Ant Trooper

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Ant Trooper
Blue Ant Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png
First Appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest Appearance Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (2015)
Derived Species
Big Ant Trooper
Horned Ant Trooper
Ant Troopers in Ant Trooper Hill.

Ant Troopers are ant enemies debuting in the Wii U game, Super Mario 3D World. They appear uncommonly throughout the game, and are introduced in World 4-1, Ant Trooper Hill.

Ant Troopers are purple-colored and have a pair of antennae, a striped body, yellow eyes, red feet, and an overbite. They attack by marching, sometimes emerging from holes or pipes, and will keep walking on walls. They cannot be defeated by jumping, but are vulnerable to Ground Pounds, Cat Mario's and Tanooki Mario's attacks, and projectiles as well. Ant Troopers sometimes carry items on their backs, mainly Coins and Super Bells.

Big Ant Troopers are an Ant Trooper subspecies. As their name implies, they are larger than common Ant Troopers, and are also rarer. These can't be defeated by any attack.

Horned Ant Troopers are basically Ant Troopers wearing an orange helmet with a spike over their body. The helmets prevent their heads from being stomped, making them very similar to Spike Tops, but only if the helmet is facing upward; if they are walking along a vertical surface, they become safe to jump on.

Ant Troopers also appear in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, behaving like they do in Super Mario 3D World.

In Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Ant Troopers appear alongside Horned Ant Troopers in battle in the Twinsy Tropics Dungeon. If Horned Ant Troopers take enough damage, they lose their spike helmets, turning them into normal Ant Troopers, lowering their defense. While in this state, they attack the Mario bros by dashing into them instead.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Enemy
Horned Ant Trooper (no helmet)
MLPJHornedAntTrooperNoHelmet.png HP 88 POW 132 (114) Defense 135 (130) Type Spiny Item Drop Ultra Nut - 3%
1-Up DX - 2%
Experience 46 (41) Coins 20 Speed 91 Weakness None Location(s) Twinsy Tropics Dungeon, Neo Bowser Castle
Level           22 Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アリへい
Ari-hei
Ant Soldier
Spanish Hormigoide Antoid (Hormiga, Ant, and the suffix -oide, -oid)
French Fourmili From fourmi (ant)
Portuguese Soldado formiga Soldier Ant