Gnarantula

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Partners in Time Enemy
Gnarantula
MLPiT Green Gnarantula.gif MLPiT Gnarantula.gif MLPiT Red Gnarantula.gif
Location(s) Yoshi's Island
HP 30
POW 34 (28)
Defense 23 (24)
Speed 34
Experience 15
Level 9
Coins 5
Item Drop Smash Egg – 10%
1-Up Mushroom – 20%
Battled by Baby Mario & Baby Luigi
Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions (if they differ from the original American release).
Baby Luigi using his hammer on a Gnarantula

Gnarantulas are cloud-covered arachnids found in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, found in the skies or caves in Yoshi's Island. Their name is a portmanteau of the words "gnaw" and "tarantula," though they more closely resemble ants, having only four visible legs, sideways jaws, and two antennae. Only Baby Mario and Baby Luigi can encounter them, as the areas they are located in can only be accessed by them via trampolines in the overworld. The cloud hides their body; when attacked, a Gnarantula's unmasked form is revealed. In fact, there are two types of Gnarantulas: the green, spiked Gnarantula, and the red, spike-less Gnarantula. Since there is no way to tell which kind of Gnarantula one is without attacking, it is recommended that they should be hit with a hammer and other attacks rather than a jump so the player does not end up taking damage from the spikes of the green Gnarantula. The green variety is vulnerable to fire attacks, while the red variety is vulnerable to ice. To attack, a Gnarantula jumps, then jumps again in mid-air, eventually falling to the ground and crushing an opponent. This attack can be countered with a hammer.

Gnarantulas can be fought alongside Pidgits. If there are four Gnaratulas with no other enemies in battle, all the Gnaratulas to the right are green and all the Gnaratulas on the left are red.

Gnarantulas seem to reference Lakitus and Spinies, with each of its three forms resembling the latter or the former in some way (red Gnarantulas resemble cloud-less Lakitus, green ones resemble Spinies, and the clouds they have look like the clouds on which Lakitus are often seen).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クモンチュラ
Kumonchura
from 「雲」 kumo (cloud) and tarantula.
Spanish Nuberántula From nube (cloud) and tarantula.
French Nebulantula From nube (cloud) and tarantula.
German Gnarantula -
Italian Gnarantola Gnarantula
Korean 뭉게튤라
Munggetyulla
From "뭉게구름" munggegureum (cumulus) and tarantula.