The Balloon Pod is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is a floating plant that holds and scatters countless poisonous spores.


Balloon Pods are plants that resemble jellyfishes; they contain countless poisonous spores inside which are dispersed when struck.

They first appeared in Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, where they are referred to as Spook Spores. Two types of Spook Spores exist in that game, those that float through the air carried by the wind, and those that remain stationary on the ground and release their spores when approached. They appear in both forms in later installments, although the airborne variety may remain hovering in place depending on the game.

These enemies are sometimes referred to simply as Balloons. In Castlevania Chronicles, Balloons are actually rubber helium balloons and not plants. They come out from the small chests in the Floating Corridor that conform that section's layout. After Simon passes one of these chests as he makes his way up and this reaches the bottom of the screen, five small Balloons are released from it, which then start floating upward and disperse around, covering a wide area.

An advanced variant called the Big Balloon appears in Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance. It is considerably larger and remains floating stationary in the rooms it inhabits. When struck, it bursts and lets out three regular Balloons.

Self-propelled jellyfish-like creatures that don't contain spores called Forneus appear in other games.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Balloon Pod
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Jellyf 25. Spook Spores (Balloon) [ edit ]
Dracula's Curse
' 3. Forest
Balloon-rBalloon-gBalloon-y Balloon  [ edit ]
' HP: 1
Exp: 0
6. Floating Corridor
Sotn-bpod-1-Bpod2-1- 101. Balloon Pod  (Balloon) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Holds countless poison seeds. Level: 29
HP: 3
Exp: 88
Anti-Chapel, Reverse Caverns
Balloon 42. Balloon  [ edit ]
Harmony of Dissonance
' Weak: Wind
Level: 14
HP: 12
Exp: 55
Common Drop: $5
Rare Drop: $25
Castle A: Sky Walkway
Sotn-bpod-1- 55. Balloon  [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia
A plant that scatters poisonous spores. Strong: Strike, Light
Weak: Slash, Thunder
HP: 45
Exp: 40
Skill Pt: 1
Atk: 38
Tristis Pass
Balloon Pod  [ edit ]
Encore of the Night
' HP: 175
Exp: ~260
Drop: Ice Cream, Hamburger; Meal Ticket
Steal: ~85 copper
Long Library


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