Gold Beanies can be found in Chucklehuck Woods and Oho Ocean. They are rare, and appear at random when a Pestnut is defeated with a Hammer. They give the player much more experience and coins than normal Beanies if defeated. They attack by charging, though this can be countered by jumping on their head as they advance.
Gold Beanie is rarer in this game. They appear in the Dream World, at the location where one Giant Boss is fought or going to fight it. They flee from battle if a Luiginary attack is used, expect if they trip after the attack. On their first turn, they cannot flee. Gold Beanies have almost the same stats as Gold Eggs but can attack their enemies in the battle, and have power and speed stats. Normal Beanies do not appear in this game (except if one of Gold Beanie's attacks is counted), so, it is not confirmed a special Beanie, but it is still a special enemy, as it almost always drops a gift, and a huge amount of coins. Gold Beanies also drop Deluxe beans that raise stats even further. Dreamy Brickle tries to hunt one in the Dreamy Mushrise Park.
Gold beanies have three attacks. First, they can attack by charging in a circle. This can be blocked with a jump. Their target can be identified by which direction the Gold Beanie charges from, counter-clockwise for Mario and clockwise for Luigi. Their second attack has them try to headbutt their target. However, the bros. can block the Gold Beanie's charge with their hammer. The third attack is one of the few Chase Attacks that can be wielded by a non-boss enemy. The Golden Beanie and many normal beanies charge from the background. The normal beanies have only one hit point, but their stats match the Gold Beanie's stats otherwise. The one that is hiding the Gold Beanie will sparkle. The bro. who is line up with that one must stomp on him to damage the Gold Beanie, shocking the Gold Beanie's buddies. Gold Beanies will trip if their attacks are countered properly.
Go, Goomba, Go! • This Beans War • For the Love of Hammers • Winged Traitors • The Hoohoo Melee Brigade • The Great Hammer Barrage • Don't Fear Flying Foes • Goombas vs. Goombas • The Amnesiac Koopa King • Goombas Galore
Turnip Tantrum • Minions vs. Minions • Hunger Pains • A War of Shy Guys and Flybys • Battle Tail • Beanbean Crossfire • The Rival Trio • Larry's Fortress • Captain Shy Guy Trial • Professor E. Gadd's Research • Oh, Hi, Shy Guy! • Shell Brigade, Move Out!
The Sweet Smell of Soda • Deep Trouble • Forest Masquerade • Reclaim the Red Goblet! • Gold Beanie Appears • Invisible Leaderership • Ice Guys Finish Last • The Tough-As-Nails Squad • Forest Fight • Popple's Partner • Captain Goomba Trial (Gold) • Shy Guy Goes Overboard • King of the Boos
A Dry Bone to Pick • The Trouble with Toads • Flying Beans in the Desert • Find the Invincibility Mushroom! • Gold Beanie Spotted! • Silly Ol' Goomp • Ice Bros. Feel the Heat • The Lonely Koopa Troopa • Toad Rescue • Captain Koopa Troopa Trial • Popple's Partner, Part 2 • A Goomba Tail • A Muster of Masks
Goombas Unite • Gather the Cruiser Parts! • Power Play • Spear Party on Ice • Monochrome Explosion • Gold Beanie Fights Back! • Return of the Koopa Cruiser • The Trio's Last Stand • Captain Boo Trial (Gold) • Boo Party! • Shy Guy Barrage
Fireball and Boomerang Crossfire • Chain Chomp and Spike Stomp • A Tale of Tails • Double Trouble Koopaling Caper • Pokey Panic • Rumble in the Castle! • Gold Beanie's Final Stand • Goomba's Worth • Showdown Time!! • Believe in Bowser • Captain Boo Trial • The Mightiest Minions • The Beastly Bean Battalion
• ⋆-Enemy, boss, or stat exclusive to the main game. • ⋆⋆-Enemy, boss, or stat exclusive to Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser. • ⋆⋆⋆-Enemy variants differ in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.