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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an official name from an English source is found that is not from the English Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, the article should be moved to its appropriate title.


Teruteru are enemies found in Wario Land 3 from the Wario Land series. They are ghost-like creatures who attach to Wario's head and turn the screen dark, preventing the player from seeing. 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.

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)


  • Teruteru seems to be based on teru teru bōzu, a kind of handmade paper or cloth doll from Japan associated with the weather.