Bitterflies, referred to as Chonchons in Japan, are enemies in the Castlevania series. They are mutated, butterfly-like insects that use invisibility as their cloak and weapon.


Chonchons are mythological creatures from Mapuche mythology from Chile. Sorcerers called Kalcus would perform rituals to transform into Chonchons. These creatures are shaped like a human head with large ears that can be used to make them fly. They can only be seen by other Kalcus or by magicians who want this power.


Bitterflies are mutated insects that resemble human heads boasting two prolonged ears which they use as wings for flying, giving them the appearance of some sort of big and grotesque butterflies. They float around slowly, obstructing the path. They appear invisible for much of the time, but can be seen when the player is not moving. When attacked, they may disappear and reappear elsewhere, safe from harm and ready to take on the hero by surprise. Touching them inflicts Curse. When killed, its skull will fall on the floor, producing a peculiar sound.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Bitterfly
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Bitterfly-1- 105. Bitterfly  (Chonchon) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night (Strategy)
Mutated Insect. Visible only to magicians. Level: 33
HP: 4
Exp: 120
Drop: Luck Potion, Mystic Pendant
Necromancy Laboratory, Hell Garden (Saturn only)
Bitterfly-1- 32. Bitterfly  (Chonchon) [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia (Strategy)
Invisibility is this creature's cloak, and its weapon. Strong: Light
Weak: Slash, Ice, Darkness
HP: 33
Exp: 29
Skill Pt: 1
Atk: 27
Misty Forest Road
Bitterfly  [ edit ]
Encore of the Night
''Abil: ???
HP: 230
Exp: ~390
Drop: Hamburger; ???
Steal: ~1 silver, 85 copper
Underground Caverns


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