Mona is a major human character from the WarioWare series. One of Wario's original employees and microgame programmer, she is also shown working part-time in many establishments of Diamond City, most owned by Joe, while competing with The Dinosaurs, a rival group. Since her introduction in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Mona has appeared in all installments of the WarioWare series except WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase.
As revealed by Mona's diary at the official Japanese website for WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Mona is the daughter of an artist (father) and a supermodel (mother). They are always busy, traveling around the world for overseas jobs, and don't see her often. In a comment by Mona in the blog of the Japanese website for WarioWare: Smooth Moves, it is written that she empathizes with Ashley since Ashley often feels lonely and thinks about her parents, while Mona herself rarely sees her busy parents. The games themselves, however, have yet to make a full mention of Mona's family.
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
Mona is first seen in the intro of WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, where Wario calls her to join WarioWare, Inc. and to produce microgames for his upcoming game. As with Wario's other friends in Diamond City, Mona agrees.
Mona's own story starts at the Gelateria, Mona's workplace in this game. The manager Joe, known as Gelato Joe, goes to his work and opens the roller shutter of the building at 7:53 a.m. Mona's shift begins at 8:00.
Mona, meanwhile, is on her red scooter, driving through various landscapes. At one point, Mona must stop before a large group of children passing the street. While she is waiting, she is shocked to realize that it is already 7:55. After the children pass through the street, Mona continues to hurry. She drives past a Diamond Police car, however. The police notice her speeding and chase her. To get rid of the police, Mona asks her animals for help. She presses a button on the handlebar of her scooter, and her tiny Elephant emerges and fires sludge at the police car to stop it. A new police car, however, appears behind Mona. Again, the hatchway opens, and her Pig kicks a soccer ball at the car, so it must stop as well. Now, however, a whole fleet of cars of the Diamond Police chase Mona. In the last resort, Mona asks her Monkey (then known as Chimp) for help. It throws a banana peel at one car, making it slip and fall. To aim better at the police cars, the Chimp puts its hi-tech goggles on.
Eventually, Mona can finally escape from the Diamond Police. She runs inside the Gelateria and inserts her staff card at 7:59, only two seconds from 8 o'clock. Her employer Joe is very happy that she has arrived in time. Mona then wears her uniform and starts serving gelato.
Mona also makes an appearance in the ending story of the game, where Wario represents his employees in the WarioWare headquarters. Wario, however, is unwilling to share the company's profits with any of his employees. Mona calls Wario a "greedy punk", but Wario escapes. She is shocked, but unlike the other employees, she chases Wario. Wario, however, successfully escapes from the headquarters with a rocket attached to the building.
In a two-player minigame, called VS Dong Dong, Mona, Player 1, is controlled with , while her opponent is Dribble. A single-player minigame, Paper Plane, features Mona as one of the characters looking through a window and telling the current flight time.
For WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Mona creates Strange microgames. All games involve mostly everyday objects, such as brushing the teeth or plugging a finger into a nose.
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!
In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!, Mona now works as a waitress at the Sora Sora restaurant. In the ending movie, which can be seen after beating the single-player mode, Stage Clear, she drives her scooter to her workplace and hits a soccer ball while driving. The ball flies into the headquarters of WarioWare, Inc. and hits Wario's television set making it display Mona's Elephant.
At some time later, Mona in her uniform introduces Wario and the WarioWare employees at the restaurant.
Mona is one of the ten selectable characters in the multiplayer games in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!. Her multiplayer mode minigame is Listen to the Doctor! Here, a player is instructed to do microgames as well as do other actions as a doctor says. The other players clap on how well the player has done.
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! features Mona's Strange microgames.
In the intro of WarioWare: Twisted!, Mona comes with 9-Volt to Dr. Crygor's lab. There, Dr. Crygor tries to fix Wario's broken Game Boy Advance with his invention, the Gravitator, but it has no buttons after the repairing. Instead, players had to move the system to move the character in the game. Mona and 9-Volt try and enjoy it, giving Wario the idea to make a new WarioWare game involving this gameplay.
In addition, Mona changes her workplace once again. Now, she is employed at Mona Pizza, a pizzeria owned by Joe, there known as Pizza Joe. Mona Pizza is a competitor to Pizza Dinosaur, a huge restaurant chain. In Mona's story, a customer mistakenly calls Pizza Dinosaur for Mona Pizza. The employees of Pizza Dinosaur, the Dinosaurs, mad, use their dinosaur machines to attack Mona, who delivers pizzas at the time. While Mona's Elephant and Pig cannot stop the machines, her Monkey threw a banana peel on the road again, flipping dinosaur machine, so Mona can deliver the pizzas safely.
Mona's microgames in WarioWare: Twisted! involve a particular style of gameplay rather than a specific visual theme, which is continued for the next games in the series until WarioWare: D.I.Y.. In this game, her set of microgames is called Mini Spin and requires small spins and perfect precision.
In WarioWare: Touched!, Mona becomes the bassist of a rock band called "Mona and The Hot Slices" composed of herself and Art and Deco. While Mona plays the bass guitar, Deco raps and Art plays the banjo.
In Ear Candy, a television show of the channel DBS, Ken the VJ announces that Mona and her sidekicks reach the top of the record charts and displace the pop singer Vanessa from the first place, who performed with the Dinosaurs as the background guitarists. He also announced that Mona has a gig at the Hawt House. After watching it, Vanessa, furious, vows to keep Mona and her friends from reaching the Hawt House.
At this time, Mona, Art and Deco are doing their last music probes at Mona Pizza before their gig. When they are done, Mona drives her scooter toward the Hawt House while Art and Deco follow her in a van. While they were on their way, Vanessa and the two employees of Pizza Dinosaur appear on motorcycles to slow the trio. Then Vanessa drives toward the Hawt House while the Dinosaurs drive a bird-like vehicle and fly directly over the trio, grabbing Art.
Mona calls her animal friends for help, who came in small propeller aircraft, but they are kicked away by the bird-like machine. Even Pizza Joe arrived in a similar aircraft, but he is kicked away as well. The last helpers are 4.1 and 4.2, who fly in a spherical flying vehicle, who are able to shoot soccer balls at the Dinosaur's machine, but they eventually fail. Deco then activates an ejection seat of the van, causing the bird-like machine to release Art and fall down finally. With the machine gone, the trio hurry to the Hawt House.
At the Hawt House, the fans are waiting for the appearance of the trio. "Mona and The Hot Slices" arrives and pleases the fans. Vanessa, who is also present at the Hawt House, however, is seen furious. Mona, however, realize that she must deliver pizzas, so she immediately leaves the Hawt House. While Art and Deco stop playing, Vanessa gets an idea. Garbage Boy, who appears at every performance of the band, wants to heat up the atmosphere and goes to the microphone, but he is kicked away by Vanessa. She tries to disguise herself with a wig and a hat similar to Mona's, but the people boo and throw various objects at her.
In WarioWare: Touched!, Mona's set of microgames is called Cute Cuts and involves slicing with the Stylus. For example, in the Steel Chef microgame, the player must slice flying food two or more times to win.
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Mona works as a cheerleader. She drives her scooter to the football stadium of Diamond City, but she is late again, so she drives directly into the stadium. There, she is the leader of the Monettes for the Diamond City Roughs, who plays against Team Dinosaur, a football team that, at the least, is inspired by Pizza Dinosaur. One of the players of the Diamond City Roughs has fallen in love with Mona and keeps her in mind, but he tries to focus on the football game. The game is announced by Ken the Reporter and Joe.
When only a few seconds of the game are left, the player who loved Mona gets the football and has to pass three members of Team Dinosaur. The thought of Mona gives him the motivation to hit the Dinosaurs away and to make a touchdown. At the end, the Roughs wins the game. After the game, the player wants to confess Mona his love, but he stutters, and when he is done, Mona has driven away. Instead of Mona, he says it to one of the other cheerleaders, shocking her.
Mona appears in the story of Young Cricket & Master Mantis, where she serves dumplings along with Joe. Mona's animals and Art and Deco also help. Mona's Bear also makes his first appearance, although it is a brief one. She also writes the last town bulletin board message, which is obtained after collecting all Pose Cards.
In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Mona's set of microgames involves the forms The Remote Control, The Handlebar, and The Umbrella.
The Japanese WarioWare: Smooth Moves website features a blog section for the WarioWare developers. In her blog entry, Mona describes various establishments of Diamond City and explains she frequently changes jobs because her boss himself frequently changes business.
On Ashley's blog entry, Red explains that Ashley feels lonely as she misses her parents, who live in her distant hometown. In the comments, Mona states that she empathizes with Ashley as she too rarely sees her parents, and offers Ashley to come see her if she ever needs comforting. Ashley simply responds "Everyone... I hate you."
In WarioWare: Snapped!, Mona runs the newly-opened Wario Park along with Wario, Jimmy T., Kat & Ana. In Mona's five microgames in WarioWare: Snapped!, the player has to line up with objects on the screen. She adds stylish decorations to the photos taken of the player after the end of her stage.
In WarioWare: D.I.Y., Mona and Joe, the latter one acting as a cameraman, explore an ancient building, which they find after a trip through the jungle. Mona, holding the microphone, reports on their adventure on the show Mona: Temple Explorer!. The theme of Mona's microgame set is Strange, like her first appearance.
Mona, along with Jimmy T., 9-Volt, Orbulon and Ashley, apparently leave WarioWare Inc. to work for Diamond Software in this game. Various residents of Diamond City consider the D.I.Y. Forums feature of the game, as well as Wario's taking all credit for making games, the most probable cause for leaving. Later games such as Game & Wario though, shows that she and everyone else have returned to working at Wario's company.
Game & Wario
In Game & Wario, Mona works at the Diamond City Times as a photojournalist, taking pictures of criminals at the scene of a crime. She is featured in the minigame "Shutter" which involves taking images of the hidden criminals from the buildings and streets.
Mona is featured as the subject of several Cluck-A-Pop capsules, collectively named Mona Superscoop. These capsules feature Mona sharing various information about life in Diamond City and its residents. She is also featured in the "Beauty Magazine" capsule. In it, Mona takes a photo of the player's face, which then has various comical filters applied.
Mona, along with most other characters in the game, also appears in the Bowling minigame depicted on a bowling pin.
As with the other WarioWare characters, Mona makes an appearance in Miiverse Sketch Masterpiece Collection, a series of video showcasing pictures of often questionable quality made in the game's Miiverse Sketch mode. Mona is the host of the twelfth video, themed after drawings of Tutankhamun.
Mona's story begins with her going to Joe's Clothes to get a dress for a party. After Joe asks her what her perfect dress would be, she decides she needs a dress "that's extravagant like a parfait, cute like a plushie, and super cool like Wario" as she considers him to be a "fashion icon". She then tries out the dresses in the store as a deeply confused Joe watches on. Once she finishes, Mona packs up her new dress and asks Joe to come to her party, to which Joe reluctantly accepts. However, Mona realizes she is late to her own party, and takes off on her motorcycle, hastily leaving Joe behind as he can only watch in embarrassment.
During the Dancing Team set of the Ultra League, Mona arrives with Dr. Crygor, Jimmy T, Mike, Fronk, Young Cricket & Master Mantis, Kat & Ana, and Penny, where they assist Manager Joe in filling up his new nightclub, Club Joe. She is seen dancing with the rest of the group and notices that they are missing Wario.
WarioWare: Get It Together!
Mona appears in WarioWare: Get It Together! In the game's story mode, she appears in the opening cutscene, working at a computer. She, along with the rest of the WarioWare, Inc. employees, gets sucked in the game world due to Wario's actions.
Her stage is the That's Life stage, which is available after Wario's Intro Games stage is completed. In the pre-stage cutscene, Wario, Young Cricket, and 18-Volt wander in front of Mona's stage entrance, and immediately take notice of Mona riding past them, stating that she is somehow unable to stop her scooter from moving. She takes notice of her stage, and complains about the mess the game bugs have made on it. She proceeds to deal with the mess along with Wario and co.
In her story, Mona leaves her house on an errand, leaving her three animals, her elephant, pig, and monkey, alone. When she returns, she comes back to find that her animals have made a big mess around the house. Using her boomerang, she orders her animals to clean up after their mess. The next day, Mona goes out again. Despite previously disciplining her animals, Mona comes back home to find that they have made a mess again, much to her dismay. After her stage is cleared, Mona joins the gang, satisfied that her stage is all tidied up.
After beating Anything Goes, Mona goes back to the real world alongside most of the other WarioWare Inc. employees. She wonders where the game bugs came from, and when it is revealed that they were caused by Wario's poor programming, everyone chases after him. However, they soon remember other people were left behind in the game world, and immediately return to rescue them.
As a playable character, Mona flies around on her scooter with . Unlike other flying characters, she is unable to stop, and will ricochet off solid surfaces. Pressing makes her throw a boomerang, which stops her movement. The boomerang is controlled the same way, unable to stop and bouncing off surfaces. If the boomerang is returned to Mona, she will catch it and the player will regain control of her. The boomerang can also be recalled to Mona by pressing again. Because of the versatility of the boomerang, being able to collect items and defeat enemies far away from Mona, her characteristics are more strategic, allowing her to safely complete microgames with hazards that may pose a danger to her position (e.g. Missing Remote and New Super Mario Bros. U, two of 4 microgames that are considered a good fit). The boomerang is also good at applying constant pressure to soft objects (e.g. Don't Waste the Paste and So Kneady, the other two good-fit games). However, Mona is not without her disadvantages: she is inefficient in applying constant pressure to solid objects with her boomerang (e.g. Crash Course, one of 2 microgames that deem her a bad fit). The aforementioned inability to stop also requires the player to control her with precision (e.g. Keeping Track, the other bad-fit game). Overall, Mona has 92 games that deem her an average fit, and 47 and 67 games (respectively) deeming her a below-average or above-average fit.
Mona stars in the gag strip Waiwai! Wario. The comic starts with Mona finding Wario asleep, which horrifies her as he had promised to take Mona to her live concert. She wakes up Wario, who keeps making excuses as to why he can't go. Mona summons the other WarioWare employees to wake Wario up, almost succeeding in getting him to keep his promise after Ashley stabs him with a voodoo doll. Wario, however, immediately desists when Mona points out there is heavy rain outside, causing both of them to be late to the concert.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Mona has two stickers that can be equipped in Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Adventure mode; one increases indirect special attacks by eight, and the other increases slash resistance by four. Additionally, one of the names that can be gotten from pressing the "RANDOM NAME" button is "MONA".
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mona appears as an Ace-class support spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. When equipped on a fighter, it increases damage done by down special moves. Her spirit can only be summoned from the cores of the Ayumi Tachibana and Ouendan Cheerleaders spirits.
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Mona makes several appearances in the "Wario... Where?" challenge set of Rhythm Heaven Megamix (inspired by the WarioWare installments). She first appears in Dr. Crygor's version of , where she is part of the crowd that blocks the player's view of the background near the end of the minigame. Her scooter is also seen in Kat & Ana's remake of .
Mona later appears in the final game of the set, Wario Man). Mona herself appears next to the building in the game's intro and outro.. The Wario... Where? version features The Reporter dressed as Mona interviewing The Wrestler (disguised as
From September 17 to September 21, Tetris 99 ran the 24th Maximus Cup which featured a WarioWare: Get It Together! theme, where Mona is represented by the "L" tetromino.
Mona is a teenage girl attending high school. She has a rather fair skin complexion and long orange hair, although her hair appears to be shorter in Game & Wario. Mona's hair often has two bangs over her face, although, in later appearances, a third one was added. In the majority of her appearances, Mona has blue eyes with orange eyelashes. In Game & Wario however, she has solid black eyes. She is also seen wearing some form of headgear in almost every one of her appearances. She is also shown to wear makeup from time to time.
Unlike most characters, Mona's outfit has changed in every one of her appearances. However, Mona's general design appears to resemble that of biker gear, what with her attire consisting of a white mink fur coat, a red sports bra, a red mini-skirt being held up by a brown belt with a blue buckle, and red boots. When working, she wears more formal attire. In WarioWare: Twisted! (in which she works as a pizza delivery girl), she wears a yellow tank top, a blue and yellow baseball cap, blue skirt, yellow socks, and blue rollerskates. An alternate version of her artwork in WarioWare: Twisted! depicts her wearing a similar outfit, but all traces of blue and yellow in her outfit are replaced with red and white accents. In WarioWare: Touched!, Mona (depicted as a bass guitar player) wears a red dress, red gloves, and a large striped hat with sewn eyes. The bass she plays is yellow and green with heart and star motifs.
WarioWare: Smooth Moves depicts Mona as slightly taller and older with even more of a slim build than before, wearing formal cheerleading attire. She also ties her hair back into a mini-ponytail while wearing this outfit. Within the same game, she is also seen wearing a red qipao and has her hair tied back in an even larger ponytail during the intro and ending cutscenes for Young Cricket & Master Mantis' story. She also appears to be wearing a bit of makeup, as seen in her official artwork for the aforementioned game. It is this more mature look that seems to have stuck with Mona for every game starting with WarioWare: Smooth Moves, with the exception of Game & Wario. In WarioWare: Snapped!, being a park employee, Mona wears a white and green uniform with a headphone and a small hat. Mona takes up the job of an explorer in WarioWare: D.I.Y., where her outfit is mostly pink. Mona is also depicted with small earrings and a little bit of makeup, similar to her appearance in WarioWare: Smooth Moves. In Game & Wario, Mona is a photographer. Due to the notable universal design changes found in that game, Mona now has a more circular face shape, shorter hair, and appears slightly younger than her previous appearances. This design is later used in Rhythm Heaven Megamix. In her opening cutscene, she wears makeup.
With the new art style introduced in WarioWare Gold, Mona's appearance in the aforementioned game appears to combine elements of her general design (long orange hair, blue eyes, slim build, tall frame) with the more simplistic design used in Game & Wario (circular face shape, less makeup, slightly younger look overall). In this game, Mona wears a less voluminous version of her usual white mink fur coat. Also, rather than the usual red sports bra and mini-skirt that normally come with said fur coat, Mona instead wears a red dress.
Mona has a tomboyish personality, as she is said to be spunky, and she is often seen driving a motor scooter. Her aspiration is to become a famous treasure hunter, and she admires Wario for his exploits. Other interests of hers include music and fashion; she plays bass in a band, and considers Wario to be her "fashion icon". Mona is versatile and always willing to help, as seen by the variety of jobs she undertakes with her employer Joe. She is very dedicated to her work and school, and if she is late, she does everything it takes to be on time—even if it means breaking the law and avoiding the police.
However, Mona is also willing to speak out aggressively if her employer is treating her unfairly, and she often complains if she isn't paid or her work is undervalued. Although she likes Wario and even looks up to him, she called him a "greedy punk" after realizing that he received all the credit for the microgames, and when he attempted to escape, she was the only employee that pursued him.
Mona appears to be popular among her peers, and she seems to have many friends, human and animal alike. Despite this, according to the official Japanese websites for WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! and WarioWare: Smooth Moves, she often feels lonely because her mother is rarely at home and her father is a reclusive artist. She is empathetic toward Ashley, who also misses her parents.
As seen in all games of the WarioWare series, Mona owns some different small animals. They often help her against her pursuers. All animals wear a shirt with a number on it.
Profiles and statistics
Profile page from the WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames$! manual
Profile Information from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!
Website bio from WarioWare: Touched!
WarioWare: Touched! instruction booklet
American English version
"HEY, I'M BACK! I may work as a pizza-delivery diva by day, but I also play the bass in the hardest-rockin' band in the city – Mona and the Hot Slices! Our first gig is today at the famous Hawt House! Come check us out... we're going to, like, totally ROCK!"
"My Cute Cuts are easy to play: just make quick slices across the screen. Simple, right? It's a lot like jamming on a bass!"
British English version
"HEY, I'M BACK! I may work as a pizza-delivery diva by day, but I also play the bass in the hardest-rockin' band in the city – Mona and THE PORK LOINS!1 Our first gig is today at the famous HAWT HOUSE! Come check us out... we're going to, like, totally ROCK!"
"My CUTE CUTS are easy to play: just make quick slices across the screen. Simple, right? It's a lot like jamming on a bass!"
1 - The British English text incorrectly names Mona's band as the Pork Loins, a different band, instead of the Hot Slices.
Game & Wario character card
WarioWare Gold character card
WarioWare: Get It Together!
European website bio
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl stickers
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit
During the history of the WarioWare game series' installments overall, Mona has been portrayed by the following voice actresses:
List of game appearances by date
Miiverse Sketch Masterpiece video
Names in other languages