"It's a cool bug in concept but not much of a fighter in practice. Perhaps it should be praying for your mercy! Drops nut (50%)"
— The Mother 3 Guidebook
"Its aggressive pose is so intimidating, it makes you grateful it isn't enormous in size."
Battle Memory

The Praying Mantis is an enemy in Mother 3. They can be found in the Sunshine Forest after the fire is out, and disappear after the three-year time skip.


Their only form of offense is to brandish their scythe-like arms for low damage when they aren't using them to look threatening. They have very low defense, and are not much trouble at all.

His battle sound is Battle Sound 21 which falls under Code Numbers 500 for regular attack, 501 for Smaaaash! and 502 for Miss.