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The Moai is the most valuable of all special items found in the original Castlevania. It also made an appearance in Castlevania: Curse of Darkness as a special item found hidden in the first stage if a save file of Lament of Innocence was found in the memory card.

Moai heads originally appeared in the Gradius series before being introduced in Castlevania, where it appears in many titles as an enemy turret. Moais have also appeared with Castlevania characters in several Konami mascot games, including Konami Wai Wai World, Konami Krazy Racers, Hai No Majutsushi and Dream Mix TV: World Fighters.

Game specific informationEdit


These special items can only be obtained after playing through the game at least once. They are the most valuable of all special items Simon can find in the game, being worth 4,000 points (twice as many as a Crown). To obtain them, the player has to perform a specific action (like jumping, walking or waiting) in a particular place to make them appear.

Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowEdit

One of the forms the Bat Company will take in Dawn of Sorrow is that of a giant Moai head. It will spew laser rings throughout the entire room, much like they do in the Gradius series.

Castlevania: Curse of DarknessEdit

If a save file of Castlevania: Lament of Innocence is found in the memory card while playing Curse of Darkness, at the beginning of the game Hector can walk all the way in the opposite direction of the Abandoned Castle and reach a dead end (near where an entrance to Aiolon Ruins will appear much later in the game); there he'll find a Potion and a Moai head. This item can be used to restore his health completely, or better yet, be sold at Julia's shop for $5,000 gold.

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Moai
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Moauihead Moai (jpn) - Castlevania [ edit ]
' Hidden Item
Simon Belmont 
Moai Moai - Curse of Darkness [ edit ]
Ancient Moai stone carvings. Very valuable to those who are interested. Special
Sell: $5,000  Find: Abandoned Castle (...)
Moai - Harmony of Despair [ edit ]
' Hidden Item
Sell: (cannot be sold)  Find: Chapter 3



  • Moais are based on real monolithic human figures carved on rock by the Rapa Nui people on the Chilean Polynesian island of Easter Island between the years of 1250 and 1500 C.E.

External linksEdit

  • Moai at Gradius Wiki.

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