Giant Flying Fox

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Giant Flying FoxHardmode exclusive
Giant Flying Fox.pngOld-gen console version and 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeBat AI
Damage80/160/240
Max Life220/440/660
Defense24
KB Resist35%/42%/48%
BannerGiant Flying Fox BannerGiant Flying Fox BannerDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Inflicts debuff
DebuffFeral BiteFeral BiteDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Debuff tooltipIncreased damage, Decreased life regen, Causes status effects
Chance10%
Duration30 - 90 seconds
Drops
Coins410

The Giant Flying Fox is a Hardmode Exclusive enemy that spawns only in the surface of the Jungle at night, in addition to the common Jungle Bats and in place of the Derplings that spawn during the day. Giant Flying Foxes can deal significant damage to a player and without any knockback resistance, can push players down jungle caves. They prove a threat to early Hardmode characters.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In real life, a Flying Fox is any of several species in the family Pteropodidae, which are otherwise known as fruit bats. These are the largest bats in the world, found mainly in the tropical regions of Asia, Africa, and Oceania. Thus, it makes sense for this to be the largest in-game bat. The real-world versions are docile fruit eaters that are harmless to humans, though they sometimes come into conflict with fruit farmers. However, flying foxes actually cause fairly insignificant loss to crop yields. Flying foxes are important seed dispersers and pollinators in their ecosystems. The fact that it drops Grapes might be inspired by this.
  • The Giant Flying Fox dropping Grapes is likely a reference to the fable of "The Fox and the Grapes", in which a fox attempts to reach some Grapes on a vine, but ultimately decides that they are undesirable.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Giant Flying Fox: "An oversized cousin of the bat found only in the Jungle, giant flying foxes hunt the night skies looking for prey."

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