Needles are enemies in the Castlevania series. They are giant, hard-shelled, mutant sea urchins that have been driven close to extinction from over-fishing. A questionable delicacy.


Mechanical Water Mines were a common enemy in the first underwater stage depicted in a Castlevania game, which was in the NES parody game Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun. These water mines were later re-imagined as spiky sea urchin enemies, making their first appearance in the underwater areas of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, where they were given the name Needles.


Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kunEdit

They were mostly stationary, though they bobbed up and down slightly. When attacked, they exploded sending shrapnel in a radial pattern.

Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

These enemies can't move, and for the most part they serve only as obstacles. Its soul gives Soma the ability to place similar urchin mines in mid-air, which will explode upon contact.

Castlevania: Order of EcclesiaEdit

In Order of Ecclesia the Needles appear on the surface of the ocean in Kalidus Channel and Somnus Reef. They can also appear underwater and sometimes they can drop Salt, which is the item required to complete Aeon's quest "Needs More Salt".

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Water Mines
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
BDK Needles 14. Water Mine (jpn) [ edit ]
Boku Dracula-kun
' 3. Water
Needles 64. Needles  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
A giant, mutant sea urchin HP: 1
MP: 1
Exp: 10
Atk: 38
Def: 0
Rare Drop: Tasty Meat
Soul: Needle Mine
Clock Tower, Underground Reservoir
OOE-Needles 51. Needles (jpn) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
A giant sea urchin that has been driven close to extinction from over-fishing. Weak: Piercing, Fire, Electric
HP: 30
MP: 1
Exp: 10
Atk: 40
Timestop: Affected
Common Drop: Meat Strip (8%)
Soul: Needle Familiar (20%)
Subterranean Hell
OOE-Needles 17. Needles  [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia
A hard-shelled sea urchin. A questionable delicacy. Strong: Ice
Weak: Flame, Thunder
HP: 10
Exp: 2
Skill Pt: 1
Atk: 17
Drop: Salt (3%)
Kalidus Channel, Somnus Reef


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