Goombeetles are Goombas wearing protective helmets that appear in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They cannot be defeated by directly jumping on them, due to the fact they have helmets. Even a Ground Pound cannot break the helmets. They first must be flipped by a Star Spin and then jumped on or by luring a Bullet Bill to hit them.
They reappear in Super Mario Galaxy 2 as well. In Super Mario Galaxy 2, they appear in Bowser Jr.'s Fiery Flotilla, Beat Block Galaxy and Chompworks Galaxy. They could also can be knocked over by the Co-Star Luma.
Differences between normal Goombas also include having yellow eyes.
- Goombeetles are very similar to Buzzy Beetles, as they have hard layers of protection on them. A similarity also relates to their names.