Gold Mantis

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Gold Mantis
The model of the Gold Mantis from Mario Kart DS
Model of the Gold Mantis
Strong stats Speed
Average stats Acceleration, Weight, Handling, Drift
Weak stats Items
Appears in Mario Kart DS

The Gold Mantis is Waluigi's default signature kart in Mario Kart DS. It resembles a standard excavator, containing a small cab to sit. It is possibly a reference to Foreman Spike's yellow excavator from Mobile Golf, with its status as Waluigi's kart likely being a nod to Waluigi sharing several physical characteristics and a role as a human antagonist to Mario and Luigi with Spike; it could also be a play on 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. Its speed is tied with the Poltergust 4000; its weight is tied with the Hurricane; and its handling and drift are tied with the Shooting Star.

The Gold Mantis is also unlocked for Mario and Donkey Kong when gold trophies are won in all Nitro or Retro cups on 150cc, and when all cups on 150cc Mirror are won, every driver can use it.

Diggers resembling the Gold Mantis appear on GCN Waluigi Stadium in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass and Mario Kart Tour.


Speed: 75/100
Acceleration: 65/100
Weight: 61/100
Handling: 60/100
Drift: 59/100
Items: 33/100


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴールドマンティス
Gōrudo Mantisu
Gold Mantis

French Mante Pelleteuse
Excavator Mantis
German Schaufelbagger
Italian Oromantide
Korean 골드맨티스
Gold Mantis

Spanish Excavakart
From excavar (excavate) and kart.