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WL2 Bobo.png
Sprite from Wario Land II
Species Bird
First appearance Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (1994)
Latest appearance Wario Land II (1998)

Bobo is a giant bird and the guard of the Black Sugar Gang's pirate ship, the SS Tea Cup. He appears as the area's boss in both Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 and Wario Land II.


Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3[edit]

Bobo in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3.

Bobo is the fifth boss of Wario Land. In it, he attempts to hurt Wario by releasing Watches from his mouth or trying to trying blow him off into the pit on the side of the battlefield. To defeat him, Wario has to use the Watches to propel himself high enough to be able to jump on Bobo's head. It takes three jumps to defeat him. Alternatively, Wario can use the Dragon Pot power to blast Bobo's head or pick up fallen Watches and throw them at Bobo's head three times.

Wario Land II[edit]

Bobo is the second boss of Wario Land II, where he is considerably smaller than in his original appearance. He only attacks Wario directly in this game by repeatedly swooping down and flying back up again in patterns that change as the battle progresses. Bobo is also able to make wind come up from the ground by flapping his wings, making Wario fly upwards and forcing him back to an earlier section of the boss level unless he crouches. He can be defeated by jumping on him six times or Ground Pounding him three times. Every two hits (or one hit with a Ground Pound), his attack pattern changes. First it is a large and slow curve, then it's in the shape of a w, and finally it is in three lines with 90 degree sharp turns. In addition, every attack pattern transition forces Wario to stay crouched longer.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 海賊
性格 いじめっこ
登場ゲーム ランド3

Tribe: Pirate
Disposition: Bully
Game appearances: Land 3
Wind-spreading Bobo
The boss of the SS Tea Cup is a giant bird, Bobo. It attacks using its minion, Watch (p. 43). It is also a formidable foe that tries to knock Wario off his perch by flapping its wings and creating a strong wind.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボーボー
Possibly from "bobolink" and/or「坊」(, guy), also likely incorporating "boss"


  • Bobo is the only individual crew member of the Black Sugar Gang besides Captain Syrup who appears in both Wario Land and Wario Land II.
  • The name Bobo appears in the Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour score chart.


  1. ^ a b 「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 203.