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Penny Crygor, most commonly just known as Penny, is Dr. Crygor's granddaughter. Her first appearance is in WarioWare: Smooth Moves, and is the main protagonist in Power Friends. She admires her grandfather and wants to grow up to be a great scientist, though she also desires to become a famous singer. She attends Diamond Academy.


Penny is shown to be just as smart, if not smarter, than her grandfather. She is introduced in WarioWare: Smooth Moves flying into a boxing match, wearing a jetpack and goggles. In WarioWare D.I.Y., she is mainly present in the intro. She has an apologetic, quirky personality.


Penny Crygor was first introduced in WarioWare: Smooth Moves, where we learn she is the granddaughter of Dr. Crygor. Besides inventing, Penny also seems to have a desire to become a singer (seen at the ending of her stage in Smooth Moves) and seems to be a nerdy type. According to her character card in Game & Wario, she is a middle-school student at Diamond City Academy, prefers single-ply toilet paper, and enjoys both math and science the most.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves

In Penny's introduction, we see that she enjoys science, possibly baking (she's shown pushing a cake) and that she's suiting up for something. It turns out that something is an "Invent-Off" between her and her grandfather in a boxing ring. In a small cameo appearance, Mike is cheering from behind the ring.

After the player completes her stage, Penny and Dr. Crygor seem to be neck-and-neck on winning the Invent-Off. Penny finally succeeds with a tiny motorcycle she invented, this somehow knocking her grandfather out. Afterward, Penny sends it to Wario (Or "Mr. Wario," as she calls him), and then proceeds to sing for the Game and Watch crowd. (The motorcycle is seen on the Microgame Mix screen.)


It's seen in WarioWare: Smooth Moves that Penny transformed her clothes by putting on a different pair of glasses. Perhaps this is the same way Dr. Crygor, her grandfather, transformed his armor into different colors from pink to yellow.

WarioWare: D.I.Y

Penny is first seen in the game's introduction scene. She is in the background as her grandfather Dr. Crygor oversees the shipment of his Super MakerMatic 21. During the game, Penny participates in the tutorials as a teacher, with Wario often showing up to learn as well as the player. This results in moments of funny dialogue between the two. Penny teaches you how to use the MakerMatic to produce microgames, records, and comics. Her outfit in DIY is a white lab coat with a purple bow, differing from her pink suit in Smooth Moves.

Game & Wario

Penny hosts the multiplayer game "Fruit" in which a thief using a gamepad tries to blend into a crowd to steal fruit. The game has three levels each with a special gimmick. At intervals of thirty seconds, Penny will scan the map and reveal the general location of the thief.

She also appears in a bowling minigame on a pin similar to the other characters.

WarioWare Gold

Penny is first seen in the opening cutscene being called by Wario to help him make games for his tournament. During the story mode in her level, it opens with her talking to her grandfather. She then reveals she created a new concoction that will make anybody's voice perfect stating that she intends to use this to help her achieve her dream of being a pop star. When she tests this on him his voice becomes incredibly feminine and he gets extreme stomach pains. She quickly cures this with another concoction of hers which leads into her stage. In this stage completing microgames in time helps cure Dr. Cygors stomach. Later she assists the party at Club Joe by singing which brings in large crowds.


  • Penny only wears gloves in Game & Wario.
  • Penny usually has brown eyes ever since WarioWare: Smooth Moves, but in WarioWare Gold she was confirmed to have light-blue eyes.
  • In WarioWare Gold, When Penny was thinking of herself as a pop star, she wears a familiar dress that Sal Out used to wear.
  • She is much similar to Hazuki Fujiwara from Ojamajo Doremi.

Penny in WarioWare Gold.