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

Dokanto (generically referred to by Nintendo Power and Prima Games as ants[1][2]) are a variety of Antotto with head-mounted cannons found in the Macro Zone's first stage in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. From the cannon on top of their heads, small deadly pellets shoot out, similar to how Snifits attack. These pellets can easily be dodged by jumping over. They can be defeated with a simple jump or a fireball.


Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 クリープ族
性格 働き者
登場ゲーム ランド2

Tribe: Creep clan
Disposition: Hard worker
Game appearances: Land 2
Soldier ants with cannons
A soldier ant of the Antotto family, a family of ants. They carry cannons on their backs. They fire their cannons at regular intervals, but they do not move very fast, so stomp on them and eliminate them.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドカント[4]
Portmanteau of「ドカン」(dokan, onomatopoeic term meaning "with a bang") and「アントット」(Antotto)
German Bazooka-Ameise Bazooka Ant
Italian Dokanto[5] -


  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. ^ Campbell, Stuart. Game Boy Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 94. "Get to the platform that has an ant with a missile launcher on it and kill it."
  3. ^ 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 121.
  4. ^ 「任天堂公式ガイドブック スーパーマリオランド2 6つの金貨」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins), page 13.
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75