Orbulon

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Orbulon
Orbulon artwork for WarioWare: Get It Together!
Orbulon, as he appears in WarioWare: Get It Together!
Species Alien
First appearance WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (2003)
Latest appearance Tetris 99 (24th Maximus Cup, cameo) (2021)
WarioWare: Get It Together! (2021, Mario franchise)
Latest portrayal Robbie Daymond[1] (2018-present)
“Astonishing! Human ingenuity never ceases to amaze me!”
Orbulon, WarioWare: Twisted!

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.

History[edit]

WarioWare series[edit]

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$![edit]

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.

The Space Hares go to rescue Orbulon.

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 is distraught and 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 L Button button and has to reach the finish in a hurdle race before Dr. Crygor, the other player's character.

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$![edit]

Dribble asking the assumed woman where to go.

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 and Spitz's taxi. After asking for the destination, Orbulon replies with "the farthest reaches of outer space". Dribble agrees to do so 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 and 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 the 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.

WarioWare: Twisted![edit]

Orbulon and his "bunny minions" inside of the Oinker.

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 fall asleep as well.

Three hours later, an alarm in the ship awakens the crew as 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 and 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.

WarioWare: Touched![edit]

Orbulon and Ashley, about to bump into each other.

While Orbulon does not have a story segment in WarioWare: Touched!, he makes a few appearances in other characters' stories. In Ashley and 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.

Orbulon briefly reappears in 9-Volt and 18-Volt's story. While they return to 9-Volt's House, they pass by Orbulon who chases after the flying Oinker.

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[edit]

Orbulon sliding on the ground in the Temple of Form.

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.

WarioWare: D.I.Y.[edit]

Orbulon is trapped on the rocket.

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[edit]

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.

WarioWare Gold[edit]

Orbulon with several Little Hammies

In WarioWare Gold, Orbulon is among those that Wario calls to produce microgames for him for the Wario Bowl games. Like the others, Orbulon obliges.

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. Interestingly, 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

WarioWare: Get It Together![edit]

Orbulon appears in WarioWare: Get It Together! as the host of the Culture microgames and playable character. As a playable character, he flies around with his Oinker and attacks with its tractor beam.[2]

Rhythm Heaven Megamix[edit]

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[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Orbulon appears as a Spirit.

Microgames[edit]

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.

Profiles and Statistics[edit]

WarioWare series[edit]

Profile page from the WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! manual[edit]

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$![edit]

  • 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[edit]

-Alien; studying human language
-Intends to take over Earth
-Probably shouldn't trust him...
-Cape wrinkles easily

WarioWare Gold character card[edit]

  • Rank CThis alien has a great invasion of Earth in the works. He's been here for a millennium and is 2018 years old.
  • Rank BOrbulon's skin is ultra silky, but if you try to touch that smooth, smooth skin, he'll teleport away.
  • Rank AOrbulon recently bought some land with his savings. That advanced his plans for his Earth invasion...a little.

WarioWare: Get It Together![edit]

European website bio[edit]
  • "Orbulon flies around in his trusty Oinker UFO, using the tractor beam to carry enemies and objects."
Character description[edit]
  • 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[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Image Game Effect
A Sticker of Orbulon in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! [Freezing] - Attack +12

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Game Type Class Effect How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponents Battle conditions Stage Song
Orbulon Artwork of Orbulon in his Oinker for WarioWare Gold WarioWare Series Support (2) Advanced Irreversible Controls World of Light (Light Realm); Spirit Board Mewtwo Rule: Assist Trophy Enemies (Starman)
  • Hostile assist trophies will appear
  • The enemy deals damage when falling
  • The enemy has increased jump power
Balloon Fight (Battlefield) WarioWare, Inc.

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Orbulon.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オービュロン[3]
Ōbyuron
Orbulon
Chinese (Simplified) 奥布伦[4]
Àobùlún
Orbulon
Chinese (Traditional) 奥布倫
Àobùlún
Orbulon
Russian Орбулон[5]
Orbulon
Orbulon

Trivia[edit]

Orbulon's eye spot.
  • In a poll on the Nintendo Power website, Orbulon was voted the favorite character from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$![citation needed].
  • 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.[6]
  • 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; from WarioWare Gold onward, his voice clips are multiplied and pitch-shifted.
  • In Japanese versions of the games, Orbulon speaks like a stereotypical foreigner, using katakana instead of hiragana.

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