Tiny Wario

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Tiny Wario
Artwork of Small Wario from Virtual Boy Wario Land
Tiny Wario in Virtual Boy Wario Land.
Applies to Wario
Item needed Taking damage (Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 and Virtual Boy Wario Land)
Wizard's spell (Wario Land II)
Penny's motorbike (WarioWare: Smooth Moves)
Shrinkbarrel (Wario Land: Shake It!)
Power(s) given Enter small areas (1x1 block) without crouching (Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, Virtual Boy Wario Land, Wario Land II, and Wario Land: Shake It!), Jump higher (Wario Land II)
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Latest appearance WarioWare Gold (2018)
“If a spell is cast on me, I become tiny. I can't do anything when I'm tiny except run away.”
Wario, Wario Land II instruction booklet

Tiny Wario, also known as Small Wario,[1][2] is one of Wario's many transformations in the Wario Land series. When small, he does not wear a hat and is either bald or has a mohawk, unlike his normal self.


Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins[edit]

This transformation is first seen in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins after Mario defeats Fire Wario. In this form, Wario simply flees from the castle. Unlike later games, he is fully bald.

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 / Virtual Boy Wario Land[edit]

Like Small Mario, in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 and in Virtual Boy Wario Land, Wario becomes this when damaged by an enemy. The treasure hunter can no longer body-slam, and taking damage in this state results in losing a life (similar to Small Mario). Small Wario can still throw coins, and pick up enemies as normal. However, any type of pot can revert the antihero back into his pudgier self. Wario appeared as Small Wario in the North American commercial for Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3.

Wario Land II[edit]

In Wario Land II, Wario is transformed into Tiny Wario when hit by a Wizard's magic. In this state, Wario cannot attack any enemies, but he is able to leap higher and go through small holes. The physical condition is reversed if Wario falls into water or gets hit by an enemy.

WarioWare: Touched![edit]

Wario Man's Game Over screen in WarioWare: Touched!

While Tiny Wario does not directly appear in WarioWare: Touched!, the pose Wario-Man makes in the Game Over screen resembles that of Tiny Wario's art from Virtual Boy Wario Land.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves[edit]

In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Wario receives a small, pink motorbike from Penny that shrinks him and separates him into multiple Tiny Warios. Excluding microgame sets, it is the penultimate stage of the game, with Orbulon's stage being the last.

Wario Land: Shake It![edit]

In Wario Land: Shake It!, a form of Wario called Mini Wario appears, but unlike Tiny Wario, it is just a smaller version of normal Wario with no physical changes whatsoever. This form is gained by going through a shrinkbarrel's large opening, and it can be reversed by entering the smaller side.

Game & Wario[edit]

In Game & Wario, robotic MechaWario minions resembling Tiny Wario are the main enemies in the minigame "Arrow".

WarioWare Gold[edit]

In WarioWare Gold, multiple Tiny Warios appear in the boss microgame Balloon Brigade in Wario's Touch League stage. They are also pictured on balloons in Wario Interrupts as a distraction Wario Deluxe has for the player to eliminate.

Rhythm Heaven Megamix[edit]

Tiny Warios (in their Smooth Moves design) make an appearance in the Wario... Where? challenge set of Rhythm Heaven Megamix. The set's version of Freeze Frame features Tiny Warios as the racers Dr. Crygor must take photos of, replacing the regular race cars from the original version.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker information[edit]

Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
Tiny Wario A Sticker of Tiny Wario (from Virtual Boy Wario Land) in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Virtual Boy Wario Land Launch Resistance +26
Usable by: Wario


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チビワリオ / ちびワリオ
Chibi Wario
Small Wario
Dutch Tiny Wario[3] -
German Mini-Wario
Klein-Wario (Wario Land)
Mini Wario
Small Wario
Italian Mini/Piccolo Wario
Wario Piccolo Piccolo[4]
Mini/Little Wario
Tinsy Tiny Wario
Korean 꼬마 와리오
Kkoma Wario
Spanish Mini Wario[5] Mini Wario

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 instruction booklet, page 13.
  2. ^ Virtual Boy Wario Land instruction booklet, page 27.
  3. ^ Wario Land II Dutch Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console electronic manual, tab 11: "Aandoeningen".
  4. ^ Wario Land II European instruction booklet, pag. 114
  5. ^ Wario Land II Spanish Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console electronic manual, tab 11: "Estados".