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A Triceratops[1] is a dinosaur enemy that Wario encountered in Wario World. It wields a large club. At any time, the Triceratops may charge up and go on a small rampage, swinging its club frantically. The Triceratops is invincible in this state, but the attack doesn't last very long. The club also blocks all frontal attacks, so Wario needs to sneak up on a Triceratops from behind in order to attack it.

After three punches, the Triceratops loses its club and reverts to standing on all fours. In this state, the Triceratops can charge at Wario, a powerful attack that leaves the treasure hunter dazed for a few seconds. After being punched three more times, the Triceratops is knocked out, allowing Wario to pick it up. Triceratops are too resilient to be harmed by ordinary throws, so Wario must either throw it into another enemy or use a Mad Move to defeat it.

Other varieties of Triceratops include Bony Triceratops[2], Gatorbabies[citation needed], Snow Beasts[citation needed], Bears[3], Huge Dolls[4], and Hulking Mummies[5]. Aside from a few costume changes and choice of club (the Snow Beast uses an icicle, for example), these enemies behave in exactly the same way as Triceratops, though they do get progressively more aggressive.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トリケラー
Tricera, from "triceratops"

Bony Triceratops[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 骨トリケラー
Hone Torikerā
Bone Tricera


Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワニエット
portmanteau of ワニ wani, meaning crocodile and Pierrot. An approximate translation would be "Clownodile"

Snow Beast[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノスラー
literal translation


Language Name Meaning
Japanese クロベアー
from 黒 (Kuro) meaning black and Bear

Huge Dolls[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジェイさん
Jei san
pun on Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th film series

Hulking Mummies[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴーラム
from golem


  1. ^ Wario World Nintendo Power Player's Guide, page 18.
  2. ^ Wario World Nintendo Power Player's Guide, page 40.
  3. ^ Wario World Nintendo Power Player's Guide, page 82.
  4. ^ Wario World Nintendo Power Player's Guide, page 92.
  5. ^ Wario World Nintendo Power Player's Guide, page 102.