Tadpole (enemy)

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A Tadpole from Wario Land 3
First appearance Wario Land 3 (2000)
Subject origin Tadpole

Tadpoles are jumping enemies from Wario Land 3. Despite resembling tadpoles, they are described as "fish"[1][2][3]. They attack similarly to Tobī from Wario Land II, except that they are visible in the water, or sometimes lava, before they are ready to leap. They also have the added effect of causing Wario to roll, instead of simply bouncing back, and can only stop once he hits a wall. This can cause a large amount of walking to need to be redone. They are also larger than Tobī. They first appear in The Big Bridge.


  1. ^ Official American Wario Land 3 website (Internet Archive)
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 133, page 61. "If you jump as soon as you see the fish pop up, you will avoid their attacks. If you’re hit by a fish, you’ll roll back to the beginning."
  3. ^ Brady, Matthew K., Nathan Beittenmiller, Debra McBride, and David Cassady. Game Boy Game Secrets, 2001 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 91. "Get the key from the left, and then head to the right, avoiding the jumping fish, then jump down to the chest."