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 or spew a ball of fire at the player. A second one can be found in the basement section of the Dance Hall, where its soul can be gathered.
Gaining dominance over its soul grants Soma the Guardian Big Bone ability, which is the strongest guardian soul (based on its attack power). With it, Soma grows the Creaking Skull's skeletal club arm to fight any enemies behind. While not technically useful, it can help defeat those enemies that gang up on him, like Fleamen and Rippers, although it can be replaced with other more effective guardian souls later in the game.
|Enemy Data: Creaking Skull|
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- A later enemy, the Giant Skeleton, is a palette swap of the Creaking Skull, although 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|