Bouncy Wario

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Bouncy Wario
Bouncy Wario
Artwork from Wario Land 4
Applies to Wario
Item needed Pogo Guy, Hammer-bot, Menhanmā, Hammer
Power(s) given Bounce very high, reach otherwise inaccessible areas
First appearance Wario Land II (1998)
Latest appearance Wario Land 4 (2001)
“When a mallet hits my head, my long, toned legs turn into a spring! Not great, but it lets me jump amazingly high!”
Wario, Wario Land 4 instruction booklet

Bouncy Wario[1][2], also known as Bouncing Wario[3] and Spring Wario[4][5], is one of Wario's reactions in the Wario Land series of games. If hit by the hammer of a Pogo Guy, Hammer-bot and Menhanmā, or a hammer after it loses its spikes, Wario will be squashed and his legs turn into springs, only to spring right back up again in this state, used to spring to new heights. In all three versions, Wario has a time limit before he will return to normal (hitting a spike will also work). However, in Wario Land II and 3, pressing A Button will let Wario jump slightly higher, while in Wario Land 4, pressing A Button will cause Wario to jump up until he hits an obstacle, allowing him to return to normal. When the time limit runs out, Wario will bounce one final time in the direction that he last moved.

Bouncy Wario has appeared in volume 28 of Super Mario-Kun. During a fight with Spoiled Rotten, when Wario is low on health, Arewo Shitain-hakase gives Hoggus a hammer. Hoggus then uses the hammer to hit Wario, transforming Wario into Bouncy Wario. Bouncy Wario then proceeds to defeat Spoiled Rotten. Wario also uses this form to defeat Golden Diva.


Wario Land 4[edit]

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






Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 跳ねる[6]
Boyoyōn Wario
Bouncing (Wario Land II)

Spring (Wario Land 3)

Bouncy Wario (Wario Land 4)
Chinese (Simplified) 弹簧瓦力欧[9]
Tánhuáng Wǎlì'ōu
Spring Wario
Dutch Bouncy Wario[10] -
French Wario à ressort (Wario Land 3)[11]
Wario Rebondissant (Wario Land 4)[12]
Spring Wario
Bouncy Wario
German Feder-Wario[13] Spring Wario
Italian Wario Rimbalzante[14]
Wario Rimbalzo[15]
Boucing Wario
Bounce Wario
Spanish Wario Rebotante[16][17] Bouncy Wario



  1. ^ Wario Land II instruction booklet, page 15.
  2. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 22.
  3. ^ Brady, Matthew K., Nathan Beittenmiller, Debra McBride, and David Cassady. Game Boy Game Secrets, 2001 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 95.
  4. ^ Nintendo Power Advance V.3, page 52.
  5. ^ Official North American Wario Land 4 webpage
  6. ^ Official Wario Land 2: Nusumareta Zaihō website
  7. ^ Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Shogakukan guide, page 7.
  8. ^ Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara Japanese instruction booklet, page 28.
  9. ^ Official Chinese manual for Wario Land 4, page 33.
  10. ^ Wario Land II Dutch Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console electronic manual, tab 11: "Aandoeningen".
  11. ^ Wario Land 3 European box descriptions.
  12. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 62.
  13. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 42.
  14. ^ Wario Land II European instruction booklet, pag. 115
  15. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 122.
  16. ^ Official Wario Land 3 website (Guías Nintendo)
  17. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 102.