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The Thousand-Year Door enemy
An Arantula, as it appears in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
Location(s) Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 81-83, 85-88)
Max HP 16
Attack 7
Defense 0
Moves Spider-spit (7), Multispit (4x3)
Items None
Coins 1 - 4
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.
Misc. stats
Level 34
Exp. points 1
Sleep? 70%
Dizzy? 30%
Confuse? 70%
Tiny? 80%
Burn? 100%
Freeze? 70%
Stop? 70%
Soft? 85%
Fright? 80%
Gale Force? 30%
KO? 30%

That's an Arantula. It's a spiderlike creature that lives deep underground. Max HP is 16, Attack is 7, and Defense is 0. Yeah… It's pretty tough. 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!!


Arantulas are black spider-like creatures in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. They only appear deep within the Pit of 100 Trials. Arantulas are much stronger 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 much the same way that Piders do; however, their spit hits harder, and the way they perform the three-spit attack is different: they fire one ball of normal speed, one slower ball in a high arc, and a much faster ball at a low angle, making it trickier to guard against all three.

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
Anagram of "tarantula", with the last「ラ」elongated
French Turantale An anagram of "tarantule" (tarantula)
German Grottenfadula Grotto Pider
Italian Starantola From "tarantola" (tarantula) with an "S"
Spanish Arántula Arantula


  • If there is an even amount of Arantulas in the battle, they will alternate between half being high up and half being down low. However, if there is an odd amount of Arantulas in the battle, they will all be at the same height.
    • If any Arantula in battle is unable to move, all the other Arantulas will not move up or down.