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Flimflams[1] (also known simply as fire[2]) are small, fiery creatures found in various levels in Wario Land: Shake It!. When Wario touches one, it ignites his whole body and causes him to run in a mindless panic. They typically appear alongside Bonfire Blocks, and Wario must reach one while burning to destroy it.

In most appearances, Flimflams are produced from spawners, burn briefly, and fizzle out, but some are found burning endlessly. They may also be dropped from slot machines. In Stonetooth Cave, they are shown to be unable to ignite on Conveyor Belts, and dissolve instantly on contact with water. In Slipshod Slopes and Freezing Fields, a blue variant burns with ice, freezing Wario on contact, causing him to slide backwards and lose progress.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モクボー
Aisu Mokubō

A portmanteau of「もくもく」(mokumoku, onomatopoeic word for rising smoke) and「坊」(, an affectionate term for guys), and/or「ボーボー」(bōbō, onomatopoeia for burning)

Ice Flimflam


  1. ^ Stratton, Steve. Wario Land: Shake It! PRIMA Official Strategy Guide. Pages 68, 69, 202, 203.
  2. ^ Wario Land: Shake It! English instruction manual. Page 25.