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“Who dares to disturb his slumber? Not much of a morning person, Vase-Based will spear you if you wake him up. We suggest you let him sleep in.”
Vase-Based description, Nintendo Character Guide
Artwork of a Vase and Vase-Based from Virtual Boy Wario Land.
Artwork of a vase and Vase-Based.
First appearance Virtual Boy Wario Land (1995)
Vase-Based sprite

Vase-Based[1] is an enemy in Virtual Boy Wario Land. Vase-Based is encountered in Stage 10, in certain hidden areas where a vase is found. Whenever a vase is tipped to the side by Wario, a Vase-Based is released and will begin to jump around the room, attempting to harm Wario with its three spears. Wario can stun a Vase-Based by jumping on the unprotected part of the creature’s head, which temporarily blunts its spears.

Vase-Based can be defeated by any of Wario's attacks, although avoiding to touch its spikes. Wario can also defeat Vase-Based by picking it up and throwing it at the vase (although unlike most other enemies, it will not defeat the vase simultaneously).


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コロコロ[2]
Onomatopoeia for light and small things rolling


  1. ^ Virtual Boy Wario Land English instruction booklet, page 30.
  2. ^ Virtual Boy Wario Land: Awazon no Hihō Japanese instruction booklet, page 26.