Shadow the Dog
Artwork of Ana with her pet Shadow from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!.
Artwork of Shadow with Ana from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
Species Dog
First appearance WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (2003)
Latest appearance WarioWare: Touched! (2004)

Shadow the Dog, originally known as Paw the Dog, is a recurring character in the WarioWare series. He is Kat & Ana's dog and lives with them in Diamond City. He has the magic ability to transform into a giant sword which can be used by the ninja sisters. His first appearance took place in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! where he assisted Kat.


WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!Edit

Paw following Kat

In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Paw lives with Kat at an unknown place far from Diamond City. After receiving a letter from Ana dropped by Don the Sparrow, Kat and Paw travel to the Castle to defeat Boneheads. On their way, they travel across various Japanese landscapes.

After Kat initially fails to defeat Boneheads with her katana, Shadow jumps onto the roof and transforms into a giant sword. With this sword, Kat defeats Boneheads by slicing him into pieces. Near the end of the epilogue, Shadow can be seen chasing Don.

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!Edit

Shadow appears in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! under his current name, where his artwork can be seen in the explanation screens for Kat & Ana's multiplayer game Wobbly Bobbly.

WarioWare: Twisted!Edit

Shadow holding a sign

In WarioWare: Twisted!, Shadow accompanies Shuriken the Falcon, Kat, and Ana during a field trip to the Diamond Knoll. During gameplay, Shadow holds a sign indicating the number of microgames a player has played through.

Before Kat & Ana defeat the Diamond Troll, Shadow and Shuriken crash into the cabin, hit the roof, and fall on top of it. This knocks out the Diamond Troll and allows them to leave. However, a swarm of bees that Kat angered waits outside the cabin and chases them. Shuriken also carries Shadow as the four approach Club Sugar.

WarioWare: Touched!Edit

Shadow has discovered the banana thief's tracks.

In WarioWare: Touched!, Shadow is with Ana in Kat & Ana's House. While Ana looks for her missing bananas, Shadows spots a banana peel and a trail of footprints and alerts her. After leaving a note for Kat, the two run off to chase the thief. Shadow can be seen in the epilogue next to Ana after she and Kat takes the thief, who is a monkey, and names it Numchuck.

During the intermission in Kat & Ana's stage after the player beats the boss game, Ana throws a stick which Shadow has to retrieve. However, she accidentally hits Kat who angrily runs after her.

WarioWare: GoldEdit

Shadow in the character trailer

While not reappearing in the game itself, Shadow makes a brief appearance in Kat & Ana's character trailer for WarioWare Gold, in which he appears to help them fight against Boneheads.


Names in other languagesEdit

Language Name Meaning
Japanese こまいぬ ポンきち
Komainu Ponkichi
From「狛犬」(Komainu) + likely「ポン」(pon, Ainu word for "tiny") and「吉」(-kichi, Japanese masculine name ending)

Chinese (simplified) 护卫犬胖吉
Hùwèiquǎn Pàngjí
Guard dog Pangji

French Kiriki le chien
Kiriki the dog
German Shadow, der Hund
Shadow, the Dog
Italian Il cane Zampa (Minigame Mania)
Ponkichi il cane (Touched!)
Paw the dog
Ponkichi the dog
Korean 닌자견 퐁키
Ninjagyeon Pongki
Ninja Dog Pongki

Spanish Ponkichi, el perro
Ponkichi, the dog