Giant fruitbat

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Giant fruitbats are NPCs summoned by witches using the spell Mother Harblist's Fruity Flyer.

Fruitbats need to be fed regularly. They eat almost any type of fruit, which can be obtained from fruit shops, certain NPCs, Wurphle's Midnight Snack (the toffee apples), or gathered straight from the source. Apples are also available for free from the brown paper bag in the drawer of the washstand in Granny Weatherwax's bedroom.

It is possible to obtain clothing for fruitbats.


This is <name>, a fruitbat that <owner> has summoned to do her bidding. S/he looks cute, in a way that only a two foot tall fruitbat carrying a small basket with its feet could.


Fruitbats do not breathe underwater and can fail swimming.

  • They will follow you underwater, but might not manage to swim out, especially if they are carrying heavy things.
  • You can ask them to stay before doing underwater rescues.
  • If you do not notice that they failed to follow going up then they won't try going up again because you are no longer there for them to follow. You have to go back and move again to get them to go (try) to follow up.
  • Fruitbats follow through twisting a blue crystal ring, so you can get them out of water that way.

It can be convenient to tempt fruitbats to feed them, but poisoning them can lead to combat with your fruitbat.

  • This can be dangerous to you and/or your fruitbat depending on your skills.
  • It is best to have an alias to ask them to stay so you can do that and then leave the room. Then you need to wait long enough that they stop fighting you. This takes around ten or twenty seconds longer after you naturally stop fighting them (if you don't use stop). You can check 'score fighting' if you think you missed the line saying you are no longer hunting for them.

Most npcs will not attack fruitbats, even those that automatically attack players. Unfortunately, some npcs do attack fruitbats. The most dangerous npcs should be more to the top of the list.


  • name <fruitbat> <name>
  • ask <fruitbat> to {release|drop} <object>
  • ask <fruitbat> to remove <object>
  • ask <fruitbat> to not accept things from strangers
  • ask <fruitbat> to return <object>
  • ask <fruitbat> to accept things from strangers
  • ask <fruitbat> to stay
  • ask <fruitbat> to follow
  • ask <fruitbat> to give <object> to <living>
  • ask <fruitbat> to {take|carry|get} <object>
  • ask <fruitbat> to leave
  • ask <fruitbat> to go on a diet
  • ask <fruitbat> to wear <object>

For fun

  • eat <fruitbat>

If you get a bit peckish yourself.

  • squeeze <fruitbat>

To encourage guano production after feeding.

  • pick/groom <fruit> seed from <fruitbat> [fur]

To obtain seeds from the fruits you fed the fruitbat.

There might still be some seeds in the fur even if you don't see it in the fruitbat's description. Seeing the seed line seems random.

  • brush <fruitbat> with <brush>

To rapidly remove many seeds caught in the fruitbat's fur. The specific kind of seed is not described like when you brush, anyway they're gone forever so it doesn't matter much. Requires a brush.

See also