For the Curse of Darkness weapon, see Bat (weapon).

The Bat (sometimes specifically called Vampire Bat) is a basic enemy seen in many games from the Castlevania series. They have appeared in every single Castlevania game, except for Castlevania: Curse of Darkness.


As a lesser enemy, bats usually hang down from ceilings until a hero comes near. Once close enough, they'll swoop down and fly at them. Other bats will fly from off the side of the screen and travel in a relatively straight path, moving up and down slightly as they go. On rare occasions, they will fly in from an open window.

Bats are not nearly as quick and don't maneuver up and down as much as Medusa Heads, but can be quite annoying when in large numbers.

They are generally one of the first enemies encountered in the game and usually take only one hit to kill. A boss version, the Giant Bat, is commonly found at the end of most first stages (some exceptions include Symphony of the Night).


Aside from appearing as common enemies, bats can also come in much larger and fiercer versions as boss enemies, such as:

...or as man/bat hybrids such as:


Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

Two varieties of bats appear in this game. Those that live outdoors and those that live in mansions. The outdoor variety moves steadily forward, while the indoor variety flutter about in a circle-like pattern, stop and rest a while, and then move toward Simon again.

Simon's Quest (LCD watch)

They appear in random quantities above, in front and behind Simon in each stage. They take one hit to destroy and are worth 5 points.

Simon's Quest (LCD handheld)

An unlimited amount of bats will flutter above Simon in each stage in the Simon's Quest LCD handheld game. They take a single hit to kill and are worth 10 points. They will only attack when the player is in midair, making it possible to jump into them. They can only be attacked when jumping.

A larger variety of bat, called a Vampire Bat, is also present in this game.

Akumajō Dracula: The Arcade

Bats appear in most stages in this game.

Other games

Enemy Data

Main article: Bat/Enemy Data

Item Data

Item Data: Bat
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Potion Icon.png Potion (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Restores some HP [use] Medicine (Health Potion)
HP +50
Buy: $800 Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Bat, Corpseweed, Will O' Wisp (Saturn-only)
First Obtained: (May start with)
Monster Vial 2 Icon.png Monster Vial 2 (Capsule Monster 2) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Summons bat ally [use] Projectile
Attrib: Hit
ATT +25
Find: (May start with)
Drop: Bat
Wrist Band Icon.png Wrist Band (jpn) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Cotton armband. Arm (Bracelet)
STR +5
Drop: Will O' Wisp, Ectoplasm, Gremlin, Spirit, Devil Tower, Bat, Medusa Head, Were-Panther
Heart Icon.png Heart (Heart Up) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Recover 10 Hearts. Recovery Item (Heart Potion)
Heart +10
Drop: Gorgon, Spearfish, Bat, Bone Tower, Bone Head, Man Eater, Coffin, Mummy, Mimic Candle
Coin Icon.png $1 - Harmony of Dissonance [edit]
' Item
Juste Belmont 
Gold + 1
Common Drop: Bat, Tiny Slime, Fleaman, Bone Pillar
Red Soul.png Bat - Echo of Bat - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Attacks using supersonic waves. Bullet Soul
Consume: 5 MP  60 ATK
Rarity: 7
Drop: Bat
Effect: Can also be used while in Bat Form.
Guardian Soul.png Bat - Bat Familiar - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Summon Bat as familiar. Guardian Soul
Consume: 3 MP/sec  Rarity: **
Drop: Bat
Rahab's Frost PoR Icon.png Rahab's Frost - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
An icy blade made from the fang of the water-dragon Rahab. Weapon (Sword)
Attrib: Slash, Ice
ATK +40
Sell: $5,500 
Drop: Razor Bat
Guardian Soul HD Icon.png Bat - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Summon a Bat as a familiar. Guardian Soul (Familiar)
Consume: 2 MP  ATK +4
Rarity: **
Steal: Bat (2.8%)
Guardian Soul HD Icon.png R. Vampire Bat - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Summon an 8-bit bat as a familiar. Guardian Soul (Familiar)
ATK +2
Steal: R. Vampire Bat (5.5%)
First Obtained: Chapter 10
Effect: 1 MP


Main article: Bat/Gallery

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