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In-game sprite of Gloombat from Kirby Mass Attack.
First game Kirby Mass Attack (2011)
Similar entities Battybat
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Gloombat[Japanese title] is an enemy appearing in Kirby Mass Attack. It is a small bat-like creature which can be found in dark places. It attacks by swooping down and grabbing any Kirby it comes into contact with, gnawing on that Kirby when it gets the chance. It can be pummeled, but it can easily shake off Kirbys who are not in great numbers. Defeating Gloombat awards the player with 300 points.

Gloombat is not mentioned by Daroach, and was only given a name in the Japanese version of the game.


Gloombat appears only in Volcano Valley - Stage 6. Its small size and black color makes it easy for this foe to hide in the dark.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グルーガー
The name shares a root with the Japanese names for the variations of Gruegloom, and matches the pattern of ending its name with a single syllable, so「グルー」may be meant to refer to "grue", a fictional monster;「ガー」may come from a partial voicing of「蚊食い鳥カクイドリ」(kakui-dori), a synonym of「蝙蝠コウモリ」(kōmori, bat). The name may also involve the English word "gloom" and Japanese onomatopoeia「がぶり」(gaburi, a biting sound)