- "Omigosh, is that a treasure map?! You have to tell me where you got that!"
- ― Goombella
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, she is the first to join Mario to find the Crystal Stars after he saves her from Lord Crump. She attacks by Headbonking enemies, and can use Tattle ability to find out enemies' weaknesses. In the field, she can give Mario information about characters and places. She constantly travels around with Mario and the rest of his friends in the quest to get the Crystal Stars, being an important character, having learned the identity behind the map given to Mario. She could be considered as the brainy one of the group due to her vast insight and knowledge.
Super Paper Mario
Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Goombella, like Goombario before her, is Mario's main source of information throughout the game. Whenever a new enemy appears in battle, or in any battle, Mario can select Goombella's Tattle attack. Tattle shows Mario the attack strength, defense, HP, and a brief description of the enemies powers and abilities. The information is then recorded in the journal for future reference. Tattle can also be used outside of battle to describe the area, give hints on what to do, or give a description of a nearby character.
Goombella is a portmanteau of Goomba (her species) and Bella (Italian name meaning beautiful). This Italian connection also adds to the idea that Goomba comes from the Sicilian word, gumba meaning "friend". This would make Goombella's name mean "beautiful friend."
- She and Yoshi are the only Paper Mario partners to appear in the Smash Bros. series as trophies.
- Goombella appears as a cameo in the Nintendo Monopoly board game.
- In a demo for Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, it is stated that Goombella's hero is Goomelda, wisest of female Goombas.
- Goombella makes several appearances in Super Mario Kun during the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door saga.
|Goombario · Kooper · Bombette · Parakarry · Lady Bow · Watt · Sushie · Lakilester|
|Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door|
|Goombella · Koops · Madame Flurrie · Yoshi · Vivian · Admiral Bobbery · Ms. Mowz|
|Super Paper Mario|
|Tippi · Thoreau · Boomer · Slim · Thudley · Carrie · Fleep · Cudge · Dottie · Barry · Dashell · Piccolo · Tiptron|
|Paper Mario: Sticker Star|
|Paper Mario: Color Splash|