Ectoplasm is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is a substance created by souls who cannot find rest.


Ectoplasm (from the Greek ektos, meaning "outside", and plasma, meaning "something formed or molded") is a term used to denote a substance or spiritual energy "exteriorized" by physical mediums and said to be associated with the formation of spirits.

Ectoplasm is said to be formed by physical mediums when in a trance state. This material is excreted as a gauze-like substance from orifices on the medium's body, and spiritual entities are said to drape this substance over their nonphysical body, enabling them to interact in the physical world. Some accounts claim that ectoplasm begins clear and almost invisible, but darkens and becomes visible as the psychic energy becomes stronger. Still other accounts state that in extreme cases ectoplasm will develop a strong odor.


Ectoplasm is a substance left by the corpses of men who have regrets. It is usually depicted as a colored blob with several human faces formed within it (similar to Dracula's second form in Dracula's Curse). Touching it usually curses the player. It floats around the air slowly and can take several hits to destroy. Striking it once without killing it usually causes it to speed up momentarily.

Ectoplasm made its first appearance in Super Castlevania IV, although it lacks its characteristic human faces in that version, and instead displays several colors which change rapidly. When it is destroyed after sustaining three hits, it expands out into a horizontal bar and disappears.

In Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, Ectoplasms are found in the Garibaldi Temple and several other places. It drops Uncurses, and if it touches Hector while its color changes to violet, he will be cursed, although this is also the moment when it opens its stealing window.

Ectoplasms are significantly more dangerous in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia as they completely seal off Shanoa's attacks with Curse, as her attacks are fully MP-reliant.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Ectoplasm
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Cv4-ecto.gif 28. Ectoplasm  (Transparent Body) [ edit ]
Super Castlevania IV
' HP: 96
Exp: 100
Atk: 2
6. The Halls
Ectoplasm-1-.gifEctoplasm DXC.png
Ectoplasm  [ edit ]
Rondo of Blood
' HP: 5
Exp: 250
1. Village
Sotn-ecto-1-.gifEctoplasm2-1-.gif 42. Ectoplasm  [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Physical manifestations of bodiless tormented souls. Strong: Cut
Weak: Holy, Fire
Level: 11
HP: 18
Exp: 70
Drop: Uncurse, Manna Prism
Long Library
Cotmectoplasm.gif Ectoplasm (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon
' Strong: Darkness
HP: 12
Exp: 2
Atk: 165
Def: 51
Common Drop: Wrist Band (2%)
Rare Drop: Mind Restore (0.4%)
Audience Room, Eternal Corridor
Hod ectoplasm.gif 19. Ectoplasm  [ edit ]
Harmony of Dissonance
' Level: 7
HP: 9
Exp: 13
Common Drop: Uncurse Potion
Rare Drop: Thin Robe
Castle A: Luminous Cavern
Castle B: Castle Treasury, Castle Top Floor, Luminous Cavern
Ectoplasm.gif 28. Ectoplasm  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
Cotton-like substance that oozes from the corpses of men w/regrets.Abil: Physical contact inflicts Curse status.
Strong: Darkness
Weak: Holy
HP: 30
MP: 259
Exp: 15
Atk: 17
Def: 5
Common Drop: Uncurse Potion
Soul: Resist-Curse
COD-039.jpg 39. Ectoplasm Lv.16  [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness
The manifestation of tormented souls seeking vengeance. Moves slowly and curses all who touch it. Strong: Dark
Weak: Light
Level: 16
HP: 78
Exp: 11
Common Drop: Uncurse
Rare Drop: Curse Sealing Ring
Steal: $50
Garibaldi Temple, Mortvia Aqueduct
COD-048.jpg 48. Ectoplasm Lv.22  [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness
The manifestation of tormented souls seeking vengeance. Moves slowly and curses all who touch it. Strong: Dark
Weak: Light
Level: 22
HP: 100
Exp: 23
Common Drop: Uncurse
Rare Drop: Curse Sealing Ring
Steal: $50
Forest of Jigramunt
COD-095.jpg 95. Ectoplasm Lv.37  [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness
The manifestation of tormented souls seeking vengeance. Moves slowly and curses all who touch it. Strong: Dark
Weak: Light
Level: 37
HP: 157
Exp: 66
Common Drop: Uncurse
Rare Drop: Curse Sealing Ring
Steal: $50
Infinite Corridor, Tower of Evermore
POR-Ectoplasm.gif 31. Ectoplasm (jpn) [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
A substance created by souls who cannot find rest. Strong: Strike, Whip, Slash, Dark
Weak: Holy
HP: 10
Exp: 36
Skill Pt: 2
Drop: Uncurse Potion, Cure Curse
Sandy Grave, Forgotten City
Ectoplasm2.gif 50. Ectoplasm  [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia
A substance that oozes from lingering corpses. Strong: Strike, Slash, Darkness
Weak: Light
HP: 33
Exp: 55
Skill Pt: 1
Atk: 30
Drop: Uncurse Potion (5%)
Giant's Dwelling, Tristis Pass
POR-Ectoplasm.gif Ectoplasm  [ edit ]
Adventure ReBirth
An assembly of tortured souls that curses all it touches.(*) 3. Dungeon, 4. Chapel (Hard Mode only), 5. Clock Tower
Ectoplasm2.gif 19. Ectoplasm  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
A substance created by souls who cannot rest. Weak: Holy
Drop: Uncurse Potion (5.30%)
Summon Spirit (4.30%)
Soul: Yellow Soul (2.30%)
Chapter 2, Chapter 6

Item Data

Item Data: Ectoplasm
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Uncurse Icon.png Uncurse (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Removes curse [use] Medicine (Cure)
Attrib: Curse
Buy: $200 Find: Long Library
Drop: Ectoplasm
Effect: Removes Curse status
Manna Prism Icon.png Manna Prism (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Restores all MP [use] Medicine (Mind Potion)
MP + 100%
Buy: $4,000 (later) Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Ectoplasm, Salome, Specter (Saturn-only), Will O' Wisp (Saturn-only)
Uncurse Potion Icon.png Uncurse Potion - Harmony of Dissonance [edit]
Counteracts the effects of curses. Medicine
Juste Belmont 
Buy: $20
 Find: Throughout castle (all)
Common Drop: Melty Zombie, Ectoplasm, Skeleton Rib, Tiny Devil
Thin Robe Icon.png Thin Robe (jpn) - Harmony of Dissonance [edit]
Robe made from pieces of thin cloth and is light as a feather. Body
Juste Belmont 
DEF +15, INT +5
Rare Drop: Ectoplasm
Uncurse Potion AoS Icon.png Uncurse Potion (Uncurse) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Nullifies the effects of curse. Magical Item
Sell: $50  Buy: $100 Find: Study, Hammer's shop
Common Drop: Ectoplasm, Cagnazzo
Yellow Soul.png Ectoplasm - Resist-Curse - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Immunity to curses. Enchanted Soul
Drop: Ectoplasm
Uncurse CoD.png Uncurse - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Purifies the effects of a curse. Special
Sell: $25  Buy: $50 Find: Garibaldi Temple
Common Drop: Ectoplasm Lv.16/22/37
Curse Sealing Ring.png Curse Sealing Ring (jpn) - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Affords its wearer protection against curses. Accessory
Sell: $1,000  Rare Drop: Ectoplasm Lv.16/22/37
$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
Uncurse Potion PoR Icon.png Uncurse Potion (Uncurse) - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
Neutralizes curses. Item (Medicine/Health Potion)
Jonathan, Charlotte 
Sell: $25  Buy: $100 Find: Entrance (Vincent's shop), Sandy Grave
Drop: Ectoplasm
Effect: Cures Curses.
Spell PoR Icon.png Cure Curse - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A spell that dispels curses. Magic Spell
Consume: 10 MP  Drop: Ectoplasm
Effect: Cures curses from both characters.
Special: Fully charged: No changes.
Uncurse Potion OoE Icon.png Uncurse Potion (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
Dispels curses. Item (Cure)
Sell: 25G  Buy: 100G Find: Misty Forest Road, Skeleton Cave
Drop: Ectoplasm
Effect: Removes Curse
Uncurse Potion PoR Icon.png Uncurse Potion - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Nullifies the effects of Curses. Item (Medicine)
Sell: $12  Rarity: *
Buy: $50 
Enchanted Soul HD Icon.png Ectoplasm - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Increase resistance to curses. Enchanted Soul
Attrib: Curse +5
Rarity: ***
Steal: Ectoplasm (2.3%)



  • In Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, the Legion enemies have more in common with how Ectoplasms are depicted in other games, being an amalgamation of various heads that floats slowly and inflicts Curse status on contact.


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