- “Wario, I found this cap in front of the castle a little while ago. I knew it was yours because of its distinctive...erm...aroma. Actually, it reeked pret-ty bad. I can't believe I touched it. You really should wash that thing more often. Anyways, here you go.”
- —Toad, Super Mario 64 DS
The Wario Cap (or Wario's cap) is Wario's traditional headwear. It appears in most games with Wario, but it is usually absent in the WarioWare series, as Wario wears a biking outfit in that series instead. Like Mario and Luigi, Wario has been seen wearing the cap since he was a baby, as seen in Yoshi's Island DS. Unlike the Mario Cap, the Wario Cap usually serves no function other than for decorative purposes.
Wario: Master of Disguise
Super Mario series
Super Mario 64 DS
In Super Mario 64 DS, Wario's cap can be found and worn by either Mario, Luigi, or Yoshi to transform into Wario. Until he is unlocked, the only course his cap appears in is the Hazy Maze Cave. If Wario loses his own cap, his defense and strength sharply decline, and he is unable to pick up other characters' caps or turn into Metal Wario. If the player collects a Power Star in a different course while the cap is still missing, Wario can retrieve his cap by talking to a Toad (who will have found and be wearing it) in the Mushroom Castle's lobby. The Toad says the cap "reeks pretty bad" and suggests that Wario should wash it more often.
Super Mario Odyssey
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
The Wario Cap is a yellow cap, with a large blue W emblem inside a small white circle and a white rim. The Wario Cap previously appeared in different colors. In some segments of Wario's Woods, his cap appears purple, although in the SNES version, his cap appears yellow like his official artwork. In Wario Land II and Wario Land 3, the Wario Cap is depicted as white in-game due to the color limitations of the Game Boy Color. In Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, his cap was gray due to the monochrome display of the Game Boy. In Wario Land 4 and Wario Land: Shake It!, his cap is depicted as yellow like his official artwork.
The cap has also been imitated on different headgear Wario has worn. Wario's WareWare helmet is in the style of his cap with the white rim and blue W emblem. Wario's safari hat from Wario Land also has his signature blue W emblem.
Sprite of the Wario Cap in Messy Memory
Sprite of the Wario Cap in Super Mario 64 DS
Baby Wario with his cap
Names in other languages
Wario no Bōshi
Wǎlì'ōu de Màozi
|Italian||Cappello di Wario||Wario's Cap|
|Spanish||Gorra de Wario||Wario's Cap|