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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.

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.


Tanoomba's name is mixed with Tanooki and Goomba.


Superstar Saga Enemy
Tanoomba HP 30 (70) POW 38-42 (58-68) Defense 40 (80) Speed 10 (70) Experience 20 (14)
Fire Normal Thunder Normal Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 0 (20)
Stat Down? 100% Stun? 0% Burn? 60% Hand Normal Item drop Woo Bean – 64.52% (Nut - 25.81%)
Green Pepper – 32.26% (100%)
Level           20 (35) Location(s)           Beanbean Outskirts


  • 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.


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