Wiggler Bounce

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Wiggler Bounce
Wiggler Bounce
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Boss minigame
Music track Battle with Wiggler!
Wiggler's Mad!
Music sample
First phase:

Second phase:

Wiggler Bounce is a boss minigame found in Mario Party 9.


The players are in a forest area. Wiggler then walks out of the trees and the bushes. Then, two Piranha Plants appear.


The objective is to ground-pound Wiggler's body segments while avoiding any Piranha Plants, which deduct one point from the player's score upon contact. Ground-pounding a segment with a purple mark on it gives the player one point, while ground-pounding the red segment gives the player three points. Players can also ground-pound other players to slow them down.

When its health is halfway depleted, Wiggler becomes angry. It turns red and moves much faster than before, making it harder to ground-pound a body segment. In addition to that, three Piranha Plants appear at once instead of just two. The player who delivers the final attack earns an additional three points, and the player with the most points at the end of the minigame wins.


Wiggler turns back to yellow, falls to the ground upside-down, and then explodes, releasing several Mini Stars in Party Mode and Solo Mode.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Ground-pound the segments of Wiggler's body to deal damage. The segments with a purple mark are worth one point, and the segment with the red mark is worth three."
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press +Control Pad to move, Two Button to jump, and Two Button while jumping to perform a ground pound."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハナチャンのヒップドロップバトル
Hana-chan no Hippu Doroppu Batoru
Wiggler's Hip Drop Battle
Chinese 坐擊花毛毛
Zuò jī Huā Máomao
Ground Pound Wiggler
French (NOA) À pied joint sur Wiggler! Walk seal on Wiggler!
French (NOE) Chargez Wiggler! Charge Wiggler!
German Wiggler-Stampfen Wiggler Pounding
Italian Torcibruco alla Riscossa Wiggler to the Rescue
Spanish ¡Aplasta a Floruga! Stomp Wiggler!