towards the castle, with it having Crocodile Isle's Blast-o-Matic attached to it.

Gameplay

In battles, fights between two squadrons of troopers will ensue. These battles play out automatically, with the troops attacking each other and either damaging opponents or missing. Occasionally, quick-time events can occur, where the player must use action commands to help a trooper land a powerful attack. If there are multiples of the same trooper, these attacks can be even stronger.

The main goal is to take out the opposing squadron's captain. Once it is defeated, all of the other opposing troops will run away. The same applies to the player's squad, however. Levels are split up into numerous fights with different squads of enemies, ranging from three to eight. After a battle is done, every troop will be fully replenished for the next battle. Throughout the battle, Captains can also use special abilities to help give them the edge in combat.

Minion Quest Triangle

Troops are split into three categories; Melee, Ranged, and Flying. As shown in the triangle above, Melee troops are strong against Ranged troops but weak against Flying troops, Ranged troops are strong against Flying troops but weak against Melee troops, and Flying troops are strong against Melee troops but weak against Flying troops. Additionally, specific types of troops can be strong or weak against other troopers. Because of this, players must strategically set up their squadron of troops depending on what enemies are battled so they can avoid being at the disadvantage.

Troops have their own individual stats, which increase the more that troop is used in battle.

HP HP determines the amount of health the trooper has.
POW POW determines how strong the trooper is.
DEF DEF determines how much defense the trooper has.
EVASION EVASION determines how often a trooper will dodge an attack.
SPIRIT SPIRIT determines how often a trooper will use a powerful attack.

Troops

A squadron consists of nine units, with seven regular troops, a First Officer, and a Captain. The troops, as mentioned, are split into three categories; Melee, Ranged, and Flying. The troops used in a squadron will level up when the battle is over, and more troops will join throughout the game. Every troop has their own strengths, weaknesses, and attacks.

Captains

All Captains have the abilities Deny, Rally, and Backup. Deny allows them to stop an enemy trooper from using a powerful attack, Rally boosts their trooper's Spirit, and Backup allows them to call in reinforcements.

Captain Goomba
Melee Unit Captain Goomba Melee Unit

The leader of the four minions who rescued Bowser from the Beanbean Kingdom. Though he was demoted from Captain, his plan gave him a temporary promotion, allowing him to lead squads of enemies into battle. He may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but his loyalty to the Koopa king is what pushes him to success.

Rocketing Headbutt Captain Goomba will leap on an enemy's head. Pressing the attack button at the right moment allows him to deal more damage.
Charge Captain Goomba rushes forward with his head, damaging any enemies he hits. Aiming correctly allows him to deal more damage.
Goomba Signal Captain Goomba flashes yellow, increasing the POW of any allies in the radius. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows him to cover a larger radius.
Captain Shy Guy
Ranged Unit Captain Shy Guy Ranged Unit

One of the four minions who rescued Bowser from the Beanbean Kingdom. After being demoted from captain, he took to looking after the Piranha Plants, but glady joined Captain Goomba when things got boring. He has vegetables a plenty to pelt enemy troopers with!

Throw the Fight Captain Shy Guy takes out a massive turnip and throws it at an enemy. Carefully aiming at the enemy allows him to deal more damage.
Bomb Throw Captain Shy Guy takes out a bomb and throws it at an enemy. Carefully aiming at the enemy allows the resulting explosion to damage other enemies nearby.
POW Pound Captain Shy Guy pulls out a POW Block and throws it, causing an earthquake that damages all troopers. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows him to deal more damage.
Captain Boo
Flying Unit Captain Boo Flying Unit

One of the four minions who rescued Bowser from the Beanbean Kingdom. He was demoted to janitor after being stripped of his captain rank, and joins Captain Goomba on his quest to get out of cleaning the Koopalings' rooms. He has a sharp tongue and is not afraid to speak his mind, and that shows when taking on enemy squadrons!

Peek-a-Boo! Captain Boo makes a scary face, lowering a troop's POW and DEF. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows him to lower them further.
Outta Sight Captain Boo becomes invisible, increasing his EVASION. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows him to increase it further.
Fright Night Captain Boo grows larger and scares all enemies, damaging them all and lowering their SPIRIT. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows him to deal more damage.
Captain Koopa Troopa
Melee Unit Captain Koopa Troopa Melee Unit

One of the four minions who rescued Bowser from the Beanbean Kingdom. After being demoted from captain, he started a prank account on Tweeter, and has already amassed a couple million followers! However, he doesn't hesitate to join Captain Goomba on his quest to help expand Bowser's army. That hard shell gives him good DEF.

Hard Shell Captain Koopa Troopa spins in his shell, raising his POW. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows him to increase it further.
Power Shell Captain Koopa Troopa spins forward in his shell, damaging any troops he hits. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows him to deal more damage.
Shellshocker Captain Koopa Troopa spins in his shell in a circle, damaging any opponents he hits and lowering their DEF and EVASION. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows him to deal more damage.
CB64 Captain Kritter
Melee Unit Captain Kritter Melee Unit

After the Goomba Squad becomes stranded on Crocodile Isle, this Kritter found Captain Goomba and aimed to take him out. However, after he is defeated and asks him to finish him off, Captain Goomba instead offers him a position as captain in the Goomba Squad. Though hesitant, he accepts the offer.

Upperkut Captain Kritter throws an uppercut, damaging an enemy. Pressing the attack button repeatedly allows him to deal more damage.
Krocodile Roar Captain Kritter roars, lowering the SPIRIT of any enemies nearby. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows him to lower it further.
Kremling Klaws Captain ritter spins around while slashing his claws, damaging any enemies it hits. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows him to deal more damage.
Captain DD
Ranged Unit Captain D.D. Ranged Unit

A member of the Black Sugar Gang. He was found by Captain Syrup while stranded in the ocean, and was forced to join her ranks like many of her other crew mates. Wanting her to respect the crew more, he helps the Goomba Squad when they are kidnapped and joins them as a captain. He boasts high SPEED, and attacks by throwing a boomerang.

Roundabout Captain D.D. throws his boomerang that travels around the area, damaging any enemies they hit. Carefully aiming at the enemy allows him to deal more damage.
Rang Rage Captain D.D. throws his boomerang at an enemy, which hits them again on the return. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows him to deal more damage.
Keepin' it Cool Captain D.D. shines his sunglasses, increasing his POW and DEF. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows him to increase them further.

Captain Commands

Captain Commands are special abilities that the player can use during a battle. They require CP (Captain Points) to use, and can turn the tide of the battle to the player's favor. CP will regenerate by one, two, or three after each battle, depending on how far into the game the player is. Throughout the game, more Captain Commands can be learned, though only some Captains can use them. Additionally, five Captain Commands can be used in a single level.

Deny
1 CP

Cancel's an enemy's special attack before they can use it.
Captain GoombaCaptain Shy GuyCaptain BooCaptain Koopa TroopaCB64 Captain KritterCaptain DD

Rally
4 CP

Cheers on all allies and increases their SPIRIT.
Captain GoombaCaptain Shy GuyCaptain BooCaptain Koopa TroopaCB64 Captain KritterCaptain DD

Chance
3 CP

Hits a ? Block to score a bonus, anywhere from increasing stats of allies, lowering stats of enemies, and increasing EXP.
Captain GoombaCaptain Shy GuyCaptain BooCaptain Koopa TroopaCB64 Captain KritterCaptain DD

Call for Backup
4 CP

Summons another troop to help battle. This troop will flee after the battle.
Captain GoombaCaptain Shy GuyCaptain BooCaptain Koopa TroopaCB64 Captain KritterCaptain DD

Parry
4 CP

Allows the Captain to completely dodge two attacks. If the button is pressed at the right time, they can counterattack.
Captain GoombaCaptain Shy GuyCaptain BooCaptain Koopa TroopaCB64 Captain KritterCaptain DD

Clash of Captains
7 CP

The opposing captains have a one-on-one battle. The captain will always use their special skill, but will be damaged by enemies still on the field when the command is used.
Captain Goomba

Play Dead
4 CP

Feigns defeat so the enemies will pay attention elsewhere. While laying down, the captain will replenish health, though if they are caught by an enemy, they will deal heavy damage.
Captain Shy GuyCaptain Koopa Troopa

Sneak Attack
5 CP

The captain attacks the opposing captain immediately.
Captain Boo

Lightning
7 CP

Shocks all enemies with lightning, shrinking them and lowering their POW and DEF.
CB64 Captain KritterCaptain DD

First Officer

KingKrool SSBUltimate
Melee Unit King K. Rool Melee Unit

The king of the Kremling Krew are arch-rival of Donkey Kong, King K. Rool is a formidable new foe. While not exactly stable, he is quite powerful, sporting high POW and DEF stats. He attacks by rushing at enemies with his... belly? Armor? We don't know...

King's Krown King K. Rool throws his crown at enemies, which comes back to him, hitting them twice. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows him to deal more damage.
Krocodile Roar King K. Rool roars, lowering the SPIRIT of any enemies nearby. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows him to lower it further.
Kannonball Rain King K. Rool leaps into the air and stomps on the ground, causing cannonballs to fall on enemies and damage them. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows them to inflict dizziness as well.
Kaptain K Rool
Ranged Unit Kaptain K. Rool Ranged Unit

One of King K. Rool's alter-egos. He's so crazed that he will change personas in the blink of an eye. Armed with a Blunderbuss, Kaptain K. Rool is able to attack from a distance with cannonballs. He still has high POW and DEF stats.

Suction Kannon Kaptain K. Rool sucks an enemy into the Blunderbuss and fires them at another, damaging both. Pressing the attack button repeatedly allows him to deal more damage.
Krocodile Roar Kaptain K. Rool roars, lowering the SPIRIT of any enemies nearby. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows him to lower it further.
Kannon Rush Kaptain K. Rool uses the Blunderbuss to rush forward, damaging enemies he hits. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows him to deal more damage.
Baron K. Roolenstein
Flying Unit Baron K. Roolenstein Flying Unit

An alter-ego of King K. Rool, where he has the looks of a scientific genius but with none of the brains. He's still just as crazed as ever, so he fits the "mad scientist" role pretty well. He attacks by slamming into opponents from above, using his Propellerpack to keep afloat, all while having good POW and DEF stats.

Kranium Krush Baron K. Roolenstein leaps on an enemy's head, damaging them. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows him to deal more damage.
Krocodile Roar Baron K. Roolenstein roars, lowering the SPIRIT of any enemies nearby. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows him to lower it further.
Blast-o-Matic Baron K. Roolenstein presses a button on a remote, causing the Blast-o-Matic to fire a laser from off-screen to damage multiple enemies. Carefully aiming at them allows him to deal more damage and lower DEF.
Captain Syrup New Render
Melee Unit Captain Syrup Melee Unit

The notorious captain of the Black Sugar Gang, she kidnaps the Goomba Squad when they run into her ship, the Sweet Stuff. She isn't exactly known for treating her crew mates fairly, prompting the Goomnba Squad to show her the meaning of teamwork and have her join Bowser's ranks. She fights with a cutlass, sporting very high POW, but low HP.

Loot Captain Syrup grabs an enemy and shakes them, causing items to fall on teammates and heal them. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows her to heal them more.
Greedy Captain Syrup begins glowing golden aura, increasing her POW but lowering her DEF. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows her to increase POW more and decrease DEF less.
Pirate Punish Captain Syrup stabs an enemy with her cutlass just as they are about to perform a special attack.

Troops

Goomba New
Melee Unit Goomba Melee Unit

The go-to soldiers of Bowser's minions. They charge into battle with strength and stylish eyebrows. As Melee units, they will try to ram into nearby enemies. They have low HP and DEF, but pretty good EVASION.

Rocketing Headbutt Goomba will leap on an enemy's head. Pressing the attack button at the right moment allows it to deal more damage.
Charge Goomba rushes forward with its head, damaging any enemies it hits. Aiming correctly allows it to deal more damage.
Goomba Signal Goomba flashes yellow, increasing the POW of any allies in the radius. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to cover a larger radius.
Paragoomba NSMBU
Flying Unit Paragoomba Flying Unit

Winged Goombas that fly through the air with grace. Unlike their grounded cousins, Paragoombas attack from above. In addition to good EVASION, they also won't lose their wings if attacked. No joke!

Cranium Crush Paragoomba will stomp on an enemy's head. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Wind Gust Paragoomba flaps its wings, creating wind that damages enemies. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to deal more damage.
Shockwave Slam Paragoomba divebombs onto the ground, creating a shockwave that damages enemies and lowers their DEF. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Tanoomba
Melee Unit Tanoomba Melee Unit

Goombas infused with the mythical tanooki, Tanoombas have a tail they can use to attack enemies with, as well as the ability to disguise itself and distract enemies. Their HP leaves something to be desired, but they have decent DEF and POW.

Rocketing Headbutt Tanoomba will leap on an enemy's head. Pressing the attack button at the right moment allows it to deal more damage.
Spin Cycle Tanoomba spins its tail at an enemy. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage and lower their DEF.
Tanooki Statue Tanoomba floats above an enemy and transforms into a statue to stomp on them. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage and inflict dizziness.
Cat Goomba Artwork - Super Mario 3D World
Melee Unit Cat Goomba Melee Unit

Sporting cat fur and claws, Cat Goombas are absolutely adorable compared to their spore-infested cousins. Their cat-like reflexes give them good EVASION and their claws give their attacks some extra POW, though their HP is still pretty low like other Goombas.

Rocketing Headbutt Cat Goomba will leap on an enemy's head. Pressing the attack button at the right moment allows it to deal more damage.
Charge Cat Goomba rushes forward with its head, damaging any enemies it hits. Aiming correctly allows it to deal more damage.
Scratch Cat Goomba scratches an enemy with its claws, damaging it and lowering its POW. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Goombeetle
Melee Unit Goombeetle Melee Unit

Goombas that wear hard hats. They aren't really good for attacking, but that extra protection does wonders for their DEF. Put a few of these on the front lines and you can have a wall that'll be difficult to break down!

Rocketing Headbutt Goombeetle will leap on an enemy's head. Pressing the attack button at the right moment allows it to deal more damage.
Charge Goombeetle rushes forward with its head, damaging any enemies it hits. Aiming correctly allows it to deal more damage.
Goomba Signal Goombeetle flashes yellow, increasing the POW of any allies in the radius. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to cover a larger radius.
1.3.Goomba - Choomba
Melee Unit Choomba Melee Unit

Giant, mechanical Goombas that Bowser stationed underground. These locomotives are powered by coal, and as such are associated with Coalbits. They attack with very powerful charging attacks, giving them high POW. DEF and HP are also good, but SPEED and EVASION leave a lot to be desired.

CHOO CHOO! Choomba charges forward, damaging any enemies in the way. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Coalbits Choomba summons Coalbits that enter its body, temporarily increasing its POW and SPEED. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to summon more Coalbits, increasing its stats further.
Magma Stomp Choomba jumps and lands on the ground, causing fire to spread and damage nearby enemies. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to jump higher, dealing more damage.
GoomborgSWO
Melee Unit Goomborg Melee Unit

These creepy Goombas can't be defeated by normal means. They will absorb any attacks thrown at them, but if they take in too many projectiles they will explode. As troopers, Goomborg have extremely low SPEED, but high HP. Its next attack is multiplied by how many times it was attacked.

Rocketing Headbutt Goomborg leaps on an enemy's head. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Counter Goomborg will counterattack the next enemy that attacks it. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Self-Destruct Goomborg begins expanding before exploding, dealing heavy damage to any enemies around it. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to inflict poison on enemies as well.
MushroomGoombaSMMPhi
Melee Unit Mushroom Goomba Melee Unit

These bulky blokes are some of the biggest troops you could add to a squadron. They rush into enemies with a charging attack. With high HP, POW, and DEF, they're a force to be reckoned with. Sadly, their SPEED and EVASION are pretty low too.

Earthquake Mushroom Goomba stomps on the ground, creating a shockwave. Tapping the attack button repeatedly allows it to cover a wider area.
Charge Mushroom Goomba rushes forward with its head, damaging any enemies it hits. Aiming correctly allows it to deal more damage.
Mushroom Drops Mushroom Goomba explodes into Super Mushrooms, which replenish all allies. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to heal them further.
Green Koopa New
Melee Unit Koopa Troopa Melee Unit

Among Bowser's most common minions, their protective shells can withstand a lot of weight, though they can be used as weapons against its allies. With exceptionally high DEF, they can tank through most attacks, though they are pretty weak to Dry Bones.

Hard Shell Koopa Troopa spins in its shell, raising his POW. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to raise it further.
Power Shell Koopa Troopa spins forward in its shell, damaging any enemies it hits. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Shellshocker Koopa Troopa spins in its shell in a circle, damaging any opponents it hits and lowering their DEF and EVASION. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to deal more damage.
ParatroopartSMR
Flying Unit Koopa Paratroopa Flying Unit

Winged Koopa Troopas that patrol the skies. Some like to jump across the ground, while others prefer to fly around in formations. They have exceptionally high DEF, and won't even lose their wings when hit! Just be weary of the Parabones though...

Hard Shell Koopa Paratroopa spins in its shell, raising its POW. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to raise it further.
Cranium Crush Koopa Paratroopa will stomp on an enemy's head. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Shellshocker Koopa Paratroopa spins in its shell in a circle, damaging any opponents it hits and lowering their DEF and EVASION. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to deal more damage.
Dry Bones MPSR
Ranged Unit Dry Bones Ranged Unit

Dry Bones are the undead skeletons of Koopa Troopas. If you crush them, they'll eventually revive themselves and attack again! These boneheads have a deceptively strong DEF, on top having endless bones they can throw. Being their skeletal cousins, they know the weakness of Koopa Troopas.

Bone Bonk Dry Bones pulls out a massive bone and throws it at an enemy. Carefully aiming at the enemy allows it to deal more damage.
Skeleton Scare Dry Bones scares an enemy, lowering their EVASION. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to decrease it further.
Femur Flurry Dry Bones throws several bones, damaging any enemies they hit. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to throw more bones.
Para Dry Bones - Super Mario 3D World
Flying Unit Parabones Flying Unit

Whereas Dry Bones are the skeletons of Koopa Troopas, Parabones are the skeletons on Koopa Paratroopas! They may be undead, but their wings work just as well in the afterlife. In addition to high DEF, they're really effective against Koopa Paratroopas!

Skeleton Scare Parabones scares an enemy, lowering their EVASION. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to lower it further.
Cranium Crush Parabones stomps on an enemy. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Wind Gust Parabones flaps its wings, creating wind that damages enemies. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to deal more damage.
PiranhaPlant SSBUltimate
Melee Unit Piranha Plant Melee Unit

These biting flowers may look harmless, but one snap of their jaws and you can consider it lights out! They reside in pots when in squadrons, and attack by lunging forward and chomping. They have high POW but low DEF and EVASION.

Snack Time Piranha Plant lunges forward and bites an enemy. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Photosynthesis Piranha Plant lunges into the air and opens its mouth, replenishing HP. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to heal more.
All You Can Eat! Piranha Plant rushes forward and biting any enemies in its way, damaging them and lowering their POW. Pressing the attack button at the right time will allow it to deal more damage.
Fire Stalking Piranha Plant
Ranged Unit Fire Stalking Piranha Plant Ranged Unit

Unlike regular Piranha Plants, this variety is able to walk around without need of a pot. They attack from afar by spitting fireballs at opposing troops. This can occasionally burn enemies. Though they have low DEF and EVASION, they have decent POW.

Fire Storm Fire Stalking Piranha Plant launches a flurry of fireballs at an enemy. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to shoot more fireballs.
Photosynthesis Fire Stalking Piranha Plant lunges into the air and opens its mouth, replenishing HP. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to heal more.
Big Fireball Fire Stalking Piranha Plant fires a massive fireball at an enemy. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
PalePiranha SSBUltimate
Melee Unit Pale Piranha Melee Unit

A variety of Piranha Plant whose colors turned pale to bled itself with certain environments, though it kind of sticks out in battle. They reside in pots and can charge at enemies to bite them. They have low POW and HP unlike other Piranha Plants, but they have high EVASION.

Snack Time Pale Piranha lunges forward and bites an enemy. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
All You Can Eat! Piranha Plant rushes forward and biting any enemies in its way, damaging them and lowering their POW. Pressing the attack button at the right time will allow it to deal more damage.
Camouflage Pale Piranha spins around to release pale spores, increasing the EVASION of all allies. Pressing the attack button repeatedly allows it to increase EVASION further.
PutridPiranha SSBUltimate
Ranged Unit Putrid Piranha Ranged Unit

Putrid Piranhas have the ability to breathe poisonous breath, capable of incapacitating prey. As troops, they move around the field in pots, and will breathe poison breath to attack enemies. Not only do they sport high POW, but this breath can sometimes inflict poison!

Venom Bite Putrid Piranha lunges forward to bite an enemy, inflicting poison. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Photosynthesis Putrid Piranha lunges into the air and opens its mouth, replenishing HP. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to heal more.
Smokescreen Putrid Piranha covers the area in poisonous breath, inflicting poison on all enemies. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to deal more damage.
FrostPiranha SSBUltimate
Ranged Unit Frost Piranha Ranged Unit

A special variety of Piranha Plant native to arctic regions. Not only have they adapted to the cold temperatures, they can breath ice-cold breath that can freeze its prey! They reside in pots and attack by breathing icy breath on enemies. Their high POW and ability to freeze enemies makes them really effective against fire enemies!

Ice Bite Frost Piranha lunges forward to bite an enemy, inflicting freeze. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Photosynthesis Frost Piranha lunges into the air and opens its mouth, replenishing HP. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to heal more.
Blizzard Frost Piranha covers the area in icy breath, inflicting freeze on all enemies. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to deal more damage.
Ptooie SMB3
Ranged Unit Ptooie Ranged Unit

A variety of Piranha Plant that can walk around. Their main attack pattern is spitting spiked balls and keeping them afloat by blowing on them. These spiked balls have high POW, though their DEF and EVASION are pretty low.

Giant Spiked Ball Ptooie spits out a massive spiked ball and blows it on an enemy. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Photosynthesis Ptooie lunges into the air and opens its mouth, replenishing HP. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to heal more.
Spike Storm Ptooie spits a barrage of spiked balls that damage multiple nearby enemies. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Piranha Plant Artwork - Super Mario 3D World
Melee Unit Piranhacus Gigantius Melee Unit

This Piranha Plant is just as powerful as it is threatening! They may be slow, but their bite can be lethal to unfortunate prey. They sport high HP and POW, but really low SPEED and EVASION.

Headbutt Slam Piranhacus Giganticus slams its head on the ground, creating a shockwave that damages all nearby enemies. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Photosynthesis Piranhacus Giganticus lunges into the air and opens its mouth, replenishing HP. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to heal more.
All You Can Eat! Piranhacus Giganticus rushes forward and biting any enemies in its way, damaging them and lowering their POW. Pressing the attack button at the right time will allow it to deal more damage.
Fig 20 critter
Melee Unit Kritter Melee Unit

Kritters make up the bulk of the Kremling Krew. Though they aren't very strong, they have loyalty to no end, making them good troops for squadrons. Sporting particularly high POW, they attack enemies by swiping their claws at them.

Upperkut Kritter throws an uppercut, damaging an enemy. Pressing the attack button repeatedly allows it to deal more damage.
Krocodile Roar Kritter roars, lowering the SPIRIT of any enemies nearby. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to lower it further.
Kremling Klaws Kritter spins around while slashing its claws, damaging any enemies it hits. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
1.3.Klaptrap Jumping
Melee Unit Klaptrap Melee Unit

These adorable-looking Kremlings actually have strong jaws, which they can use to bite any intruders nearby. This, as you can imagine, is exactly what they do to enemies when deployed. These little guys may have low HP, but their POW makes them a force to be reckoned with!

Klamping Bite Klaptrap lunges at an enemy and continually bites them, dealing damage. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to deal more damage.
Krocodile Roar Klaptrap roars, lowering the SPIRIT of any enemies nearby. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to lower it further.
Klaptrap Korps Klaptrap summons several other Klaptraps that rush through the area, damaging any enemies they hit. Carefully aiming at the enemy allows them to deal more damage.
Re-Koil
Melee Unit Re-Koil Melee Unit

Orange Kremling Krew members that have unique tails, allowing them to bounce around and launch surprise attacks at any enemies. They aren't really that bright though. With high SPEED and HP, they are good members for squadrons, but since they attack from above, they have trouble against spiked enemies.

Kranium Krush Re-Koil jumps on an enemy's head twice, damaging them. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Krocodile Roar Re-Koil roars, lowering the SPIRIT of any enemies nearby. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to lower it further.
Krippling Tremor Re-Koil leaps into the air and lands on the ground to create a shockwave, damaging any nearby enemies and sometimes inflicting dizziness. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to deal more damage.
Klobber
Melee Unit Klobber Melee Unit

These Kremlings disguise themselves as helpful barrels, only to show their true form when foes come too close and attack. The barrel gives Klobbers a good amount of HP and DEF, though their POW is pretty low. They simply attack by ramming themselves into enemy troopers.

Hide Klobber hides in its barrel, confusing enemies while it replenishes HP. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to hide for longer.
Krocodile Roar Klobber roars, lowering the SPIRIT of any enemies nearby. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to lower it further.
Kaboom! Klobber replaces its barrel with a TNT Barrel before rushing into an enemy and exploding, dealing heavy damage while also defeating themselves. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Krook
Ranged Unit Krook Ranged Unit

These Kremlings in trench coats wield hooks that they can throw around to slice and dice enemies. In squadrons, they throw these hooks like boomerangs to damage enemies. With deceptively high SPEED and EVASION stats, Krooks are valuable troopers to any squadron.

Kutter Krook throws a hook like a boomerang, damaging an enemy twice. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Krocodile Roar Krook roars, lowering the SPIRIT of any enemies nearby. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to lower it further.
Krooked Scythe Krook swings its hooks like a scythe, damaging an enemy and lowering their DEF. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage and lower their SPEED as well.
Kloak
Flying Unit Kloak Flying Unit

Undead Kremlings that wear green coats large enough to hide their faces. Well... aside from their glowing red eyes anyway. They will swoop down on enemies to attack them. Kloaks sport high EVASION and HP, making them difficult to defeat. However, they don't have high SPEED.

Krate Throw Kloak throws a crate at an enemy. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage, as well as occasionally earn an item.
Krocodile Roar Kloak roars, lowering the SPIRIT of any enemies nearby. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to lower it further.
Kreepy Scowl Kloak scares an enemy, lowering their POW and DEF. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to decrease them further.
Bazuka
Ranged Unit Bazuka Ranged Unit

Though these Kremlings are tiny and frail, the gigantic bazookas they wield with make them fierce! In squadrons, they attack by firing large cannonballs at enemies for high damage. They particularly have high POW, but they're also lacking in SPEED and EVASION.

Ka-Blam! Bazuka fires a bomb from its bazooka, which explodes on impact and deals heavy damage. Pressing the attack button again allows it to deal more damage and sometimes inflict burn.
Krocodile Roar Bazuka roars, lowering the SPIRIT of any enemies nearby. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to lower it further.
Chain Shot Bazuka fires several cannonballs from its Bazuka, damaging any enemies they hit. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to deal more damage.
Pirate Goom - Wario Land
Melee Unit Pirate Goom Melee Unit

Pirate Gooms serve as the main crew mates of the Black Sugar Gang. Though weak, they are loyal to their captain to no end. In squadrons, they attack by stabbing enemy troopers with spears. Even though they have low HP, their high POW and EVASION more than makes up for it.

Spear Rush Pirate Goom charges forward with his spear, damaging any enemies in its path. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Spear Rain Pirate Goom throws several spears at enemies, damaging them. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to deal more damage.
Spear Scabbard Pirate Goom leaps above an enemy and stabs them with its spear from above. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Penkoon - Wario Land
Melee Unit Penkoon Melee Unit

The muscle of the Black Sugar Gang, Penkoons are burly blokes who don't talk a lot and follow their captain's orders without question. When deployed in squadrons, they attack by charging headfirst into enemies. With high POW and DEF, they're quite dangerous.

Cranium Crush Penkoon jumps on an enemy's head. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Roll Out Penkoon curls into a ball and begins rolling forward, damaging any enemies in its path. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Counter Penkoon will counterattack the next enemy that attacks it. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
SML3 DD
Ranged Unit D.D. Ranged Unit

Members of the Black Sugar Gang, these ducks know how to keep their cool. They attack from a distance using boomerangs, which they also use in squadrons. They have pretty high SPEED, and are especially strong against stacked enemies.

Roundabout D.D. throws its boomerang that travels around the area, damaging any enemies they hit. Carefully aiming at the enemy allows it to deal more damage.
Rang Rage D.D. throws its boomerang at an enemy, which hits them again on the return. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to deal more damage.
Keepin' it Cool D.D. shines its sunglasses, increasing his POW and DEF. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to increase them further.
Mastah Mosquito - VB Wario Land
Flying Unit Mastah Mosquito Flying Unit

These oversized insects are known for their razor-sharp proboscis, which they can use to sting any enemies that dare cross their path. Obviously, they use it when deployed in squadrons. With high SPEED and EVASION, these pests can be pretty hard to dispatch.

Bloodsucker Mastah Mosquito sticks its proboscis in an enemy and drains their HP to replenish its own. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to drain even more.
Wind Gust Mastah Mosquito flaps its wings, creating wind that damages enemies. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to deal more damage.
Divebomb Mastah Mosquito flies into the air and divebombs onto an enemy, damaging them. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
Mummer - Wario Land Shake It
Ranged Unit Mummer Ranged Unit

These mummified freaks joined the Black Sugar Gang when they raided tombs for treasure. They're pretty burly and put up a good fight. They can attack by breathing undead breath at enemies, which deals very little damage, but can inflict poison. They have great HP and DEF stats, but low POW and EVASION.

Huff and Puff Mummer breathes a large cloud of gas, damaging enemies in range and inflicting poison. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to deal more damage.
Enchanting Wrappings Mummer stays in place, absorbing any damage and using it to replenish HP. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to remain in this state for longer.
Death Song Mummer howls, lowering the POW of any enemies in the radius. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to decrease it further.
Crackpot - Wario Land Shake It
Ranged Unit Crackpot Ranged Unit

Squid enemies that like to reside in pots for protection. This protection, obviously, gives them a good amount of DEF. They only reveal their heads when they pop out of the pot to spit a spiked ball at an enemy.

Spike Storm Crackpot spits several spiked balls at random enemies. Repeatedly tapping the attack button allows it to spit even more balls.
Protective Pot Crackpot increases its DEF. If the attack button is pressed at the right time, its DEF will increase further.
Pot Pound Crackpot jumps on an enemy's head. Pressing the attack button at the right time allows it to deal more damage.
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