The Catoblepas is a legendary creature from Ethiopia, said to have the body of an ox and the head of a wild boar. In the Castlevania series, it is similar to the Gorgon (in fact, in Dawn of Sorrow and Portrait of Ruin, it is actually a direct re-use of the Gorgon sprite from Symphony of the Night), and breaths out a petrifying gas.
Catoblepae appear in the Observation Tower and the Battle Arena. In this game, the Catoblepas looks like a gray ox which stops when a hero is near to release a cloud of petrifying gas to the ground, which will travel a few steps away from the beast.
Catoblepae appear in the Study. They attack by breathing petrifying gas and their appearance is closer to that of an armored bull than to an ox. Soma can safely stand on the back of the beast, even allowing him to use them as stepping platforms to reach higher areas.
The Catoblepas' soul allows Soma to release a continuous cloud of petrifying gas from his hand.
Catoblepae appear a few times in the Garden of Madness. They are very slow, so killing them is not very difficult.
Their soul allows Soma to create clouds of petrifying gas, which can turn to stone many enemies, and allows Soma to deal +50% damage to petrified enemies.
Similar to those appearing in Dawn of Sorrow. They appear in Sandy Grave.
- While in other games Catoblepas is weaker than its counterpart, the Gorgon, in Circle of the Moon Catoblepas is the stronger one.
|Enemy Data: Catoblepas|
|Image||Name - Game|
| ''Abil: Stone|| Strong: Stone|
HP: 550/560 ( )
| Common Drop: Heart High (2%)|
Rare Drop: Soldier Fatigues (0.5%)
| Observation Tower, Battle Arena( )|
| This ox-like beast's breath turns living things to stone.Abil: Attack petrifies.|| Strong: Nothing|
Weak: Sword, Poison, Curse
| Rare Drop: Milk|
Soul: Stone Breath
| Study, Dance Hall|
|This ox-like beast's breath turns living things to stone.|| Strong: Stone|
Weak: Piercing, Slashing
| Common Drop: Milk (8%)|
Rare Drop: Meat (4%)
Soul: Stone Breath (16%)
| Garden of Madness|
|This ox-like beast's breath turns living things to stone.|| Strong: Petrify|
Weak: Whip, Piercing, Fire
Skill Pt: 2
| Drop: Milk, Tasty Meat|| Great Stairway|
- Mr. P's Castlevania Realm
- Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Bestiary by Darth Nemesis at GameFAQs.com
- Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Walkthrough and FAQ by Zach "Darko" Long at GameFAQs.com