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A Kuri from Wario Land 3.
First appearance Wario Land 3 (2000)
Prickly Goomba
Wanderin' Goom
This article is about the enemy from Wario Land 3. For the enemy from Super Mario Sunshine also known as Kuri, see Strollin' Stu.

Kuri are red creatures (described as "flaming enemies"[1]) from Wario Land 3. They resemble the edible portion of a real-life chestnut. Much like Goombas of the 2D platforming games, they always face the screen, with their walking animation being a mirrored image. Like Prickly Goombas, they pop out of spiked balls, known as Igaguri. However, they emerge on their own accord instead of waiting to be burnt.

Kuri only appear during the battle against Wolfenboss. Wolfenboss will conjure up an Igaguri and drop it. Once the Kuri itself emerges, it quickly paces back and forth. It deals no damage to Wario, but is capable of pushing Wario in its fast march which can knock him into one of Wolfenboss's projectiles. Wario must Dash Attack into it, sending it flying. It will ricochet off of the walls while moving upward and hit Wolfenboss if aimed right. Wario must hit three of them into Wolfenboss to defeat him, but as the fight continues, the Igaguri will bounce around before being ready to emerge. If Wario touches an Igaguri, he will become Puffy Wario.

Jumping on a Kuri will only cause it to change direction, but they can be destroyed with a Jump Smash. However, doing so does no damage to Wolfenboss and thus serves no purpose.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリ[2]
Chestnut (enemy)

Shelled Chestnut (obstacle)


  1. ^ Official American Wario Land 3 website (Internet Archive)
  2. ^ a b Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Shogakukan guide, page 124.