Monty Tank

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Monty Tank
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Species Monty Mole-operated tank
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
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The Monty Mole throwing a Bob-omb at Luigi
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The complete Monty Tank

Monty Tank[1] is a tank manned by a Monty Mole that fires Bullet Bills and appears as the World 6 boss of New Super Mario Bros. It can be destroyed by Mario or Luigi jumping on the Monty Mole's head three times, when its head is exposed. The Monty's head is exposed when it comes out of the Monty Tank to throw Bob-ombs at the player. These bombs can be thrown at the mole while its head is exposed to cause damage. Each time the Monty Tank is hit, it will quickly move back and forth along the ground. While doing so, it will also rapidly fire Bullet Bills from its multiple levels, depending on how many times it had been damaged. Each time it is hit, one more level is added to the tank, making it taller. As such, if Mario uses a Ground Pound on the first hit, two levels will be added. The tank is invincible when Monty's head is not exposed. Mario and Luigi can also defeat it by just jumping onto the Monty Tank using the Mega Mushroom. If the player stands on top of the tank, it spins back and forth to get them off it.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チョロプータンク[2]
Choropū Tanku
Monty Mole Tank
German Monty-Panzer Monty Tank



  1. ^ Loe, Casey. New Super Mario Bros. Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 14.
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Shogakukan book