The Skeleton Athlete and Skeleton Medalist are enemies in Castlevania: Circle of the Moon.


Skeleton Athletes will run fast toward the player until they either hit them or a wall, and then they will crumble. It's not possible to get their drop items if they kill themselves in this manner.

The more rare and hidden Skeleton Medalist runs even faster and is harder to kill. It drops the Bear Ring, which enables Nathan to transform into BearTank, who features a completely different moveset.

The Skeleton Medalist also drops the Toy Ring, which has no functionality whatsoever.

This enemy can only be found in the area where Nathan falls at the beginning of the game. Along this long drop, there's a breakable wall on the left side (marked by a darker shade in the background). The ceiling of this hidden room can also be destroyed, giving access to yet a second hidden room where the Skeleton Medalist is found.

To defeat the Skeleton Medalist, follow these steps:

  1. Break the ceiling inside this secret room.
  2. Position Nathan at the right edge of the screen.
  3. Start running to the left, jump and activate the Roc Wing in midair to enter the hole on the ceiling.
  4. Once at the room above, just execute a double jump before touching the ground and strike the Skeleton Medalist before it manages to bump into the wall.

Another method is simply to use the Clock sub-weapon.

Enemy DataEdit

Skeleton Athlete スケルトンアスリート 100 25
ATK DEF Location
50 40 Audience Room
Common Drop Rare Drop
Cotton Clothes (3%) Griffin Card (0.75%)
Resistance Darkness

Skeleton Medalist スケルトンメダリスト 250 1,500
ATK DEF Location
100 100 Sealed Room
Common Drop Rare Drop
Toy Ring (10%) Bear Ring (1%)
Resistance Wind

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Skeleton Athlete
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Castlevania CotM equipment-cotton clothes Cotton Clothes (Clothes of Cloth) - Circle of the Moon [ edit ]
Clothes made of cotton Body (Clothes)
DEF +20
Drop: Skeleton Athlete, Zombie, Fleaman, Hopper, Mudman, Mummy
Griffin card Griffin Card - Circle of the Moon [ edit ]
The Griffin is said to have the head and wings of a Eagle and body of a lion. Has the power of Wind. Attribute Card
Attrib: Wind
Drop: Skeleton Athlete (0.75%), Siren (2%)
Castlevania CotM equipment-toy ring Toy Ring (jpn) - Circle of the Moon [ edit ]
Useless ring. Arm (Ring)
Drop: Evil Pillar, Skeleton Medalist
Castlevania CotM equipment-bear ring Bear Ring (jpn) - Circle of the Moon [ edit ]
Ring with the curse of the bear. Arm (Ring)
STR -100, DEF -100, INT -100, LCK -100
Drop: Skeleton Medalist
Effect: Transform into Bear with Pluto + Black Dog DSS cards

See alsoEdit