Horned Ant Trooper

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Horned Ant Trooper
Horned Ant Trooper SM3DW Prima.jpg
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Parent species Ant Trooper

Horned Ant Troopers are indigo ant enemies with striped bodies, yellow eyes and an orange spiked helmet that first appear in Super Mario 3D World.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Horned Ant Troopers in Ant Trooper Hill.

Horned Ant Troopers have a pair of antennae, red feet, an overbite and wear a spiked orange helmet on their bodies. Despite the spiked helmet, they can be jumped on if they are walking along a vertical surface. Horned Ant Troopers attack by marching (sometimes out of holes or gray pipes) and will keep walking on to walls. They are vulnerable to Ground Pounds, projectiles, and both Cat Mario and Tanooki Mario's attacks. They first appear in World 4-1, Ant Trooper Hill.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]


Horned Ant Troopers appear in Super Mario Maker 2, where they are placeable enemies exclusively in the Super Mario 3D World style.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Horned Ant Troopers make their first appearance in the Mario & Luigi series in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. They are enemies that are encountered in the Twinsy Tropics Dungeon alongside normal Ant Troopers. Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario can attack them with their hammers to knock their helmets off, making them normal Ant Troopers. Both Ant Troopers and Horned Ant Troopers are fought in large groups. A Horned Ant Trooper's main attack is to jump up and dive head-first into one of the Bros., which can be counterattacked with the hammer. If the number of Ant Troopers and Horned Ant Troopers in battle combined is a multiple of three, they attack the Bros. by dashing towards them in groups of three. The Ant Troopers without helmets can be safely jumped on, but the Bros. will be damaged if they jump on a Horned Ant Trooper. Sometimes, Ant Troopers can choose to skip a turn on purpose.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Enemy
Horned Ant Trooper
MLPJHornedAntTrooper.png HP 88 POW 132 (119) Defense 210 (181) Type Spiny Item Drop Ultra Nut - 3%
1-Up DX - 2%
Experience 46 (41) Coins 20 Speed 91 Weakness None Location(s) Twinsy Tropics Dungeon, Neo Bowser Castle
Level           22 Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Horned Ant Troopers appear in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey as allies and enemies.

Bowser Jr.'s Journey profile: Silent soldiers who keep their cool while cornering enemies. They like to catch foes off guard with powerful attacks.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ツノアリへい
Tsuno Ari-hei
Horn Ant Soldier
Spanish Hormigoide Picudo Pointed Antoid (Hormiga, Ant, and the suffix -oide, -oid)
German Stachel-Krabbel Sting crawl
Russian Рогатый мурпех
Rogatyy myrpekh
Horned ant