- "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.