Vampire Wario

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Vampire Wario
Vampire Wario (normal form)
Applies to Wario
Item needed Kobatto (Wario Land 3)
Megavitamin (Dr. Mario 64)
Power(s) given Invincibility, ability to float over water, ability to change into Bat Wario
First appearance Wario Land 3 (2000)
Latest appearance Nintendo Puzzle Collection (2003)
“When Wario touches a particular enemy, he turns into a vampire! Wah, hah, hah, HAH! As Vampire Wario, he can change to bat form or vampire form. Each form gives Wario different abilities! Press the B Button to transform. To get back to normal you must... hmm, what could this vampire's weakness be?”
Wario Land 3 instruction booklet, page 25

Vampire Wario is one of Wario's many reactions in the Wario Land series, appearing in Wario Land 3.


Wario Land 3[edit]

Vampire Wario in Wario Land 3.

In Wario Land 3, Vampire Wario can be triggered by coming in contact with a Kobatto, causing Wario to become a vampire. He is then able to defeat any enemy upon contact which can be used to get foes blocking Wario's path such as Prince Froggy. He is also able to float over and jump from the surface of water. By pressing B Button on the ground, he can become Bat-Wario, who is capable of flight, but is smaller and can only slowly make fluttering leaps while on the ground rather than walking. To turn back to his normal self, he must touch a head of garlic, go into a patch of light, or touch a droplet of water (similar to Zombie Wario), meaning that if Vampire Wario is required in another part of the level, the aforementioned objects are basically obstacles. Vampire Wario cannot cross waterfalls, unlike normal Wario.

Dr. Mario 64[edit]

Vampire Wario from Dr. Mario 64
Vampire Wario's character select icon for Dr. Mario 64

In Dr. Mario 64, if the player is playing as Dr. Mario and has not lost or rematch at any point in normal mode or greater, Wario will eat the Megavitamins and transform into a vampire and a match will ensue. Defeating him in one battle will unlock Vampire Wario as a playable character. In multiplayer modes, Vampire Wario has the highest-level AI along with Rudy and Metal Mario. Vampire Wario's losing animation has him transform into a bat, while his winning animation has him cackling.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドラキュラ[1]
Dorakyura to Kōmori
Banpaia Wario
Dracula (Wario Land 3)

Dracula and Bat (Wario Land 3)

Vampire Wario (Nintendo Puzzle Collection)

Chinese (simplified) 吸血鬼瓦力欧
Xīxuèguǐ Wǎlìōu
Vampire Wario (Dr. Mario 64 for iQue)

Dutch Vampier Wario[3]
Vampire Wario
French Wario vampire[4]
Vampire Wario
German Vampir-Wario[5]
Vampire Wario; shared with Bat Wario in Wario Land 4
Italian Wario-vampiro[6]
Vampire Wario
Spanish Wario Vampiro[7]
Vampire Wario


  • Wario's vampire form is somewhat ironic because he eats garlic, a plant that is said to repel vampires.
  • The music heard while Wario sports his vampire form shares similar percussion and overall tone with the music that plays when inside Snide's HQ from Donkey Kong 64, although it is 8-bit because of the Game Boy Color hardware limitations.
  • While the form itself does not directly appear, Wario turns into a vampire when using a Vampire Candy in Mario Party 8, and upon successfully completing the microgame Wet Your Whistle on the highest difficulty in WarioWare Gold.
  • Vampire Wario is the only reaction to have a unique Action Help demonstration, but not the only one with a unique demo (Wario holding a zipline handle and Wario holding an Owl also have different Action Help demos).


  1. ^ Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Japanese instruction booklet, page 25.
  2. ^ Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Shogakukan guide, page 7.
  3. ^ Wario Land 3 Dutch Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console electronic manual, tab 11: "Transformatievaardigheden".
  4. ^ Wario Land 3 European instruction booklet, page 58
  5. ^ Wario Land 3 European instruction booklet, page 38
  6. ^ Wario Land 3 European instruction booklet, page 116
  7. ^ Official Wario Land 3 website (Guías Nintendo)