|First appearance||Super Mario Land (1989)|
Batadons are hopping stone head enemies found in the game Super Mario Land. To defeat this enemy, Mario either has to jump on top of it, or shoot three Superballs at it. It acts much like a Fly or Kumo, except it bounces higher, moves slower, and does not pause on the ground. Defeating a Batadon awards them with 800 points. Batadons can also pound through some platforms. They only appear in Worlds 3-1 and 3-3. Batadons closely resemble moai heads, similarly to Tokotokos, other rock-based creatures found in the Easton Kingdom; however, Batadons are the only ones with wings.
In the Super Mario Land manga, a Batadon is the first enemy encountered in Easton Kingdom, getting angry at Mario for ruining one of the statues and calling the Tokotoko and other Batadons for backup. However, the moai are easily tricked by Mario yelling "Red light!", making them stop in place. Only when Mario leaves do they realize that they were tricked and chase after him. After losing Mario due to him being in a disguise, they finally find him and jump towards him, failing to notice he was entangled in a web with lethal Suu venom about to be poured on him. Getting entangled in the web, the maoi free Mario with their jolts, and are hit by the venom in his place, melting down.
Super Mario Land
- Instruction booklet: A winged stone statue. It tries to crush Mario as it flies.
- Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console manual: This winged stone statue tries to crush Mario as it flies.
Tribe: Rock clan
Disposition: Stubborn person
Game appearances: Land 1
Winged moai statue
A moai-like stone statue with wings. They leap and flap wildly as they try to crush Mario. They do not move fast, but since they come from above, they can be a difficult enemy in tight spaces.
Names in other languages
|Portmanteau of「パタパタ」(patapata, Koopa Paratroopa and an onomatopoeia for flapping) and「ドン」(don, onomatopoeia for crushing)|
- Super Mario Land English instruction booklet. Page 14.
- M. Arakawa. Nintendo Game Boy Player's Guide. Page 5.
- Shogakukan. 1994.「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 155.
- Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet. Page 15.
- Club Nintendo (Netherlands) Classic, page 8.
- Super Mario Land French instruction booklet, page 14.
- Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 47
|Super Mario Land|
|Protagonists||Mario • Princess Daisy|
|Bosses||King Totomesu • Dragonzamasu (Tamao) • Hiyoihoi • Biokinton (Chicken) • Tatanga (Pagosu)|
|Locations||Sarasaland (Birabuto Kingdom • Muda Kingdom • Easton Kingdom • Chai Kingdom)|
|Levels||World 1-1 • World 1-2 • World 1-3 • World 2-1 • World 2-2 • World 2-3 • World 3-1 • World 3-2 • World 3-3 • World 4-1 • World 4-2 • World 4-3 • Expert Level|
|Items & vehicles||Super Mushroom • Superball Flower • Star • 1UP heart • Coin • Marine Pop • Sky Pop • Switch • Lift Block|
|Enemies & obstacles||Batadon • Bombshell Koopa • Bullet Biff • Bunbun • Chikako • Dropping lift • Falling block • Falling spike • Fly • Ganchan • Gao • Gunion • Goombo • Honen • Kumo • Mekabon • Nyololin • Pionpi • Pipe Fist • Piranha Plant • Pompon Flower • Roketon • Roto Disc • Suu • Tokotoko • Torion • Yurarin • Yurarin Boo|
|Other||Brick • Bonus game • Das Super Mario Spiel • Gallery • Glitches • Goal • Media • Mystery Block • Soundtrack|