Smoking Pipes are the choice weapon of the great ninja Goemon. He's had a variety of types with different effects.
Traditional Pipe: The pipe seen in most games. It appears to be made of polished wood. It has no specific special effects. In the first Ganbare Goemon game, it gets upgraded to a golden pipe, and then to a yo-yo,
Chain Pipe: This pipe is used to hit far off targets. In Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shōgun Magginesu, it was the final powerup to Goemon's pipe. When Goemon swung the chain pipe in Ganbare Goemon 2, it was on fire. In Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, it was given to you by a creepy man in Mt. Fuji.