Batwig, the Bat Pokemon

Batwig is a Grass-type starter Fakemon introduced in Fakemon West and East in June 1990, replacing Grassardinal. It evolves to Echoak at level 16, which evolves to Terosideye in level 36. Along with Crispigeon and Puppond, Batwig was introduced in the 1990 starter Pokemon update.


Batwig resembles a small bat with green ears. It has green wings, pink hands, pink tuft, green feet, and a leaf like tail, which is typically almost unseen due to the wings covering it. It may be a mix of a dragon and a bat.

Pokedex Entry

West: Cute but also very smart, Batwig can use their wings, not to fly, but to shoot leaves from their inner section.

East: This intelligent Pokemon is known to use Razor Leaf by flapping its wings vigourously.

Strengths and Weaknesses

This Pokemon is weak against:

Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, and Bug

This Pokemon is strong against:

Water, Rock, Ground


Tackle (Level 1) A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.

Leer (Level 1) The user gives opposing Pokémon an intimidating leer that lowers the Defense stat.

Absorb (Level 6) A nutrient-draining attack. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.

Gust (Level 9) A gust of wind is whipped up by wings and launched at the target to inflict damage.

Quick Attack (Level 12) The user lunges at the target at a speed that makes it almost invisible. This move always goes first.

Razor Leaf (Level 15) Sharp-edged leaves are launched to slash at the opposing Pokémon. Critical hits land more easily.

Wing Attack (Level 19) The target is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide to inflict damage.

Sonic Boom (Level 24) The target is hit with a destructive shock wave that always inflicts 20 HP damage.

Agility (Level 30) The user relaxes and lightens its body to move faster. This sharply raises the Speed stat.

Wood Hammer (Level 32) The user slams its rugged body into the target to attack. This also damages the user quite a lot.

Aerial Ace (Level 34) The user confounds the target with speed, then slashes. This attack never misses.

Hyper Fang (Level 39) The user bites hard on the target with its sharp front fangs. This may also make the target flinch.


  • The previous Grass-type Pokemon starter was Grassardinal, in which is now replaced by Batwig.
  • The other previous Grass-type was used for Platwig.
  • Surprisingly, Batwig, along with its evolutions, can learn Gust, Wing Attack, and Aerial Ace, despite not being part Flying-type.


Batwig is based on a fruit bat, mixed with a baby dragon.

Name Origin

Batwig's name is based on "bat" and "twig."


(first) next: Echoak

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