Preying Mantas

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Preying Mantas
Preying Mantas from Yoshi's New Island
Yoshi's New Island in-game model
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Comparable

A Preying Mantas[1] is a jellyfish found underwater in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, its Game Boy Advance version, and Yoshi's New Island. 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.

Profiles[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 水中をユラユラと浮き沈みしている。さわらなければ無害。[2] (Floats up and down in the water. Harmless if not touched.)
  • Player's Guide: Moving up and down, Preying Mantas feast on Yoshi submarines. Prey on them with torpedoes.[1]
  • Shogakukan guide (Game Boy Advance version): 水中をゆらゆらと浮きしずみしている。さわらなければ無害。[3] (Floats up and down in the water. Harmless if not touched.)

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 潜水艦に変身して水中を進むときに出現する。攻擊してくることはないが、上下にゆっくりと移動する。触れるとタイムロスとなるので、避けるか魚雷で倒そう。[4] (They appear when you transform into a submarine and proceed underwater. It does not attack, but moves slowly up and down. Touching it will cause time loss, so avoid it or use torpedoes to defeat it.)

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 海月くらげ[2][3] / くらげ[2][4]
Kurage
Jellyfish

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Miller, Kent; Munson, Terry (1995). Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 128.
  2. ^ a b c 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 7.
  3. ^ a b 「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). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 16.
  4. ^ a b 「ヨッシー New アイランド 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's New Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 19.
  5. ^ TCRF. Development:Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island/Sprites § Skeleton Jellyfish. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved May 15, 2023.