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(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
DebuffFeral BiteFeral Bite(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Debuff tooltipIncreased damage, Decreased life regen, Causes status effects
Duration30–90 seconds
Coins4 SC10 SC
  • Item (Quantity)Rate
  • GrapesGrapes(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Bat BatBat Bat(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

The Giant Flying Fox is a Hardmode bat enemy that spawns only on 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. In Expert Mode, it can inflict the Feral Bite debuff. Giant Flying Foxes can deal significant damage to a player, and without any knockback resistance, can push players down Jungle caves. They pose a significant 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 losses to crop yields, and 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 Fox and the Grapes, a fable by Aesop, 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."