Bat (バット, Batto?) is a recurring type of enemy in the Final Fantasy series. In terms of strength bat-type enemies are 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 like Drain and Vampire, and using sound-based attacks. Some bat-type enemies also count as undead. Common variations of bat include the Vampire Bat and Poison Bat.
Bats are found in the Marsh Cave, Cavern of Earth, Mount Gulg, and the Chaos Shrine. However, they do not antagonize the party and are not fought in battle. Instead they roam around the area similar to non-player characters and make a "Kee Kee" noise when examined by the player. The bats found in the Chaos Shrine are actually the missing Sky Warriors from Lufenia, and once the four fiends are defeated, will give the player advice.
The Poison Bat is fought in Nepto Temple and can inflict Poison with its attacks. The stronger Blood Bat is fought in the Tower of Owen, but cannot inflict Poison. As they are classified as Flying enemies, both are weak to Wind-elemental damage.
There are three varieties of bat in this game: Cave Bat, Blood Bat, and Vampire Bat. All of them share the Vampire attack, which inflicts Sap on the target. All bat-type enemies are weak to Arrows. Groups of bats may attack in the company of a Succubus or an Echidna.
The only variety of bat in this game is the Red Bat. It appears frequently in cave and temple-type areas and uses the Vampire technique to drain HP. It also drops the Vampire Fang item, which can be used for item refinement and weapon modifications.
There are two Types of bat enemies, both of the Bird Family, despite bats being mammals. They can be found throughout Vana'diel, either in dark interiors such a caves, or out in the open at night. Bat Trios, which appear as three small bats in formation, favor using formation maneuvers, particularly their trademark Jet Stream attack. Giant Bats, which are single large bats, instead generally rely on sonic debuffs and vampiric attacks.
Though no specific enemies are referred to as "bats", there are still many varieties of bat-type enemies classified under the Steeling genus. Normal bat enemies include Vampyr, Abysteel, Steeling, Redmaw, and Seeker. Phyllo, Aerieel, and Anubys are Rare Game enemies, and the Bloodwing is a Rank V mark. Several "Steeling"-type enemies can use the Leech attack to drain HP. Bats appear in caves and temples and can drop down from the ceiling. Due to the Steelings' excellent hearing and bad eyesight, they can't be fooled with the Vanish status.
Types of Bat include the Bat, Fire Bat, Dark Bat, and Bat Ghost.
Bats are a family: