"A strange creature whose wings are too weak for its heavy head. Watch out for its fleas."
Battle Memory

The Batangutan is an enemy found in Mother 3. Batangutans can be encountered in Murasaki Forest near Club Titiboo and the Chimera Laboratory.

Per its name, "bat" and "orangutan", this chimera appears as an orangutan's head, with large bat wings acting as support and their only source of mobility. The orangutan's body was used to create the Monkalrus, as stated in the latter's Battle Memory page. In the overworld, it moves about slowly, showing that its head is indeed too heavy for its wings.


The Batangutan usually sticks to standard attacks and sending fleas flying. It occasionally wastes turns being absentminded. Its battle theme is Stringent.

Batangutans are vulnerable to fire and sleepiness, and may drop an Ancient Banana or an extremely rare Luxury Banana when defeated.

Its battle sound is Battle Sound 41 which falls under Code Numbers 882 for regular attack, 883 for Smaaaash! and 884 for Miss.