Artwork of a Dorakyū from Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten
|First appearance||Donkey Kong (1994)|
Dorakyū fly horizontally, slightly moving up and down and turning in the opposite direction after bumping into a wall, usually passing by ropes Mario can climb. When one of these enemies intercepts Mario, it hangs onto and appears to strangle him. Mario is shown to progressively turn pale whilst he chokes. After Mario undergoes the enemy's attack, he drops off the rope he is currently climbing. Depending on the height reached from the ground beneath, Mario might either survive the fall or lose a life upon crashing onto the soil. Even though it is risky for Mario to directly interact with Dorakyū bats, these can be knocked out with either falling fruit or carriable objects and enemies.
Profiles and statistics
Tribe: Fly clan
Game appearances: GB Donkey
Bats flying from left to right
A vampire bat that flies from side to side while going up and down somewhat. They are a troublesome enemy because of their high speed. Since you cannot ride on top of it, you should throw items at it to defeat it.
Names in other languages
|Abbreviation of「ドラキュラ」(Dorakyura, Dracula); likely incorporating「吸血」(kyūketsu, bloodsucking)|