For the general type of enemies, see Hunchback.

The Flea Man is an enemy in the Castlevania series. He is a sinister little man who leaps about as if he were a flea.


The Flea Man is a hopper enemy who appears in most recent Castlevania titles. Like all hoppers, Flea Men tend to hop around in short or long movements back and forth. They maintain hunched backs like most common hoppers but have more flea-like characteristics, with tiny heads and arms, and sometimes antennae.

Some Flea Men come armed with different weaponry. The Armored Fleaman has armor that must be destroyed first and wields a large axe which can deal out large amounts of damage. Flea Men usually wield twin axe blades in each hand in the 3D games (Lament of Innocence and Curse of Darkness). Flea Men known as Rippers will often throw blood-soaked knives.

Like other hoppers, Flea Men can be dropped by an aerial enemy, either a Bat or an Eagle. They have several additional methods of transporting themselves around. In some games, instead of being dropped by eagles, Flea Men will mount them and ride about, and are instead referred to as Flea Riders. They also will ride White Dragons, where in that case they are referred to as Dragon Riders. In Symphony of the Night, if Alucard knocks a Flea Man off of a free floating White Dragon (or Wyrm, called Orobourous), it will be released and help him destroy any other enemies in the room out of gratitude. A reference to this can be seen in Dawn of Sorrow, where if a White Dragon familiar is summoned, a minimized Soma will be riding it.

In Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow and Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, they are spawned from the Wakwak Tree and will pop out of bubbles on their branches when they are fully grown. They will keep on spawning until the tree is destroyed.


Akumajō Dracula: The Arcade

Flea Men leap over walls in order to get to the player in the Rampart section of Stage 4.

Enemy Data

Main article: Flea Man/Enemy Data

Item Data

Item Data: Flea Man
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Takemitsu Icon Takemitsu (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Bamboo Sword 2 Handed Weapon (Katana)
Attrib: Hit
ATT +1
Drop: Spectral Sword, Flea Man
Effect: Very slow swing (no diagonal attack)
Cheese Icon Cheese (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Delicious cheese [use] Food
HP +18
Find: Olrox's Quarters
Drop: Flea Man
Cotton Clothes Icon Cotton Clothes (Clothes of Cloth) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Clothes made of cotton Body (Clothes)
DEF +20
Drop: Skeleton Athlete, Zombie, Fleaman, Hopper, Mudman, Mummy
Arm Guard Icon Arm Guard (jpn) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Protects the arms while equipped. Arm
DEF +10
Drop: Beast Demon, Bloody Sword, Fleaman
Coin Icon $1 - Harmony of Dissonance [edit]
' Item
Juste Belmont 
Gold + 1
Common Drop: Bat, Tiny Slime, Fleaman, Bone Pillar
Money Bag HoD Icon $5 - Harmony of Dissonance [edit]
' Item
Juste Belmont 
Gold + 5
Rare Drop: Fleaman, Bone Pillar
Common Drop: Skeleton, Large Ghost, White Dragon, Flying Bone, Scarecrow, Bomber Armor, Balloon
Cloth Tunic AoS Icon Cloth Tunic (jpn) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Tunic sewn from cloth. Armor
DEF +7
Sell: $150 
Rare Drop: Fleaman
Common Drop: Zombie
Red Soul Fleaman - Hopping Man - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Hops around madly. Bullet Soul
Consume: 15 MP  75 AP
Rarity: 25
Drop: Fleaman
Heart Repair Heart Repair - Lament of Innocence [edit]
Medicine that recovers hearts. Recovery Item
Leon Belmont 
Hearts +50
Sell: $250 
Find: Dark Palace of Waterfalls B1F, Ghostly Theatre 1F
Drop: Flea Man, Gargoyle, Death Reaper, Mad Diver, Lesser Demon
Tomato Juice Tomato Juice - Lament of Innocence [edit]
A freshly squeezed juice with no added flavorings. Recovers HP. Recovery Item
Leon Belmont 
HP +50
Sell: $120 
Drop: Flea Man
Kung Fu Suit DoS Icon Kung Fu Suit - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Looks like it can make you stronger. Armor
ATK +1 DEF +9, STR +1
Sell: $1,000 
Rare Drop: Fleaman
Bullet Soul DoS Icon Fleaman - Hopping Man - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Summon Fleaman. Bullet Soul
Consume: 8 MP  Rarity: **
Drop: Fleaman
Effect: Can also be used while in Bat Form.
Milk Milk - Curse of Darkness [edit]
From cows raised in wide open pastuers. Great for breakfast. Food
HP +50
Sell: $1 
Drop: Flea Man Lv.7/40/75
$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
Fedora PoR Icon Fedora - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A fashionable hat that just feels right with a whip. Head Gear (Hat)
DEF +4
Sell: $500 
Drop: Fleaman
Pancake PoR Icon Pancake (Hotcake) - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
It's nothing without maple syrup. Item (Food)
Jonathan, Charlotte 
HP +70
Sell: $25 
Drop: Fleaman
Rice Ball OoE Icon Rice Ball (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
A salmon-flavored rice ball. Item (Food)
HP +26
Drop: Flea Man
Paper Airplane HD Icon Paper Airplane - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Not terribly intimidating, but just might put someone's eye out. Sub-Weapon
Consume: 5 MP  ATK +4
Rarity: *
Drop: Flea Man (5.3%)
Bullet Soul HD Icon Fleaman - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Summon a Fleaman Bullet Soul
Consume: 12 MP  ATK +4
Rarity: *
Steal: Fleaman (2.3%)


  • Flea Armors in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night will break open when hit and eject their Flea Man occupant, usually straight at the player's character. For unclear reasons, the armor itself will bleed when hit with a bloody weapon.


See also

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