Villains Wiki

Hi. This is Thesecret1070. I am an admin of this site. Edit as much as you wish, but one little thing... If you are going to edit a lot, then make yourself a user and login. Other than that, enjoy Villains Wiki!!!


Villains Wiki

~ The Shroobs' catchphrase. Confirmed by their leader.

The Shroobs (in Japanese: (ゲドンコ, Gedonko) are a villainous race of poison mushroom-like aliens from the video game Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time that attacked the Mushroom Kingdom when Mario and Luigi were babies. They are a purple mushroom-like species ruled by Princess Shroob and her older sister. They are from a Shroob-like planet and most Shroobs carry ray guns with them. Despite looking a bit similar to the much more benevolent Toads, Shroobs are more fungoid in appearance.


Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

They first started their invasion by destroying Toad Town and capturing many Toads. These Toads were taken to Toadwood Forest, where their Vim was drained by the forest's genetically altered trees. The Vim was then collected at the Vim Factory, where Dr. Shroobs gave the Vim to Swiggler, a terrifying Wiggler-like creature. While also guarding a Cobalt Star shard, Swiggler drinks the Vim it is given and powers the Shroob UFOs.

Soon after, they unleashed a giant creature called a Yoob and it attacked Yoshi's Island. Yoob would eat any Yoshi it could find. These Yoshis would then be imprisoned inside eggs and eventually be converted into more monsters to be used during the Shroob's invasion of the Mushroom Kingdom. During the invasion, the second-in-command, Princess Shroob, disguised herself as Peach to take over the Mushroom Kingdom of the future and thus make sure her plan would succeed.

The Shroobs were apparently melted away when the brothers and Princess Peach discovered the Shroob's weakness (babies' tears).

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story/Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey

A single Shroob makes a cameo in the game. In the Fawful Theater while searching for a seat, Bowser can encounter a Shroob in the lower right-hand corner seat. It says nothing if Bowser tries to interact with it.

A group of three Shroobs appears as a hidden optional boss in Bowser Castle. In the room where a code has to be inserted, Mario must hit square twice, circle once and triangle thrice, then the door. Beyond the door is a room full of frozen Shroobs and some will suddenly thaw and attack. Defeating the Shroobs is the only way to get Magic Window and the Shroob Boots. In battle, they have 500-1000 HP, and attack much like the Guardian Shroobs. When attacking solo though, they no longer send out a spark when targeting Mario, but will spin clockwise instead.

In the remake, the Shroobs reprise their role in the main game and serve as enemies in Bowser Jr.'s Journey. They are under the Ranged type and use their blasters as weapons, with a weakness to Swoops. They first appear in the Chilling Magma level of the Lava Lair where they thaw in the freezer while Bowser Jr., Kamek, and Morton search for Ever Ice. Several other Shroobs appear in later missions.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

In this game, a picture of a lone Shroob can be seen in Kylie Koopa's office in Wakeport.

Though they make no actual appearance in the game, Shroob sprites from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story can be found in the game's files.

Other Media

Super Mario-Kun

Shroobs appear in volumes 35 to 37. Unlike in the games, they speak human languages.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

A Shroob appears as a sticker that raises launch power to any fighter.


The Shroob language as it appears in the text bubbles in the game is just a bunch of nonsensical small picture text. Only one phrase, signaling attack, is repeated throughout the game. When the Shroobs talk in the game, they make gibberish sounds.

However, they do sometimes use the Latin alphabet, as seen in the battle against Shrooboid Brat. When the Shrooboid Brat was about to attack, the Shroob crowd raised up signs that said either "M" or "L", signifying who to attack.

The Elder Shroob Princess can also speak English. Later on, the language is shown to players using subtitles in parentheses. Whether or not this means that Mario and Luigi begin to understand the language or is just for purposes of clarification is unknown.

List of Shroobs

The most common Shroob, simply known as Shroob, are purple spotted mushrooms with large red eyes, round mouths, claw-like hands, and use powerful ray guns. Like the Toads and Koopas in the Mushroom World, the Shroobs co-exist with several sub-species.


A Shrooblet is a small, purple, Goomba-like Shroob with green spots, found near Hollijolli Village. They attack by spinning into Mario or Luigi; an attack that can be easily countered with a simple jump. If a Shrooblet lifts its right foot before attacking, it will twirl into Mario; if a Shrooblet lifts its left foot before attacking, it will spin into Luigi. Shrooblets are among the weakest creatures in the Shroob military, and due to their small size and color, they are apparently baby Shroobs.

Dr. Shroob

Dr. Shroobs are yellow Shroobs that wear thick, swirly glasses. During the Shroob invasion of the Mushroom Kingdom, Dr. Shroobs were stationed in the Vim Factory, allowing them to monitor the factory's vim transformation process.

RC Shroober

An RC Shroober is a light blue Shroob with purple spots that has a pair of radio antennae attached to its head. Using its antennae, an RC Shroober can control electronic devices that use radio waves. RC Shroobers were placed in command of the egg factory inside Yoob's stomach. As such, RC Shroobers were presumably in charge of converting normal Yoshi's into additional Yoobs. RC Shroobers also took pleasure in terrorizing the captured Yoshis inside Yoob's stomach.

Shrooba Diver

Shrooba Divers are green Shroobs with white spots that wear scuba masks and oxygen tanks. These Shroobs have the unique ability to "swim" in sand; their name is even a pun on "Shroob" and "scuba diver". Shrooba Divers were stationed in the Gritzy Desert during the Shroob conquest of the Mushroom Kingdom, where they would patrol the sands, looking for intruders who would spoil the invasion effort.

Guardian Shroob

A Guardian Shroob is a white Shroob with blue spots. Guardian Shroobs were assigned to protect the halls of the Shroob Mother Ship. Guardian Shroobs generally aid other Guardian Shroobs in battle.

Blazing Shroob

A Blazing Shroob is a red Shroob with yellow spots whose head is on fire. They worked inside Thwomp Caverns during the Shroob invasion of the Mushroom Kingdom.

Intern Shroob

An Intern Shroob is a smaller, light-colored Shroob that rides on the back of its elderly counterpart, a Shroobsworth. Intern Shroobs ride piggyback style, similar to how the Baby Mario Bros. hold on to their older counterparts. Intern Shroobs, along with Shroobsworths, were assigned to protect the halls of Shroob Castle, the Shroob's base of operations on Mushroom World. The two Shroobs would work together in combat to defeat intruders.

Support Shroob

Support Shroobs are normal-looking Shroobs that aided Commander Shroob in his battle against the Mario Bros. of past and present. During the confrontation, the Support Shroobs wielded gigantic Shroob-ombs, attempting to defeat the Mario Bros. with the bombs massive explosions.


Shroids are gray Shroob robots with yellow spots and green photoreceptors; the name 'Shroid' is actually a portmanteau of the words 'Shroob' and 'droid'. These powerful robots were stationed in Toad Town during the Shroobs' occupation of the Mushroom Kingdom. Shroids patrolled the ruins of the damaged capital city, attacking any intruders. The four Mario Bros. of past and present encountered many Shroids during the heroes' attempt to assemble the Cobalt Star and liberate Toad Town.


A Shroobsworth is an elderly lighter-colored Shroob. Shroobsworths are designed to resemble Toadsworth, Princess Peach's longtime steward. As such, a Shroobsworth has a white mustache and a cane. These elderly Shroobs carry the younger Intern Shroobs on their backs, piggyback style (like Mario and Baby Mario or Luigi and Baby Luigi). Shroobsworths, along with their younger counterparts, were assigned to protect the halls of Shroob Castle, the Shroobified version of Princess Peach's Castle, during the Shroob occupation of the Mushroom Kingdom. As such, the four Mario Bros. of past and present battled many Shroobsworth's and Intern Shroobs during the heroes' efforts to rescue Peach, defeat Princess Shroob, and destroy the Shroob menace.

Powers and Abilities

They possess very advanced technology, such as ray guns and a massive fleet of flying saucers, which are powered by Vim (basically a Toad's life force). The saucers are capable of shooting energy bolts that turn people into Shroob Mushrooms, as well as causing devastating damage to houses and buildings. The Shroob military is very complex in their processes. They come in different colors and have different attacks. Unlike the Koopa Troop, the Shroobs have everything laid out in advance so that they could both protect vital operations and invade enemy regions at the same time, suggesting they are very intelligent.



  • Despite their crimes, the Shroobs are one of the more empathetic villains in the Mario franchise. Although the Shroobs had done things that would have made them cross the Moral Event Horizon, they are only doing this because their own civilization (an entire planet) is dying, and they needed the Mushroom Kingdom's life energy to save theirs, much to it, they are willing to sacrifice themselves to protect Princess Shroob and are horrible abused by their true leader.
  • Nevertheless, they are also regarded as the evilest villains of the Mario & Luigi series since they seem to live for destruction rather than anything else, repeatedly saying an expression that is later translated to "Destroy!" They invade planets and either kill everyone on said planets or turn them into mushrooms, are speculated to have done this before Partners in Time, and even steal the souls of Toads they kill, which is dark for a Mario game.
  • The Shroob that can be found by Bowser sitting and waiting for Fawful's show could be considered as the only survivor, minus the ones that were seen frozen.


           TheMario.png Villains

Koopa Troop
Bowser | Baby Bowser | Bowser Jr. | Captain Goomba | Koopalings (Larry Koopa | Morton Koopa Jr. | Wendy O. Koopa | Iggy Koopa | Roy Koopa | Lemmy Koopa | Ludwig Von Koopa) | Kamek | King Boo | Boom Boom | Pom Pom | Reznor | Mega Goomba | Lakithunder | Mummipokey | Burt the Bashful | Salvo the Slime | Roger the Potted Ghost | Koopa Kids | Hoo | Blizzaurus | Army Hammer Bro | Elite Trio
Super Mario 64
King Bob-omb | Whomp King | Goomba King
Galaxy Armada
King Kaliente | Bugaboom | Peewee Piranha | Topmaniac | Bouldergeist | Dino Piranha | Major Burrows | Prince Pikante | Rollodillo | Glamdozer | Giga Lakitu | Petey Piranha | Gobblegut
Super Mario 3D World
Super Mario Odyssey
Mechawiggler | Broodals (Topper | Harriet | Spewart | Rango) | Madame Broode | Ruined Dragon | Cookatiel | Torkdrift
Goombas | Boos | Koopa Troopas | Chain Chomps | Hammer Bros. | Shy Guys | Magikoopas | Pokeys | Lakitus | Toadies | Bob-ombs | Piranha Plants | Bloopers | Wigglers
8 Bit Club
Wart | Mouser | Tryclyde | Fryguy | Clawgrip | Birdo | Shy Guys
Smithy Gang
Smithy | Exor | Mack | Bowyer | Yaridovich | Axem Rangers | Blade | Count Down | Domino
Beanbean Kingdom
Cackletta | Fawful | Dark Star | Midbus | Fawful Express | Fawful Mountain | Super Peach's Castle of Fury | Crawful | Snawful | Chain Chawful | Fawflant | Fawful Guy | Fawfulcopter | Fawflopper | Mawful Mole | Mechawful
Popple | Rookie | Beanies | Mechawful | Sharpea | Troopea | Beanerang Bro | Clumphs | Lakipea
Elder Princess Shroob | Princess Shroob | Sunnycide
Antasma | Belome | Best Fitness Friends | Big Guy the Stilted | Black Jewel | Booster | Bowser (USA) | Chuckolator | Count Cannoli | Croco | Culex | Dodo | Donkey Kong | Donkey Kong (Mario VS Donkey Kong) | Draggadon | Foreman Spike | Gooper Blooper | Grouchy Possessor | Harsh Possessor | Jojora | Kaptain Skurvy | Kent C. Koopa | King K. Rool | Kritters | Lucien | Mario | MegaBug | Mollusque-Lancuer | Nabbit | Overset Possessor | Peps | Phantamanta | Portrait Ghosts: (Neville | Chauncey | Bogmire | Biff Atlas | Boolossus | Sir Weston | Vincent Van Gore) | Rabbids: (Ziggies | Phantom of the Bwahpera | Rabbid Kong) | Punchinello | Ricky | Rudy the Clown | Sabasa | Shake King | Shrewd Possessor | Smorg | Squizzard | Tatanga | Three Little Pigheads | Tolstar | Tough Possessor | Tower Power Pokey | Valentina | Viruses | Waluigi | Wario | Watinga | Wingo | Yellow Belly/Helio

Koopa Troop
Paper Bowser | Paper Bowser Jr. | Paper Koopalings (Larry Koopa | Morton Koopa Jr. | Wendy O. Koopa | Iggy Koopa | Roy Koopa | Lemmy Koopa | Ludwig von Koopa) | Paper Kamek | Kammy Koopa | Paper Petey Piranha | Goomba King | Red & Blue Goomba | Koopa Bros | Tutankoopa | Tubba Blubba | General Guy | Lava Piranha | Huff N. Puff | Crystal King
Goombas | Boos | Koopa Troopas | Chain Chomps | Hammer Bros. | Shy Guys | Magikoopas | Bob-ombs | Piranha Plants
Secret Society of X-Nauts
Sir Grodus | Lord Crump | Shadow Sirens | Doopliss | Shadow Queen
Count Bleck's Minions
Count Bleck | Nastasia | O'Chunks | Mimi | Dimentio | Mr. L
Folded Soldiers
King Olly | Handaconda | Paper Macho Soldiers
Legion of Stationery
Colored Pencils | Rubber Band | Hole Punch | Tape | Scissors | Stapler
Jr. Troopa | Hooktail | Rawk Hawk | Grubba | Cortez | Gloomtail | King Croacus | Shadoo | Wracktail | Skellobits | Bonechill | Count Bleck's Father | Francis | Mizzter Blizzard | Lamp Scam Snifit


President Koopa | Lena | Iggy and Spike

Big Bad Wolf | Count Koopula | "Crime Wave" Clyde | King Koopa | Robot Princess | Wizardheimer
King Koopa (OVA) | King Koopa (Amada)

See Also
Donkey Kong Villains | Luigi's Mansion Villains | Wario Villains

            Bro.png Villains

Subspace Army
Ancient Minister | Bowser | Bullet Bills | Duon | False Bowser | False Diddy Kong | False Peach | False Samus | False Zelda | Galleom | Ganondorf | Goombas | Hammer Bros. | King Statue | Koopa Troopas | Master Hand | Petey Piranha | Primids | Rayquaza | Ridley | Porky Minch | Shadow Bugs | Tabuu | Wario

World of Light
Crazy Hand | Dharkon | Dracula | Galeem | Galleom | Ganon | Giga Bowser | Master Hand | Marx

Playable Characters
Bowser | Bowser Jr. | Dark Pit | Dark Samus | Donkey Kong | Enderman | Ganondorf | Incineroar | Kazuya Mishima | King Dedede | King K. Rool | Koopalings (Larry, Roy, Wendy, Iggy, Morton, Lemmy, Ludwig) | Mario | Meta Knight | Mewtwo | Piranha Plant | Ridley | ROB | Sephiroth | Wario | Wolf O'Donnell | Zombie

Crazy Hand | Dark Emperor | Dharkon | Dracula | Duon | Galeem | Galleom | Ganon | Giga Bowser | Marx | Master Hand | Master Core | Metal Face | Petey Piranha | Porky Minch | Rayquaza | Ridley | Tabuu | Yellow Devil

Assists Trophies/Poké Ball Pokémon
Andross | Arceus | Black Knight | Burrowing Snagret | Chain Chomps | Chef Kawasaki | Darkrai | Deoxys | Devil | Dr. Wily | Entei | Elec Man | Ghirahim | Giratina | Ghosts | Gray Fox | Hammer Bros. | Klaptrap | Knuckle Joes | Kyurem | Lakitu | Lord Nightmare | Metroid | Meowth | Mimikyu | Mother Brain | Palkia | Phosphora | Shadow the Hedgehog | Skull Kid | Spinies | Starman | Unown | Waluigi

Acro | Affinity | Air Man | Akuma | Alraune | Albert Wesker | Amalthus | Andrew Oikonny | Antasma | Aparoids | Aparoid Queen | Arlon | Ashnard | Axel | Baba | Baby Bowser | Babylon Rogues (Jet the Hawk, Wave the Swallow, Storm the Albatross) | Balrog | Banzai Bills | Bass | Big Boss | Bio Rex | Birdo | Black Shadow | Blood Falcon | Bokoblins | Blippers | Bloopers | Bombers | Bomb Man | Bonkers | Boos | Boom Boom | Boom Stompers | Box Boxer | Boxy | Broom Hatters | Bugzzy | Bumpety Bombs | Bulborbs | Burt the Bashful | Buzzy Beetles Byrne | Cackletta | Calamity Ganon | Camus | Cappys | Captain Syrup | Carmilla | Chandelure | Chaos | Chaos Kin | Chargin' Chucks | Claus | Clubberskulls | Colonel Pluck | Condor | Cragalanche | Crash Man | Creepers | Count Bleck | Count Cannoli | Cranky Kong/Donkey Kong (arcade) | Cut Man | Daphnes | Dark Man 4 | Dark Matter | Dark Mind | Darknuts | Daroach | Deadly Six (Zavok, Master Zik, Zeena, Zomom, Zazz, Zor) | Death | Deathborn | Devil Jin | Demise | Demon King Arzodius | Diggernaut | Dimentio | Dive Man | DJ Octavio | Don Bongo | Donkey Kong Jr. | Drackys | Dragaux | Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik | Drill Man | Dry Bones | Eagle | E-123 Omega | Edelgard von Hresvelg | Eggplant Wizard | EggRobos | Emerl | E.M.M.I. | Ender Dragon | Erazor Djinn | Evil Ryu | Father Balder | Fawful | Fiery Blowhog | Fire Man | Flages | Flash Man | Fortitudo | FU | Fynalle | Gangrel | Galacta Knight | Galactic Fiend Kraken | Galaxy Man | Guardians | Garon | Gengar | General Guy | Geese Howard | Gharnef | Ghasts | Ghosts | Gleeok | Goda | Gold Bone | Golems (Kirby) | Golems (Dragon Quest) | Gomorrah | Gooper Blooper | Gordos | Goro Akechi | Gravity Man | Great Reaper | Great Sabrecats | Grief | Gruntilda | Guts Man | Hades | Hard Man | Hawke | Heihachi Mishima | Helmaroc King | Hewdraw | Hooktail | Hoopa Unbound | Hot Heads | Ice Man | Igor | Infinite | Ing | Inspired | Iori Yagami | Iridescent Glint Beetle | Iron Golems | Jade Face | Jeanne | Jin | Jin Kazama | Julius | Juri Han | Kalypso | Kamek | Kammy Koopa | Kanden | Karate Kong | Kass | King Bob-omb | King Boo | King Dice | King Dodongo | King Hippo | King Knight | King Olly | King Slimes | Kip | Kludge | Knight Man | Kracko | Kraid | Kritters | Kuma II | Kyle Merkulov | Leon Powalski | Lethiniums | Liquid Snake | Loptr | Lord Fredrik | Lurchthorns | Lyon | MB | M. Bison | Magnamalo | Magolor | Mahvas | Majora | Malladus | Malos | Master Belch | Master Kohga | Mecha Ridley | Medeus | Medusa | Megontas | Meta-Knights (Axe Knight, Javelin Knight, Mace Knight, Trident Knight, Blade Knight) | Metal Man | Metal Sonic | Metroid Prime | Mimicuties | Moblins | Mockiwis | Moley | Monoeyes | Mouser | Mr. Frosty | Mr. L | Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright | Mugly | Nabbit | Napalm Man | Natah | Necrozma | Nihilego | Nightmare | Nina Williams | Ninja Kong | Nipper Plants | Noxus | Nruffs | Nutskis | O'Chunks | Octoman | Octoroks | Olaf | Ornes | Pandora | Panther Caroso | Paper Bowser | Parasite Queen | Paz Ortega Andrade | Peckish Aristocrabs | Phantom Ganon | Pico | Pidgits Piglins | Pigma Dengar | Pigmasks | Plague Knight | Plasma Wisps | Plasm Wraith | Pom Pom | Pompy | Poppy Bros Jrs. | Princess Shroob | Quaggled Mireclops | Queen Metroid | Queen Sectonia | Quick Man | Rabbid Kong | Rabbids | Raphael the Raven | Reapers | Redd | Rhea | Revolver Ocelot | Riku | Risky Boots | Rockys | Rodin, the Infinite One | Roger the Potted Ghost | Rouge the Bat | Roxas | Rufus Shinra | Ryuichi and Ryuji | Sagat | Scarfies | Scurvy Crew | Shadow Beasts | Shadow Man | Shadow Queen | Shaft | Shake King | Sheegoth | Shield Knight | Shotzos | Shroobs | Shy Guys | Sidesteppers | Sigma | Sir Kibbles | Skeletons | Skull Man | Skuttlers | Slash Man | Slimes (Dragon Quest) | Slimes (Minecraft) | Smoky Prog | Snake Man | Snowmads | Solidus Snake | Space Pirates (Kid Icarus) | Space Pirates (Metroid) | Spark Man | Specknoses | Specter Knight | Spire | Squeakers | Starmans | Stu | Sword Man | Swooping Snitchbug | Sylux | Tacs | Tatanga | Thanatos | The Devil | The Skull | Therion | The Three Mage-Sisters (Francisca, Flamberge, Zan Partizanne) | Tiki Tak Tribe (Kalimba | Gong-Oh | Maraca Gang | Wacky Pipes | Cordian | Banjo Bottom | Xylobone) | Tiki Tong | Top Man | Trace | Travis Touchdown | Turks (Elena, Reno, Rude, Tseng) | Turret Tusk | Twinbellows | Twinrova | Ultimate Chimera | Vaati | Validar | Vega | Viridi | Viruses | Vivian | Vorash | Waddle Dees | Waddle Doos | Walhart | Walkys | Wart | Weavel | Wheelies | Whispy Woods | Whomps | Wigglers | Wind Man | Wollywog | Wood Man | Xord | X-Parasites | Yaldabaoth | Yuga | Yveltal | Zangief | Zant | Zero | Zingers | Zoda | Zurees

Ansem | Billy Kane | Chang Koehan | Choi Bounge | Dr. Coyle | Dragonborn | Master Xehanort | Ryuji Yamazaki | Saïx | Solon | Spiders | Springtron | Team Rocket Grunts | Vanitas | Xemnas | Yiga Foot Soldiers