Wario unleashing a fully charged Wario Waft.

The Wario Waft is Wario's Down Special Move. It becomes more powerful as time passes, ranging from a tiny "poot" to a massive explosion (which has high knockback and damage). It was first revealed in Super Smash Bros. Brawl's first trailer, where the move created a large explosion, complete with a mushroom cloud completely different to the current one, making belive the people that this move was going to be his Final Smash. It seems that the move cannot have such power in the actual game. When the attack is fully charged, Wario will flash orange and his belly will inflate. This takes almost 2 full minutes(about 1 minute and 49 seconds).

A fully charged Wario Waft from normal Wario does 42% of damage. He also flies into the air a distance that is nearly unrivaled by any other recovery move. However, it's possible to self-destruct if Wario flies off the top of the Blast Line from performing this move fully charged. While he's Wario-Man, the Wario Waft can do 50% of damage if fully charged, and even if it isn't charged up, it has unimaginable power, and is a One-Hit KO. If Wario turns into Wario-Man and eats a Super Mushroom during a Giant Special Brawl, a fully charged Wario Waft is capable of dealing 140% damage. It does less damage if hit while he is rising, but amazing vertical knockback that can be hit by grab throwing up the opponent and then use it.

A small fart deals 11% with minor knockback and a more charged but not fully charged Wario Waft deals 23% with considerable knockback, enough to KO most high damage opponents. The longer the half charged Wario Waft is the higher knockback it has, and when only one second is left to be fully charged it can KO at percentages as low as 50% or even lower if the character is light.

Wario's weakest "poot" knocks foes off their feet. If performed as Wario-Man, it stuns opponents. Regardless, it does no damagge whatsoever.


The move is loosely based on a minigame in WarioWare: Smooth Moves where Wario farts briefly but it doesn't create an explosion. Wario also farts in the game Mario Strikers Charged as his special move. However, Mario Strikers Charged was announced after Brawl yet released a year before Brawl was released. It's possible that his move in Mario Strikers Charged comes from this game, or vice versa. The only difference is that the gas in Mario Strikers Charged is green and not exactly an explosion


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


  • This is one of the reasons why Brawl has a Crude Humor rating.
  • In the first SSBB trailer, Wario's butt shines, the sky gets dark and he farts, making a big mushroom cloud-shaped explosion-making it a reminscent of a Nuclear Weapon detonation. Some people believed this was going to be the Wario's Final Smash. It's possible that it was planned to be one before it was decided to be made into Wario's Down Special Move, and decided to make Wario-Man his real Final Smash.
  • In Mario Strikers: Charged, Wario's "Gas Mask" explodes if Bowser lights it on fire, but "Wario Waft" does not explode if lit on fire by Bowser, Charizard and Kirby.
  • A fully charged Wario Waft gives Wario the highest jump in the game.
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