Needles is an enemy 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

Water Mines are mostly stationary, although they bob up and down slightly. When attacked, they explode sending shrapnel in a radial pattern.

Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

These enemies cannot move and for the most part they serve only as obstacles. Its soul gives Soma the ability to place similar urchin mines in midair, which will explode upon contact.

Castlevania: Order of EcclesiaEdit

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

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Needles
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

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Needles
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Tasty Meat AoS Icon Tasty Meat (jpn) - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
Restores 290 HP. Food
HP +290
Sell: $200 
Find: Underground Reservoir
Rare Drop: Killer Fish, Needles, Red Minotaur
Red Soul Needles - Needle Mine - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
Tosses mines into the air that explode at fixed intervals. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Sword
Consume: 15 MP 
90 AP
Rarity: 15
Drop: Needles
Meat Strip DoS Icon Meat Strip (Meat) - Dawn of Sorrow [ edit ]
Restores 29 HP. Food
HP +29
Sell: $145 
Rare Drop: Catoblepas
Common Drop: Needles
Guardian-Soul-DoS-Icon Needles - Needle Familiar - Dawn of Sorrow [ edit ]
Summon Needles as a familiar. Guardian Soul
Attrib: Water
Consume: 3 MP/sec 
Rarity: **
Drop: Needles
Salt Icon Salt (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia [ edit ]
Simple rock salt. Item (Food)
HP +1
Drop: Needles, Fishhead, Forneus


See alsoEdit