Bat Wario

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Bat Wario
Bat Wario
Applies to Wario
Item needed Kobatto (Wario Land 3)
Minicula (Wario Land 4)
Power(s) given Flight
First appearance Wario Land 3 (2000)
Latest appearance WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! (2003)
“When that twerpy little bat Minicula bites me and sucks my blood, I turn into a bat! My big, macho arms turn into puny little wings!! By the way, what’s my blood type? You sucked my blood, the least you can do is tell me that!! What a pest!!”
Wario, Wario Land 4 instruction booklet

Bat Wario[1][2][3] (previously formatted as Bat-Wario),[4] also known as Vampire Bat Wario,[5] is one of Wario's many transformations in the Wario Land series, appearing in Wario Land 3 and Wario Land 4. When turned into a bat, he shrinks in size and gains pointy fangs, red eyes, bat wings in place of his arms, and an indigo-to-purple skin tone. Bat Wario is among the smallest of Wario's reactions in either game and cannot walk normally, instead awkwardly hopping along the ground. However, he can fly unrestricted rather than make standard jumps, though flight is also slow and functions as repeated short midair jumps. He can also defeat any non-invincible enemy on contact.


Wario Land series[edit]

Wario Land 3[edit]

Sprite of Vampire Wario's bat form in Wario Land 3
Vampire Wario (bat form)
Wario Land 3 artwork

In Wario Land 3, Bat-Wario acts as an extension of Vampire Wario, obtained by touching Kobatto. He can switch between the two forms with B Button. As with Vampire Wario, he is weak to light beams, garlic, and water droplets, which all revert him to normal Wario; he also will change back if he lands in a pool of water, which the vampire form prevents.

Wario Land 4[edit]

Bat Wario

In Wario Land 4, Bat Wario appears without the vampire form, but still functions the same otherwise. It appears in four levels: Crescent Moon Village, Arabian Night, Hotel Horror and Golden Passage. The Bat Wario transformation can be triggered by coming in contact with a Minicula. To turn into his normal self, he must go into a patch of light or fall into a pool of water (similar to Zombie Wario). Bat Wario's sprite has red overalls instead of purple, but in the artwork and the Japanese commercial, they are purple as usual.

Dr. Mario 64[edit]

Bat-Wario makes a small cameo in Dr. Mario 64 as part of Vampire Wario's losing animation. Here, he simply appears as a smaller Vampire Wario with wings on his back.

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$![edit]

Bat Wario chasing pigeons in one of the beginning cutscenes of WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!.

In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!, Bat Wario cameos in a beginning video, where he chases a pigeon across the screen, and gets chased by a few pigeons back across the screen.


Wario Land 4[edit]

  • Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program digital manual bio: "Press +Control Pad left or right to move and A Button to fly."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドラキュラ&コウモリ[6]
Dorakyura to Kōmori
Kōmori Wario
Dracula and Bat (Wario Land 3)

Bat Wario (Wario Land 4)

Chinese (simplified) 吸血蝙蝠瓦力欧[8]
Xīxuèbiānfú Wǎlì'ōu
Vampire Bat Wario

French Bat-Wario
Bat Wario[10]
Bat Wario
German Fledermaus
Vampire Wario
Italian Pipistrello
Wario Vampistrello[12]
"Vampistrello" is a portmanteau of vampiro (vampire) and pipistrello (bat); effectively Vampire Bat Wario
Spanish Wario Vampiro[9]
Vampire Wario


  1. ^ Nintendo Power Advance V.3, page 52.
  2. ^ Official North American webpage
  3. ^ Wario Land 4 Virtual Console digital instruction manual, Page 12 / 15 Reactions.
  4. ^ Official American Wario Land 3 website (Internet Archive)
  5. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 21.
  6. ^ Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Shogakukan guide, page 7.
  7. ^ Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara Japanese instruction booklet, page 27.
  8. ^ Official Chinese manual for Wario Land 4, page 32.
  9. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 101.
  10. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 61.
  11. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 41.
  12. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 121.