- “Wario, I found this cap in front of the castle a little while ago. I knew it was yours because of its distinctive...erm...aroma. Actually, it reeked pret-ty bad. I can't believe I touched it. You really should wash that thing more often. Anyways, here you go.”
- —Toad, Super Mario 64 DS
The Wario Cap (or Wario's cap) is Wario's traditional headwear. It appears in most games with Wario, but it is usually absent in the WarioWare series, in which Wario usually wears a motorcyclist's outfit instead. Like Mario and Luigi, Wario has been seen wearing the cap since he was a baby, as seen in Yoshi's Island DS. Unlike the Mario Cap, the Wario Cap usually serves no function other than for decorative purposes.
Mario Party 3
In Mario Party 3, there is a minigame named Messy Memory in which the Wario Cap is among the items that characters have to put back on the shelf. The minigame returns in Mario Party Superstars, and Wario Cap remains one of the items within it.
Super Mario series
Super Mario 64 DS
In Super Mario 64 DS, Wario's cap can be found and worn by either Mario, Luigi, or Yoshi to transform into Wario. Until he is unlocked, the only course his cap appears in is the Hazy Maze Cave. If Wario loses his own cap, his defense and strength will sharply decline, and he will be unable to pick up other characters' caps or turn into Metal Wario. If the player collects a Power Star while the cap is still missing, Wario can retrieve his cap by talking to a Toad (who will have found and be wearing it) in the Mushroom Castle's lobby. The Toad says the cap "reeks pretty bad" and advises Wario to wash it more often.
Super Mario Odyssey
The Wario Cap can be obtained for Mario to wear in Super Mario Odyssey. It can be either purchased from a Crazy Cap store or obtained through scanning a Wario amiibo.
Wario: Master of Disguise
In Wario: Master of Disguise, the hat switch resembles Wario's cap and functions as a checkpoint.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
The villainous Rabbid Bwario dons a cap resembling Wario's cap in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Bwario's cap has an upside-down blue Mario emblem instead of Wario's emblem.
The Wario Cap is a yellow cap, with a large blue "W" emblem inside a small white circle and a white rim. The Wario Cap previously appeared in different colors. In some segments of Wario's Woods, his cap appears purple, although in the SNES version, his cap appears yellow. In Wario Land II and Wario Land 3, the Wario Cap is depicted as white in-game. In Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, his cap was gray due to the monochrome display of the Game Boy. In Wario Land 4 and Wario Land: Shake It!, his cap is depicted as yellow like his official artwork.
The cap has also been imitated on different headgear Wario has worn. Wario's WareWare helmet is in the style of his cap with the white rim and blue "W" emblem. Wario's safari hat from Wario Land also has his signature blue "W" emblem.
Mario Party 3 (Messy Memory) sprite
Sprite of the Wario Cap in Super Mario 64 DS
Yoshi's Island DS artwork of Baby Wario wearing his cap
Names in other languages
Wario no Bōshi
Wǎlì'ōu de Màozi
|Italian||Cappello di Wario||Wario's Cap|