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A Cractyl in Wario World.
Artwork of a Cractyl
First appearance Wario World (2003)
Bone Cractyl
Snow Bomber
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, Haipō in the Mirror Mansion, and Houhou in Pecan Sands.


Names in other languages[edit]


Language Name Meaning
Japanese プチラノドン[3]
Puchi Ranodon
Pun on「プチ」(puchi, petit) and "pteranodon"
Italian Cractilo Cractyl

Bone Cractyl[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 骨ラノドン[4]
Hone Ranodon
Portmanteau of「骨」(hone, bone) and「プチラノドン」(Puchi Ranodon, Cractyl)


Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポッポルン[5]
From「ポッポ」(poppo, onomatopoeia for pigeon's cooing)

Snow Bomber[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ユキルンルン[6]
From「雪」(yuki, snow) and possibly「ルンルン」(run-run, an adverb for "buoyantly")


Language Name Meaning
Japanese トビッチュ[7]
From「鳶」(tobi, black kite)


Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハイポー[8]
Possibly from "hypo"


Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホウホウ[9]
From「鳳凰」(hōō, phoenix) or possibly from「包帯」(hōtai, bandage)


  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.
  3. ^ 「ワリオワールド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Wario World Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 151.
  4. ^ 「ワリオワールド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Wario World Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 152.
  5. ^ 「ワリオワールド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Wario World Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 153.
  6. ^ 「ワリオワールド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Wario World Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 154.
  7. ^ 「ワリオワールド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Wario World Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 155.
  8. ^ 「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.
  9. ^ 「ワリオワールド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Wario World Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 157.