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Artwork of a 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 ants[1]) are a variety of Antotto capable of protruding spikes from their bodies, appearing in the Macro Zone's first stage in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. If Mario jumps on them when their spikes are out, he will take damage.

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.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 クリープ族
性格 勤勉、忠誠心が強い
登場ゲーム ランド2

Tribe: Creep clan
Disposition: Hardworking, loyal
Game appearances: Land 2
Watch out for the spikes on his back!
An ant monster that appears in Land 2. Normally, you can defeat them by stomping on them. However, if you step on them when they have spines protruding from their backs, you will take damage.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チクント[3]
Portmanteau of「チクチク」(chiku-chiku, a term for "bristling") and「アントット」(Antotto)
German Chikunto -
Italian Spuntoformica[4] Spike-ant


  1. ^ Hamm & Rudolf GmbH, Frankfurt. Super Game Boy Player's Guide. Page 23. "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!"
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 1994.「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 109.
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  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75