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Artwork from Super Mario Land
First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)

Batadons[1][2] 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.

In Super Mario-kun, some Batadons appear in volume 3 alongside the Tokotoko and their boss Hiyoihoi. Apart from helping their leader and forming a giant rock with the moai, they do nothing relevant.


Super Mario Land[edit]

  • 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.

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

パタドン (JP) / Batadon (EN)
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Original text (Japanese) Translation
種族しゅぞく 岩石族 Tribe Rock clan
性格せいかく がんこ者 Disposition Stubborn person
登場とうじょうゲーム ランド1 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[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パタドン[4]
Portmanteau of「パタパタ」(patapata, "Koopa Paratroopa" and an onomatopoeia for flapping) and「ドン」(don, onomatopoeia for crushing)

Dutch Batadon[5]
French Batadon[6]
German Batadon
Italian Batadon[7][8][9]
Spanish Batadon


  1. ^ 1989. Super Mario Land instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 14.
  2. ^ 1991. Nintendo Game Boy Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 5.
  3. ^ 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). Shogakukan. Page 155.
  4. ^ Nintendo (1989). Super Mario Land instruction booklet. Nintendo (Japanese). Page 15.
  5. ^ Club Nintendo (Netherlands) Classic. Page 8.
  6. ^ Super Mario Land French instruction booklet. Page 14.
  7. ^ Super Mario Land Italian manual. Page 14.
  8. ^ Super Mario Land (3DS - Virtual Console) Italian e-manual. Page 14.
  9. ^ November 15, 2018. Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Magazzini Salani (Italian). ISBN 889367436X. Page 47.