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Teruteru are enemies found in Wario Land 3 from the Wario Land series. They are ghost-like creatures based on teru teru bōzu, a kind of handmade paper or cloth doll from Japan associated with the weather, that dive down after they see Wario. If they are avoided, they will float back up with an annoyed expression. If they manage to cover Wario's head, the surroundings become pitch black, preventing the player from seeing and attacking. To get rid of this enemy, Wario has to hit a wall or a solid object. When floating, it can be defeated with a normal Attack or a Smash Attack. They appear in both The Vast Plain and Beneath the Waves, where each level has two of them.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese てるてる[1]
From「照る」(teru, to shine) or「てるてる坊主」(teru teru bōzu)


  1. ^ Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Shogakukan guide, page 30.