Flea Men are the hopper enemies that appear in most recent Castlevania games. Like all hoppers, Flea Men tend to hop around in short or long movements back and forth. They maintain hunched backs like most common hoppers but have more flea-like characteristics, with tiny heads and arms, and sometimes antennae.
Some Flea Men come armed with different weaponry. The Armored Fleaman has armor that must be destroyed first and wields a large axe which can deal out large amounts of damage. Flea Men usually wield twin axe blades in each hand in the 3D games (Lament of Innocence and Curse of Darkness). Flea Men known as Rippers will often throw blood-soaked knives.
Like other hoppers, Flea Men can be dropped by an aerial enemy, either a Bat or an Eagle. They have several additional methods of transporting themselves around. In some games, instead of being dropped by eagles, Flea Men will mount them and ride about, and are instead referred to as Flea Riders. They also will ride White Dragons, where in that case they are referred to as Dragon Riders. In Symphony of the Night, if Alucard knocks a Flea Man off of a free floating White Dragon (or Wyrm, called Orobourous), it will be released and help him destroy any other enemies in the room out of gratitude. A reference to this can be seen in Dawn of Sorrow, where if a White Dragon familiar is summoned, a minimized Soma will be riding it.
In Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow and Portrait of Ruin, they are spawned from the Wakwak Tree and will pop out of bubbles on their branches when they are fully grown. They will keep on spawning until the tree is destroyed.
- Main article: Flea Man/Enemy Data
|Item Data: Flea Man|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Bamboo Sword|| 2 Handed Weapon (Katana)|
| Attrib: Hit|| ATT +1|| Drop: Spectral Sword, Flea Man|| Effect: Very slow swing (no diagonal attack)|
|Delicious cheese [use]|| Food|
| HP +18|| Find: Olrox's Quarters|
Drop: Flea Man
|Tunic sewn from cloth.|| Armor|
| DEF +7|
| Rare Drop: Fleaman|
Common Drop: Zombie
|Hops around madly.|| Bullet Soul|
|Consume: 15 MP|| 75 AP|| Rarity: 25|
|Medicine that recovers hearts.|| Recovery Item|
| Hearts +50|| Find: Dark Palace of Waterfalls B1F, Ghostly Theatre 1F|
Drop: Flea Man, Gargoyle, Death Reaper, Mad Diver, Lesser Demon
|A freshly squeezed juice with no added flavorings. Recovers HP.|| Recovery Item|
| HP +50|| Drop: Flea Man|
|Looks like it can make you stronger.|| Armor|
| ATK +1 DEF +9, STR +1|
| Rare Drop: Fleaman|
|Summon Fleaman.|| Bullet Soul|
|Consume: 8 MP|| Rarity: **|
| Effect: Can also be used while in Bat Form.|
|From cows raised in wide open pastuers. Great for breakfast.|| Food|
| HP +50|| Drop: Flea Man Lv.7/40/75|
|Rich, sweet dessert made from real cream. Eat it up quickly before it melts!|| Food|
| HP +20|| Rare Drop: Frost Demon Lv.28/38/43, Death Ripper Lv.29/40/75|
|A salmon-flavored rice ball.|| Item (Food)|
| HP +26|| Drop: Flea Man|
|Summon a Fleaman|| Bullet Soul|
|Consume: 12 MP|| ATK +4|| Rarity: *|
Steal: Fleaman (2.3%)
- Flea Armors in Symphony if the Night will break open when hit and eject their Flea Man occupant, usually straight at the player's character. For unclear reasons, the armor itself will bleed when hit with a bloody weapon.