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Sprite of a Kushimushi from Wario Land 3
First appearance Wario Land 3 (2000)
Vine Slime

Kushimushi are enemies encountered in Wario Land 3 from the Wario Land series. They are small beetles with rake-like mandibles. They can be found walking on trees and climbing on vines, similar to Hoopsters. If Wario touches their spiky heads, he will be knocked back and get stunned. To defeat them, Wario can attack their non-spiky side, or bump there to causes them to fall. If they are in the middle of turning, the spikes will not hurt Wario.

Kushimushi appear in the following levels, in the following quantities:

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese くしむし[1]
Likely a portmanteau of「櫛」(kushi, comb) and「虫」(mushi, insect)


  1. ^ Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Shogakukan guide, page 35.