Mamanti resembles a large Blipper, but with the fins of a manta ray. It moves slowly and gracefully through the water, often seen performing lazy loops between the foreground and background. It will however often attempt to jump out of the water at Kirby, where it will then flop about helplessly on land, just like a Blipper would. Mamanti has fairly high HP, and as such takes a few hits to take out. Essentially, it serves the same role in the water as Grandy does on land.
- In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, the internal filename for Mamanti is called "Briterri", suggesting a closer relation to Blipper. As of Kirby: Planet Robobot, the file is renamed "Mamatee", which is based on the final name.
- On the official Kirby JP Twitter feed, an illustration was posted for Mother's Day which features Mamanti in the lower-left corner. This image may be taken to suggest that Mamantis are female, and mothers of Blippers, though it does not conclusively account for all Mamantis.
- Additionally, going from the suggestion in this image, it could be speculated that the name "Mamanti" is derived from the words 'mama' and 'manta'.
illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter featuring Mamanti
Names in other languages
wā jìng hóng yú
|Frog-Goggles Manta Ray
- Nintendo HK official Weibo on August 2, 2018; translation not mentioned in the game series so far