Bubble Wario

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Bubble Wario
WLIIBubbleWarioSprite.png WL4 Wario6.png
Used on Wario
Item needed Bubble
Power(s) given Resist water currents
First appearance Wario Land II (1998)
Latest appearance WarioWare Gold (2018)
“Uh oh! Trouble! I can’t get out of here! I’ve been trapped inside a big bubble!! I’m in bubble trouble! That’s just a little joke of mine, heh heh!! How ‘bout it? Funny huh? You should write that one down!”
Wario, Wario Land 4
Bubble Wario in Wario Land 4

Bubble Wario is one of Wario's many transformations in the Wario Land series of games. To achieve this transformation, Wario must become trapped within a bubble by touching one when swimming underwater. Wario can then float upwards while avoiding the effects of a water current, which would otherwise force Wario to move in a certain direction. To return to his normal form, he must simply float high enough to reach the air above, or hit a horizontal barrier which will stop him from floating up any further.

In Wario Land 3, Bubble Wario appears as it did in the previous installment. Wolfenboss inflicts a unique variant of this reaction with his energy ball spell if Wario is hit by it, with Wario turning orange and being levitated into the air and out of the arena by smaller light-blue bubbles that circle around him instead of one giant bubble, making the same pose as and spinning around like regular Bubble Wario.

Bubble Wario is also one of three Wario transformations appearing in Densetsu no Starfy 3, along with Flaming Wario and Puffy Wario in Wario's guest appearance in the Undersea Ruins. Wario also becomes this form in the Wario Land 3 microgame from WarioWare Gold, where he has to be navigated between underwater Spike Traps.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese あわ[1]
Awa, Awa, Wario

Bubble, Bubble, Wario
Spanish Wario Burbuja[3] Bubble Wario
French Wario Bulle[4] Bubble Wario
German Blasen-Wario[5] Bubbles Wario
Italian Wario Bolle[6] Bubble Wario



  1. ^ Scan of 「ワリオランド3 不思議なオルゴール ヤングセレクション ゲームボーイ必勝攻略ブック」 (Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Young Selection Game Boy Hisshō Kōryaku Book)
  2. ^ Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara Japanese instruction booklet, page 30.
  3. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 102.
  4. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 62.
  5. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 42.
  6. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 122.