Pinwheel (Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3)

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“This sea dragon spins into a blade when it spots enemies.”
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 instruction booklet, page 19
A Pinwheel.
A Pinwheel as depicted in KC Deluxe.

Pinwheels[1] are aquatic creatures from Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. They resemble tiny red seahorses with spikes, and first appear in Course No. 7 of Mt. Teapot. They dwell in bodies of water, and will curl into a spiked ball if Wario approaches them. They also bear a resemblance to Yurarin and Yurarin Boo of Super Mario Land.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノッコ[2]
Possibly a corruption of「鋸」(noko, saw), referencing its spikes
German Pinwheel -
Italian Girandola[3]
Drago girandola[4]
Pinwheel Dragon
Spanish Molinillo Pinwheel


  1. ^ Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 English instruction booklet, page 19.
  2. ^ Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 19.
  3. ^ European Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Instruction Booklet, page 116
  4. ^ Italian Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Electronic manual, section 15