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Appears in WarioWare: D.I.Y.
Type Tutorial
Command(s) Poke!
Info "In this game, you poke a ladybug and make it run away." (Tutorial)
"Get that lazy ladybug moving!" (Game)
Controls Stylus – Poke ladybug

Ladybug (known as Ladybird in the British English version) is the first microgame the player makes in WarioWare: D.I.Y. in the D.I.Y. 101 section of the game. Penny and Wario teach the player the fundamentals of making a microgame with this game first.


The player has to tap the ladybug with a stylus to make it move, resulting in a win. If the player fails to tap the ladybug, they instantly fail.


The lesson consists of 6 steps:

  • Step 1: How do you make games?
    • Penny explains the foundation of microgames: first comes the background, then the objects, then the music, and finally the AI (Action Instructions).
  • Step 2: Drawing the background!
    • Penny teaches the player how to make the background. In Ladybug, the background consists of grass, rocks, and shrubs. The player is taught how to use pre-made palettes and stamps to accomplish this.
  • Step 3: Drawing an object!
    • The player is taught how to draw objects and their cels, creating art.
  • Step 4: Making music!
    • The player is taught how to make music and create notes.
  • Step 5: Getting that bug moving!
    • Penny teaches the player how to assign AI to the ladybug to make it so that when tapped, it will move.
  • Step 6: Winning the game!
    • The player learns how to set win conditions for their games.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese てんとうむしさん
Tentō mushi-san
Italian Coccinella Ladybug
Spanish Mariquita Ladybug

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