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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 Ant

Dokanto[1] are a variety of ant 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 ant 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[3]
Portmanteau of「ドカン」(dokan, onomatopoeic term meaning "kaboom") and「アントット」(Antotto, ant)
German Bazooka-Ameise Bazooka Ant
Italian Dokanto[4] -


  1. ^ English Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 13, 2022, 13:51:45 UTC via
  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 121.
  3. ^ 「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.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75