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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an acceptable English source is found, then the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

First appearance Wario Land 4 (2001)

Iwao are enemies in Wario Land 4 that only appear in the level Fiery Cavern. They are pudgy but powerful humanoid creatures. Iwao regularly summon big spherical rocks from the ground and throw them in the direction of Wario. The rocks roll along the ground and hurt Wario when they overrun him and eventually shatter when they collide with a wall. Wario is not able to destroy the rocks by himself, but he can avoid damage by ground pounding them. Shortly after a rock has disappeared from the screen, an Iwao summons a new one. When not throwing a rock, they simply move back and forth within a small area and cannot hurt Wario by themselves. However, Iwao are immune to most of Wario's attacks and only stop for a short moment when he touches them. Wario can only defeat an Iwao by dealing a ground pound to the head. If defeated, Iwao release a Silver Coin.

When Wario jumps on the switch in the level and the temperature radically changes, the Iwaos become Yetis.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 岩男[1]
Rock man


  1. ^ Wario Land 4 official Shogakukan Japanese game guide, page 15.