Kirby Mass Attack sprites
|Category||Regular enemy, Large enemy|
|“||Steer clear of any Pricklebats too. Their spikes are savage, so do your best to avoid them while aiming for Buzzybat.”|
|— Daroach • Kirby Mass Attack|
Pricklebats look like red spike balls with little wings. They have batlike faces, bat ears, and two fangs. A Pricklebat's eyes are blue with black pupils. Large Pricklebats have lazier expressions than small Pricklebats do. They also have nostrils.
Pricklebats are only seen once in the game: during the battle against Buzzybat. After Buzzybat has been injured once, he will surround himself with a number of black bat relatives and one large Pricklebat. These bats will slowly circle his body, protecting him from the Kirbys. As a large enemy, this particular Pricklebat takes up more room on the screen, and must be carefully avoided.
After taking a second hit from the Kirbys, Buzzybat surround himself with more black bats and three small Pricklebats; these foes do exactly what the others did. However, Buzzybat will cycle them around himself at a rapid speed every few seconds, so the player must be cautious.
Pricklebats cannot be defeated and will hurt any Kirbys they come in contact with, so they must be avoided. They will vanish once a Kirby has grabbed hold of Buzzybat.
- The spike balls that Birdees throw create the base for small Pricklebats. Small Pricklebats are simply these spike balls with ears, wings, and a face added on. They also have a red-orange color palette instead of the red-pink palette of the normal spike balls.
- Big Pricklebats seem to have an original design, however.