Vase (enemy)

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Artwork of a Vase and Vase-Based from Virtual Boy Wario Land.
Artwork of vase and Vase-Based.
First appearance Virtual Boy Wario Land (1995)
Vase sprite

Vase[1] is an enemy in Virtual Boy Wario Land, found within certain hidden areas in Stage 10. The behavior of these enemies is unique: they are not able to move by themselves, but require the interaction of Wario. If Wario is to pick up the vase and throw it, the vase’s effect depends on which position the opening of the vase has landed on after being thrown. If it lands with the vase's opening the right way up, the vase will release a Big Coin that Wario can collect. The normally grim face on the vase will then appear to smile and laugh.

If the opening of the vase lands sidewards, which is more likely, it will release a Vase-Based which is able to harm Wario with the two spears it carries. If the vase opening lands facedown, there will be no effect. Wario is able to defeat the vase itself by performing a Barge or a Body Slam. It is immune to the flames of King Dragon and Sea Dragon Wario.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ツボコロ[2]
From「壷」(tsubo, vase) and「コロコロ」(Korokoro, Vase-Based)


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