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Artwork of a Cractyl
First appearance Wario World (2003)
Bone Cractyl
Snow Bomber
Masked Crow
Mummy Hawk
Wario battles a Cractyl.

A Cractyl[1][2] is a flying, googly-eyed, purple pterosaur in Wario World. Their name is a pun on pterodactyl. Since they possess the ability to fly, Wario must jump and punch them, or perform a Corkscrew Conk to hit them. Any of his strong moves can then be used. Cractyls' main attack is to lift Wario into the air and perform a move similar to the Piledriver, slamming him into the ground. However, this attack can be easily avoided if the player jiggles the Control Stick enough to free Wario. Starting in Greenhorn Ruins, Cractyls can also drop bombs to attack Wario. The bombs explode after a short time, damaging Wario if he is in the blast radius, but can be thrown back at enemies if Wario is fast enough. Starting in Beanstalk Way, Cractyls drop Spiked Balls instead of bombs, making them significantly more dangerous.

Aside from the basic Cractyls in Excitement Central, other varieties include Bone Cractyls[2] in Horror Manor, Pigeons[2] in Wonky Circus, Snow Bombers[2] in Shivering Mountains, Hawks[2] in Beanstalk Way, Masked Crows in the Mirror Mansion, and Mummy Hawks in Pecan Sands.


Names in other languages[edit]


Language Name Meaning
Japanese プチラノドン
Puchi Ranodon
From 「プチ」 (puchi), meaning petit, and "pteranodon".

Bone Cractyl[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 骨ラノドン
Hone Ranodon
Bone Ranodon


Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポッポルン
From 「ポッポッポ」 (poppoppo), the sound a pigeon makes.

Snow Bomber[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ユキルンルン
From 「雪」 (yuki), meaning snow.


Language Name Meaning
Japanese トビッチュ
From 「鳶」 (tobi), meaning black kite.

Masked Crow[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハイポー

Mummy Hawk[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホウホウ
From 「鳳凰」 (hōō), meaning phoenix.


  1. ^ Wario World instruction booklet, page 24 (British English) or page 30 (American English).
  2. ^ a b c d e Stratton, Steve. Wario World: Prima’s Official Strategy Guide. Page 13.