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Wonder Wasp
Vehicle information
Pilot John Tanaka
Number 26
Engine FGS-EO49Mx2 (4 in the Game Boy Advance games)
Vehicle statistics
Weight 900 kg
Body D
Boost A
Grip D
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The Wonder Wasp is John Tanaka's F-Zero machine. It was originally a hobby project that was intended for recreational use. However, when Jody Summer began racing, John Tanaka applied heavy modifications to the machine to make it fit for the races. Although it being a homemade machine has brought doubts, John Tanaka used his experience as the Galactic Space Federation's mechanic and was very thorough about what parts he used. The result is a small lightweight machine capable of powerful boosts, but its body and grip are below-average.

Profiles and statistics

F-Zero X

The Wonder Wasp becomes available after earning six X's in Grand Prix races alongside the Night Thunder, Twin Noritta, Queen Meteor, Blood Hawk and Astro Robin. It is available to use in four colors: Sky blue (default), fuchsia, red and green.

F-Zero GX

The Wonder Wasp is available to use in four colors: Blue (default), orange, green, and red.

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Body Boost Grip
Made by Engine Weight
John Tanaka FGS-EO49Mx2 900 kg
The Wonder Wasp started out as a hobby project that John Tanaka built for recreational use. However, when he heard that Jody Summer, the girl of his dreams, was participating in the F-Zero races, he undertook massive customization on his homemade machine. Some may doubt the quality of a homebuilt machine, but there's no reason to--as the mechanic of the Galactic Space Federation, Tanaka was a stickler about every last part that went into the Wonder Wasp. It's truly a machine built with an artisan's spirit. The Wonder Wasp's lightweight construction and rapid-fire energy bursts are its biggest weapons.

F-Zero GP: Legend

The Wonder Wasp becomes available after clearing all of the missions in the eight character's separate stories. It has impressive acceleration and cornering but is not very fast.

F-Zero Climax

The Wonder Wasp becomes available after clearing the gold cup on expert or higher.


  • The Wonder Wasp is one of two machines that's named after a bug. The other being the Pink Spider.
    • Oddly enough, they share the same wreckage model in F-Zero GX.


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Racer #26
Wonder Wasp
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Machines of F-Zero