The Gashadokuro are spirits that take the form of giant skeletons; they are fifteen times taller than an average person and said to be created from the amassed bones of people who died of starvation. These yōkai roam after midnight, grabbing lone travelers and biting off their heads to drink their spraying blood. A loud ringing sound is usually heard in the ear of nearby victims, foreboding an imminent encounter.
They are said to possess the powers of invisibility and indestructibility; though Shinto charms are said to ward them off.
The Creaking Skull is a massive skeleton that is too large to properly support its own weight. Instead, it slowly drags itself forward, periodically pausing to swing its femur at Soma, or spit a ball of fire toward him. A second one can be found in the basement section of the Dance Hall, and its soul can be gathered there.
The soul it drops is the Guardian Big Bone guardian soul, which is the strongest guardian soul (based on its AP). With it, Soma grows the Creaking Skull's skeletal club arm to fight any enemies behind when the soul is activated. It also attacks in the same fashion as well. While not technically useful, it can help defeat those enemies that gang up on him, specifically Fleamen and Rippers. This soul can be replaced with other more effective guardian souls later in the game, such as Shadow Knight's, Big Golem's and Cagnazzo's.
|Enemy Data: Creaking Skull|
|Image||Name - Game|
|A giant corpse whose body has collapsed under its own weight.|| Strong: Darkness|
| Drop: Nothing|
Soul: Guardian Big Bone
| Castle Corridor (as a boss), Dance Hall|
- A later enemy, the Giant Skeleton, is a palette swap of the Creaking Skull, though it cannot shoot fireballs.
|Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow|
|Soma Cruz - Mina Hakuba - J./Julius Belmont - Yoko Belnades - Genya Arikado (Alucard) - Hammer|
|Creaking Skull - Manticore - Great Armor - Big Golem - Headhunter - Death - Legion - Balore - Chaos|
|Castle Corridor - Chapel - Study - Dance Hall - Inner Quarters - Floating Garden - Clock Tower|
Underground Reservoir - Underground Cemetery - The Arena - Top Floor - Forbidden Area - Chaotic Realm
|Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow & Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Original Soundtrack|
|Futabasha Official Guide - NTT Pub Official Guide|
|Bestiary - Inventory - In-Game Formula - Julius Mode - Voice Translations|