For anthropomorphic carnivores, see Werebeast.

Castlevania features a variety of demonic, four-legged carnivores, such as predatory cats, dogs, or wolves. Many of these creatures can run fast, possibly switching direction, and use charging, biting, or clawing as their main methods of attack.

General information

Some of these carnivorous beasts possess mystical powers, such as the ability to breath fire (Cerberus and Hellhound), turn into stone (Stone Dog), return from the dead (Zombie Dog), dissolve into indestructible liquid, or charge through the air.

Some are mythical beasts (such as the three headed Cerberus, the Hellhound, and the giant wolf, Warg), while others are just fantastical or undead versions of real animals. Some are accompanied by their owners (Dead Mate), or are mounted by riders (Warg Rider). Some carnivores do not appear as enemies in their own right, or maybe can be used or summoned by the player.

When a witch is defeated, she often turns into a small domestic cat and runs toward the player, and then away. This cat can still cause minor damage or be killed.

Maria and Soma can use a Cat as a sub-weapon, which takes the form of a white tiger when used as an Item Crash.

Alucard can take the form of a wolf.

The Black Dog appears on a DSS card that can be used by Nathan Graves, and it can be summoned when combined with the Uranus Card.

The lion, Buer, actually has five legs and moves in a different manner than the other carnivores.

Enemy Data

Main article: Carnivores/Enemy Data

Item Data

Item Data: Carnivores
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Life Vessel Icon Life Vessel [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Increases the player's maximum HP (life) capacity. Item (standard)
Maximum HP + 5
Find: Found throughout the Castle, often in containers.
Drop: Most bosses.
Effect: Restore all life and increases Max HP
Library Card Icon Meal Ticket (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Mystery food ticket [use] Food
Buy: $2,000 Find: Black Marble Gallery, Reverse Caverns, Underground Caverns
Drop: Black Panther, Stone Rose
Katana Icon Masamune (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Legendary Masamune Katana 2 Handed Weapon (Katana)
Attrib: Cut
ATT +55 DEF -30
Drop: Black Panther
Effect: Slash Flurry
Special: ↓↘→ + [Attack] for attack then warp attack (ATT +110)
Turquoise Icon Turquoise (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Fairly Valuable Ring Other (Jewel/Ring)
ATT + 6 (with Jewel Sword - Saturn only)
Sell: $1,500 
Find: Forbidden Library, Castle Keep
Drop: Fire Warg, Paranthropus, Yorick
Create: Jewel Sword
Karma Coin Icon Karma Coin (Bomber Coin) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Coin with 2 effects [use] Bomb
Attrib: Hit
ATT +50
Find: Catacombs, Floating Catacombs, Reverse Clock Tower
Drop: Fire Warg, Orobourous
Effect: Coin tossed out. Heads - Soul Steal all enemies; Tails - Lightning Strikes coin
Double Icon Double - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Another jump can be performed while in mid-air. Magic Item
Find: Catacomb
Guard: Cerberus
Effect: Allows Nathan to perform double jumps.
Blue Soul Black Panther - Sonic Dash - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Generate shock waves while you dash. Guardian Soul
Attrib: Sword
Consume: 2 MP/sec 
8 AP
Find: Top Floor
Bullet Soul DoS Icon Warg - White Fang - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Use fangs to tear at foes. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 25 MP 
Rarity: *
Drop: Warg
Guardian-Soul-DoS-Icon Black Panther - Sonic Dash - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Move at high speed while creating a shockwave. Guardian Soul
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 3 MP/sec 
Rarity: *
Drop: Black Panther
Pudding DoS Icon Pudding (jpn) - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
It wiggles and jiggles. Food
HP +100
Sell: $75 
Rare Drop: Dead Mate
Bullet Soul DoS Icon Dead Mate - Hellhound - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Summon a dog. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 12 MP 
Rarity: *
Drop: Dead Mate
Wild Memory Wild Memory - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A strange stone fragment with ancient memories carved on it. Used for simple weapons. Material
Sell: $25  Common Drop: Skeleton Blaze Lv.5, Fenrir Lv.5/10, Zombie Lv.5/26/42
Hot Dog Hot Dog - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Sausage in bread. Great for eating and walking at the same time. Food
HP +35
Sell: $1 
Rare Drop: Fenrir Lv.5/10
$10 - Curse of Darkness [edit]
' Pick-Up
Gold + 10
Find: Candelabras
Steal: Skeleton Lv.1/9/38, Spirit Lv.4/19/32, Fenrir Lv.5/10, Zombie Lv.5/26/42, Orc Lv.7/14, Flea Man Lv.7/40/75
Potion Potion - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Medicine that recovers 50 HP. Special
HP +50
Sell: $100 
Buy: $200 Find: Abandoned Castle, Baljhet Mountains, Garibaldi Temple, Mortvia Aqueduct, Tower of Eternity
Rare Drop: Spirit Lv.4/19/32, Wolf Skeleton Lv.17/23
Steal: Skeleton Blaze Lv.5
Indigo Steel Indigo Steel - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Fairly easy to find, bright indigo in color and pretty heavy. Melts at high temperatures. Material
Sell: $35  Common Drop: Assassin Zombie Lv.24/34/44, Lizard Shaman Lv.28/43, Red Ogre Lv.25/48/75, Wolf Skeleton Lv.23
$50 - Curse of Darkness [edit]
' Pick-Up
Gold + 50
Find: Candelabras
Steal: Executioner Lv.2/26/47, Ghost Lv.3/11, Merman Lv.4/15/35, Blood Skeleton Lv.5/75, Lizardman Lv.6/23, White Dragon Lv.10/38, Bone Soldier Lv.13/18/38, Ectoplasm Lv.16/22/37, Dark Warlock Lv.17/42, Gaibon Lv.17/34/45, Wolf Skeleton Lv.17/33, Frost Dragon Lv.19/39, Thunder Dragon Lv.20/40, Sniper Orc Lv.24/30
Red Steel Red Steel - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Red steel, made from solidified magma. Hard, good for armor and non-edged weapons. Material
Sell: $45  Common Drop: Armored Sprinter Lv.33/44, Necromancer Lv.31/35, Undead Lord Lv.33/38/43, Harpy Lv.32/46
Stun Resist Ring Stun Resist Ring (jpn) - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Affords its wearer protection against paralysis. Accessory
Sell: $1,000  Rare Drop: Armored Sprinter Lv.33/44
$100 - Curse of Darkness [edit]
' Pick-Up
Gold + 100
Find: Candelabras
Steal: Cockatrice Lv.6/46, Slogra Lv.14/37/45, Phantom Sword Lv.15, Ghoul Lv.27/42/75, White Gravial Lv.27/43, Frost Demon Lv.28/38/43, Death Ripper Lv.29/40/75, Rapid Sniper Lv.31/40, Necromancer Lv.31/35, Armored Sprinter Lv.33/44, Wight Lv.35/36
Bullet Soul HD Icon Warg - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Use fangs to tear at foes. Bullet Soul
Consume: 12 MP  ATK +17
Rarity: ***
Steal: Warg (4.5%)
First Obtained: Chapter 9
Bullet Soul HD Icon R. Black Leopard - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Summon an 8-bit black leopard. Bullet Soul
Consume: 8 MP  ATK +12
Steal: R. Black Leopard (5.5 %)
First Obtained: Chapter 10



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