Warp Block

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This article is about the item from the Mario Party series. For the object from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, see Warp Block (Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time).
Not to be confused with Warp Box.
The Warp Block in Mario Party

The Warp Block is a block in the Mario Party series that, when used, will transport a character who hits it to another character's space. In turn, the player that they travel to will then be transported to their initial spot. It appears in Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party 3, and Mario Party Superstars.

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In Mario Party, it can be bought at the Mushroom Shop, and when turned on, it will appear in place of the regular Dice Block to be automatically used; using it counts as the player's turn.

In Mario Party 2 and Mario Party 3, the Warp Block can be purchased at the Item Shop on the board or obtained from the Item mini-game. It can be used anytime. It is also Yoshi's favorite item. Unlike in Mario Party, the player can roll the regular Dice Block after using it.

In Mario Party 4, the Warp Block is replaced by the Warp Pipe, and has been its successor ever since, though Yoshi's bio in the Mario Party 4 instruction booklet mentions them, possibly referring to Warp Spaces.

Mario Party DS has an item analog to the Warp Block, called the Warp Dice Block. It does not switch the character who used it with another character. Instead, it lets the user warp to a random space.

In Mario Party: Star Rush, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Super Mario Party, the Warp Box from Super Mario 3D Land takes on the Warp Block's role, teleporting the player to a chosen rival's space when used, but does not swap places with the rival, and the Warp Pipe item is absent.

After a long absence, the Warp Block returns in Mario Party Superstars with a different appearance: the rainbow color is now shifting, and the question marks on all sides are replaced by two light blue circular arrows that appear on one side, instead of all sides. It reprises its function from Mario Party 2 and 3. A variation of this item, the Super Warp Block, is introduced in this game, and only appears in the final five turns. It has orange arrows instead of light blue arrows. It works mostly the same as its regular counterpart, except the opponent who the player swaps places with can be selected by the player themself instead of being random.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワープブロック
Wāpu Burokku
Warp Block
Chinese (Simplified) 传送砖块
Chuánsòng Zhuānkuài
Warp Block
Dutch Warpblok Warp block
French Bloc Téléport (Mario Party)
Bloc Chaos (Mario Party 2)
Teleport Block (Mario Party)
Chaos Block (Mario Party 2)
Italian Blocco Warp[1] (Mario Party)
Blocco teletrasporto (rest of the series)
Warp Block
Teleport Block
Portuguese Bloco de teletransporte Teleport Block
Russian Кубик-телепорт
Kubik-teleport
Teleport Cube
Spanish Bloque de teletransporte Teleport Block

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