Batreons are bloodthirsty, carnivorous beasts that are the capturers of the Dark Army. They are rarely fought in-game, only appearing in the final level and any Enemy Smackdown level. Their signature battle cry is a drawn-out screech. They will then swoop and attack. Don't let one bite you, because that does extreme damage even to Ryu. They are purple bat-like creatures with odd markings and a horn on the tip of their nose. The higher their rank, the bigger the lightning-bolt marks on their side. They were not always this way, however. They were once peaceful creatures, brown as a real bat, and still carnivorous. But when the attack first began, they were the first creatures to be corrupted. The only one that escaped, Mereo, currently hides in an abandoned Batreon village on Ghiria.