Flying Shovel

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Some Flying Shovels

Flying Shovels[1], also referred to as Flying Spades[2], are enemies found in Pecan Sands, in Wario World. As their name suggests, they are essentially giant flying shovels.

These enemies are rather like Monstrous Magnets; they fly using tiny insect wings and Wario can get to higher places by throwing them headfirst into a soft section of dirt on a wall. They also make the same echoing metal sound upon being knocked down.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バタフナイ
"butterfkni", a portmanteau of "butterfly" and "knife".


  1. ^ Wario World Nintendo Power Player's Guide, page 101.
  2. ^ Stratton, Steve. Wario World Prima Official Strategy Guide. Page 15.