Puffy Wario
One of Wario's Reactions.
Original Character(s) Wario
Achieved By Stung by a bee or other object
First Appearance Wario Land II (1998)
Latest Appearance Wario Land: Shake It! (2008)
Main Ability/ies
Ascend up into the air
Those pesky bees!! They’ve made my beautiful face swell up like a balloon! What?! You say I look better this way? I won’t even be able to star in my own commercials looking like this!!
Wario, Wario Land 4

Puffy Wario is one of Wario's Reactions in the Wario Land series. It was introduced in Wario Land II and reappeared in Wario Land 3 and Wario Land 4.

Activation and Function

When Wario is stung by a bee, Beezley, a arrow from a Bow Balloon, a Jellybob, or the minions of Catbat, Wario will swell up like a balloon. He can then slowly move up in the air like Kirby or Balloon Mario. This is used to either get to higher heights or as a form of annoyance. In Wario Land 4, Wario is able to ascend faster by blowing out air.


Wario World 2

Puffy Wario makes an appearance in Wario World 2, once again as a transformation. In this game, the form is achieved by getting stung by a Stingin' Imp. Like in the Wario Land games, the player can float upward, but also move around to avoid obstacles. The ability to move faster by expelling air from Wario Land 4 also returns.

In addition to Wario, Waluigi, Captain Syrup, and Queen Merelda also gain their own Puffy transformations. Waluigi's makes him resemble a balloon animal and Captain Syurp's pants inflate with air. Unique to Merelda, she pulls out a coin sack to protect her from the Stingin' Imp, which inflates and carries her upward.


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