The Frog and Toad are enemies in the Castlevania series. Frogs are said to be a sign of ill omen, while toads are referred as being the result of a demonic ritual gone wrong.


The first time a frog-like enemy made an appearance in Dracula's Castle was the Tadpole boss in the Konami mascot game Konami Wai Wai World, which features levels of several different Konami franchises. This enemy appears as a giant frog with one eye, hopping about the place and attacking with its massive tongue. This is the only boss in the "Castlevania" stage the player has to defeat (the player can even skip past Dracula). It guards the key needed to rescue Simon Belmont. This was also the only time where a frog-like enemy was a boss.

An endless supply of Toads (described as "Mad Frogs") sprung hopping about in the swamp areas of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse. They reappeared in the swamps of Castlevania Chronicles and in the caves of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Rather than infinitely spawning, these Toads are placed in specific locations like any other normal enemy.

Appearing often alongside Toads are smaller and faster Frogs. Introduced in Super Castlevania IV, they are difficult to hit and can leap fairly long distances. They later reappeared in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night, where they had the ability to strike with their tongues.

After a relatively long absence, Frogs and Toads made a return in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, where Charlotte Aulin gains the ability to turn either herself or Jonathan into a frog, gaining with this access to hard to reach areas.

The only appearance that frogs have made in a 3D Castlevania game is as a critter in the background of the Dead Bog in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.

The Tadpole from Konami Wai Wai World makes a cameo in a minigame in Tokimeki Memorial 4.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Frogs and Toads
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Oneye 14. Tadpole (jpn) [ edit ]
Konami Wai Wai World
' HP: 40
Atk: 3
Castle stage
27. Frog  [ edit ]
Dracula's Curse
' 4. Marsh
Cv4-toad 15. Frog  (Korochen) [ edit ]
Super Castlevania IV
' HP: 8
Exp: 100
Atk: 2
2. Forest/Lake/River
X68-toad-1- Poison Toad  [ edit ]
' HP: 1
Exp: 200
3. Courtyard
Rob-frog-1-Frog DXC
Frog  [ edit ]
Rondo of Blood
' HP: 1
Exp: 50
4'. River
Sotn-toad 44. Toad  [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Toad magically enlarged by demonic baptism. Strong: Water
Weak: Fire, Thunder
Level: 11
HP: 10
Exp: 20
Drop: Blue Knuckles, Pizza
Underground Caverns
Sotn-frog-1- 48. Frog  [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Cave-dwelling frog. Strong: Water
Weak: Fire, Thunder
Level: 12
HP: 2
Exp: 20
Drop: Knuckle Duster, Pizza
Underground Caverns
Frog 63. Frog  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
A frog of ill omen. Strong: Whip, Slash, Fire
HP: 5
Exp: 16
Skill Pt: 1
Drop: 1000 Year Egg, Summon Frog
Forest of Doom
Sotn-toad 97. Toad  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
The result of a demonic ritual gone wrong. Weak: Whip, Slash, Fire
HP: 30
Exp: 34
Skill Pt: 3
Drop: Piyoko
Dark Academy

Item Data

Item Data: Frog
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Knuckle Duster Icon Blue Knuckles (Blue Knuckle) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Knuckles For Upper-Cut Fist
ATT +7
Drop: Toad
Effect: Uppercut
Pizza Icon Pizza (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
New York style! [use] Food
HP +21
Drop: Frog, Toad
Knuckle Duster Icon Knuckle Duster (Knuckle) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Iron-Studded Brass Knuckles Fist
ATT +1
Find: Underground Caverns
Drop: Frog
Effect: Punch
1000 Year Egg Icon 1000 Year Egg (Pidan) - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A duck egg preserved in clay. Item (Food)
Jonathan, Charlotte 
HP +90
Sell: $112 
Drop: Frog
Spell PoR Icon Summon Frog - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
Summon a Frog to use in battle. Magic Spell
Attrib: Ice
Consume: 20 MP 
Base Attack: 6/12 (Half/Full charge)
Drop: Frog
Effect: Three frogs appear and hop forward.
Special: Fully charged: Six frogs appear and hop forward.
Piyoko PoR Icon Piyoko (jpn) - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A Japanese confection shaped like a bird. Item (Food)
Jonathan, Charlotte 
HP +15
Sell: $20 
Drop: Toad



  • These enemies appear to be inspired by the 1972 horror film Frogs, where an upper-class U.S. Southern family is victimized by several different animal species, including reptiles, amphibians and birds.
  • The fact that Frogs and Toads in Symphony of the Night drop Pizza and Fist-type weapons may be a reference to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A Nunchaku located in the same area where they are first encountered seems to reinforce this theory.
    • Konami at one time had the license to develop and publish games under the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand, in fact being the company that has published the most TMNT games to date for the most relevant systems of their respective eras.
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