BatGals are humanoid bat enemies that appear frequently throughout the Shantae games.
BatGals resemble humans, with a pink (teal when frozen) color scheme in the first game and yellow eyes and green skin in later games. They wear a black helmet with wing-like protrusions, black shoulder pads with spikes, black gloves, black top and black boots. They have tails alike to that of a devil, ending with a triangular shape.
In the first game, they wore hats with small decorative wings, wore a bodysuit and lacked visible hair. In the old trailer for Shantae and the Pirate's Curse their appearance looked closer to their old designs but with their current coloration.
BatGals return in Cackle Tower, after their absence in . They have the same abilities as in the previous game but the whip has been replaced with a flail. When they are defeated, they scream, turn into stone and crumble.in
While absent from the main scenario, BatGals make their return in the Pirate Queen’s Quest DLC. They turn into a swarm of bats when hit, and revert to attack the player with their flails. When defeated, their clothes rip apart as they scream and vanish.
They behave the same way as in Half-Genie Hero. Some roam normally, while others have to be revived from statues (via the refresh dance). Their Monster Card increases the damage of the Spark Dance from 15 to 22 points.
- Before their official names were revealed, people speculated them being very different types of monsters such as succubi/devils, vampires, goblins, zombies or some other type of undead and even "cat-ladies." They are not based on any single mythical creature, and instead have signature traits of different types of monsters (transforming into a bat like vampires, having the appearance of a devil, become stone like golems/gargoyles, can be reanimated and having green skin similar to zombies/undead in the series.)
- They have similarities to Orcs, both species have bat wings and can alter themselves in a state where they are able to fly or attack, attack with something heavy (orcs with their bodies and BatGals with their flails), and have a similar color scheme. It is unknown if the two species are related in some way or just coincidentally similar.