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.
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.
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.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (LCD handheld)
Gaibon appears once again in this LCD handheld rendition of Symphony of the Night, although this time she is known as the "Hipogryph". This was probably a misnaming error by the production team and should not be confused with the proper Hippogryph enemy appearing in Symphony of the Night and Circle of the Moon.
It guard the Silver Ring.
In three games, Gaibon returns as a normal enemy. Both him and Slogra can be encountered in the Mine of Judgment in Dawn of Sorrow, Tower of Death in Portrait of Ruin and Chapter 9 in Harmony of Despair.
Gaining dominance over Gaibon's soul in Dawn of Sorrow grants Soma the Gaibon Familiar ability, which allows him to summon a Gaibon ally as a familiar. It can also be used for synthesizing a Kunitsuna into an Yasutsuna at Yoko's shop.
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.
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 (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. Trevor slays Gaibon by piercing his head with his whip.
|Item Data: Warg|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|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|
|If you can beat him [Hipogryph], Alucard will win the Silver Ring and proceed to the next level.|| Item (Ring)|
| Find: 2. Royal Chapel|
| Effect: None|
|Summon Gaibon as a familiar.|| Guardian Soul|
| Attrib: Slash|
Consume: 5 MP/sec
| Rarity: **|
|A flat bread from Russia. Also tasty when backed.|| Food|
| HP +250|
| Rare Drop: Gaibon Lv.17/34/45|
| 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
|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.
- In Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, all of Gaibon's attacks have the Hit attribute (even his fireballs).
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