The Banto is one of the animals commonly found in the game, they bear similarities to deer and moose due to their antlers and are typically found in company of a Bantae. (Presumably female counterpart.). As of the shark rider update the Banto can be equipped with a saddle to make it a Domesticated Banto. The Domesticated Banto is faster than a human.
They are found in all areas of the map, however they may change in color depending on their location.
For example, the original Banto is a light brown reflecting it's surrounding, while the Arctic Banto wears a snow-coat reflecting the Ice Island.
This amount changes depending on the variety.
A domesticated Banto is a surprisingly fast land mount, which spawns from attaching a saddle on any Banto, with the only exceptions being the Golden Banto, Rento, and Rentae. However, if you attach a saddle to any variant other than the regular Banto, like the snow Banto, it will transform back to the regular Banto. The Domestic Banto is likely twice as fast as a normal player, as of the ??? update. The head of the Banto is incredibly glitchy, and can be used to scale wooden walls.
A saddled banto can be ridden within water to be a silly (and expensive) replacement for a raft, but this can put the player at risk for getting killed by a Lurky Boi.
Domesticated Bantos can also be killed on the Void Gate to activate the Void Portal. Same applies for domesticated Bantaes.
- A Golden Banto can be found on top of the Floating Island which drops Gold and Coins, which contributes to its rarity and value.