Gold Mantis

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Gold Mantis
Gold Mantis
Strong stats Speed, Acceleration, Weight, Handling and Drift
Weak stats Items
Appearances Mario Kart DS

The Gold Mantis is Waluigi's primary kart in Mario Kart DS. It resembles a standard excavator, containing a little cab to sit. It probably represents Waluigi's avaricious "gold digger" personality. The emblem is located on the front and right side of the kart. It has high speed, average weight, acceleration, handling, and drift, and low selection of items. It shares its drift and handling with the 4-Wheel Cradle, Shooting Star and Standard WL.

For anyone to use it, the player must get all gold trophies in Mirror Mode. Until then (once all gold trophies in Nitro or Retro Grand Prix in 150cc are obtained), Mario and Donkey Kong can use it.


  • Speed: 7.5/10
  • Acceleration: 6.5/10
  • Weight: 6.5/10
  • Handling: 6/10
  • Drift: 6/10
  • Items: 3/10


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴールドマンティス
Gōrudo Mantisu
Gold Mantis
Spanish Excavakart From excavar (excavate) and kart.
French Mante Pelleteuse Excavator Mantis
German Schaufelbagger Excavator
Italian Oromantide Goldmantis
Korean 골드맨티스
Gold Mantis