Flaptors are bird-like enemies that are encountered in the Wii U, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS game, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Their name is a portmanteau of “flap” and “raptor”, a term for a bird of prey. They are common enemies which have a similar attack pattern to Flaptacks in that whenever the player is under them, they slam into the ground. Groups of Flaptors will often fly together, and whenever the player is under one of them, they will all slam into the ground at the same time. They can be used to defeat enemies, notably Mud Troopers in Fright Train Flight, and break Brick Blocks and ? Blocks.
If the player holds them in place for a few seconds on the GamePad, they will release a coin.
- Wii U website bio: "These fiendish flyers slam the ground if you stand underneath them. (Don’t do that.)"
- Switch / 3DS website bio: "These fiendish flyers slam the ground if you stand underneath them, so...don't stand underneath them."
Names in other languages
|From「猛禽類」(mōkin rui, bird of prey)
||From "rapace" (raptor) and "paf" (onomatopoeia for landing hard on the ground)
||From "gufo" (owl) and "feroce" (ferocious)