Fat Wario

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Fat Wario
Fat Wario
Artwork of Fat Wario from Wario Land 4
Applies to Wario
Item needed Cake, doughnut, apple
Power(s) given Automatically Ground Pound, defeat enemies by running into them
First appearance Wario Land II (1998)
Latest appearance WarioWare: Touched! (cameo) (2004)
“Burp! Grunt! Wheeze! I sweat buckets with every step and I can hardly breathe! How could my slim, gorgeous body get like THIS? I shouldn't have gotten so greedy and eaten all those apples!! I guess you really are what you eat!!”
Wario, Wario Land 4 instruction booklet

Fat Wario[1][2], also known as Large Wario[3], is one of Wario's many reactions from the Wario Land series of games. To achieve this state, Wario must eat a cake thrown by a Cook, a doughnut thrown by a Doughnuteer, or an apple thrown by an Appleby or a Ringosukī. This will cause him to swell to immense portions of morbid obesity, allowing him to destroy enemies and certain blocks by simply moving through them, but his jumping abilities are diminished greatly, and he will move waddle slowly, although his regular jumps have the effect of Ground Pounds when he falls. Doughnut blocks are able to be destroyed by falling on them, including after jumping on them. In Wario Land II only, if the player presses up on +Control Pad, Fat Wario’s jump extends to as high as normal Wario’s regular jump. Fat Wario's state can be remedied by walking and/or jumping until it wears off, or falling into water.

Fat Wario makes a brief appearance in Super Mario-kun. Before Wario ground pounds on Cractus, Arewo Shitain-hakase throws an apple to Wario's mouth, turning Wario into Fat Wario. Although Fat Wario lands in the jaws of Cractus, Fat Wario's weight crushes it, defeating it.

Fat Wario makes a cameo appearance in WarioWare: Touched! in the microgame Wanna Slice?. When the player cuts the pizza into eight slices (in the third level difficulty of the microgame), the artwork of Fat Wario from Wario Land II can be seen on the dish.

In real life, the high quantity of fructose in apples is sometimes attributed to causing temporary bloating, which may explain why they are one of the foods that trigger Fat Wario.


Wario Land 4[edit]

  • Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program digital manual bio: "Press +Control Pad left or right to move and A Button to jump. You can destroy things by jumping into or onto them."






Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese [4]
Debu Wario
Fatten (Wario Land II and Wario Land 3)

Fat Wario (Wario Land 4)
Chinese (Simplified) 肥瓦力欧[6]
Féi Wǎlì'ōu
Fat Wario
Dutch Fat Wario[7] -
French Gros Wario[8] Fat Wario
German Dicker Wario[9] Fat Wario
Italian Wario Grasso[10][11] Fat Wario
Spanish Wario Gordo[12][13] Fat Wario


  1. ^ Wario Land II instruction booklet, page 12.
  2. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 21.
  3. ^ Official American Wario Land II website, Wayback Archive
  4. ^ Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Shogakukan guide, page 7.
  5. ^ Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara Japanese instruction booklet, page 26.
  6. ^ Official Chinese manual for Wario Land 4, page 31.
  7. ^ Wario Land II Dutch Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console electronic manual, tab 11: "Aandoeningen".
  8. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 61.
  9. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 41.
  10. ^ Wario Land II European instruction booklet, pag. 112
  11. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 121.
  12. ^ Official Wario Land 3 website (Guías Nintendo)
  13. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 101.