Fronk

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Fronk
GameWario Fronk.png
Official artwork of Fronks in Game & Wario.
First Appearance WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (2003)
Latest Appearance Game & Wario (2013)
9-Volt's pet Fronk in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, then known as Shag.

Fronks are small creatures from the WarioWare series. They appear in many colors besides the most common color, yellow. The name Fronk presumably refers to both the species and the character, 9-Volt's pet Fronk. In his first appearance in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, he goes by the name of Shag in the English version, which is derived from his Japanese name Shaggy. Since WarioWare: Twisted!, however, he has been known as Fronk in English, due to the word "shag" doubling as a vulgar slang term for sexual intercourse in British English.

They appear in various microgames in every installment of the series. In WarioWare: Twisted!, Fronk has his own Fronk-themed microgames that are shorter than the other games, but they appear randomly in any of the stages instead of Fronk having his own stage.

In WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase, Fronks appear in 18-Volt's stage, acting like enemies.

Microgames featuring Fronks[edit]

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$![edit]

WarioWare: Twisted![edit]

WarioWare: Touched![edit]

WarioWare: Smooth Moves[edit]

WarioWare: D.I.Y.[edit]

Game & Wario[edit]

Fronks in Game & Wario

Fronks have their own multiplayer game called Islands. In this game, two or more players take turns shooting different colored Fronks on a spinning island. This spinning island is marked with several different sections. The section the Fronk lands on determines the player's score. After five turns, the person with the most points is declared the winner.

A yellow Fronk is also featured in some of the other minigames. In Shutter, taking a photo of him gets 200 points. He appears in a Sole Man remake in Gamer, as well as a game based off of Nighttime Allergies. In Taxi, he floats by on a yellow balloon, which can be shot. Should he be taken to the shelter, the player will get 500 points. In Patchwork, the last medium puzzle is based off of him.


Trivia[edit]

  • They are shown in the background of the microgame "Sole Man" for the WarioWare, Inc. stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  • Fronks also have their own microgame in WarioWare: Touched!. It only appears whenever the players play a microgame that involves blowing into the microphone. The players must not blow until the microgame ends. If they do so, the microgame is won. However, if the players blow in the microphone at all, the Fronks will fall and they will lose the microgame.
    • In the Album, this microgame will be played after the main microphone microgame is played 5 times. This also applies to the boss microgame, Seedy Area.
  • The Factory appearing in WarioWare: Smooth Moves is very similar to a Fronk's head.

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