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Hippogryph
Hypograph-1-
Hippogryph as it appears in Symphony of the Night
Japanese name
ヒポグリフ Hipogurifu
Alternate name
Hipogriff
Abilities
Type
Legendary creature
Origins


The Hippogryph is a legendary creature which resembles a winged horse with the head and upper body of an eagle. The hippogryph is closely related to the griffin.

OriginsEdit

Hippogryph - Rioult

Roger délivrant Angélique (1824) by Louis-Édouard Rioult

The Hippogriff is a mythological creature that is born from the crossing between a griffin and a mare. Their head, wings, chest and front legs are like those of an eagle, inherited characteristics of the father, and the rest of the body is like that of a horse, like the mother. Since the griffin is usually depicted as a creature which detested horses, hunting and killing them, it can be difficult to imagine how a hippogryph could be conceived.

The first recorded mention of the hippogriff was made by the Latin poet Virgil in his Eclogues (Rome, Italy).

AppearancesEdit

Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

There is one Hippogryph in Symphony of the Night, appearing as a boss in the Royal Chapel. It has three methods of attack:

  • The hippogryph can fly around the room, occasionally stopping to swoop into Alucard.
  • It can draw in energy in order to spit it back out as a jet of flame.
  • It can lay eggs, which hatch into little baby Hippogryphs.

Castlevania: Circle of the MoonEdit

The Hipogriff appears as a regular enemy in Circle of the Moon.

Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

The Hippogryph appears in Aria of Sorrow as an ability soul. It is found in a hidden room inside the Top Floor and allows Soma to do a high jump by pressing ↑ and the L button on the ground, or by pressing the L button in mid-air. If you hit the ceiling, Soma will flinch in a comical fashion.

Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowEdit

The Hippogryph soul also appears in Dawn of Sorrow, granting the same ability to high jump like it did in Aria. It is found in the first sandy room of the Abyss. If you hit the ceiling, Soma will stick to it for a second before falling again.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Hippogryph
Image Name - Game
Description
Statistics Items Location
Hypograph-1- 66. Hippogryph  [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Part horse, lion and eagle. Strong: Thunder
Level: 16
HP: 800
Exp: 800
Guard: Life Vessel
Royal Chapel
Hipogriff Hipogriff (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon (Strategy)
' Strong: Wind
HP: 300/500 (*)
Exp: 740/1,900
Atk: 500/620
Def: 210/280
Common Drop: Meat (1.25%)
Rare Drop: Heart Ex (0.6%)
Chapel Tower, Underground Warehouse, Battle Arena(*)

Soul DataEdit

Item Data: Hippogryph
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Silver Souls Hippogryph - Highjump - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
Perform a high jump by pressing L in lid-jump (sic). Ability Soul
Soma 
Find: Top Floor (hidden)


GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Both "Hippogryph" and "Hipogriff" are misspellings of "Hippogriff".

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