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 Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Parent species Ant Trooper

Horned Ant Troopers are indigo ant enemies with striped bodies, yellow eyes and an orange Spike Helmet that first appeared in the Wii U game, Super Mario 3D World.


Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Horned Ant Troopers in Ant Trooper Hill.

In the game, they are introduced in World 4-1, 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 pipes) and will keep walking on to walls. They are vulnerable to Ground Pounds, projectiles and both Cat Mario and Tanooki Mario's attacks.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Horned Ant Troopers make their first appearance in the Mario & Luigi series, as well as their first appearance in a handheld game, in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam as enemies, but their helmet can fall off, making them normal Ant Troopers. Also, some may start the battle without their helmets. Like some other enemies, they have no paper counterparts. They are encountered in large groups. Their main attack is to jump up and dive head-first into a bro while the normal Ant Troopers do not. If the number of Ant Troopers and Horned Ant Troopers in battle combined is a multiple of three, they will attack the Mario bros by dashing towards them in groups of three. 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.

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)
Russian Рогатый мурпех
Rogatyy myrpekh
Horned ant