For the Lords of Shadow familiar, see Dodo (Lords of Shadow).

The Dodo Bird is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is an extremely rare bird that is rather cowardly, and runs away quickly when it sees people.




Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

The Dodo Bird is presumably the last such creature left alive; it runs whenever it sees people. There is only one Dodo Bird in the whole game, found in the Reverse Entrance. It can be hard to kill since it runs away as soon as it spots Alucard, though if Alucard moves so its spawn location is some distance off-screen and back, it will reappear.

The Dodo Bird has only 2 HP and deals exactly 1 base touch damage, meaning it is not a threat in any sense; it is more a problem to deal with the Jack O' Bones and Dragon Rider that come in behind it and can knock Alucard away.

The Dodo Bird has two useful drops, the Heart Broach, which reduces Heart usage by sub-weapons, and the Rune Sword, a powerful throwing sword.

Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

In Portrait of Ruin, another Dodo can be encountered in the outskirts of the Forgotten City, one room left of the Poison Worm. It appears every one out of four encounters and will walk in slowly from the opposite side of the screen. Like its Symphony of the Night counterpart, it runs away upon detection, so the player must be quick in killing it.

To complete Wind's "King of the Birds" quest, the player must succeed in finding and killing one. Using a fast spell like Holy Lightning or Time Stop, or smashing it with a heavy-hitting weapon like an axe, are good alternatives to defeat it; otherwise, it will run before it can be finished it off.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Dodo Bird
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Dodobird-1- 141. Dodo Bird  (Dodo) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Rare bird. Runs when it sees people. (...) Level: 49
HP: 2
Exp: 111
Drop: Heart Broach, Rune Sword
Reverse Entrance
Dodo 99. Dodo  (Dodo Bird) [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
An extremely rare bird. It is rather cowardly, and runs away quickly. Strong: Strike
Weak: Whip, Slash, Fire
HP: 100
Exp: 365
Skill Pt: 30
Drop: Fried Chicken, Heart Brooch
Forgotten City
Dodo Bird 
Encore of the Night
''Abil: ???
HP: 600
Exp: ~1030
Drop: Hamburger; Ace of Skulls
Steal: ~12 silver, 60 copper

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Dodo Bird
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Heart Broach Icon Heart Broach (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Reduces Heart Consumption Other (Brooch)
Consume: Halves heart consumption  Drop: Dodo Bird
Rune Sword Icon Rune Sword (Heaven's Rune) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Flying rune-inscribed sword. Throwing Sword
ATT +40 (Cut); DEF -4
Drop: Dodo Bird
Effect: Thrown in a forward arc
Special: ←→ + [Attack]: Extended throw
Fried Chicken PoR Icon Fried Chicken - Portrait of Ruin [ edit ]
Crispy-fried, golden brown goodness! Item (Food)
Jonathan, Charlotte 
HP +129
Sell: $100 
Drop: Dodo
Heart Brooch Icon Heart Brooch - Portrait of Ruin [ edit ]
Increases the likelihood of getting hearts. Accessory (Brooch)
DEF +1
Sell: $2,500 
Drop: Dodo
Effect: Increases the value of Heart pick-ups.



  • The Dodo Bird is similar to the Rare Ghost and other enemies in other games that run away when they spot the player.
  • This enemy is based off of the Dodo, which was a small, flightless bird that was hunted to extinction. This is why the enemy appears as a zombie (which it is referred to as in Portrait of Ruin) and is frightened by the heroes' presence.
  • In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Dodos do not appear as enemies but a Dodo can be brought forth from a Dodo Egg relic. After hatching one of these, the Dodo will fly to a hidden secret for Dracula to find.

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