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Artwork of Chikunto, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Variant of Antotto

Chikunto (generically referred to by Nintendo Power as an ant[1]) are a type of Antotto capable of protruding spikes from their bodies, appearing in the Macro Zone of Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. If Mario jumps on them when their spikes are out, he will take damage.

SpikedAnt SML2.png

Usually, they will walk with their spikes retracted, and then stop to stick out their spikes as Mario approaches. Mario must wait before they retract their spikes again before he can jump on them. They can be defeated by a fireball, regardless of whether or not their spikes are protruding.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チクント[2]
Portmanteau of 「ちくちく」 (chiku-chiku, prickly) and 「アントット」(Antotto)
German Chikunto -
Italian Spuntoformica[3] Spike-ant


  1. ^ "You’ll find many breeds of ants in the Macro Zone. There are ants with stingers, ants without stingers, ants that shoot, and ants that throw mushrooms. A disturbing bit of diversity!" - The Super Game Boy Player's Guide, page 23.
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  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75