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The official guide calls them Bats. Name change? Plumber 22:17, 19 August 2007 (EDT)

Dunno. :S (Toadbert101|TBPaper.PNG|Give a yell) 22:28, 19 August 2007 (EDT)
Hmm, there are too many bat-like enemies, not a good idea. Plumber 22:29, 19 August 2007 (EDT)

Type of Swoop[edit]

Since when? The Japanese names are similar, but that doesn't really prove anything when they're just onomatopoeia for the same thing. We don't count Bukubuku as a Cheep Cheep, though we do classify that other Bukubuku as a Cheep Cheep, but that has proof, like Air Cheep and Super Mario Maker. Not all bats are Swoops! ComBat, Minicula, the other Minicula, Pat the Bat, many examples. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:01, 22 September 2017 (EDT)

Apparently the file names for Yoshi's New Island referred to "Basabasa" directly, so that's a bit better, I suppose. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:30, 8 March 2018 (EST)