Flat Wario

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Flat Wario
Flat Wario
Artwork from Wario Land 4.
Applies to Wario
Item needed A falling weight, Omodon, Count Richtertoffen, piston
Power(s) given Turn flat and reach otherwise inaccessible places
First appearance Wario Land II (1998)
Latest appearance WarioWare: Touched! (2004)
“I’ve been smashed flat by a weight!! You’d expect my guts to be all squished and squashed, but wait! What’s this?! How mysterious! How could this be! Now I feel very light and I can squeeze into thin passageways!!”
Wario, Wario Land 4 instruction booklet

Flat Wario[1][2] is one of Wario's many reactions in the Wario Land game series. This reaction is found in Wario Land II, Wario Land 3, or Wario Land 4, in which Wario is squashed flat, shortening his jump and reducing his movement speed. However, he is impervious to harm, can glide smoothly in the air to reach places previously unattainable, and slip through tiny passageways without falling through one-tile-wide gaps. In Wario Land 3, Flat Wario can jump higher if the user presses up on +Control Pad, even if the High Jump Boots have not yet been found. Flat Wario is the only non-normal form in Wario Land 3 to retain its high jump power from Wario Land II.

Certain machines and enemies will be able to cause Wario to be flat, as well as returning Wario back to normal. In Wario Land II, Wario can become flat by being squashed by a weight released by a D-Bat; he returns back to normal after being stretched up by a D-Bat that is not carrying anything. In Wario Land 3, Wario can become flat by being squashed by an Omodon released by an Omodonmeka or after a Count Richtertoffen lands on him; he returns back to normal after an Omodonmeka pulls Wario up to stretch him up. In Wario Land 4, Wario can be crushed by a piston in order to be flattened, and a Decompressor will unflatten him back into his normal self. In the aforementioned games, Wario can also return to normal from being flat after being exposed to water.

Flat Wario gets referenced in WarioWare: Touched! at the end of the game. At the end of Wario-Man's cutscene, the guru that Wario stole the DS from is mad from before, so he whacks him on the head with his cane. As a result, he turns into Flat Wario.

In Wario Land: Shake It!, Wario can be flattened by large objects (such as blocks) that fall on him. However, it possesses no actual importance to the gameplay.

A possible reference to this form of Wario can be found in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. If he gets a Double Bogey or worse, Wario holds a huge boulder over his head and tosses it into the air in rage. The boulder eventually comes down again and hits him in the head, flattening him in the process. He then proceeds to walk off to the right of the screen in a similar manner to Flat Wario.


Wario Land II[edit]

  • Instruction booklet, page 11: "Certain enemies can flatten me. I can't jump when I'm flat, but I can float! You'll have to find a way to get me back to my normal, beautiful self!"

Wario Land 4[edit]

  • Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program digital manual bio: "Press +Control Pad left or right to move and A Button to jump. Flat Wario can enter tiny passageways."






Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese つぶれる[3][4]
Pettanko Wario
Flatten (Wario Land II and Wario Land 3)

Flat Wario (Wario Land 4)
Chinese (Simplified) 扁瓦力欧[6]
Biǎn Wǎlì'ōu
Flat Wario
Dutch Flat Wario[7] -
French Wario Plat[8] Flat Wario
German Flunder-Wario[9] Pancake Wario
Italian Wario Schiacciato[10]
Wario Piatto[11]
Flattened Wario
Flat Wario
Spanish Wario Aplastado[12][13] Flattened Wario


  • The Wario Land II manual incorrectly states that Wario is unable to jump as Flat Wario. This likely refers to the jump height being affected while flattened.
  • Though there are no reactions in Wario World, the boss DinoMighty as well as many other monsters and obstacles can smash Wario into the ground and flatten him but this otherwise serves so Wario takes damage and is no way useful.


  1. ^ Wario Land II instruction booklet, page 11.
  2. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 21.
  3. ^ Official Wario Land 2: Nusumareta Zaihō website
  4. ^ Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Shogakukan guide, page 7.
  5. ^ Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara Japanese instruction booklet, page 28.
  6. ^ Official Chinese manual for Wario Land 4, page 33.
  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. 111
  11. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, pag. 121
  12. ^ Official Wario Land 3 website (Guías Nintendo)
  13. ^ Wario Land 4 European instruction booklet, page 101.