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It doesn't seem Act Later has anything from what I've seen. It's basically 'Do Nothing' from what I guess by the name so I'm not sure what they would've done.

As for Goompa, the names are listed as:

9B = ~Stupify % unused 9C = ~Stupify % unused 9D = ~Stupify % unused 9E = ~Mumble % unused 9F = ~Preach % unused A0 = ~Megaphone % unused

I'm not sure where the names come from but these ARE indeed Goompa's moveset values. I confirmed that myself modifying his partner rank to Ultra and even checking the JP version too but no text showed up for it either. I'm not sure where the names come from honestly.

Also just a heads up, Goombaria as we know can't be used in battle at all due to her partner slot being completely blank for battle data. It's possible to mod it back in but the problem comes from the RAM her data would store to. It doesn't look like there's room or maybe there's more data that has to be altered for it to work properly, unfortunately. But she is technically possible if all the issues could be ironed out.

I see! I'll file it under unused text, then. Those names would be translations of the text I linked earlier. Not entirely accurate ones, either-- I think Clover tried to "localize" them a bit to make them fit with the English names. Odd that they wouldn't show up in-game, since many of the other unused Japanese lines do under the right circumstances. That definitely sheds a light on my hunch though!
I don't think Goombaria was ever intended to be playable. There's prerelease footage of her following Mario around in Goomba Village, but said footage also has Goompa and Goombario in their usual roles, and the fact that there's no battle data for her at all would indicate she was only there for story/tutorial purposes, kind of like Goompa in the final game. --Alley (talk) 20:33, 5 May 2019 (EDT)

TTYD dates

Thanks for adding these to the notes page. Did you also check the European version, and the demo versions? If not, maybe I can send you the files for those, or if you send me the script/method you used, I could extract them. --Hiccup (talk) 13:26, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

I don't have either of those versions on hand unfortunately. You could send over the files if you want (it's just the a and m directories AFAIK), or you could use the Python script I made, which is so short I can just paste it here:
##timestamp stuff for TCRF
format1 = [b"Mon ", b"Tue ", b"Wed ", b"Thu ", b"Fri ", b"Sat ", b"Sun "]
format2 = [b"2003/", b"2004/"] # there don't appear to be any files from 2002 or 2001
path = "path\\to\\extracted disc"
placeholder = {} # not used, meant to check that output is working correctly
wfile = open("path\\to\\output file", "w")

for root, dirs, files in os.walk(path):
    for i in range(len(files)):
        current_file = open(root + "\\" + files[i], mode="rb").read()
        for weekday in format1:
            pos = current_file.find(weekday)
            if pos != -1:
                wfile.write("|-\n")
                #placeholder[root + "/" + files[i]] = current_file[pos:pos + 24]
                buffer = f"| {root + '/' + files[i]} || {current_file[pos:pos + 24]}\n"
                wfile.write(buffer)
        for year in format2:
            pos = current_file.find(year)
            if pos != -1:
                wfile.write("|-\n")  
                #placeholder[root + "/" + files[i]] = current_file[pos:pos + 19]
                buffer = f"| {root + '/' + files[i]} || {current_file[pos:pos + 19]}\n"
                wfile.write(buffer)  
It'll spit out a table body (no header/footer) to a text file for easy pasting. It was meant to be a quick and dirty solution, so the code is kind of half-assed and only checks a single filesystem. If you can, you might want to rewrite it so that it checks multiple discs at once and/or adds columns to the existing table instead of writing a new one. For the US dates I just ran the script separately and copied them over to the Japanese file by hand with WinMerge. From there I did a basic search and replace to clean up the formatting. --Alley (talk) 01:25, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. I may not be able to look into this right now, but I will at some point. --Hiccup (talk) 21:36, 31 March 2021 (UTC)