See also: Giant Skeleton

The Creaking Skull is a boss in Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. It is a giant corpse whose body has collapsed under its own weight.


Creaking Skull - 01

Takiyasha the Witch and the Skeleton Spectre by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (c. 1844).

The Gashadokuro are spirits that take the form of giant skeletons. They are fifteen times taller than an average person and said to be created from the amassed bones of people who died of starvation.

These yōkai roam after midnight, grabbing lone travelers and biting off their heads to drink their spraying blood. A loud ringing sound is usually heard in the ear of nearby victims, foreboding an imminent encounter.

They are said to possess the powers of invisibility and indestructibility; though Shinto charms are said to ward them off.


The Creaking Skull is a massive skeleton that is too large to properly support its own weight. Instead, it slowly drags itself forward, periodically pausing to swing its femur or spew a ball of fire at the player. A second one can be found in the basement section of the Dance Hall, where its soul can be gathered.

Gaining dominance over its soul grants Soma the Guardian Big Bone ability, which is the strongest guardian soul (based on its attack power). With it, Soma grows the Creaking Skull's skeletal club arm to fight any enemies behind. While not technically useful, it can help defeat those enemies that gang up on him, like Fleamen and Rippers, although it can be replaced with other more effective guardian souls later in the game.

The Creaking Skull is also the only boss found in the mobile version of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, with the exception of the end boss, Graham Jones.

Enemy DataEdit

Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

34 Creaking Skull Gashadokuro 240 259 110
Attack Defense Tolerance Weakness Time Stop
35 10 Darkness Holy
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul
Castle Corridor (boss), Dance Hall - - Guardian Big Bone
Description "A giant corpse whose body has collapsed under its own weight."

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (mobile)Edit

Enemy Data: Creaking Skull
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
AoS Glu Creaking Skull Creaking Skull 
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (mobile)




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