Ball (form)

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Ball Wario in Wario Land II (Game Boy Color). Ball Wario in Wario Land 3.
Applies to Wario, Dunk, Shoot
Item needed Opponent stomp
Power(s) given Used to score
First appearance Wario Land II (1998)
Latest appearance Wario Land 3 (2000)

Ball is one of Wario's transformations in the Wario Land series of games. The form bears a striking resemblance to the Floating Face from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. It is only seen in the sports hare boss battles in Wario Land II and Wario Land 3, respectively against the basketball player Dunk in Anyone for B-ball? and the soccer player Shoot in A Town in Chaos. Depending on which one is stomped, it occurs to either Wario or his opponent. As a ball, the user dribbles on the ground and becomes vulnerable to be used by the opponent to score a point. The first to three points wins the boss game, allowing Wario to either progress or be sent to an earlier room. If Wario becomes inflicted, the player can still move slowly left or right in an effort to avoid the hare. Wario can lose the form if hit by a basketball projectile in Wario Land II (or, in the hare's case, if the hoop is missed) or if caught and thrown by the tortoise goalie in Wario Land 3; otherwise, the user will be reverted once the opponent scores a point with him.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボール[1][2]


  1. ^ Wario Land 2: Nusumareta Zaihō Shogakukan guide, page 124. 「ダンクをむとボールのようにくなる。」 ("Stepping on Dunk makes him round like a ball.")
  2. ^ Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Shogakukan guide, page 125. 「ボールになったシュートにアタック攻撃」 ("Attack aggressively when Shoot becomes a ball")