Princess Shokora

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Princess Shokora
Artwork of Princess Shokora
Artwork of Princess Shokora from Wario Land 4
Species Human
First appearance Wario Land 4 (2001)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018)
“Thank you, Wario...♥”
Princess Shokora, Wario Land 4

Princess Shokora is a supporting character in Wario Land 4 who once reigned over an unspecified country and was buried long ago within a Golden Pyramid. The name "Shokora" is a Japanese approximation of the French word "chocolat".


Long ago, Princess Shokora was a princess of a king who ruled over the country in which the game takes place.[1] She rested peacefully within the Golden Pyramid, until it became occupied by a greedy and power-hungry villain known as the Golden Diva, who placed a curse on Shokora.[2][3] After rumors emerged about the buried pyramid's existence, its ruins were soon excavated and explored by archaeologists, most notably Arewo Shitain-hakase.

Wario Land 4[edit]

All forms of Princess Shokora seen in Wario Land 4
All forms of Princess Shokora seen in the game.

Sometime before the events of the game, Shokora had been transformed into a black cat. She is seen in the very beginning of the game's opening cutscene, residing in a alleyway in her cat form. She is then shown crossing a city street while Wario speeds over her in his Wario Car. This causes a newspaper to fly into her face. The front page shows an article about the discovery of the pyramid where Shokora once rested, also showing a small portrait of her.

Throughout the game, the black cat acts somewhat as a guide to Wario. In the room before each passage's boss, it can be seen running into the Item Shop, transforming into the shop owner before Wario enters and providing objects and transformations that deal damage to the boss. This form of Princess Shokora can also be seen on the walls of the Hall of Hieroglyphs, which provide tutorials on how to use Wario's various moves and attacks.

At the beginning of the final battle, the black cat scratches the Golden Diva's face, who retaliates by absorbing her with magic. Once the Diva's lips are defeated, the black cat emerges and escapes with Wario as the pyramid starts to crumble. After the pyramid is destroyed, the four pieces of jewelry that Wario collected from the game's bosses are returned to the black cat, causing her to transform into her human form.

Kuro Neko just transformed into Princess Shokora. The game's protagonist, Wario, cannot believe his eyes.
The true form of Princess Shokora is revealed after all twelve treasure chests are collected.

Princess Shokora's appearance is dependent on the number of treasure chests collected by Wario from the pyramid. If one or no chests were collected, then Princess Shokora appears as a young, bratty toddler. If two to five chests were collected, Shokora appears as a large, hideous woman with a big nose, resembling Wario. If six to eleven chests were collected, Shokora takes the appearance of a young woman with long hair and a princess's dress. If all twelve treasure chests are collected, Shokora's true form is shown, as a slender and matured woman with shorter hair and a cape. Regardless of which form she takes, Princess Shokora kisses Wario on the cheek, with Wario's reaction also dependant on her form (awkward for the former two, and delighted for the latter two). After that, four cherubim with halos lift her into the air to the afterlife, and she then disappears into the sky.

The form that Princess Shokora takes when collecting six to eleven treasure chests most resembles her official artwork and her portrait seen in the opening cutscene. The form that she takes after collecting all twelve treasure chests appears to be an adult version of her, but this form is not seen outside of the game's ending.

Super Mario-kun[edit]

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Princess Shokora. From page 116 of volume 28 of Super Mario-kun.
Shokora in volume 28 of Super Mario-kun

Princess Shokora appears in volume 28 of Super Mario-kun.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Princess Shokora reappears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Novice-class support spirit, equipping the fighter with a Super Leaf upon use. In the spirit's battle, the player has to defeat Princess Peach on the Mushroom Kingdom II stage. The opponent is accompanied by Wario and Mr. Game & Watch, the latter referencing Princess Shokora's shop owner form. Princess Shokora's core can be combined with Wanda's core to summon the Sprixie Princesses' spirit.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

#746 Princess Shokora
Artwork of Princess Shokora Series/game Wario Land Series
Type Support
Slots 1
Class Novice
Strength / effect(s) Super Leaf Equipped
How to obtain Spirit Board
Spirit battle Opponent(s) Peach, Mr. Game & Watch, Wario

Rule: Item: Transforming Types

  • Defeat the main fighter to win
  • Timed battle
  • The enemy tends to avoid conflict
Stage Mushroom Kingdom II
Song Ruins - Wario Land: Shake It!


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


Audio.svg Princess Shokora - Shokora's theme (without in-game sound effects), heard during the closing sequence
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Audio.svg Princess Shokora - Shokora's theme, with several sound effects present
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Audio.svg Princess Shokora - Music heard in Shokora's Item Shop
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Video.svg Princess Shokora - The game's ending sequence, which shows Princess Shokora transforming from her cat form into her true self
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ショコラ
Princess Shokora

Chinese (simplified) 乔珂拉公主[5]
Qiáokēlā Gōngzhǔ
"乔珂拉" is derived from "巧克力" (qiǎokèlì, "chocolate") and Japanese name, "公主" is meaning "princess".

French Princesse Shokora[4]
Princess Shokora
German Prinzessin Shokora[4]
Princess Shokora
Italian Principessa Shokora[4]
Princess Shokora
Russian Принцесса Шокора
Printsessa Shokora
Princess Shokora

Spanish Princesa Shokora[4]
Princess Shokora


Wario Land 4 flashback, seen in the closing credits. This particular image is only seen when completing a mode higher than "Normal".
  • If the player beats Wario Land 4 in 'Hard' or 'S-Hard' mode, an extra credit sequence will display, showing Wario driving with a red-haired woman that vaguely resembles the "young princess" version of Princess Shokora.
  • The princess who appears in Great Cleave from WarioWare: Move It! bears heavy resemblance to Princess Shokora's "young princess" appearance, with an outfit and red hair that match those that she wears in Wario Land 4.[6]
  • Princess Shokora's "young princess" form resembles Princess Peach's appearance in the Crystal Screen edition of the Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch.


  1. ^ "According to the article, the ruins appear to be the pyramid of the sleeping princess of the king who reigned over the area long ago, [which] had been captured/occupied and cursed by the arrogant and selfish golden dead person, Yōki [the Golden Diva]" – Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara Shogakukan game guide. Page 2. (translated from Japanese)
  2. ^ "Long ago she was the princess of a country, [she] was sleeping peacefully in the Golden Pyramid, but the pyramid became occupied by the villain Yōki [the Golden Diva]." – Wario Land Advance: Yōki no Otakara Shogakukan game guide, character description. Page 3. (translated from Japanese)
  3. ^ "When I read the article, I learned that the ruins held the buried pyramid where the princess Shokora, who once ruled this area, had been put into a cursed sleep by the arrogant, selfish, money-crazed Golden Diva." – Nintendo (2001). Wario Land 4 game manual. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 6.
  4. ^ a b c d European multi-lingual Wario Land 4 instruction booklet[page number needed]
  5. ^ 2004. 瓦力欧寻宝记 instruction booklet. iQue (Simplified Chinese).[page number needed]
  6. ^ FranchiseWario (November 1, 2023). Maybe it’s just wishful thinking, but the princess in this WarioWare Move It microgame feels like she could be referencing Shokora, the colors are a close enough match.. X. Retrieved November 5, 2023.