Item Shop (Wario Land 4)

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The Item Shop, with the Item Shopkeeper
This article is about the item shop from Wario Land 4. For the various item shops from other games, see Item Shop.
WL4 Item Shop Logo.png

The Item Shop in the Game Boy Advance game Wario Land 4 is a place where Wario can spend his medals earned in the Mini-Game Shop in exchange for items to assist him in defeating a boss by doing pre-damage at the battle's start. The Item Shopkeeper is suggested to be Princess Shokora/Black Cat. The more effective the item has on damaging a boss, the more medals it is likely to cost. The price of the items also varies on the game mode. For example, an item in hard mode would be more expensive than the same item in normal mode. The Smile is the only item in the shop that is free. This is a joke item, as it simply makes the Item Shopkeeper smile and plays a sound effect.

Shop Info[edit]

A table of all nine items is shown below, with their respective sprites, names and descriptions;

Image Name Description
Apple Bomb.png Apple Bomb The Apple Bomb is an apple with colored stripes across the bottom half. It disguises a bomb that is hidden inside. When purchased, the Item Shopkeeper will drag the apple to the boss room. She then raises the apple, which will then break open to reveal a ticking bomb. She throws the bomb at the boss to inflict a small amount of damage.
WL4-Blast Cannon.png Blast Cannon The Blast Cannon is a grey cannon with multicolored stripes along the barrel. When purchased, it is wheeled to the boss room by the shopkeeper. She will then click her fingers. A bomb is blasted as a projectile out of the cannon and hits the boss to inflict a small amount of damage.
Vizorman.png Vizorman The Vizorman is a seemingly inanimate being that wears a vizor with a white suit with a cape. There is a V on its chest, and the legs have multicolored stries. The Item Shopkeeper will drag the Vizorman to the boss room. She will then start charging a laser, which is projected from the vizor and hits the boss, dealing a small amount of damage.
WL4-Bugle.png Bugle The Bugle is a golden bugle with multicolored stripes across the lower half of the tube. It is carried to the boss room by the Item Shopkeeper. She will then start playing a tune on the Bugle, releasing many music notes which will fly around the room, eventually hitting the boss and inflicting an average amount of damage.
Black Dog.png Black Dog The Black Dog is a dog with a huge jaw and bright yellow eyes. It is one of the four items where the shopkeeper will transform into the actual item. When purchased, she will follow Wario to the boss room. She will then transform into the Black Dog. The dog will bite the boss several times, inflicting a large amount of damage.
WL4-LargeLipsSprite.png Large Lips The Large Lips is a being with enormously-sized lips, which replace the whole head of the being. The shopkeeper will follow Wario to the boss room. She will then transform into the Large Lips, which will violently kiss the boss and deal a large amount of damage.
WL4-BigFistSprite.png Big Fist The Big Fist is a large fist that wears a white glove. It resembles the Master Hand and Crazy Hand from the Super Smash Bros. series. The shopkeeper will transform into the Big Fist, which will throw a powerful punch at the boss, dealing a large amount of damage.
WL4-BlackDragon.png Black Dragon The Black Dragon is a large dragon with a huge jaw and bright yellow eyes, and wings on its back that allows it to fly. When purchased, the shopkeeper will follow Wario to the boss room. There, she will transform into the fearsome Black Dragon, which breathes fire on the boss to deal a large amount of damage.
WL4-Smile.png Smile The only free item available in the shop and is also a joke item. It does nothing but make a smile from the shopkeeper.

All items and prices in different game modes are as follows:

Item name Price in medals
Normal Hard S-Hard
Apple Bomb 2 3 4
Blast Cannon 2 3 4
Vizorman 4 6 8
Bugle 6 9 12
Black Dog 10 15 20
Large Lips 10 15 20
Big Fist 10 15 20
Black Dragon 10 15 20
Smile N/A N/A N/A

Each item deals a fixed amount of damage to each boss. All damage totals are shown below. The last four items are not available for use against the first boss, Spoiled Rotten.

Item Boss / Damage taken by Item
Spoiled Rotten Cractus Cuckoo Condor Aerodent Catbat Golden Diva
Apple Bomb 2 2 2 1 2 1
Blast Cannon 3 3 2 2 1 1
Vizorman 6 4 3 3 3 2
Bugle 8 5 4 4 4 3
Black Dog N/A 7 9 8 10 8
Large Lips N/A 9 8 14 7 5
Big Fist N/A 8 12 7 9 6
Black Dragon N/A 10 7 9 8 7


  • Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program digital manual bio: "You will be able to buy items from an Item Shop before facing a boss. You can buy these with the medals you won in the mini-games. Once you have purchased an item, you will automatically proceed to the boss chamber. The shop owner will then come and use your purchased item on the boss."


Audio.svg Item Shop - Music heard in the Item Shop
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アイテムショップ
Aitemu Shoppu
Item Shop
Spanish Tienda de objetos Object store
Italian Negozio Strumenti Item Shop