Giant Flying Fox

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Giant Flying FoxHardmode exclusive
Giant Flying Fox.gifOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeBat AI
Max Life220/440/660
KB Resist35%/42%/48%
BannerGiant Flying Fox BannerGiant Flying Fox Banner
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
DebuffFeral BiteFeral Bite
Debuff tooltipIncreased damage, Decreased life regen, Causes status effects
Duration30-90 seconds

The Giant Flying Fox is a Hardmode 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.


  • 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."