Gaibon (ギャイボン Gyaibon?) is an enemy in the Castlevania series. He is a fire-breathing flying demon and a direct subordinate of Death.


Gaibon is a gargoyle-like enemy who was first introduced as the second of the four final bosses in Super Castlevania IV. Since then, he has been a regular enemy in the series, usually fighting alongside Slogra or appearing in a room near him.

He attacks by flying through the air, intermittently spewing fireballs down at the player. In Super Castlevania IV, he can also land and knock stalactites down from the ceiling. Upon taking damage, he turns red and begins firing bigger and more powerful blasts of fire, as well as moving in different patterns. His soul in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow allows a Gaibon familiar to follow Soma and attack with him, and is also used by Soma in his Dark Lord persona at the end of Julius Mode.

His skeleton can be seen in a background of the Skeleton Cave in Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance.


Super Castlevania IV

In Super Castlevania IV, Gaibon is the second of the three final bosses before fighting Dracula. He starts out with a purple hue, shooting single fireballs that are easily extinguished by Simon's whip. However, after he loses half of his health, he will turn red and begin shooting volleys of fireballs which are much harder to avoid.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Gaibon is the first boss battle of the game. After that, he is a randomly encountered enemy. During the boss battle, he teams up with Slogra. He spews fireballs at the enemy while Slogra impales them with his spear. If he gets low on health, Gaibon will turn red and start to spew larger fireballs. He will also step on the ground to shoot even more projectiles at the player. However, if the player breaks Slogra's spear first, Gaibon will fly and carry Slogra through the air, and throw him at the player for massive damage.

It is advised to defeat Gaibon after Slogra in this battle. However, when he begins dropping him at the player, note that although Slogra is stretched out, the hit-box remains the same. Therefore, the player can be under Slogra's beak, neck or head when he lands, and don't take any damage unless they are actually under him, the same as if he had been holding his spear.

Events of Akumajō Dracula: Kabuchi no Tsuisoukyoku

Gaibon alongside Slogra were found inside Dracula's Castle. When Death attempted to have them report on what was going on, the two attacked him, catching him off-guard temporarily, although he killed them all the same. However, when killed, they didn't seem to react at all to their demise, piquing Death's suspicions.

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Gaibon can be found in several places, such as Mortvia Aqueduct and Dracula's Castle, to name a few. He attacks either by swooping down and slashing with his feet, firing a ripple laser from his mouth which has the ability to stun the player, or using his grab attack, picking up and hitting them six times if they don't break free.

Gaibon does not turn red this time around to spew stronger fireballs like he did in other games. When the player encounters him, he can frequently be seen paired with Slogra, which is a dangerous combination; if they grab Hector (or Trevor in Trevor Mode), they will throw him into each other.

Castlevania Animated Series

Gaibon appears alongside Slogra in the Castlevania animated series, fighting against Trevor, Alucard, and Sypha. They team up as they do in Symphony of the Night when Gaibon grabs Slogra.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Gaibon
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Gaibon1 Gaibon2 63. Gaibon  [ edit ]
Super Castlevania IV
' B. Castle Keep
Sotn-gaibon-1-Gaibon2-1- 18. Gaibon  [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Fire-breathing flying demon. Level: 6
HP: 200
Exp: 200
Guard: Life Vessel
Alchemy Laboratory, Cave, Entrance
SLCD Hipogryph Hipogryph  [alt] [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night LCD
' Guard: Silver Ring
2. Royal Chapel
Sotn-gaibon-1-Gaibon2-1- 95. Gaibon (jpn) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
A fiend that serves the Grim Reaper. It can spit fire while flying. Strong: Dark
Weak: Piercing, Slashing, Holy, Stone
HP: 322
MP: 999
Exp: 422
Atk: 70
Timestop: Unaffected
Soul: Gaibon Familiar (20%)
Mine of Judgment
COD-041 41. Gaibon Lv.17  [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness (Strategy)
A direct subordinate of Death, his powers of flight give him an advantage over foes on the ground. Strong: Dark
Weak: Wind, Light
Level: 17
HP: 220
Exp: 64
Rare Drop: Piroshki
Steal: $50
Mortvia Aqueduct, Tower of Eternity
COD-086 86. Gaibon Lv.34  [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness (Strategy)
A direct subordinate of Death, his powers of flight give him an advantage over foes on the ground. Strong: Dark
Weak: Wind, Light
Level: 34
HP: 390
Exp: 292
Rare Drop: Piroshki
Steal: $50
Aiolon Ruins
COD-134 134. Gaibon Lv.45  [ edit ]
Curse of Darkness (Strategy)
A direct subordinate of Death, his powers of flight give him an advantage over foes on the ground. Strong: Dark
Weak: Wind, Light
Level: 45
HP: 550
Exp: 768
Rare Drop: Piroshki
Steal: $50
Dracula's Castle, Tower of Evermore
GaibonGaibon2-1- 59. Gaibon  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
A demonic knight who serves Death. It can spit fire while flying. Strong: Dark
Weak: Slash, Holy, Stone
HP: 216
Exp: 188
Skill Pt: 4
Tower of Death
Gaibon  [ edit ]
Encore of the Night
''Abil: Fire Breath
HP: 300
Exp: +1 level
Drop: Medal (always)
Steal: ~4 silver, 20 copper
Alchemy Laboratory
Sotn-gaibon-1-Gaibon2-1- 60. Gaibon  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair (dlc)
A fiend that serves the Grim Reaper. It can spit fire while flying. Strong: Fire, Ice, Darkness
Weak: Strike, Slash, Pierce, Lightning, Holy
Soul: Blue (3.50%) Summon Gaibon as a familiar.
Chapter 9

Item Data

Item Data: Warg
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Life Vessel Icon Life Vessel [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Increases the player's maximum HP (life) capacity. Item (standard)
Maximum HP + 5
Find: Found throughout the Castle, often in containers.
Drop: Most bosses.
Effect: Restore all life and increases Max HP
Guardian-Soul-DoS-Icon Gaibon - Gaibon Familiar - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Summon Gaibon as a familiar. Guardian Soul
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 5 MP/sec 
Rarity: **
Drop: Gaibon
Borscht Borscht - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A spicy red soup with lots of meat. The color comes from beetroots. Food
HP +250
Rare Drop: Slogra Lv.14/37/45, Gaibon Lv.17/34/45
Piroshki Piroshki - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A flat bread from Russia. Also tasty when backed. Food
HP +250
Rare Drop: Gaibon Lv.17/34/45
$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
Guardian Soul HD Icon Gaibon - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Summon Gaibon as a familiar. Guardian Soul (Familiar)
Consume: 2 MP  ATK +8
Steal: Gaibon (3.5%)
First Obtained: Chapter 9


  • In some games, if the player can manage to inflict enough damage, it is possible to kill Gaibon before he turns red.


Sound gallery

Gaibon Roar

Gaibon's roar




See also

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