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, chance wheel
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. Found in Wario Land II, Wario Land 3, and Wario Land 4, it gives Wario the ability to descend lightly in the air and crawl across short gaps in tight spaces.


Wario Land series[edit]

In this state, Wario is squashed flat, reducing his movement speed and shortening his jump (with the Wario Land II manual incorrectly stating that he is unable to jump at all). 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.

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.

Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour[edit]

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.

WarioWare: Touched![edit]

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.


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!
  • Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console manual description:
    • British English:
      Flat Wario can float through the air and pass through narrow gaps. You will return to normal when hit by an enemy attack or come into contact with water.
    • Dutch:
      Flat Wario kan door de lucht zweven en nauwe ruimtes passeren. Je wordt weer normaal wanneer je door een vijand geraakt wordt of in contact komt met water.
    • French (Europe):
      Vous pouvez flotter dans les airs et vous faufiler dans les passages les plus étroits. Vous reprenez votre forme normale si vous êtes touché par un ennemi ou bien entrez en contact avec de l'eau.
    • German:
      Als Flacher Wario kannst du durch die Luft gleiten und dich durch schmale Lücken zwängen. Du verwandelst dich wieder in deine Normalform zutück, wenn du von einer gegnerischen Attacke getroffen wirst oder mit Wasser in Berührung kommst.
    • Italian:
      Potrai fluttuare a mezz'aria e attraversare passaggi angusti. Questa condizione permarrà fino a che non sarai colpito da un nemico o entrerai in contatto con l'acqua.
    • Spanish (Europe):
      Wario Aplastado puede flotar en el aire y pasar por zonas estrechas. Volverá a su estado normal si recibe un ataque enemigo o entra en contacto con el agua.

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] (Wario Land II and Wario Land 3)
ペッタンコワリオ[5] (Wario Land 4)
Pettanko Wario

Flat Wario

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


  • 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. ^ 1998. Wario Land II instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 11.
  2. ^ Nintendo (2001). Wario Land 4 instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (British English). Page 21.
  3. ^ ワリオランド2. Nintendo (Japanese). Retrieved May 31, 2024.
  4. ^ Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Shogakukan guide. Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 7.
  5. ^ Nintendo (2001). Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara instruction booklet. Nintendo (Japanese). Page 28.
  6. ^ iQue (2004). 瓦力欧寻宝记 (Wǎlìōu xúnbǎo jì) instruction booklet. iQue (Simplified Chinese). Page 33.
  7. ^ Wario Land II Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console electronic manual (Dutch). Tab 11: "Aandoeningen".
  8. ^ Nintendo (2001). Wario Land 4 instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (French). Page 61.
  9. ^ Nintendo (2001). Wario Land 4 instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (German). Page 41.
  10. ^ Nintendo (1999). Wario Land II instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (Italian). Page 111.
  11. ^ Nintendo (2001). Wario Land 4 instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (Italian). Page 121.
  12. ^ Guía Wario Land 3. guiasnintendo.com (European Spanish). Retrieved December 17, 2023. (Archived September 21, 2009, 03:39:53 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  13. ^ Nintendo (2001). Wario Land 4 instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (Italian). Page 101.