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“Whaaa!? This garlic looks...funky. Bah! I'll eat it anyway!”
Wario, WarioWare: Touched!

Mandrake (originally localized as Nasty Garlic) is an uprooted and brown root with a sour face and a peculiar body shape that appears in WarioWare: Touched! It is based on the real-life plant of the same name that, according to legend, shrieks when is dug up and kills anyone that hears it. When Wario feels sick, he goes to the fridge and tries to get some garlic to cure his sickness. Though he accidentally grabs the mandrake, he eats it anyway. The mandrake causes Wario's immune system to attack the germs (where the player can tap the germs and get the garlic to eat them) which then causes Wario to turn into Wario-Man. Once Wario-Man's story is completed, the player can drag it to Wario and turn into Wario-Man in the main menu to play his microgames. Wario can return back to normal by feeding him a bomb.

This incident is referenced in WarioWare Gold when Ashley brings similar supposed garlic to the Potluck Gang, which Red worryingly identifies as mandrake root. In addition, it is a subject of the souvenir minigames Pumpkin Panic and Root Awakening.

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WarioWare Gold character cards[edit]

  • Rank CThe mandrake is a plant from the demon world. When uprooted, it will cry like there's no tomorrow! Or not.
  • Rank BThe mandrake is a critical ingredient in magic potions. And the scent of fried mandrake? Ashley loves it.
  • Rank AIf the mandrake grows to its full and terrifying potential... it bears fruit that's simply perfect for jam!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マンドラゴラ
Chinese (Simplified) 大蒜头
French Ail vengeur
Mandragore (WarioWare Gold)
Vengeful garlic
German Ekel Knoblauch Disgusting Garlic
Italian Mandragola Mandrake
Spanish Mandrágora (WarioWare: Touched! and Gold) Mandragora


  • In the English version of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Palutena's Guidance states that the garlic Wario consumes to transform into Wario-Man for his Final Smash is Nasty Garlic, despite it looking like a normal head of garlic; however, in the Japanese version, Palutena instead makes a note that the garlic is not the mandrake.[1] This has been partially corrected in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where Palutena's dialog was edited to replace the incorrect usage of Nasty Garlic with garlic.