Family: Giant Bat
Crystal: Wind
Weak to: Wind, Light

Notorious Monster

Golden Bat

Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Valkurm Dunes 26 - 27 1 A, L, H
Nyzul Isle
Floors 61 - 80
Unknown 1 A, L, H
A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime; A(R) = Aggressive to Reive participants

Notes (Valkurm Dunes):

  • There are 3 Placeholders; one located in the tunnel to the "Secret Beach", and two in the tunnel that leads to Gustav Tunnel.
  • Any of these Giant Bats can spawn as the NM.
  • Giant Bat respawn time is 5 minutes.

Trial of the Magians

Notes (Nyzul Isle):

Hunt Registry Elusiveness Ferocity Required Scylds Rewarded Scylds Evolith Evolith
Northern San d'Oria (E-8)
3 3 0 10 Vs. Aquans: Ranged Accuracy + TriangleUpFilledWindWind WindShape FilledTriangleUp.gif

Historical Background

The Golden Bat (Mimon bennettii) is a species of bat found in South America. However, that is not the origin of this NM’s name. The name is actually a sort of in-joke, similar to Black Triple Stars.

Golden Bat refers to the Golden Bat cigarette, a brand of cigarettes made by Japan Tobacco Inc since 1906 (the oldest existing brand of cigarette in Japan). In recent times, the cigarette is noted as the cheapest cigarette in Japan, which is derived from its use of low grade tobacco. This would give it a very uneven taste, with the tobacco being more prone to being affected by humidity or subtle manufacturing differences. The low price made it rather popular though. The packages historically featured a golden bat on a moss green background. Packaging still features a golden bat on it.