A bat's in-game sprite in FINAL FANTASY I & II: Dawn of Souls.
|First appearance||FINAL FANTASY (1987)|
|MG appearance(s)||Super Smash Flash 2|
A bat (バット) is a recurring type of enemy in the FINAL FANTASY series.
Bats are generally small creatures that are commonly found throughout caves and dungeons. In terms of strength, bat-type enemies are generally weak and pose little threat alone, but they often attack in numbers. Their trademark ability is to absorb the HP from their targets with attacks such as Drain and Vampire, and they can also use sound-based attacks. There are several variations of the enemy, such as the Vampire Bat, Poison Bat, Blood Bat, Seeker Bat, and Steel Bat among others.
In the original FINAL FANTASY, bats roam various locations and can be interacted with but do not fight the protagonists. Five bats found in the Chaos Shrine are actually the missing Sky Warriors from Lufenia, who were cursed by the Four Fiends while investigating the shrine. They are eventually found by the Warriors of Light four hundred years later, whom they explain their story and give advice advice to.
In Super Smash Flash 2
In Super Smash Flash 2, multiple bats appear as background characters on Chaos Shrine, with their design being based on their appearance in FINAL FANTASY I & II: Dawn of Souls. They fly around the roof of the stage, and similarly to their role in the original FINAL FANTASY, they do not attack the players in any occasion.