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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an official name from an English source is found that is not from the English Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

Wario near some Chūran from Wario World.
First appearance Wario World (2003)

Chūran are enemies that appear in Wario World. They are Wario-sized mice that roll left and right in purple wheels in a few areas of the Mirror Mansion. They appear out of narrow doorways in walls in lowered areas that Wario cannot enter, in infinite numbers. If the Chūran's wheels roll over Wario, he is damaged. Wario can defeat them with punches, although this has little effect since more Chūran will soon replace the defeated individuals. Empty wheels are also seen rolling by themselves in the same areas as Chūran. To tell the difference, the player is supposed to look in the mirror to see which wheel has a mouse in it. Punching a wheel without a mouse in it will not have any effect.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チューラン[1]
From「チュー」(chū, Japanese mimetic word for squeaking mouse) and possibly "run", or a corruption of「輪」(rin, wheel)


  1. ^ 「ワリオワールド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Wario World Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 156.