This article is about Wario's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Wario.
Wario has unique attacks, like using his Wario Bike and releasing noxious gas. He can jump higher than normal by leaping from his bike, which comes in handy when recovering. For his Final Smash, he turns into Wario-Man and creates copies of himself for an all-out attack!
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Wario is a veteran fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, first playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He was confirmed to return on June 12, 2018 during E3 2018.

When unlocked, he is fought at WarioWare, Inc.



  • Fast air acceleration.
  • Is a heavy weight, giving him high survivability.
  • Versatile moveset.
  • Chomp is a command grab.
  • Wario Waft is a fast KO move and good punish.
  • Amazing recovery with the combination of Corkscrew, Wario Bike and Wario Waft.


  • Lacks range on many moves.
  • No meteor smashes.
  • Smash Attacks have high end lag.
  • Relies mostly on Wario Waft as a quick and reliable KO move.
  • No conventional projectiles.


Changes from SSBWU/3DS


Ground Attacks

  • Forward tilt has been changed to a heavy-handed slap.
  • Wario's dash attack has been changed to his shoulder bash from the Wario Land games (which was previously his forward smash in Brawl).

Aerial Attacks

  • Back aerial has significantly less ending lag.

Grabs and Throws

  • Down throw has an altered animation which makes it more resemble the Ground Pound from the aforementioned Wario Land games.

Special Attacks

  • Wario-Man is no longer a transformation. It now involves performing a cinematic comic book-style attack that launches enemies away at the end.
  • Chomp now heals Wario when he bites the opponent.
  • Wario Bike takes 6 seconds before it is able to respawn should Wario lose the motorcycle.


Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack: A cross punch followed by an uppercut.
  • Forward Tilt: A heavy-handed slap.
  • Up Tilt: A "raise the roof" move.
  • Down Tilt: Pokes the ground.
  • Dash Attack (Shoulder Tackle): A shoulder tackle.

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: A powerful backhanded punch.
  • Up Smash: An arcing headbutt.
  • Down Smash: Spins around on his bottom.

Other attacks

  • Floor Attack (Front): A poke to both sides.
  • Floor Attack (Back): Spins with his fist extended.
  • Floor Attack (Trip): Punches both fists in front of him, then kicks both legs behind him.
  • Ledge Attack: Flips onto his back and punches both fists backward.

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial: Inflates his stomach and spins with his limbs spread wide.
  • Forward aerial: A sex kick.
  • Back aerial: Thrusts his head backward.
  • Up aerial (Hand Slap): An overhead clap.
  • Down aerial: Spins upside-down.

Grabs and Throws

  • Pummel: Pokes the opponent.
  • Forward Throw: Hip thrusts the opponent forward.
  • Back Throw: Spins thrice and throws the opponent backward.
  • Up Throw: Punches the opponent into the air.
  • Down Throw: Takes the opponent down and Ground Pounds them.

Special Moves

Wario's Special Moves
Brawl SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Chomp
Side Special Wario Bike
Up Special Corkscrew
Down Special Wario Waft
Final Smash Wario-Man


  • Up Taunt: Belly-laughs so hard his jaw unhinges and he has to manually put it back in place.
  • Side Taunt: Wiggles his rear at the screen with his hands extended in both directions.
  • Down Taunt: Shouts "Wah!" at the screen three times and holds up different hands each time with each making a three-fingered W.
  • Bike Taunt: Laughs at the screen while doing his "W" sign with both hands, then picks his nose with his left hand.

On-Screen Appearance

  • Rides in on his chopper which explodes after he dismounts.

Idle Poses

  • Stretches his arms criss-crossed as he tilts his head back.
  • Scratches his butt.

Victory Poses

  • Rides in on his chopper, giving his signature "W" pose with his hand.
  • Falls to ground, laughing hysterically.
  • Pats his stomach a few times before farting.

In competitive play

Wario is currently considered to be very competitively viable, despite being a generally unpopular character. Notable Wario players include Tweek, Gluttony, and Zackray.

Role in World of Light

Although Wario does not appear in the World of Light opening cutscene, he was vaporized and later imprisoned alongside the rest of the fighters (except Kirby) when Galeem unleashed his beams of light.

Wario was one of the many fighters that fell under Dharkon's control upon Galeem's first defeat. He can be found in the Dracula's Castle sub-area. A switch must be pressed to change the orientation of the lever blocking him.

Palette Swaps



  • In the beta of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it is shown that Wario's overalls palette swap originally had gold buttons instead of white as seen in this image.
  • This is the first Super Smash Bros. entry to where Wario palette swaps alternate from Biker to Overall instead of listing all the Biker first and then the Overalls.

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