The Flea Rider is an enemy in the Castlevania series. They are Flea Men riding on specially trained war-geese.


Flea Riders are Flea Men who ride on specially trained war-geese. When controlled by a Flea Man, the goose flies in erratic patterns rather than the straightforward path it would otherwise take. The goose and Flea Man tend to be destroyed together.


Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

Flea Riders are encountered all along the deck of the Ghost Ship. They soar in from the sky in endless numbers (although there are usually no more than two on the screen at a time) and fly around the hero in a somewhat erratic manner, albeit still on their trail. They can become a real nuisance while dealing with the many Heavy Armors that are also found in that area.

Flearider-1-Flea Rider DXC
Name Alt. Name HP EXP
Flea Rider Semler (JP) 2 100
5. Ghost Ship

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Flea Riders are encountered in the Castle Keep. They swoop in and start hunting the player. They are initially found stationary on their spawning spots in midair and will begin their chase when approached. Since some of them are found in precarious areas that are difficult to traverse by normal means, it's advisable to lure them down to ground level first, where fighting them is easier.

No. Name JPN Level HP
56 Flea Rider Semler 13 17
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
Location Drop Guard
Castle Keep Turkey, Ham and Eggs
Description "Flea Man riding on specially trained war-goose."

Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night

Name Title HP EXP
Flea Rider 320 ~515
Drop Steal Location
Hamburger; ??? ~3 silver, 60 copper Castle Keep
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect

Item Data

Item Data: Flea Rider
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Turkey Icon Turkey (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Roast turkey [use] Food (Meat)
HP +80
Find: Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb, Castle Keep, Entrance
Drop: Flea Rider
Ham and Eggs Icon Ham and Eggs (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Increases cholesterol [use] Food
HP +22
Drop: Bone Halberd, Flea Rider



  • The goose is a slightly modified sprite of the Eagle seen in Castlevania Chronicles.
  • This enemy is originally called Semler in Japan. This is probably a reference to Johann Salomo Semler, a historian who lived in the 18 century. After having a dispute with one of his students, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, the latter wrote a letter where he called Semler an "impertinente Professorengans", which roughly translates to "impertinent Professor goose".

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