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This article is about the enemy in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. For the miniboss in Yoshi's Crafted World, see Shogun of Skewers.
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)
Armored Ant

A Shogun is an ant-like creature and a relative to Armored Ants found in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its remake. They are seen in the desert region in Land's End where they reside in whirls in the sand, similarly to antlion larvae.

By entering the whirls with Shoguns inside, Mario can make his way through Land's End and reach Belome Temple. However, sometimes the Shogun quickly changes the whirl it is in, and Mario may also have to fight the Shogun before being able to get into the whirl. When getting into one, he reaches another area of Land's End's desert. Jumping on a Shogun outside of battle earns Mario ten coins, and jumping on one three times consecutively earns him one Frog Coin.

This enemy's name is from "Shogun".

More powerful variants of Shoguns known as Armored Ants are found in Barrel Volcano.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Battle idle animation of a Shogun from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 150 FP 100 Speed 12 Yoshi Cookie Royal Syrup
Attack 100 Magic attack 1 Location(s) Land's End, Belome Temple Bonus Flower Defense Up! (30%)
Defense 80 Magic defense 32 Weak Ice Items Pick Me Up (25%)
Evade 0% Magic evade 0% Strong Fear, Sleep Morph rate 100%
Coins 10 Exp. points 24 Spells None Sp. attacks Carni-Kiss, Vigor up! (CS)
Psychopath "Do as you like."

Japanese Psychopath quote[edit]

  • ありのままに。[1] (As it is.)

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Image of a Shogun from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
HP 150
Exp. 24
Weak Elements Ice
Weak Statuses PoisonMute
Drops Pick Me Up
Rare Drops N/A
Found In Land's End
Monster List profile
They wait for foes in the sinkholes of the Land's End desert. You can get a Frog Coin by stomping on them in the field three times.
Thought Peek
One can't stray from one's nature.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アントウォリアー
Anto Woriā
Ant Warrior
Chinese (Simplified) 蚁战士
Yǐ Zhànshì
Ant Warrior
Chinese (Traditional) 蟻戰士
Yǐ Zhànshì
Ant Warrior
French (NOA) Formica Bella Latin for "Beautiful Ant"; "bella" is also the Latin for "wars"
French (NOE) Fourmilice Portmanteau of "fourmi" (ant) and "milice" (militia)
German Helden-Emse Hero Ant
Italian Shogun -
Korean 앤트워리어
Aenteu Worieo
Ant Warrior
Spanish Sogún Shogun


  • In the Japanese version, Shogun's thought via Mallow's Thought Peek ability is a pun on「アリ」(ari, ant).