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“This sturdy creature drops down and pursues Wario. Wario can get a lift on its flat top”
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 instruction booklet, page 19
WL Pouncer.png
Artwork of a Pouncer
First appearance Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (1994)

Pouncers[1] are stone creatures from Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. They look and behave almost exactly like Thwomps, except they have no spikes on their tops. Wario can hop up on them as a platform to cross gaps. In some cases, instead of acting like Thwomps, they slowly follow a path, such as moving through a cramped hall after Wario.

If a Pouncer lands on an enemy, it turns into a 10 Gold Coin for Wario to collect. On the other hand, contact with a Pouncer's spikes instantly causes the loss of a life.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドドン[2]
From dosun, a Japanese onomatopoeia for dropping object (see Thwomp).
German Pouncer -
Italian Saltatore Jumper


  1. ^ Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 English instruction booklet, page 19.
  2. ^ Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 19.