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Alignment Bad

Appears in Rayman
Location Moskito's Nest in the Dream Forest

Portrayed by {{{portrayed by}}}

Resistance 12 HP
Attacks Sting, spiky fruits

Sex {{{sex}}}
Species Mosquito

Relatives {{{relatives}}}

Moskito is a gigantic red mosquito and the first major boss in the original Rayman game. He is encountered only in Moskito's Nest, the final level of the Dream Forest.

When Moskito is first encountered, he chases Rayman with a giant spiky fruit. During the battle, he attacks Rayman by trying to poke him with his proboscis and uses spiky fruits of various sizes to attack. With precise timing, it is possible to hit him twice per turn, before he flies up and away after the first hit.

During Moskito's battle in the Sega Saturn and PlayStation versions, and both in the pursuit and Moskito's battle in the Atari Jaguar, Moskito is red with pink gloves, and a grey proboscis, shoes and stripes. But in the PC version and during the pursuit on Sega Saturn and PlayStation, Moskito appears with a pink skin with yellow stripes, shoes and proboscis, and white gloves and wings, like Bzzit.

It is thought that all instances in which Moskito shares Bzzit's colouration are mistakes or problem arising from hardware limitations; Moskito's ‘true’ colour is believed to be red, not pink. The versions of the game in which Moskito appears to have Bzzit's colours have led to great confusion and debate amongst players regarding the identities of the two mosquitoes.

In Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends, up to four friendly mosquitoes appear, and can be ridden by the player characters in the game's sidescrolling shooter levels. In this game, they are referred to as 'Moskitoes', probably as a reference to the boss from the original Rayman.


An incorrectly-coloured Moskito pursues Rayman with a huge spiky fruit.
An incorrectly-coloured Moskito in the PC/MS-DOS version.
A carving of a mosquito appears on a wooden palisade in English with Rayman. It is unknown if it represents Moskito or Bzzit.
In 2010, Moskito appeared on a variant cover of one issue of the French retro-gaming magazine Pix'n Love.