Arantula

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Not to be confused with Skeeter, Pider, or Scuttle Bugs.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Arantula
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Max HP 16
Attack 7
Defense 0
Location(s) Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 81-89)
Log A spider-like creature that lives deep underground and spits web-wads. Its coloring is intimidating, but don't worry; it's not poisonous.
Items None
Moves Spider-spit (7), Multispit (4x3)
Tattle
That's an Arantula. It's a spider-like creature that lives deep underground. It'll spit web-wads at you. Sometimes it even attacks several times in a row. That coloring freaks me out. ...I'm kinda scared of spiders. So let's do this quickly!!
Bestiary
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An Arantula is a black spider-like creature that lives in the Pit of 100 Trials. Arantulas are relatives of Piders, and are even named similarly: the Pider's name is "spider" without the "S", and Arantula comes from "tarantula", without the "T". They attack in the same way that Piders do, just with more powerful attacks.

In Super Paper Mario there is a Sammer Guy called "Hairy Arantula in the Grass". His name is a reference to the Arantula.

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チュランタラー
Churantarā
Anagram of English "Tarantula"
Spanish Arántula Arantula
French Turantale Pun on "tarantule" (tarantula)
German Grotten-Fadula Grotto Fadula ("Fadula" is the german name of the Pider)
Italian Starantola "Tarantola" (tarantula) with an S