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This article is about the enemy from Virtual Boy Wario Land. For the chicken enemy from Super Mario Sunshine, see Plurp.
“This featherless fowl looks like his name sounds, Coo Coo! He has two bulging eyeballs and a clock's hand on his forehead. Coo Coo leaves bombs to hurt Wario.”
Coo-Coo description, Nintendo Character Guide
Artwork of Coo-Coo from Virtual Boy Wario Land.
First appearance Virtual Boy Wario Land (1995)
Bomb (enemy)
Sprite of a Coo-Coo's clock, from Virtual Boy Wario Land.

Coo-Coo[1] is a bird enemy from Virtual Boy Wario Land, residing within the clocks found in Stage 10. Whenever Wario enters an area containing clocks, the long hand may rotate two to three times around the clock face before a Coo-Coo emerges from its door, resembling a cuckoo clock. The Coo-Coo then begins laying eggs which break upon hitting the ground, releasing bombs. These creatures chase Wario, quickly exploding like a bomb. Coo-Coos normally return back inside their doors after one to two rotations of the clock's long hand.

Coo-Coos may be sent flying off-screen if Wario bumps them. They are also defeatable by performing a Barge, or by using the flames of Sea Dragon or King Dragon Wario. Once a Coo-Coo is defeated, its clock door will remain open. The gate key of this stage is hidden within a Coo-Coo's clock, whose long hand rotates faster than normal.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヌードリ[2]
Pun on "nude" and the voiced version of「鳥」(tori, bird)


  1. ^ Virtual Boy Wario Land English instruction booklet, page 31.
  2. ^ Virtual Boy Wario Land: Awazon no Hihō Japanese instruction booklet, page 27.