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Petrifying breath
Legendary creature

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.


Castlevania: Circle of the MoonEdit

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.

Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

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.

Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowEdit

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.

Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

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 DataEdit

Enemy Data: Catoblepas
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Catoblepascotm Catoblepas (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon (Strategy)
''Abil: Stone
Strong: Stone
HP: 550/560 (*)
Exp: 1,800/2,000
Atk: 500/510
Def: 430/435
Common Drop: Heart High (2%)
Rare Drop: Soldier Fatigues (0.5%)
Observation Tower, Battle Arena(*)
Catoblepas 29. Catoblepas  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
This ox-like beast's breath turns living things to stone.Abil: Attack petrifies.
Strong: Nothing
Weak: Sword, Poison, Curse
HP: 200
MP: 10
Exp: 40
Atk: 27
Def: 20
Rare Drop: Milk
Soul: Stone Breath
Study, Dance Hall
DOS-Catoblepas 26. Catoblepas  [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
This ox-like beast's breath turns living things to stone. Strong: Stone
Weak: Piercing, Slashing
HP: 70
MP: 30
Exp: 85
Atk: 26
Timestop: Affected
Common Drop: Milk (8%)
Rare Drop: Meat (4%)
Soul: Stone Breath (16%)
Garden of Madness
DOS-Catoblepas 35. Catoblepas  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
This ox-like beast's breath turns living things to stone. Strong: Stone
Weak: Whip, Slash, Fire
HP: 120
Exp: 60
Skill Pt: 2
Drop: Milk, Tasty Meat
Great Stairway


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