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First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Variant of Antotto

A Goronto (generically referred to by Nintendo Power as an ant[1][2]) is an Antotto enemy with a shovel and a miner hat found 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.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴロント[3]
Portmanteau of goro, meaning "rolling" (often in relation to rocks), and "ant".
German Goronto -


  1. ^ "Ants can toss objects many times their own weight." - Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 47.
  2. ^ "You’ll find many breeds of ants in the Macro Zone. There are ants with stingers, ants without stingers, ants that shoot, and ants that throw mushrooms. A disturbing bit of diversity!" - The Super Game Boy Player's Guide, page 23.
  3. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Page 84.