For the hopping enemy called "Gremlin", see Hunchback.
For the Symphony of the Night enemy called "Gremlin", see Ukoback.

The Gremlin is an enemy in the Castlevania series. They are creatures who love to fiddle with machinery.


The gremlin is a folkloric mischievous creature that causes malfunctions in aircraft or other machinery. While depictions of these creatures vary, past findings present these beings to be similar to the Chupacabras, with spiky backs, large eyes, and small clawed frames that feature sharp teeth.

The gremlins' mischievous nature is similar to those of English folkloric imps, while their inclination to damage or dismantle machinery is more modern.


Castlevania: Circle of the MoonEdit

In Circle of the Moon, Gremlins appear as winged little devil-like creatures that fly from one side of the screen to the other in endless numbers. They come armed with a spear, and sometimes they may make a brief stop in midair and hurl it toward the player, continuing their way afterward.

They start appearing in the first level, the Catacomb, and frequently drop Wrist Bands, which is the first STR boosting item available to the player in the game (STR +5), making them worth farming until the player has acquired at least a couple of these.

The Gargoyle is a palette swap of the Gremlin, albeit stronger (with double its stats).

COTM Gremlin
Gremlin グレムリン 30 2
ATK DEF Location
80 33 Catacomb, Abyss Stairway
Common Drop Rare Drop
Wrist Band (2.5%) Mind Restore (0.5%)
Resistance Wind

Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

In Aria of Sorrow, the Gremlin's appearance is more draconian-like (it is just a palette swap of the Gargoyle). Unlike its previous incarnation where they appeared in endless numbers, this time their numbers are fixed to the room they appear in. It flies about, trying to position itself above and at an angle from the player, and then makes a swoop at them in an attempt to inflict contact damage.

Gaining dominance over the Gremlin's soul grants Soma the Miracle of Light ability, which increases LCK by 8, making it the most powerful variant of LCK boosting souls in the game.

Only a couple of them are encountered in the entire game, both in the Clock Tower, so the player must take the opportunity to get its soul if they want it while traveling that area.

Aos gremlin
56 Gremlin 70 100 80
Attack Defense Tolerance Weakness Time Stop
32 15 - Sword
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul
Clock Tower - - Miracle of Light
Description "A creature who loves to fiddle with machinery."

Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the NightEdit

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Name Title HP EXP
Gremlin 200 ~430
Drop Steal Location
Hamburger, ??? ~2 Silver, 40 Copper Underground Caverns
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Gremlin
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Wrist Band Icon Wrist Band (jpn) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Cotton armband. Arm (Bracelet)
STR +5
Drop: Will O' Wisp, Ectoplasm, Gremlin, Spirit, Devil Tower, Bat, Medusa Head, Were-Panther
Mind Restore Icon Mind Restore (Mind Up) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Recover 30% MP. Recovery Item (Mind Potion)
MP +30%
Drop: Witch, Will O' Wisp, Ectoplasm, Gremlin, Spirit, Specter, Nightmare, Brain Float, Mudman
Yellow Soul Gremlin - Miracle of Light - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
LCK is increased by 8. Enchanted Soul
LCK +8
Drop: Gremlin


See alsoEdit

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