Mothman is an enemy in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow and Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. It is an odd-looking, bug-eyed moth creature that hops around and sprinkles poisonous dust in its wake. It usually poses no real threat unless there are many of them in a small area.


The Mothman Prophecies - 01

The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel.

The Mothman is based off a cryptid reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia from November 15th, 1966 to December 15th, 1967.

Its appearance was taken from various illustrations of its cryptozoological counterpart, based on John Keel's The Mothman Prophecies, which in turn inspired a film of the same name released in 2002.


Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowEdit

Mothman is one of the three secret cryptid-based hidden creatures in Dawn of Sorrow, along with the Yeti and the Flying Humanoid. To make it appear, Soma must use the soul of a Rycuda, or any Electric-based weapon (such as the Gungner), on the device found between two Final Guards at the Pinnacle to activate the nearby searchlight and attract it.

Its valuable soul grants the Sense Up ability, which allows Soma to absorb 25% more EXP from fallen enemies.

Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

No longer as secretive as in the previous game, Mothmen can be found in a few rooms of the 13th Street and the Nest of Evil. They may pose a bit of a threat this time, though, as sometimes they can be encountered in numbers and/or in rooms inhabited by other enemies. Fortunately, a single cast of Holy Lightning will be enough to clear the whole areas they appear in, although the player should be wary if there is poisonous dust still falling afterward.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Mothman
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Mothman 81. Mothman (jpn) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
Half man, half moth. It appears to be attracted to the light. Weak: Fire, Stone
HP: 199
MP: 80
Exp: 355
Atk: 54
Timestop: Unaffected
Soul: Sense Up (64%)
The Pinnacle
Mothman 109. Mothman  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
Half moth, half man--he sprinkles poisonous dust wherever he goes. Weak: Fire, Stone
HP: 80
Exp: 125
Skill Pt: 7
13th Street, Nest of Evil

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