Cractyl

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Cractyl
Cractylidle.jpg
Artwork of a Cractyl.
First Appearance Wario World (2003)
Sub-Species
Bone Cractyl
Pigeon
Snow Bomber
Hawk
Masked Crow
Mummy Hawk
Wario facing a Cractyl in battle.

A Cractyl[1] is a flying, googly-eyed, purple pterodactyl in Wario World. Since they possess the ability to fly, Wario must jump and punch them, or perform a Corkscrew Conk to hit them. Any of his strong moves can then be used. Cractyls' main attack is to lift Wario into the air and perform a move similar to the Piledriver, slamming him into the ground. However, this attack can be easily avoided if the player jiggles the Control Stick enough to free Wario. Starting in Greenhorn Ruins, Cractyls can also drop bombs to attack Wario. The bombs explode after a short time, damaging Wario if he's in the blast radius, but can be thrown back at enemies if Wario is fast enough. Starting in Beanstalk Way, Cractyls drop Spiked Balls instead of bombs, making them significantly more dangerous.

In later stages, Cractyls are re-skinned to fit the theme of the stage, variously as Bone Cractyls, Pigeons, Snowbirds[2], Hawks, Masked Crows, and Mummy Hawks.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プチラノドン
Puchiranodon
portmanteau of "プチ" meaning petit and "pteranodon"

Bone Cractyl[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 骨ラノドン
Hone Ranodon
Bone-ranadon

Pigeon[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポッポルン
Popporun
From ポッポッポ poppoppo, the sound a pigeon makes

Snowbird[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ユキルンルン
Yukirunrun
From 雪 yuki, meaning snow

Hawk[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チュンチュン
Chunchun
Literal translation

Masked Crow[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノーバ
Nōba
Nova, the Latin term for "new"

Mummy Hawk[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マミーバード
Mamī Bādo
Mummy Bird

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wario World instruction booklet, page 30.
  2. ^ Wario World Nintendo Power Player's Guide, page 61.