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

Enigmas are a mysterious entity found in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. 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. Somehow, these bats can both think independently and combine their consciousnesses to act as one being. The large Enigma resembles the small bats that make the monster up. These bats can even detach themselves from the group and reform into different shapes, for example, an arrow.

Enigmas are commonly found in the mines of Moleville. If an intruder enters their territory, an Enigma will form together and attack. 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. Enigmas are relatives of another bat-like enemy called Gorgons.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バットン
Play on "bat" and possibly「豚」(ton, the on'yomi reading of "pig"), referencing their pig-like nose; shared with the bats from Super Mario Galaxy