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This article is about 18-Volt, a character in the WarioWare series. For other uses, see Volt.
18-Volt character artwork for WarioWare: Move It!
Artwork from WarioWare: Move It!
Species Human
First appearance WarioWare: Twisted! (2004)
Latest appearance WarioWare: Move It! (2023)
Latest portrayal Edward Bosco[1] (2018-present)
“I'm 18-Volt. My hobby is music! Check it out!”
18-Volt, WarioWare: Twisted!

18-Volt is a major character in the WarioWare series. He is a great friend of 9-Volt, with whom he shares his love of video games. 18-Volt makes his first appearance in WarioWare: Twisted!, where he becomes a new student at Diamond City Elementary and soon befriends 9-Volt. In the original Japanese versions, he speaks in the Hakata dialect.


WarioWare series[edit]

WarioWare: Twisted![edit]

18-Volt & 9-Volt meet for the first time in WarioWare: Twisted!

18-Volt is the only new employee of WarioWare, Inc. introduced in WarioWare: Twisted! On his first day at Diamond City Elementary, the teacher asks him what his hobby is, to which he responds by taking out his boom box and playing loud music.

18-Volt gets in trouble for this, and after school, he heads for his house, depressed. However, 9-Volt stops him and states that he enjoys 18-Volt's music. The two of them become fast friends and he invites him over to his house. When they get there, 18-Volt is ecstatic to see that 9-Volt has a Nintendo Entertainment System, and the duo spend a lot of time playing on the system. Eventually, 9-Volt's mother, 5-Volt, tells her son it is past his bedtime, and 18-Volt goes home.

WarioWare: Touched![edit]

Scene from the prologue of 9-Volt & 18-Volt: 9-Volt and 18-Volt are playing 36-Volt Man.
9-Volt & 18-Volt are still playing 36-Volt Man when it gets dark.

In WarioWare: Touched!, 18-Volt & 9-Volt head to the Toy Express to get a copy of the coveted, new Nintendo GameCube game, 36-Volt Man. 9-Volt snatches one and shows it happily to 18-Volt, who is carrying his boom box on his shoulder. The two friends quickly return to 9-Volt's house, curious about their new game. On their way, they pass the alien Orbulon, who is running after his Oinker.

At the house, 18-Volt & 9-Volt play far into the night and reign victorious in the game. To celebrate their success, 9-Volt spins records again, while 18-Volt dances behind him with his boom box, but it gets so late that the two gamers fall asleep.

In the morning, when they wake up, it is already 9:00 A.M. 18-Volt & 9-Volt are shocked that they are late and rush to school.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves[edit]

Scene from the prologue of 9-Volt & 18-Volt: 9-Volt shows 18-Volt his Game & Watch
9-Volt showing his Game & Watch to 18-Volt.

18-Volt visits 9-Volt again in WarioWare: Smooth Moves. There, he shows a Game & Watch handheld console to his tall friend and plays with it. 18-Volt firstly mistakes it for a Nintendo DS Lite. He wants to see more of the console and grabs it. 9-Volt, still holding the console, informs him that he is still playing. Being impatient, 18-Volt tries to pull the Game & Watch out of 9-Volt's hands, but 9-Volt tugs on the other side of the console. This causes the Game & Watch to break into two. 9-Volt gets furious and commands 18-Volt to leave his house.

18-Volt, feeling remorseful, tries to find a new Game & Watch for 9-Volt. He first looks in Toy Express, but they do not have what he desires. After departing from the store, 18-Volt notices another store where some gamers line up. He gets into the store and the owner of the shop, Shop Manager Iwata, coincidentally has the searched Game & Watch on offer. 18-Volt reaches for it, but surprisingly, 9-Volt does the same. The friends face each other and they both excuse each other for their mistakes. 9-Volt tells 18-Volt that he wants to always be 18-Volt's P2 (Player 2), and all goes well after that.

WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase[edit]

The intermission for 18-Volt's stage in WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase
The intermission for 18-Volt's stage.

In WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase, 18-Volt now has his own set of microgames, in which he stars in a game called Jet 18Volt, similar to 9-Volt's microgame set in WarioWare: D.I.Y. In a bird's eye view of Diamond City, 18-Volt flies in mid-air and shoots an army of Fronks that join together to form the number of the score. His microgames share the same theme as 9-Volt's, which is Nintendo.

After 9-Volt left WarioWare, Inc. to work for Diamond Software, 18-Volt, who continues working for Wario, appears to view him as a rival after his departure, as suggested by his role as a boss in his game (as well as their interaction after the boss game is completed), and his greeting to the player where he insists that he works at "twice the power of that other guy you might be thinking of".

Game & Wario[edit]

18-Volt returns in Game & Wario once again alongside 9-Volt. He holds his own mode in Gamer. In their story, 18-Volt & 9-Volt are playing their new console and 18-Volt bursts into tears and pounds the floor in a tantrum when 9-Volt gets a score higher than his. 5-Volt takes the console and orders them to do their homework. They do so, but they get jealous when they find out she got a score higher than both.

He holds a mode in Gamer. He plays microgames on the console, but unlike 9-Volt's mode, his mode is timeless and with no interruptions.

WarioWare Gold[edit]

18-Volt engaging 13-Amp in a rap battle in WarioWare Gold
18-Volt engaging 13-Amp in a rap battle.

18-Volt appears once more in WarioWare Gold, as the host for the Twist League Nintendo Classics microgames. As he is walking along Emerald Street, he notices a crying child on the street and asks what is wrong. The child tells him that a girl named 13-Amp stole his video games, causing 18-Volt to engage in a rap battle with 13-Amp, under the condition that the winner takes the loser's games. Eventually, 18-Volt wins back the stolen games and tells 13-Amp to meet him at the playground of Diamond City Elementary should she want a rematch before walking off, leaving 13-Amp shocked that she was beaten by someone in the fourth grade.

18-Volt also appears in the Potluck Gang set of the Ultra League, where he goes on a camping trip with Orbulon, 9-Volt, Ashley, Red, Dribble, Spitz, Mike, and 5-Volt. He brings vegetables to the potluck and is then seen playing cards with the rest of the group.

WarioWare: Get It Together![edit]

13-Amp, 9-Volt, Fronk, and 18-Volt
18-Volt and 13-Amp following 9-Volt home

18-Volt appears in WarioWare: Get It Together! In the game's story mode, he appears in the opening cutscene, playing a video game with 9-Volt. He, along with the rest of the WarioWare, Inc. employees, gets sucked into the game world due to Wario's actions.

18-Volt is the third character to be unlocked, following Young Cricket, as he joins Wario in the first level immediately after Cricket does. After Wario's stage is complete, 18-Volt recognizes the creature that sabotaged Wario's stage as a game bug and explains their effects on games.

Throughout the various pre-stage cutscenes, 18-Volt is shown being pushed by Young Cricket due to the former's inability to move.

18-Volt appears in the intro of 9-Volt's stage, where he is shown alongside 13-Amp following 9-Volt home and waves him goodbye.

After beating Anything Goes, 18-Volt goes back to the real world alongside most of the other WarioWare, Inc. employees and chases after Wario after it is revealed their predicament was caused by his poor programming. However, they soon remember other people were left behind in the game world, and immediately return to rescue them.

As a playable character, 18-Volt sits in one place and does not move. Tilting Left Stick in a direction moves an aiming reticle, and pressing A Button makes him throw a disc following the trajectory. 18-Volt can shoot many discs in a short amount of time, and this ability makes him excel in microgames where quick, repeated actions are necessary to succeed (e.g. Shoo, Fly!, Is Anyone Home?, two of 20 microgames considered a good fit) and is effective in repelling hazards (e.g. Mean Magic, Drop Zone, Nintendo Badge Arcade, three more good-fit games). His aiming reticle is also useful for microgames that require precision (e.g. Sayonara, Snakes, Matching Masks, two more good fits). However, his projectiles are generally weak in affecting large volumes of objects (e.g. Dig It, one of 3 microgames considered a bad fit), and the positioning of 18-Volt himself requires careful aiming of his discs (e.g. Super Mario Land and Pop Goes the Party, the other two bad-fit games). His biggest disadvantage is his aforementioned inability to move; rings are featured in microgames that prioritize movement. 18-Volt can throw a disc at the rings to grab onto them in order to move around in these microgames, but may require more action as compared to 9-Volt and Pyoro (the other two characters who use rings), whose horizontal movement can be monitored. 18-Volt has 104 microgames considered an above-average fit, 59 average fits, and 26 below-average fits.

WarioWare: Move It![edit]

Artwork of 18-Volt for WarioWare: Move It!
18-Volt as seen in WarioWare: Move It!

In WarioWare: Move It!, 18-Volt, along with the rest of the WarioWare cast, join Wario on his vacation to Caresaway Island. He appears in 9-Volt's stage, "Quest in the Dark", alongside 13-Amp and 5-Volt. 18-Volt tells 9-Volt, who is playing a handheld video game, to join the group shopping at Pack-'Em-In Plaza, but goes ahead with 13-Amp when 9-Volt says he has to save his game first. After 5-Volt is lured into Shopkeeper Polario's shop, 18-Volt and 13-Amp are also lured in, with 18-Volt's disk falling off in the process. While 9-Volt tries to find everyone, he finds the disk on the ground and eventually tracks the group down to the back of the shop playing a Pyoro game.

Remix 2's cutscene in WarioWare: Move It!
Spitz, 9-Volt, Jimmy T and 18-Volt balance on Poolopus' tentacle

18-Volt also appears in the second Remix stage, "Pool-Party Panic". After Kat & Ana accidentally get a ball lodged in Poolopus's mouth, 18-Volt joins the rest of the crew in trying to remove it, only to be flung into the air before landing on a moving tour bus.

18-Volt, along with the rest of the WarioWare cast appear in the final stage, "Lava at First Sight", where they all dance to defeat Volcano Wario. After Wario is launched from the volcano, the cast enjoys their vacation, while Wario is stuck inside a temple.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

In the Super Smash Bros. series, there are a few items of 18-Volt. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, there is a sticker of 18-Volt that can be equipped to any fighter in The Subspace Emissary to increase the power of their arm-based attacks by four points. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, 18-Volt appears alongside 9-Volt as an Ace-class support spirit, which grants immunity to electric floors when equipped on a fighter. In World of Light, the spirit is located on the Base sub-map of The Light Realm, and in its corresponding battle, the player has to fight Incineroar and Villager on the Gamer stage. The core obtained from the 9-Volt & 18-Volt spirit can be combined with a Labrador Retriever's core to summon DJ K.K.'s spirit.

5-Volt can appear on the sketchbook along with her other behaviors from Gamer.
A sticker of 18-Volt on the far edge of the table in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

In one of the randomly generated layouts for the Gamer stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, a sticker of 18-Volt appears stuck to the table. He retains this cameo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Other appearances[edit]

Rhythm Heaven Megamix[edit]

Rhythm Heaven Wiki article: 9-Volt & 18-Volt
Miiverse capture of the Rhythmware set of Rhythm Heaven Megamix.
18-Volt's appearance in the Wario... Where? set.

18-Volt makes an appearance in the Wario... Where? challenge set of Rhythm Heaven Megamix. Super Samurai Slice stars a katana-wielding 18-Volt (with 9-Volt riding on his back) fending off assaults by demonic spirits to rescue Sal Out.

Tetris 99[edit]

From September 17 to September 21, Tetris 99 ran the 24th Maximus Cup which featured a WarioWare: Get It Together! theme, where 18-Volt is represented by the "S" tetromino.

General information[edit]


9-Volt & 18-Volt come with their own set of microgames in all games of the WarioWare series between WarioWare: Twisted! and WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase. For the two previous games and in WarioWare: D.I.Y., he develops his games solo. However, it is not known how much he shares in the creation of the games. For example, in WarioWare: Touched! 9-Volt says "our games", but in WarioWare: Twisted! he only speaks about "my games" in the character select menu, and 18-Volt is not even mentioned by name in the menu.

The microgames are based on products of Nintendo, mainly on game software and hardware, but also on merchandise from the time before Nintendo became popular as a video game company. Microgames based on the Super Mario franchise are featured in every WarioWare game.

In WarioWare: Twisted!, the microgame set of 9-Volt & 18-Volt is called Spintendo Classics. In this game, all their microgames are based on Nintendo Entertainment System games. While the microgames of most of the other developers involve a particular style of gameplay per developer, the microgames of them require various kinds of spin techniques.

In WarioWare: Touched!, the name of 9-Volt & 18-Volt's set of microgames is Retro Action. Again, the choice of Nintendo products is much more versatile than in the prior game. Also, newer products from the 21st century are featured. The microgames include a variety of ways of using Stylus and also the application of the microphone, while most other microgame sets involve a particular technique again.

In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, 9-Volt & 18-Volt's set of microgames involves nearly all possible forms. Considerably more microgames are based on Nintendo products contemporary to the Wii. An example is Brain Age, which is based on the Nintendo DS game, Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!

In WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase, 18-Volt goes solo and has created a separate set of Nintendo themed microgames, while his friend 9-Volt goes solo for the first time since WarioWare: Mega Party Game$, in WarioWare: D.I.Y.

In WarioWare Gold, 18-Volt is solo in the Twist League with his set of Nintendo-themed microgames, many of which originate from WarioWare: Twisted!.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

WarioWare series[edit]

Website bio from WarioWare: Touched![edit]

  • "Old-skool fanboy finds a soulmate in new classmate 18-Volt. Together, they serve up microgames inspired by classic Nintendo games."

Game & Wario character card[edit]

  • Elementary school student (believe it or not)
  • Loves rap music
  • Best buddies with 9-Volt

WarioWare Gold character cards[edit]

  • Rank C18-Volt is a rapper and loves Nintendo games. And that pretty much makes him the perfect friend for 9-Volt.
  • Rank BThe shiny disc on 18-Volt's head is a CD. He wears a different one each day. On Tuesdays, anime soundtracks!
  • Rank A18-Volt prefers veggies to meat and started his own garden to grow fresh carrots and tomatoes.

WarioWare: Get It Together![edit]

  • Character description: "This overgrown school kid has mad rapping and retro-gaming skills. He loves to play with his pint-size pal 9-Volt."
  • European website bio: "This music-loving rapper slings the CDs from the top of his head to solve microgames, whilst using special rings to get around."

WarioWare, Inc. Official Site[edit]

Believe it or not, I'm in elementary school!
"They call me 18-Volt. I'm a rapper and a gamer. If you wanna play Nintendo, I've got you covered, my bud."

  • Day job: "I go to Diamond City Elementary!"
  • Hobbies: "Busting out the controllers with my pal 9-Volt on a daily basis!"
  • Skills: "Rapping and DJing, obviously! You need a rap battle won, I'm your guy."
  • Meeting 9-Volt: "After I got busted in class for playing my tunes too loud, 9-Volt said, "Cool music!" That was the day we became best buds!"
  • Current obsessions: "Growing veggies in the garden!"
  • The hair disc: "Oh, this thing? It's a CD, and I switch it up daily. Tuesday is anime theme song day!"
  • Recent crushing news: "When I tried to buy a kids' ticket at the movie theater, the lady told me to take a hike..."
  • CEO Comment: "18-Volt goes to the same school as 9-Volt. They fight every once in a while, but they always patch things up in the end! Not to mention they're super passionate game creators... whose work I take 100 percent of the credit for. Wahaha!"

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

A Sticker of 18-Volt.
Artwork from: WarioWare: Touched!
Effects in The Subspace Emissary: Effect: [Arm] - Attack +4
Usable by: Anyone

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effects How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
9-Volt & 18-Volt 9-Volt & 18-Volt spirit from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. WarioWare Series Support (2) Ace Zap-Floor Immunity World of Light (Base) Incineroar, Villager Rule: Assist Trophy Enemies (Sheriff), Item: Boss Galaga
  • Hostile assist trophies will appear
  • The enemy is easily distracted by items
Gamer WarioWare, Inc.


During the history of the WarioWare game series' installments overall, 18-Volt has been portrayed by the following voice actors:

  • Edward Bosco (2018-present, starting with WarioWare Gold)
  • Subaru Kimura (2018-present, starting with WarioWare Gold; Japanese)
  • Rafael Parra (2018-present, starting with WarioWare Gold; European Spanish)[2]
  • Paolo de Santis (2018-present, starting with WarioWare Gold; Italian)[3]


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:18-Volt.


  • "I'm 18-Volt! 'Sup? I love collecting tons of stuff!" - WarioWare: Twisted!
  • "Hey! Isn't this...... that system?!" - WarioWare: Twisted!
  • "Word!" - WarioWare: Touched! (In this game, 18-Volt only seems to say "word".)
  • "Whoa! Is that a DS Lite?" - WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • "Lemme see! Lemme see!" - WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • "I'm 18-Volt, with twice the power of that other guy you might be thinking of!" - WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese エイティーンボルト
Eitīn Boruto

Chinese (simplified) 十八伏[5] (WarioWare: Touched! and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Shíbā Fú
十八伏特 (since WarioWare: Get It Together!)
Shíbā Fútè
Eighteen Volts

Eighteen Volts

Chinese (traditional) 十八伏特
Shíbā Fútè
Eighteen Volts

Dutch 18-Volt
French 18-Volt
German 18-Volt
Italian 18-Volt
Korean 18 볼트[6]
18 Bolteu
에이틴볼트 (WarioWare: Get It Together!)
Eitin Bolteu

Eighteen Volts

Portuguese 18-Volt
Russian 18 Вольт[7]
18 Vol't
18 Volt

Spanish 18-Volt


  1. ^ https://twitter.com/EdBoscoVA/status/1025906687943696384
  2. ^ [1] Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  3. ^ [2] Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  4. ^ Nintendo. さわるメイドインワリオ. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  5. ^ iQue. WarioWare Touched! for Nintendo DS. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  6. ^ Nintendo. 만져라 메이드 인 와리오. nintendo.co.kr. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  7. ^ NintendoRU. (November 22, 2018). WarioWare Gold — трейлер с персонажами 5 Вольт, 9 Вольт и 18 Вольт (Nintendo 3DS). Retrieved November 22, 2018.