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Partners in Time Enemy
AGnarantula.png Green Gnarantula.png Red Gnarantula.png
The three different Gnarantulas.
Location(s) Yoshi's Island
HP 30
Power 34 (28)
Defense 23 (24)
Speed 34
Experience 15
Level 9
Coins 5
Item Drop
Related Spiny Shroopa
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions of the game if they differ from the original American stats.[1]
Baby Luigi using his Hammer on a Gnarantula.

Gnarantulas are cloud-covered arachnids found in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, found in the skies or caves in Yoshi's Island. Their name is a pun on gnaw, ant and tarantula. Only Baby Mario and Baby Luigi can encounter them. The cloud hides their body; when attacked, a Gnarantula's unmasked form is revealed. In fact, there are two types of Gnarantulas: the green, spiked Gnarantula and the red, spike-less Gnarantula. The green variety is vulnerable to fire attacks, while the red variety is vulnerable to ice. To attack, a Gnarantula jumps, then jumps again in mid-air, eventually falling to the ground and crushing an opponent. This attack can be countered with a Hammer. If there are 4 Gnaratulas with no other enemies, all the Gnaratulas to the right are green and all the Gnaratulas on the left are red.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クモンチュラ
from 「雲」 kumo (cloud) and tarantula.
Spanish Nuberántula From nube (cloud) and tarantula.
French Nebulantula From nube (cloud) and tarantula.
Italian Gnarantola Gnarantula


  1. ^ TMK Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Enemy Guide. Some stats were changed from the original American version of the game to the Japanese and European versions.