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Official artwork of Enigma from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)

Enigmas are enemies in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its remake. Although an Enigma resembles a large, purple bat with what looks like a pig's snout, the monster is actually a colony of smaller bats that come together to create one larger Enigma. The large Enigma resembles the small bats that make the monster up, and can reform into different shapes, such as an arrow.

Enigmas are commonly found in the mines of Moleville. However, Enigmas do not fight by themselves; they always fight with other monsters on their side. In a battle, an Enigma fights by separating part into smaller bats and attacking the intruder. They also know the spell Echofinder which causes the Mute status ailment, preventing an opponent from using special attacks.

A variant of Enigma, known as Enigmax, can be found in the Sunken Ship.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Battle idle animation of an Enigma from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 150 FP 100 Speed 25 Yoshi Cookie Energizer
Attack 55 Magic attack 30 Location(s) Coal Mines Bonus Flower HP Max! (50%)
Defense 40 Magic defense 35 Weak Jump Items Maple Syrup (5%)
Evade 20% Magic evade 0% Strong None Morph rate 75%
Coins 5 Exp. points 10 Spells None Sp. attacks Echofinder
Psychopath "Gather around! Watch it!"

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

An Enigma in Super Mario RPG
HP 150
Exp. 10
Weak Elements Jump
Weak Statuses FearPoisonSleepMute
Drops N/A
Rare Drops Maple Syrup
Found In Mole Mines
Monster List profile
You'd think that they get along since they always act as a team. But word is that on their off days, they do their own thing and barely even talk.
Thought Peek
Group up! Don't break ranks! Looking at you, left ear! You're drooping!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バットン
Derived from "bat" and possibly「豚」(ton, on'yomi reading of "pig"), referring to their pig-like nose; shared with the bats from Super Mario Galaxy
Chinese 猪鼻蝙蝠
Zhūbí Biānfú
Pig-nosed Bat
French Chauve-série From "chause-souris" (bat) and "série" (series)
German Enigma -
Italian Maialello Portmanteau of "maiale" (pig) and "pipistrello" (bat) or "indovinello" (riddle)
Korean 배튼
Transliteration of the Japanese name
Spanish Enigma -