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C1 Zombie

The original version of the Zombie from Castlevania also appeared in the rearrange version of that game, Vampire Killer, and as a retro throwback enemy in the Origins downloadable content in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. They are the reanimated remains of a visitor who visited the Castle long ago.

Basic Behavior
Zombies are only found in the Castle entrance hallways. They walk at a brisk pace in a straight line along the floor. They will knock their opponent back if they hit them, while continuing along their path unphased.

In the original Castlevania and Vampire Killer, the zombies will spawn at either edge of the screen and from beyond walls. In Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, the Zombie's will spawn from the ground and return to the ground when reaching an end of a hall. In Castlevania, they often appear clumped in close groups of 2, or 3, while in Vampire Killer they are more evenly spaced. They drop and continue in the same direction if they meet an edge of a platform. If they reach a wall while it is visible, they will switch direction, otherwise, they will pass off the edge of the screen.

Zombie Allies
Obtaining a Retro Zombie's soul in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair will allow Soma Cruz to summon a Retro Zombie as an ally, which will arise from the ground and move forward to attack.


  • Castlevania: When Zombies are clumped close together, try hitting them with a single shot of Holy Water, which is worth many more points than the Zombies are individually. Killing two zombies with the same sub-weapon earns 1000 bonus points, while a third gives an additional 2000 bonus points, a fourth an additional 3000 bonus points etc.
  • Vampire Killer: Zombies can be harder to hit with the shorter and quicker whip in this game, so timing is key.
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Despair: Zombies will spawn from the ground along some of the upper platforms that they did not appear on in the original Castlevania game, including those containing Black Panthers.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Zombie
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Zombie (jpn) [ edit ]
Castlevania (Strategy)
These are lost souls that walk trance-like straight ahead. Because they move so slowly, you can destroy them with a single crack of your Whip.(*) HP: 1
Exp: 100
Atk: 2
1. Main Hall
Vkill-zombie Zombie  [ edit ]
Vampire Killer (Strategy)
' Exp: 100
1. Entrance Halls
Zombie1 62. R. Zombie  (L. Zombie) [alt] [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair (Strategy)
The remains of some visitor to the castle from long ago. Exp: 50
Soul: Red
Chapter 10

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Related Items
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
R. Zombie - Harmony of Despair [ edit ]
Summon an 8-bit zombie. Bullet Soul
Consume: 8 MP  ATK +6
Rarity: ***
Steal: R. Zombie (5.5%)
First Obtained: Chapter 10

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