Preying Mantas

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Preying Mantas
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First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Comparable
Jelectro
Jelly Fish
Jellybeam
Jellyfish
Leuko

A Preying Mantas[1] is a jellyfish found underwater in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and its remake Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. Its name is a pun on praying mantis, a kind of insect, and manta ray, a kind of stingray. Preying Mantas move up and down in a small area, and therefore do not pose much of a threat to the Yoshis. The Yoshis can simply defeat them by shooting a torpedo at them in their Submarine forms. They appear again as enemies in Yoshi's New Island.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 海月[2]
Kurage
Jellyfish

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 128.
  2. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 16.