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

Goronto[1] are a variety of ant with shovels and miner hats found in the Macro Zone's first stage in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. It attacks by digging up rocks and rolling them at Mario. Goronto's attacks are very similar to the Diggin' Chucks from Super Mario World. They can be defeated with a standard jump or fireball.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

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: Hardworking person
Game appearances: Land 2
A hard worker who digs more and more holes.
This ant wears a yellow helmet and holds a shovel. He is a hard worker of the ant (p. 39) clan and digs his way through the rocks. But they can be knocked down just by stepping on them.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴロント[3]
Portmanteau of「ゴロゴロ」(gorogoro, onomatopoeia for rolling) and「アントット」(Antotto, ant)
German Goronto -
Italian Formica operaia[4] Worker ant


  1. ^ English Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins entry on the official Mario Portal. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 13, 2022, 13:51:45 UTC via archive.today.)
  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 85.
  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