|First appearance||Super Mario 3D World (2013)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)|
Ant Troopers are ant enemies debuting in the Wii U game, Super Mario 3D World. They appear uncommonly throughout the game, and are introduced in World 4-1, Ant Trooper Hill.
Ant Troopers are blue-colored and have a pair of antennae, a striped body, yellow eyes, red feet, and an overbite. They attack by marching, sometimes emerging from holes or pipes, and will keep walking on walls. They cannot be defeated by jumping, but are vulnerable to Ground Pounds, Cat Mario's and Tanooki Mario's attacks, and projectiles as well. Ant Troopers sometimes carry items on their backs, mainly Coins and Super Bells.
Large Ant Troopers are an Ant Trooper subspecies. As their name implies, they are larger than common Ant Troopers, and are also rarer. These can't be defeated by any attack. Jumping on them does nothing but they can be useful to cross large gaps.
Horned Ant Troopers are basically Ant Troopers wearing an orange helmet with a spike over their body. The helmets prevent their heads from being stomped, making them very similar to Spike Tops, but only if the helmet is facing upward; if they are walking along a vertical surface, they become safe to jump on.
Names in Other Languages
- Ant Troopers slightly resemble Ant versions of Koopa Troopas. Ant Troopas may've even been inspired by Koopa Troopas.