Tanoomba PiT Tanoomba
Tanoomba's sprites from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.
First Game Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Appearances Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Homeland Mushroom Kingdom
Located Mushroom World
Leader Bowser
Related Goomba
Attacks Swiping tail, transforming
Defeated by Jumped on, special attacks

A Tanoomba is a Goomba that resembles a Tanooki which has a distinct green leaf on the top of his forehead. They first appeared in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga where they are encountered in an area just north of Beanbean Castle Town. In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, when a Tanoomba appears outside of battle, it appears as a Toad, a coin, or an Item Block, but the face, the tail of the raccoon and green leaf give a Tanoomba's disguise away. In battle, it can transform into a spiky Koopa Shell, where Mario and Luigi have to jump. It can also turn into a balloon with a tail, which floats, and needs to be hit with a hammer, and a Thwomp which comes down very rapidly, and needs to be hit with a hammer. The Tanoomba's attack pattern is as such: When it just jumps, it attacks Mario, when it jumps and spins (doing a backflip), it attacks Luigi.


  • The Tanoomba's abilities is similar to the Duplighosts from Paper Mario as they are both enemies that are able to transform into other things. However, Tanoomba's are only shown transforming into other enemies and objects while Duplighosts are able to transform into other characters.


HP - 92 (98)

POW - 95

DEF - 70

Speed - 63

EXP - 82

Coins - 9

See also

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