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Goodles are grinning imp-like Nightmarens and enemies in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams.

Physical Appearance

Goodles are dwarves-like Nightmarens with blue eyes and huge sinister smiles. They wear a green pilot hat with an orange stripe and a yellow emblem, and a green pilot uniform yellow buttons, orange collar and orange cuffs.

In Journey of Dreams, Goodles ride bird-like Nightmarens with peacock's tail. Some birds are pink, others are green and others are blue.

History

NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams

Goodles appear in every level but the Dream Gate, riding colorful bird-like Nightmarens. They are ordered by Reala to guard the keys keeping NiGHTS inside the NiGHTS capture.[1]

In every dream world, Goodles stay above NiGHTS cage, watching them. When the visitors dualize with NiGHTS and release them from the cage for a limited time, the Goodles will fly away and try to keep distance from NiGHTS until the time runs out. NiGHTS needs to catch the Goodles to get their keys and bring them to the cage before the time runs out to proguess to the next lap. Each level contains three Goodle, one for each lap; one rides a pink bird, the other a green one and the other a blue one.

Other Appearances

  • Goodle driving Reala in Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed.

    Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed: A Goodle appears driving Reala shapeshifted as a vehicle. Additionally, a NiGHTS sticker set, which included a Goodle sticker, was made for the game, but it was not used in the final game. [2]






Descriptions and Profiles

English Bio (Journey of Dreams)

"The Goodle is one of the first Nightmaren types you meet. You encounter Goodles in the Chase Mission of every dream world that Helen and Will enter. In each chase mission, you must pursue three bird-riding Goodles around three courses, defeating each Goodle to get a key that destroys the NiGHTS Captures on the courses. Goodles do not attack, but they're fast enough to give NiGHTS a run for his money!"[3]

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Trivia

  • It's unknown what level the Goodles are. They are similar to third level Nightmarens, as they are small, are defeated by a single attack and turn into an orb after being defeated. However, Goodles don't appear along with the third level Nightmarens from NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams in the concept arts. [4]
  • By inspecting the game files, it is revealed that the birds that Goodles ride are called "Jail Birds".
  • Goodles are the only Journey of Dreams enemy who don't give points when defeated.
  • Goodles are the only Nightmarens whose powers and abilities are unknown, as in Journey of Dreams, all they do is try to escape from NiGHTS.
  • Goodle is the only Nightmaren, other than NiGHTS and Reala, to ever be playable. That is, if counting the Goodle driving Reala in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed as an actual playable character.
  • Goodles are the only Nightmarens, other than Wizeman and Reala, who ever managed to capture NiGHTS.
  • Since they need birds to fly, it is safe to assume Goodles can't fly by themselves. This makes the Goodles one of the four Nightmarens who can't fly, the other three being Queen Bella, Crewles and Bomamba's cat minions.

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