Artwork from WarioWare: Move It!
|First appearance||WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (2003)|
|Latest appearance||WarioWare: Move It! (2023)|
|Latest portrayal||Robbie Daymond (2018-present)|
Orbulon is a major character in the WarioWare series. He is an alien of unknown origin who plots to take over Earth. He travels around using his pig-like spaceship, the Oinker, primarily in Diamond City and space. He has very high intelligence and is prone to be in mishaps. He first appeared in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! as one of Wario's friends who helps him produce microgames.
Very little is known about Orbulon’s past, except for the fact that his Oinker was a gift given to him by his father. Not much is also known about his species or home planet; however, in WarioWare: Twisted!, in his Spindex description, he states that on his home planet, time moves at half the speed it does on earth. In Game & Wario, upon calling the Otherworldly Call Code, the player can call a young alien, whose nightstand has a photo of them with another alien that bears a strong resemblance to Orbulon, except they are purple. Whether or not this alien is Orbulon's kind is unknown. Additionally, the Ancient Deity in WarioWare: Move It! also bears a strong resemblance to Orbulon, though it is also unknown if the two are related.
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
Orbulon is seen in the intro of WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, where he is called by Wario to join his company WarioWare, Inc. and to produce microgames for his upcoming game. Like Wario's other friends in Diamond City, Orbulon agrees.
In his own story, Orbulon approaches Diamond City's planet in his Oinker. Suddenly, a meteoroid flies into the ship and causes it to malfunction. Orbulon, distraught, runs to the exit door and sends a distress call. Shortly after this, a rescue team of Space Hares flies by and stops by the Oinker. From their spaceship, they send a cylindrical container connected with a chain into the Oinker. He enters it, and the Space Hares retract it into their ship.
Once the container returns to the Space Hares' ship, Orbulon tells the player to watch his alien powers. Soon after, a Space Hare pulls a switch and lets the container fall back into the Oinker. This causes it to land near the Gelateria. At the Gelateria, Orbulon repeatedly pops out of the Oinker.
At the end of Wario's second story, Orbulon briefly appears with the other employees to demand their pay. When Wario runs away, he is shocked.
In the unlockable dual-player mini-game "VS Hurdle", Orbulon appears as the character of the player who has to use the button and has to reach the finish in a hurdle race before Dr. Crygor, the other player's character.
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!
In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!, Orbulon loses his Oinker in space for an unknown reason, while still being on Diamond City's planet. To return to it, Orbulon shapeshifts into a woman with red hair and black clothing. He hails a taxi, namely Dribble & Spitz's taxi. After being asked for the destination, Orbulon replies with "the farthest reaches of outer space". Dribble agrees to this and drives the taxi into space. By the time the taxi reaches space, Orbulon returns to his normal form.
After the taxi passes a planetoid, the Oinker rises and abducts the taxi. From there, Orbulon thanks Dribble & Spitz and decides to make them his underlings. In response, the two yell "numbskull" at him, causing a meteoroid to hurtle towards the Oinker. It misses, but a group of smaller meteoroids hits the Oinker and causes it to spiral towards Diamond City. This time, it falls directly into Dr. Crygor's Lab. Once it lands, it startles Dr. Crygor and is sent high into the air. When he falls back down, the three greet him. Now with Dr. Crygor, the taxi travels by water to return to the mainland.
He and the rest of the WarioWare Inc. employees are at Restaurant Sora Sora during the cast roll.
Orbulon hosts the multiplayer mode All For One. He is also one of the ten selectable characters in multiplayer games. He is one of the small characters, meaning that he moves fast and leaves afterimages over the screen in Outta My Way and Survival Fever. His shoes and cape are tinted in the player's color.
In WarioWare: Twisted!, Orbulon travels in space again with the Oinker. However, steering the ship tires him out, so he gives this task to his two "bunny minions", which are both Alien Bunnies. Orbulon relaxes in his seat behind his minions at the control panel. He assigns one Alien Bunny to rub his shoulders but is unsatisfied by it, so Orbulon assigns the player to massage him. After the massage, Orbulon decides to take a nap and tells his minions to take care of the ship. However, 30 minutes later, the Bunnies decide to take naps as well.
Three hours later, an alarm in the ship warns the crew that the ship approaches a black hole. Quickly, Orbulon tries to activate the ship's Warp Mode to escape, but in his panic, he forgets the password for a moment but remembers it after a bit. Orbulon and his minions manage to escape at the last second. To rest, they steer the spaceship to an assumed planet. However, it is actually Space Monster Gabriel, a giant, planet-like being with a big mouth. Gabriel opens its mouth and tries to eat the Oinker, but soon spits out the spaceship which crashes near Club Sugar. He dances along with the other people there.
In Wario-Man's story, Orbulon gives Mona, Kat, Ana, 9-Volt, and 18-Volt a flight in his spaceship. All five humans sit on seats behind Orbulon. This time, he steers a slightly differently shaped yellow Oinker. During their journey, the occupants notice an unknown being in space wearing a purple mecha suit. It is Wario who has accidentally transformed into Wario-Man and gained a mecha suit because of Dr. Crygor's Gravitator. However, Orbulon does recognize Wario and so the Oinker attacks the presumed enemy and destroys Wario-Man's mecha suit. After the suit is removed, Orbulon and the others seem to identify Wario, who falls into the sea near Dr. Crygor's Lab.
In the mini-game Batting Practice, Orbulon briefly shows up in his Oinker when the player manages to score five home runs. Like the other WarioWare developers, there are souvenirs related to Orbulon, namely a fan, a figurine, and a lightwand.
While Orbulon does not have a story segment in WarioWare: Touched!, he makes a few appearances in other characters' stories. In Ashley & Red's story, Orbulon flies his spaceship over Ashley's Mansion. Suddenly, a lightning bolt strikes the Oinker and boots Orbulon out of it. While the Oinker flies away, Orbulon falls near the mansion. He runs after the Oinker but collides with Ashley. She gets mad, with her hair turning white with anger. Orbulon excuses himself for his mishap and runs away frightened. However, Ashley says that Orbulon is the missing ingredient that she needs for her magic potion. Red offers to catch the alien for her and chases after Orbulon, attacking him with his trident. Orbulon manages to escape from Red.
In the character selection screen, Orbulon appears in his Oinker, despite not having a stage. His purpose is to store newly obtained souvenirs in his spaceship until the player taps it with the Stylus. Souvenirs that are not stored in the Toy Room also appear in the Oinker again when the player starts the game.
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Orbulon briefly appears at the end of Tiny Wario's story. While some Splunks chase Wario, he looks at a glass door with awe. When his stage is unlocked, the Oinker flies around before crashing into the ground. Orbulon then pops out from under the Oinker. When his stage is selected, he inspects the Oinker and pulls out a device. He presses it several times and causes it to explode.
During his story, Orbulon travels through outer space with the Oinker. Suddenly, it is hit by the Balance Stone, causing it to crash-land into the Temple of Form. Orbulon gets thrown out of the Oinker and bounces and slides on the ground inside of the temple. The object falls into the temple as well, hitting Orbulon's head and bouncing forward. He looks forward and sees the Form Baton and Balance Stone glowing. He picks up the artifacts and holds both in his hands. This causes the Temple of Form to rise from the ground. He begins to panic until he sees writing that explains how to use the Form Baton and Balance Stone. After raising the temple into space, Orbulon claims that the "spaceship" now belongs to him. Many Splunks quickly surround him and demand him to give back the Form Baton. During this, the Temple of Form falls towards its original location. Once it returns, the Oinker with Orbulon inside is launched away.
Orbulon, along with Mona, Jimmy T., 9-Volt, and Ashley, leave Wario in favor of developing games for Diamond Software in WarioWare: D.I.Y.. In his stage, the Oinker gets hit by lightning again, which causes him to be popped out and fall on a rocket shortly before it launches, taking Orbulon with it high into the air. During his intermissions, a news reporter wonders what is in the rocket ship, closing up on Orbulon as he screams from within the rocket.
Game & Wario
Orbulon returns in Game & Wario as the host of the Sketch minigame. He also makes a few appearances in the main story, where he is first seen crash-landing his Oinker during the montage of characters reacting to the new video game device. Orbulon is then seen dancing with everyone in Club Sugar in the ending of the story mode just as Captain Wario crash lands into the club. Orbulon is also among the many characters depicted as a pin during the Bowling minigame.
Orbulon hosts the final round of the Touch League, so his microgames involve the Touch Screen. In addition, his microgames are classified under the "Fantasy" genre. In his story, Orbulon in his Oinker goes to the fast-food restaurant Gigantaburger. Being served by Danny at the drive-through, Orbulon orders chilly fries, which he opines are "scrummy" and "starchy". Still hungry, Orbulon returns to the drive-through and orders a chili shake, experiencing brain freeze upon consumption. Yet to have his hunger satisfied, Orbulon goes through the drive-through again and orders ten Megaburgers. However, Danny notifies him that the burgers are sold out. Orbulon then goes to grab a group of Little Hammies and returns to the drive-through with them. Orbulon asks if Danny can "burger [the] hams for [him]". Saying that he is not a chef, Danny refuses and tells Orbulon to leave, which he does.
Orbulon later goes on a potluck with Ashley, Red, Dribble, Spitz, 9-Volt, 18-Volt, 5-Volt, Mike, and Fronk. He brings radioactive carotene logs. He is last seen in the game's ending, where he, alongside the rest of the WarioWare employees, attempts to convince Wario to split the money made evenly. Throughout the game, Orbulon appears to almost exclusively ride in his Oinker instead of walking, as he is only seen without it during the Potluck Gang stage playing cards with the others.
He shares his character trailer with Dribble and Spitz. In the video, they reenact the "Dreamy Drive" cutscene from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! While riding in taxicab, Orbulon phases out of his disguise. Spitz sees this from the rear-view mirror and looks back only to see Orbulon's disguised form.
He also makes a minor cameo in Mona's character trailer, where he is briefly seen behind Dribble and Spitz's taxi in the beginning when Mona is driving through Diamond City.
WarioWare: Get It Together!
Orbulon appears in WarioWare: Get It Together! In the game's story mode, he appears in the opening cutscene, watching something on a small television. He, along with the rest of the WarioWare, Inc. employees, gets sucked in the game world due to Wario's actions.
Orbulon appears in the intro of Wario's stage, where a giant Wario nose knocks him out as it hurtles toward Earth.
Orbulon's stage is the Culture stage, which is available after Kat & Ana's nature stage is completed. In the pre-stage cutscene, Wario, Kat, Ana, Mike, and Dr. Crygor hear a strange noise, and when Orbulon appears, he accidentally attracts them with his Oinker's tractor beam, and immediately apologizes. He then tries to remove the glitches caused by the game bugs, to no avail. Upon Ana's mention of the game bugs, he proclaims that he will remove them with style.
In his stage's cutscene, Orbulon hosts a T.V. show titled Around the World with Orbulon. In the show, Orbulon travels around the world, abducting various artifacts. He steals goods from Goro Desert, Takechiko City, and Ohlaka Island. He also travels to Wario's house, but leaves after seeing its unattractive appearance. He returns to the stage, dropping all of his stolen artifacts, calling them souvenirs for his friends. After his stage is cleared, Orbulon joins the gang, stating that once he has conquered the game bugs, he will then conquer the world.
In the pre-stage cutscene of Anything Goes, Orbulon notices the pervasive amount of corruption within the area. After beating the Wario Bug, Orbulon notices the presence of the Supreme Developer, citing feelings of "confusion and excitement." Orbulon goes back to the real world alongside most of the other WarioWare, Inc. employees and chases after Wario after it is revealed their predicament was caused by his poor programming. However, they soon remember other people were left behind in the game world, and immediately return to rescue them.
As a playable character, Orbulon flies around in his Oinker with . Pressing and holding activates the Oinker's tractor beam, which can be used to destroy or suck up many obstacles. Because of the versatility of the tractor beam, Orbulon can complete microgames with ease, whether the game requires quick removal of objects (e.g. Apple Drop), or moving heavy objects efficiently (e.g. Seesaw Space Race). Sometimes, the tractor beam can be used to complete microgames in alternate ways such as in Burst Your Bottle (one of the 2 microgames considered a bad fit), where he must flip the bottle upside-down and suck up the cork. Despite these qualities, Orbulon is inefficient in making objects move downward or sideways, such as in Rock-a-Bye, the other microgame considered a bad fit, requiring him to rock the cradle with his tractor beam and himself in tandem. Overall, Orbulon has 71 microgames that deems him a good fit (the most out of any character), and 103 games considered an above-average fit.
WarioWare: Move It!
In the intro cutscene for his stage, he is eating various fruits but is making a mess on the Oinker, causing it to get angry and shake him off, causing him to land in a forest, hitting a statue of the Ancient Deity that the Woods Watchers happened to be worshiping and hitting his head so hard that he gets amnesia. The Woods Watchers immediately notice the similarities between Orbulon and the deity, and begin worshipping Orbulon and overstuffing him with fruits, which he goes along with as he lost his memories. The Oinker watches and is shocked by this, and emits a signal into Orbulon's brain, causing tiny worker Orbulons inside to come out to work to restore his memories.
In his stage's ending cutscene, Orbulon begins to remember the time he spent with his Oinker, and finally gets his memories back. He apologizes to the Oinker and they go to hug each other before Orbulon slips a banana peel, landing flat on his face and losing his memories once again.
He also appears in the cutscene for the Remix 1 stage, where he is seen sipping coconut juice before falling asleep, only to be woken up by Lulu playing with his Oinker.
Orbulon, along with the rest of the WarioWare cast appear in the final stage, "Lava at First Sight", where they all dance to defeat Volcano Wario. After Wario is launched from the volcano, the cast enjoys their vacation, while Wario is stuck inside a temple.
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Orbulon makes a cameo appearance in the Wario... Where? challenge set of Rhythm Heaven Megamix. He appears in Dr. Crygor's version of Freeze Frame, where he can sometimes be seen in the player's snapshots of the Tiny Wario racers.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Orbulon comes with his own set of microgames in most games of the WarioWare series.
For WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Orbulon created microgames of the IQ genre. As its name implies, Orbulon's games require more thinking than the other developers' games. Because of that, they are twice as long as the other microgames. WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! does also feature Orbulon's IQ microgames, plus a multiplayer game made by him, All For One. Unlike the other multiplayer modes, players have to team up rather than playing against each other in this mode.
In WarioWare: Twisted!, Orbulon's microgames continue to last longer than other developers' games and require more thinking again. In this game, his set of microgames is called Time Warp and the player has to use all kinds of spinning techniques.
In WarioWare: Touched!, Orbulon does not offer a set of microgames. Various microgames of other developers last twice the amount of time and partly also require more thinking, making Orbulon's special role for microgames in previous installments obsolete. The same goes for WarioWare: Smooth Moves.
However, in WarioWare: Smooth Moves Orbulon hosts a set of microgames again. This time, his microgames involve The Diner form, meaning that the player has to use both the Wii Remote (Form Baton) and the Nunchuk (Balance Stone).
In WarioWare: D.I.Y., Orbulon returns to his original role and hosts a new set of IQ microgames again.
In WarioWare Gold, Orbulon is a part of the Touch League, having Fantasy-themed games.
In WarioWare: Get It Together!, Orbulon hosts the Culture-themed microgames.
In WarioWare: Move It!, Orbulon hosts a new set of microgames that primarily use the Lifter, Gift Giver, and Ba-KAW forms.
In every game in the series before WarioWare Gold, Orbulon is a tall, skinny, and white alien wearing black glasses with two shines on the left lens. He has a long antennae on his head. He wears a long, black cape that is fastened around his neck with a red medallion. He wears white boots that have spikes on the bottom. His mouth is cat-shaped and his tongue is blue.
Orbulon faced a redesign going into Gold. He is significantly smaller, and his antennae bends a little bit to the right. He is also very plump. His red medallion has been changed to a golden one, and he no longer wears his boots, revealing his small feet. Another big change is that his Oinker has also been shrunk, and he sits in it almost everywhere he goes.
Orbulon has two different human disguises that he has shapeshifted into in order to get rides from Dribble & Spitz that are seen in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!, and his character trailer for WarioWare Gold. In his Mega Party Game$! disguise, he wears short red hair, black sunglasses, and a black tank top. In his character trailer disguise, he has short, light orange hair with the same glasses he wears in his natural form, white gloves, a white dress with a collar held by his gold medallion, and tall white boots. He also carries a grey briefcase. This same disguise is also shown in one of his unlockable artwork in WarioWare: Get It Together!, where it has small, white pearl earrings, which do not seem to appear in the character trailer.
Orbulon originally came to Earth in hopes of conquering it and invading it; however, after his ship crash landed in Diamond City and he met Wario, he decided to settle down there and began to study and develop an interest in world culture. He nevertheless insists that he plans on invading the planet someday.
Orbulon often finds a way to get himself into trouble, as most of his cutscenes include something bad or unfortunate happen to him or his Oinker, which is shown to be quite an unreliable ship, as it very commonly breaks down or crashes.
Orbulon is shown to have a connection with pigs, as his spaceship looks like and is named after a pig, and through his interactions with the Little Hammies in WarioWare Gold.
Orbulon is implied to sleep a lot (or take a lot of naps) as seen in several games. In WarioWare: Twisted!, Orbulon gets tired from steering his Oinker too much and gets a shoulder massage by the Alien Bunnies (with help from the player) and decides to take a nap afterwards. In WarioWare: D.I.Y, his Blender selection description says he wants a nap. In WarioWare Gold, his alarm clock description says that Orbulon is said to sleep at weeks at a time. In WarioWare: Get It Together!, Orbulon says "Mmm... sleepy time" when the player chooses to quit after getting a Game Over. In WarioWare: Move It!, in the intro cutscene for the Remix 1 stage, he is seen briefly sleeping before being abruptly woken up by Lulu messing with his Oinker. As Orbulon is still learning human language such as English, he jumbles certain words and phrases, such as saying "Over is the game" and "The bad is mine". He also does not understand figure of speech, as shown when he thinks Gigantaburger's Megaburgers are made out of live pigs.
Profiles and statistics
Profile page from the WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! manual
Hello, I'm the outer space life-form known as Orbulon. It might be hard to believe, but my carbon matter will turn 2000 years old this year! My fun units test the limit of your brain matter with challenging IQ games. You know, my propulsion transport device crashed into Wario's house on a previous visit. Since then, he allows me to crash there whenever I want!
Profile information from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!
- Age: 2003
- IQ: 300
- Occupation: Alien
- Bio: Orbulon once plotted to take over the earth, but after his UFO crashed Diamond City, he just settled down. He's superintelligent, but he still has a tough time with English.
Game & Wario character card
-Alien; studying human language
-Intends to take over Earth
-Probably shouldn't trust him...
-Cape wrinkles easily
WarioWare Gold character card
- Rank C – This alien has a great invasion of Earth in the works. He's been here for a millennium and is 2018 years old.
- Rank B – Orbulon's skin is ultra silky, but if you try to touch that smooth, smooth skin, he'll teleport away.
- Rank A – Orbulon recently bought some land with his savings. That advanced his plans for his Earth invasion...a little.
WarioWare: Get It Together!
European website bio
- "Orbulon flies around in his trusty Oinker UFO, using the tractor beam to carry enemies and objects."
- Intro description: "This alien insists he'll invade Earth...one day. He's lived here long enough to know a lot about our culture."
- Break Room description: "This alien keeps insisting he's going to invade the planet...someday. He's certainly lived on Earth long enough to know a lot about our culture."
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit
|Name||Image||Game||Type||Class||Effect||How to obtain||Spirit battle|
|Orbulon||WarioWare Series||Support (2)||Advanced||Irreversible Controls||World of Light (Light Realm); Spirit Board||Mewtwo||Rule: Assist Trophy Enemies (Starman)
||Balloon Fight (Battlefield)||WarioWare, Inc.|
During the history of the WarioWare game series' installments overall, Orbulon has been portrayed by the following voice actors:
- Tim O'Leary (2003-2013, starting with WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!)
- Robbie Daymond (2018-present, starting with WarioWare Gold)
- Shin'ya Hamazoe (2018-present, starting with WarioWare Gold; Japanese)
- Frédéric Souterelle (2018-present, starting with WarioWare Gold; French)
- Jaume Aguiló (2018-present, starting with WarioWare Gold; European Spanish)
- Luca Bottale (2018-present, starting with WarioWare Gold; Italian)
- For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Orbulon.
- "I claim this ship in the name of Orbulon!" — WarioWare: Smooth Moves
- "Please, burger these hams for me!" — WarioWare Gold
- "This conversation is in your mind!" — WarioWare Gold
- "Peasy easy!" — WarioWare: Get It Together!
- "First I conquer the game bugs, then I conquer the world!" — WarioWare: Get It Together!
- "Money is falling from the sky!" — WarioWare: Get It Together!
Names in other languages
- In a poll on the Nintendo Power website, Orbulon was voted the favorite character from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!.
- Although his eyes are never fully seen in-game, one of his sprites reveals them to be indigo-colored. If the player tilts the Game Boy Advance rapidly when the Alien Bunny is massaging Orbulon's back in WarioWare: Twisted!, his glasses will fall and a little bit of his right indigo eye can be seen. The game's data reveals that his eyes are small and bean-shaped.
- Orbulon appears to have two different types of filters on his voice: before WarioWare Gold, his voice resembled a synthesizer sound, containing a musical pitch, whereas from WarioWare Gold onward, his voice clips are multiplied and pitch-shifted.
- In Japanese versions of the games, Orbulon's dialogue is written almost entirely in katakana.
- Tweet by Robbie Daymond
- @GhostofTim (June 23, 2016). "If memory serves, I did voices for the doc and Orbulon, but that's it for the WarioWare franchise." Twitter. Retrieved April 23, 2022.
-  Retrieved December 8, 2021.
-  Retrieved December 1, 2021.
-  Retrieved December 7, 2021.
- Nintendo. メイド イン ワリオ ～ワリオカンパニーのホームページ～. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
- iQue. 瓦力欧制造 登场人物 奥布伦. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
- NintendoRU. (December 20, 2018). WarioWare Gold — трейлер персонажей Дриббл, Спиц и Орбулон (Nintendo 3DS). Retrieved December 20, 2018.
- Nintendo Power Magazine Volume 170, page 28.
- The Spriter's Resource
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