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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.

Waluigi has appeared in multiple crossover titles alongside Sonic the Hedgehog and his cast, in particular the Mario & Sonic subseries.

Game appearances

Mario & Sonic series

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

A stringy foil to Luigi, Waluigi is known to be a bit of a cheat and rarely displays any sense of sportsmanship. His Skill-based abilities will translate well to events like archery and the vault.


— Waluigi's profile, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games website

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Waluigi appears as one of the playable characters in both the Wii and Nintendo DS version of the game.

In both versions of the game, Waluigi has the following characteristics and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats Emblem
WaluigiOlympicGames icon.png Skill Waluigi-Stats.png MyS emblem Waluigi.png

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:

  • Wii:
    1. Javelin Throw: Throw the specified distance! - Throw the javelin between 30 and 50m within three tries.
    2. Pole Vault: Jump from the blue zone! - Plant the pole in the blue zone to jump 3 times, clearing the bar!
    3. Trampoline: Perform difficult moves consecutively! - Perform difficult moves 7 seven times in a row!
    4. 4x100m Freestyle: Finish in the specified placing! - Finish in 3rd place!
    5. Single Sculls: Beat your rival! - Finish before Luigi! (Your overall place doesn't matter.)
    6. 400m Hurdles: Pass your rival! - Start after Luigi and then pass him (Your overall place doesn't matter.)
  • Nintendo DS:
    1. 400m Hurdles - Overcome a 3-second handicap to win!
    2. Shooting - Shoot all the blue targets only!
    3. Vault - Earn a 10.000!
    4. Triple Jump - Jump 3 times in a row for a total of at least 48m!
    5. Dream Canoe - Avoid your opponents' attacks for 30 seconds!
    6. 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

Waluigi is the self proclaimed rival of Luigi, and is often found to be Wario's partner in mischief. Waluigi armed with his unique abilities of Air Swim on the Wii and DS and Screw Dash on the DS, now takes his mischief from Mushroom Kingdom to the Olympic Winter Games.


— Waluigi's profile, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games website

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
Wii DS
Waluigiicon.png Skill Waluigi-Wii-Stats.png Waluigi-DS-Stats.png
  • Air Swim
  • Screw Dash (DS only)
Waluigi flag.jpg

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.

Waluigi in the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.

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

Quotation1.svg Waluigi, loves to compete against Luigi and is known to be a bit of a cheat and leads the rivals around the nose. His skill-based abilities will translate well to events like Shooting. Quotation2.svg
Waluigi's profile, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games website

In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Waluigi appears as one of the playable characters in both the Wii and Nintendo 3DS version of the game. 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
Waluigiicon.png Skill Waluigi stats.png Tricksters Air Swim Waluigi flag.jpg

In the Wii version of the game, Waluigi also appears as an interactable character in London Party Mode. Here, the player can speak to him in order to play minigames 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.

Waluigi meeting Orbot and Cubot.

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
Waluigiicon.png Skill Air Swim Wario's mischievous partner and self-proclaimed rival to Luigi. Don't underestimate his abilities in a wide range of events! Waluigi flag.jpg

In Legends Showdown, Waluigi is on the second team, along with Knuckles, Amy and Wario. Also, a Mii costume based on Waluigi can be unlocked in the game by winning Medley Mania at least once.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Waluigi appears as a playable character in the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and arcade version of the game.

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
Power Speed Technique
Mario Sonic Rio Waluigi Icon.png 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. Mario Sonic Rio Waluigi Flag.png

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?
Waluigi Artwork - Mario Party DS.png Rio2016Stats3DSWaluigi.png
  • Long Jump
  • BMX

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)
Power Speed Technique
Waluigiicon.png Technique 6 4 8
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Long Jump

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.[1]

Waluigi and Wario meeting Tails and Luigi, from Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 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
between events
Waluigi Tokyo.png 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
between events
Power Speed Technique
Mario Sonic Rio Waluigi Icon.png Technique 6 4 8

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Waluigi appearing as an Assist Trophy for Sonic the Hedgehog in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Waluigi appears as an Assist Trophy. 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:

Trophy
ID Name Image Description Acquisition
NA PAL
344 149 Waluigi Waluigi - Brawl Trophy.png 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
Stickers
Image Name Page ID Area of Effect Effect User
NA PAL
Brawl Sticker Waluigi (Mario Superstar Baseball).png
Waluigi (Mario Superstar Baseball) 12 31 Specials: Indirect Attack +8 Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, Peach
Brawl Sticker Waluigi (Super Mario Strikers).png 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 Assist Trophy. 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:

Wii U Trophy
Name Picture Category Trophy Box Description Acquisition
NA PAL NA PAL
Waluigi SSB4TrophyWaluigi.png Assist Trophy N/A A crooked mustache and a long, red nose— Waluigi has "villain" written all over him. He considers himself Luigi's rival. He's cunning and quick. When summoned into battle, he'll rush the nearest fighters and stomp them into the ground—then thwack them with his foot or tennis racket! Long, red nose? Handlebar moustache? Bendy body? Yep, this lanky schemer is Luigi's rival, Waluigi. In this game, he'll dash over to the nearest fighter and stomp on them to bury them in the ground. Then he'll finish them off with a big kick or a whack with his tennis racket. Ouch! Get a score of more than 85 in a single Rival Smash.
Nintendo 3DS Trophy
Name Picture Category Description Acquisition
NA PAL NA PAL
Waluigi SSB3DS Waluigi trophy.png Assist Trophy A crooked mustache and a long, red nose— Waluigi has "villain" written all over him. He considers himself Luigi's rival. He's cunning and quick. When summoned into battle, he'll rush the nearest fighters and stomp them into the ground—then thwack them with his foot or tennis racket! Long, red nose? Handlebar moustache? Bendy body? Yep, this lanky schemer is Luigi's rival, Waluigi. In this game, he'll dash over to the nearest fighter and stomp on them to bury them in the ground. Then he'll finish them off with a big kick or a whack with his tennis racket. Ouch! Random

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Waluigi returns as an Assist Trophy. 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:

Primary Sprits

Image Stat statistics Spirit Battle
Base Max Enemy Fighter(s) Enemy Power Stage Battle conditions
IslandTourWaluigi.png Power: 2,858
Attack: 1,787
Defense: 962
Power: 8,579
Attack: 5,362
Defense: 2,887
Luigi 9,200 Peach's Castle Rule(s): Assist Trophy Enemies (Waluigi)
  • Hostile assist trophies will appear
Name Type Class Music Acquisition
Waluigi Neutral ★★★ (Ace) "Waluigi Pinball - Mario Kart DS"
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G
  • Scan the Waluigi amiibo
No. Slots Ability
35 3 Foot Attack ↑

Image Stat statistics Spirit Battle
Base Max Enemy Fighter(s) Enemy Power Stage Battle conditions
SSBU spirit Waluigi (Super Mario Strikers).png Power: 1,614
Attack: 815
Defense: 737
Power: 6,479
Attack: 3,271
Defense: 2,959
Luigi 3,600 Wuhu Island (Swordplay Colosseum) Rule(s): Item: Soccer Ball
  • Take your strongest team into this no-frills battle
Name Type Class Music Acquisition
NA PAL
Waluigi (Super Mario Strikers) Waluigi (Mario Strikers) Grab ★★ (Advanced) "Country Field: Away Team"
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
No. Slots Ability
124 1 Foot Attack ↑

Support Spirit
Image Spirit Battle
Enemy Fighter(s) Enemy Power Stage Battle conditions
MKW Waluigi Bike Artwork.png Wario x4 2,100 Figure-8 Circuit Rule(s): N/A
  • The enemy's side special has increased power
  • The enemy has increased move speed
Name Type Class Music Acquisition
Standard Bike Shield ★ (Novice) "Mario Kart Stadium - Mario Kart 8"
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
No. Slot Cost Ability
87 1 Undamaged Speed ↑

Quotes

"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.
"Waluigi time!"
—Waluigi when starting an event, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii).
"About time we got moving, eh, Wario?"
—Waluigi to Wario when they need to move location in Adventure Tour, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo DS).
"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.

Trivia

  • 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.[2]
  • 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.

References

  1. Sega on Twitter (Japanese). Twitter (19 March 2020). Archived from the original on 25 May 2020.
  2. Walugi's trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee

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