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Artwork of a Dorakyū from Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten
First appearance Donkey Kong (1994)

Dorakyū are aerodynamic, vampire bat-resembling enemies in Donkey Kong for Game Boy. They make their debut in Stage 4-5 of the Jungle.

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.

In Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Kōmori take the role of Dorakyū, borrowing a similar attack pattern. Swoops also display similar flight movement in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 フライ族
性格 いやしい
登場ゲーム GBドンキー

Tribe: Fly clan
Disposition: Greedy
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[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドラキュー[2][1]
Abbreviation of「ドラキュラ」(Dorakyura, Dracula); likely incorporating「吸血」(kyūketsu, bloodsucking)


  1. ^ a b 「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 133.
  2. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. Volume 30 of the KC Deluxe manga, page 51