The Lesser Demon is an enemy in the Castlevania series. They are flying demons who patrol their territory and wield powerful magic. Some can summon demonic allies, including other Lesser Demons.


Lesser Demons are low level classic demons, more powerful than a Tiny Devil and less than a Devil. The first Lesser Demon that appeared in a Castlevania game was called Leviathan in the North American localization of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse.


Castlevania III: Dracula's CurseEdit

Leviathon Leviathan-jpn
Name JPN Alt. Name
Leviathan レッサーデーモン Ressādēmon -
Block 7: The Mountains
Block 7A: Lookout

Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

The Lesser Demons from Symphony of the Night are able to summon allies, and are temporarily invincible during this process. The first such demon encountered is a boss demon which can summon a Mudman, a Slinger or an Ectoplasm. Lesser Demons encountered later on will only summon other Lesser Demons.

No. Name JPN Level HP
80 Lesser Demon レッサーデーモン Ressādēmon 20 400
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
- Dark Holy - 100
Location Drop Guard
Long Library
Necromancy Laboratory
Obsidian Sword, Holbein Dagger
Guards: Life Vessel, Soul of Bat, Takemitsu, Onyx, Frankfurter
Description "Short magic-wielding demon. Summons demonic allies."

Castlevania: Lament of InnocenceEdit

No. Name JPN HP
57 Lesser Demon レッサーデーモン Ressādēmon 200
Tolerance Weakness
- Holy Water, Cross
Drop Location
Heart Repair, Aroma Earring Pagoda of the Misty Moon
Description "A demon under Walter's control."

Castlevania: Harmony of DissonanceEdit

Main article: Pazuzu

A reimagined version of this demon, named Pazuzu, appears as a boss of the Castle Top Floor (Castle A) in Harmony of Dissonance.

Castlevania: Curse of DarknessEdit

Lesser Demons return in Curse of Darkness, once again as a lesser enemy. Unlike their Symphony of the Night counterparts, these do not summon other monsters. Instead, their attacks consist of swooping in and swatting the player, as well as spiraling toward the player (Spirit of Fuji can be stolen from it whenever this attack is performed by one). They also, for some reason, will drop a Lollipop.

No. Name JPN HP
27 Lesser Demon Lv.13 レッサーデーモン Ressādēmon 149
Tolerance Weakness
- Wind
Location Drop Steal EXP
Garibaldi Temple Common Drop: Aluminum
Rare Drop: Lollipop
Spirit of Fuji 27
Description "A flying monster. Patrols its territory and attacks any trespassers with a vicious screw attack."

No. Name JPN HP
52 Lesser Demon Lv.23 レッサーデーモン Ressādēmon 232
Tolerance Weakness
- Wind
Location Drop Steal EXP
Tower of Eternity Common Drop: Aluminum
Rare Drop: Lollipop
Spirit of Fuji 89
Description "A flying monster. Patrols its territory and attacks any trespassers with a vicious screw attack."

Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

No. Name JPN HP
118 Lesser Demon レッサーデーモン Ressādēmon 166
Tolerance Weakness
Dark Holy
Location Common Drop Rare Drop EXP SP
Dark Academy, Forgotten City, Nest of Evil - Skull Ring 199 7
Description "A demon who wields powerful magic."

Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the NightEdit

Name Title HP EXP
Lesser Demon - 1,300 +1 Level
Drop Steal Location
- 45 Silver Long Library
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
- - -
- - -

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2Edit

Main article: Leviathan (Lords of Shadow)

An Old God called Leviathan also appears in Lords of Shadow 2. He serves as a Titan battle before the final confrontation of the game.

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Lesser Demon
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Obsidian Sword Icon Obsidian Sword (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Two-handed Obsidian Sword 2 Handed Weapon (Great Sword)
Attrib: Cut
ATT +42
Drop: Lesser Demon
Effect: Slow swing
Special: ←→ + [Attack] for Dash Thrust (4 MP)
Basilard Icon Holbein Dagger (Swift Tantou) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Swift Upper Diagonal Attack Short Sword (Dagger)
Attrib: Cut
ATT + 6
Drop: Lesser Demon
Effect: Very fast swing that can be done while walking
Life Vessel Icon Life Vessel [alt] - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Increases the player's maximum HP (life) capacity. Item (standard)
Maximum HP + 5
Find: Found throughout the Castle, often in containers.
Drop: Most bosses.
Effect: Restore all life and increases Max HP
Heart Repair Heart Repair - Lament of Innocence [ edit ]
Medicine that recovers hearts. Recovery Item
Leon Belmont 
Hearts +50
Find: Dark Palace of Waterfalls B1F, Ghostly Theatre 1F
Drop: Flea Man, Gargoyle, Death Reaper, Mad Diver, Lesser Demon
Aroma Earring LoI Aroma Earring (jpn) - Lament of Innocence [ edit ]
The wonderful scent calms the mind and increases intelligence. Accessory
Leon Belmont 
INT +10
Find: Ghostly Theatre 1F
Drop: Lesser Demon
Aluminum Aluminum - Curse of Darkness [ edit ]
A very light metal used by some alchemists, but mostly unknown. Makes very light armor. Material
Find: Abandoned Castle B1
Common Drop: Orc Lv.7/14, Armor Knight Lv.7/15, Lesser Demon Lv.13/23
Lollipop Lollipop - Curse of Darkness [ edit ]
A large circle of candy on a stick for licking. Can you withhold the desire to just crunch it? Food
HP +1
Rare Drop: Lesser Demon Lv.13/23
Spirit of Fuji Spirit of Fuji - Curse of Darkness [ edit ]
A godly material from a distance mountain in the East. Prized for its use in many different weapons. Material
Find: Mortvia Aqueduct F1, Aiolon Ruins, Infinite Corridor 3F
Rare Drop: Dark Warlock Lv.17/42, Necromancer Lv.31/35, Wizard Lv.6/8
Steal: Lesser Demon Lv.13/23
Skull Ring Icon Skull Ring (jpn) - Portrait of Ruin [ edit ]
A ring that curses the wearer. Accessory (Ring)
Jonathan, Charlotte 
STR +6, CON +6, INT +6, MND +6, LCK -13
Sell: $5,000 
Drop: Lesser Demon
Effect: Inflicts Curse status upon the wearer. Blessed Ring will not negate this effect.