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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.


Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

They first appeared in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga where they are encountered in the Beanbean Outskirts.

Location Beanbean Outskirts
HP 20 (35)
Power 30 (70)
Defense 38-42 (58-68)
Speed 40 (80)
Experience gained 10 (70)
Coins dropped 20 (14)
Item dropped 0 (20)
Level Woo Bean (62.52%)
Nut (25.81%)
Green Pepper (32.26%/100%)
Game Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

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.

PiT Tanoomba
Location Thwomp Volcano
HP 92 (98)
Power 95
Defense 70
Speed 63
Experience gained 82
Coins dropped 18
Item dropped 9
Level Pocket Chomp (15%)
Green Pepper (15%)
Game Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (2003)


Tanoomba's name is mixed with Tanooki and Goomba.


  • 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.
  • It's possible to battle the Tanoombas in Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga before the part where you go to Beanbean Outskirts. If you choose to fight them at this point, you won't be doing much damage to them and if they manage to damage you, you will suffer critical damage and it may be enough to kill the bros.