Waluigi (ワルイージ Waruīji?) is a character that appears in the Mario series. He is Wario's partner and the self-proclaimed lanky rival of Luigi. He is known for his purple cap, nasally Italian accent, rude and trickster personality, rivalry with Luigi and tendency to cheat, amongst other things.
Mario & Sonic series
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
In both versions of the game, Waluigi has the following characteristics and icons:
In the Mission Mode in both the Wii and Nintendo DS versions of the game, Waluigi has to beat a set of five missions, which will unlock a final mission. Clearing all six missions will award the player with the Wauluigi Emblem. These missions include:
- Javelin Throw: Throw the specified distance! - Throw the javelin between 30 and 50m within three tries.
- Pole Vault: Jump from the blue zone! - Plant the pole in the blue zone to jump 3 times, clearing the bar!
- Trampoline: Perform difficult moves consecutively! - Perform difficult moves 7 seven times in a row!
- 4x100m Freestyle: Finish in the specified placing! - Finish in 3rd place!
- Single Sculls: Beat your rival! - Finish before Luigi! (Your overall place doesn't matter.)
- 400m Hurdles: Pass your rival! - Start after Luigi and then pass him (Your overall place doesn't matter.)
- Nintendo DS:
- 400m Hurdles - Overcome a 3-second handicap to win!
- Shooting - Shoot all the blue targets only!
- Vault - Earn a 10.000!
- Triple Jump - Jump 3 times in a row for a total of at least 48m!
- Dream Canoe - Avoid your opponents' attacks for 30 seconds!
- Dream Fencing - Beat Dr. Eggman when he's in top condition!
in both the Wii and Nintendo DS versions of the game, the player can also earn the Waluigi Crown by getting all gold and 1st medals using Waluigi.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Waluigi is a playable character in both the Wii and Nintendo DS version of the game. In the Wii and Nintendo DS version, Waluigi also has the special skill, the Air Swim, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.
In both versions of the game, Waluigi has the following characteristics and icons:
|Icon||Skill Type||Stats||Special Skill||Flag|
In the Wii version of the game, a Mii costume based on Waluigi can be unlocked in the game after winning five gold or/and 1st place medals in any Olympic/Dream Events with Waluigi and then buying the costume in the boutique.
In Adventure Tours mode in the Nintendo DS version of the game, Waluigi appears as one of the unlockable characters who can take part in the mode's sports events. He can be found with Wario in Polastraits where the two of them must be beaten in a Bobsleigh event after challenging Sonic and Mario, which they claim to have been waiting for. After that, Waluigi and Wario, both horribly bitter and in denial over their loss, teleport away to prepare for a rematch. The pair will later appear again in Icepeak, where the two of them, now seeking revenge for their previous loss, must be beaten in a Snowboard Cross event. After defeating them both, Waluigi and Wario will join the player's team, albeit only to find to find opportunitets to take the heroes out. They also give the player their Treasure Detector, which can detect nearby Whitestones. After that, Waluigi will be needed in Blizland. There, the player will come across a Shy Guy that Waluigi tricks into telling about a secret room in Cubyrinth. There, Waluigi will try to press a Shy Guy for answers about the secret room, only to make the latter summon a modified Bomb Flapper. However, when the Bomb Flapper turns on the Shy Guy, Waluigi steps up to take it down. This will initate the "Defeat Bomb Flapper!" mini-game. Here, Waluigi has to throw dropped Bob-ombs back at the Bomb Flapper until its HP is depleted within one minute. Once the mini-game has been cleared, a secret passage will be unveiled in the overworld.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
In the Wii version and Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Waluigi appears as one of the playable characters. In the Wii version, Waluigi also has the special skill, the Air Swim, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.
In this game, across both versions, Waluigi has the following characteristics and icons:
|Icon||Skill Type||Stats (Wii)||Class (3DS)||Special Skill||Flag|
In the Wii version of the game, Waluigi also appears as an interactable character in London Party. Here, the player can speak to him in order to play Bonus Games and earn stickers. Also, a Mii costume based on Waluigi can be unlocked in the game by either winning it through a Scratch Card or paying ten blank cards.
In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Waluigi belongs to the Tricksters class and can only take part in sports events selected for this class. In the game's story mode, before the Olympics, Waluigi met Orbot and Cubot, who asked him to challenge Metal Sonic, in London. Declining the request, Waluigi tried to run away, until Dr. Eggman came and offered to help him claim the title of superstar from Luigi if he could beat Metal Sonic. Not the one to turn down this offer, Waluigi accepted the deal. However, he ended up losing to Metal Sonic. With the deal call off, Waluigi left to train more and claim the title of superstars on his own. Soon after, a strange fog began covering London. Meanwhile, in London Tennis Club, Waluigi was testing out some binoculars (dubbed the "Waluigiscopes") that he planned to use to spy on Luigi and spot his weaknesses and then claim the title of superstar. After scarring off some Shy Guys though, Waluigi dropped his Waluigiscopes when Metal Sonic came and walked into him. With his Waluigiscopes broken, a vengeful Waluigi challenged Metal Sonic to some events. After beating Metal Sonic, Waluigi chased after the robot when he tried to escape, only to lose him in the fog at Eton Dorney. Running into Wario along the way, who was after Eggman, the two of them decided to team up and help each other catch their target when each of them offered the other a reward for their aid. They were then approached by Eggman and Metal Sonic, whom they challenged to some events. After Waluigi and Wario beat the two villains, the two of them called off their deals. Wario then found the local Fog Machine and destroyed it, thus clearing Eton Dorney of the fog. Nearby, Mario, Luigi, Toad and Charmy congratulated the pair. Waluigi and Wario were then left to watch Eggman and Metal Sonic, whom they planned to get compensation from. However, Waluigi and Wario soon discovered that the Eggman they were watching was really a hologram when it faded away. Not long after, the fog returned, except now more intense, to London. In response, Waluigi and Wario cleared Eton Dorney of the fog, which pair later reported back to Sonic and Mario about to support them during their showdown with Eggman and Bowser (and so they could get Eggman to pay up), who were behind the fog. After everything had been resolved, Waluigi came to the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games.
In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, a badge of Waluigi can also be obtained from the badge machine.
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
In Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Waluigi appears as one of the playable characters. In this game, Waluigi has the special skill, the Air Swim, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.
In this game, Waluigi has the following characteristics and icons:
|Icon||Skill Type||Special Skill||Biography||Flag|
|Skill||Air Swim||Wario's mischievous partner and self-proclaimed rival to Luigi. Don't underestimate his abilities in a wide range of events!|
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
In the Wii U version of the game, Waluigi is available from the beginning and playable in all events. Also, a Mii costume set based on Waluigi can be unlocked in the game by completing Waluigi's Carnival Challenge. However, it must be collected in two separate parts, each with their own stat changes.
In the Wii U version of the game, Waluigi has the following characteristics, description and icons:
|Icon||Skill Type||Stats||Playable Event(s)||Biography||Flag|
|Technique||4||6||8||All events||This oddball sports a hat with an upside-down L on the front. Although his distinctively scrawny physique leaves him without much power, he makes up for it with flexibility and athleticism. Despite his seemingly lackadaisical attitude, he actually trains quite hard behind the scenes.|
In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Waluigi is available from the beginning and has the following characteristics:
|Artwork||Stats||Playable Event(s)||Challenged in Road to Rio?|
In the arcade edition of the game, Waluigi belongs to the main roster of characters. However, in the Japanese arcade version, he needs to be unlocked. In this version, Waluigi has the following characteristics:
|Icon||Skill Type||Stats||Recommended Event(s)|
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Waluigi is a playable character in both the Nintendo Switch and arcade version of the game. In the latter, he was added to the game on 20 March 2020.
In the Nintendo Switch version of the game, Waluigi plays a role in the story mode. In this mode, he and Wario were preparing to win the gold in the Canoeing event when Tails and Luigi showed to compete for the gold in that event. Despite taunting the duo by saying that they were not better than themselves, Waluigi and Wario lost to Tails and Luigi in the event. As Waluigi and Wario began blaming each other for their loss, Luigi intervened and insisted that they needed gold medals. Upon hearing this, Waluigi devised a scheme to pretend to help them get gold medals and then steal them later, to which Wario agreed on. Waluigi thus joined Tails and Luigi's party with Wario. When the party later needed to get the Excitement Battery back from Ludwig by beating Ludwig in a competition, Waluigi accepted the challenge so he could both get a gold medal while getting the Excitement Battery. In the end, Waluigi beat Ludwig in the Fencing event, which ultimately led to the Excitement Battery being returned to the heroes with a little more charge.
In the Nintendo Switch version of the game, Waluigi is only playable in the 2020 events and has the following characteristics:
|Artwork||Skill Type||Biography||Wears unique clothing|
|Technique||Wario's pal who thinks he's Luigi's rival. His gangly arms and legs make him a fierce competitor in all manner of sports.||✓|
In the arcade version of the game, Waluigi is only playable in the 2020 events and has the following characteristics and icons:
|Icon||Skill Type||Stats||Wears unique clothing|
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Waluigi appears as an . When Waluigi is summoned, he will dash up to a random fighter on the stage and stomp them into the ground. However, if other characters are caught in the wake of his stomps, then he can stomp multiple opponents at once. Nevertheless, Waluigi will stomp his victim(s) multiple times before landing a final attack with either his tennis racket or a kick. His kicks in particular can meteor smash an opponent if they are a little outside the stage. Also, unless he attacks constantly, his final attack will exhibit a pause which lasts for about three seconds. In gameplay, Waluigi is somewhat easy to avoid since he can be dodged by simply jumping over him, and luring him off-stage is not a difficult feat. However, he can be quite lethal to a careless player. In addition, Luigi possesses a palette swap in the game that makes his clothes resemble Waluigi's.
Waluigi also appears in the game as a Trophy and a few Stickers:
|344||149||Waluigi||A twig-thin man who sees himself as Luigi's Ultimate rival. He spent a long time working in the shadow of Mario Bros. before finally becoming strong enough to compete with them in Mario Tennis. Since then he's had many brilliant game appearances. While the nature of his relationship with Wario is a mystery, the pair have hatched some devious schemes together.||Random|
|Image||Name||Page||ID||Area of Effect||Effect||User|
|Waluigi (Mario Superstar Baseball)||12||31||Specials: Indirect||Attack +8||Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, Peach|
|Waluigi (Super Mario Strikers)||Waluigi (Mario Smash Football)||13||37||Slash||Attack +15||Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, Peach|
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Waluigi reprises his role as an . In gameplay, his Assist Trohpy works much like it did in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The main differences it has is that Waluigi can be defeated if he receives too much damage, with him even having his own KO animation. In addition, Luigi and Mario each possess a palette swap in the game that makes their clothes look more like Waluigi's. There is also an unlockable Waluigi hat for all Mii Fighter types.
Each version of the game also comes with their own Trophy of Waluigi:
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Waluigi returns as an . In gameplay, this Trophy's exhibit most of the same traits it had in the previous Super Smash Bros. games, except that Waluigi will stay on stage much longer than in previous titles and can now be launched and reward a point if he gets KOed. However, there are certain stages where Waluigi's Assist Trophy cannot be used. In addition, Luigi and Mario once again possess alternate costumes inspired by Waluigi's in this game. Waluigi's Cap also returns as an unlockable accessory for all Mii Fighter types.
In this game, Waluigi also appears as two Primary Spirit and a Support Spirit with the following characteristics:
|Enemy Fighter(s)||Enemy Power||Stage||Battle conditions|
|Wario x4||2,100||Rule(s): N/A
|Standard Bike||Shield||★ (Novice)||"Mario Kart Stadium - Mario Kart 8"||
|87||1||Undamaged Speed ↑|
- "Hehheh, Waluigi number one!"
- —Waluigi earning 1st place, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.
- "He, Waluigi get you next time."
- —Waluigi earning 2nd or 3rd place, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.
- "I'm a living legend."
- —Waluigi setting a new record.
- "So what if we did? We'll have our revenge in Snowboard Cross!"
- —Waluigi after his bobsleigh loss, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.
- Waluigi's name is a combination of "warui" (悪い?), a Japanese word meaning "bad" or "evil", and Luigi's name.
- Waluigi's age is the same as Luigi's.
- Waluigi's colors are Luigi's colors inverted.
- Waluigi was created by Camelot Software Planning, a former division of Sega then known as Sonic! Software Planning.