Shadow the Dog

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Shadow the Dog
Artwork of Ana and her pet Shadow from WarioWare: Touched!
Artwork of Shadow with Ana from WarioWare: Touched!
Species Dog
First appearance WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (2003)
Latest appearance WarioWare: Touched! (2004)

Shadow the Dog, known as Paw the Dog during his first appearance, is a recurring character in the WarioWare series. He is Kat and Ana's dog and lives with them in Diamond City. He has the magic ability to transform into a giant sword which can be used by the ninja sisters. His first appearance took place in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! where he assisted Kat. While not reappearing in the game itself, he has a quick cameo on Kat & Ana's character trailer for WarioWare Gold.

History[edit]

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

In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Shadow lives with Kat at an unknown place far from Diamond City. After receiving a letter from Ana by Don the Sparrow, Kat and Shadow travel to the Castle to defeat Boneheads. On their way, they travel across various Japanese landscapes.

After Kat initially fails to defeat Boneheads with her katana, Shadow jumps onto the roof and transforms into a giant sword. With this sword, Kat defeats Boneheads by slicing him into pieces. Near the end of the epilogue, Shadow can be seen chasing Don.

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

In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!, artwork of Shadow can be seen in the explanation screens for Kat and Ana's multiplayer game Wobbly Bobbly.

WarioWare: Twisted![edit]

In WarioWare: Twisted!, Shadow accompanies Shuriken the Falcon, Kat, and Ana during a field trip to the Diamond Knoll. During gameplay, Shadow holds a sign indicating the number of microgames a player has played through.

Before Kat and Ana could defeat the Diamond Troll, Shadow and Shuriken crash into the cabin, hit the roof, and fall on top of it. This knocks out the Diamond Troll and allows them to leave. However, a swarm of bees that Kat angered waits outside the cabin and chases them. Shuriken also carries Shadow as the four approach Club Sugar.

WarioWare: Touched![edit]

Shadow has discovered the banana thief's tracks.

In WarioWare: Touched!, Shadow is with Ana in Kat and Ana's house. While Ana looks for her missing bananas, Shadows spots a banana peel and a trail of footprints and alerts her. After leaving a note for Kat, the two run off to chase the thief. Shadow can be seen in the epilogue next to Ana after she and Kat takes the thief, who is a monkey, and names it Numchuck.

During the intermission in Kat and Ana's stage after the player beats the boss game, Ana throws a stick which Shadow has to retrieve. However, she accidentally hits Kat who angrily runs after her.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Kiriki le chien Kiriki the dog
Italian Il cane Zampa (Mega Microgame$!)
Ponkichi, il cane (Touched!)
Paw the dog
Ponkichi, the dog
Spanish Ponkichi, el perro Ponkichi, the dog