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Wario Land 4: The boss Catbat
Sprite from Wario Land 4
Species Cat/Bat monster
First appearance Wario Land 4 (2001)
Map of the level

Catbat is the boss of the Sapphire Passage in Wario Land 4. It is a large, ghost-like cat with a bat on its head. This monster has the features and wings of a bat, and is able to fly in the air. The time given to defeat the boss varies on the game mode: in Normal, it is 4:00, in Hard, it is 3:00, and in S-Hard, it is 2:00. Catbat can create waves from crashing into the pool, though Wario can damage Catbat by riding the waves and then ramming into its bat head. After each attack, Catbat becomes enraged and spits out three purple mines, which turn him into Puffy Wario on contact. The Catbat's reaction to this is laughing and and running across to the other side as time is wasted for Wario. Catbat can be knocked back via ramming, but doing so causes it to spit out a mine each time. After enough hits, the bat head is destroyed, leaving a bald patch on Catbat's head and enraging it further, as it will now spit out red mines, which damage Wario instead. Catbat can now take damage from Wario performing a ground pound on its head from the newly undulating wave. When Catbat is at critically low health, it will continually spawn red mines individually. After enough hits, Catbat is defeated and Wario is rewarded with the creature's Bracelets.

Catbat's battle area has a pool of water in the floor, with a mechanical fish swimming back and forth through the water.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キャバット
Combination of "cat" and "bat"

Chinese (simplified) 猫头蝙蝠[1]
Māotóu Biānfú
Cat-headed Bat

Italian Gattostrello
Portmanteau of gatto ("cat") and pipistrello ("cat")
Spanish Murciégato
Portmanteau of murciélago ("bat") and gato ("cat")


Audio.svg Catbat - Music heard in a normal boss battle
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  1. ^ 阿快尔瑞斯 (July 19, 2014). 【完结】【童年游戏】瓦力欧寻宝记流程 (6P). Bilibili (Simplified Chinese). Retrieved June 1, 2024.[dead link]