Gold Bowser Statues are golden statues of Bowser and enemies that first appeared in Super Mario World. They appear in many of the game's castles.
Super Mario World
Gold Bowser Statues appear in Super Mario World as enemies found in castles. Unlike the Gray Bowser Statues, Gold Bowser Statues don't shoot fireballs. Instead, they jump around Mario or Luigi and damage them by contact, and the player can hop on them with a Spin Jump, much like Thwimps. But unlike Thwimps, Gold Bowser Statues follow Mario or Luigi. This makes it hard to avoid them near lava pits, but the player can defeat the statues by luring them into lava.