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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an acceptable English source is found, then the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

Artwork from Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
First appearance Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (1994)

Ukiwani are crocodilian enemies in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 and appear as members of the Brown Sugar Pirates. They wear inner tubes and lazily lie in wait in a lake. When Wario crosses the lake, Ukiwani leap up and snap at him.

Similar enemies known as Tobawani appear in Wario Land 4, which swim faster and have a longer leap.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

ウキワニ (JP) / Ukiwani (EN)
A Ukiwani from Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
Original text (Japanese) Translation
種族しゅぞく ビースト族 Tribe Beast clan
性格せいかく のんびり Disposition Carefree
登場とうじょうゲーム ランド3 Game appearances Land 3


You're a crocodile, but you can't swim?

Ukiwani, who can't swim even though it is a crocodile, holds on tightly to a flotation ring. It comes right under Wario, opens its mouth wide and comes at him from the water. Let's hit it from the side and defeat it.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウキワニ[2][1]
Portmanteau of「浮き輪」(ukiwa, swim ring) and「鰐」(wani, crocodile)


  1. ^ a b (1994). 「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 44.
  2. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Deluxe Vol. 24: Super Mario Land 3 Part 1. 6-7.