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Holy Lightning is a lightning spell that relatives of the Belnades Clan can perform. It involves the creation of one or more lightning balls which then are sent out and home in on an enemy.

Game specific information

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

The earliest version of this spell, the Lightning Bolt, is Sypha's spell in Dracula's Curse (referred to as Goodness Gracious Great Bolts of Lightning in the North American instruction booklet). Three large and powerful lightning orbs are created, which then home in on an enemy.

Sypha's relative, Yoko Belnades, is able to perform a similar triple homing lightning ball attack in Dawn of Sorrow and Harmony of Despair.

Castlevania (N64) / Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness

Carrie Fernandez's Homing Energy Bullet, also known as a Magical Orb (called エネボール, EneBall in the Japanese version), in Castlevania (N64) and Legacy of Darkness is a similar homing ball. It's used as her primary long-range attack weapon and does not consume Red Jewels. It can be quickly shot forward by attacking or it can home in on an enemy if it has been charged long enough before releasing it. It can be leveled up to two times upon finding a Power-Up, with its color changing and the amount of damage and enemies it can go through increasing.

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Thor's Bellow is one of Charlotte Aulin's magic spell skills in Portrait of Ruin. It is an ancient electricity spell that creates a ball of lightning.

Castlevania Judgment

In the 3-D versus game Judgment, Sypha generates only a single lightning sphere in her Lightning Strike spell. This is a very large sphere, however, and takes a while to charge. Once the sphere has been created and released, it's possible to "steer" the path of the sphere with the analog controller toward an opponent.

Item Data

Item Data: Holy Lightning
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Lightning Bolt Icon.png Goodness Gracious Great Bolts of Lightning (Lightning Bolt) - Dracula's Curse [edit]
The lightning bolt shoots zapping balls in three directions. Warakiya War Items
Sypha Belnades 
Cv64-carrball-1-.gif Homing Energy Bullet [Level 1] (EneBall) [alt] - Castlevania 64 [edit]
' Weapon (Distance Attack)
Evolve: + Power-Up > Level 2
Cv64-carrball-1-.gif Homing Energy Bullet [Level 2] (EneBall) [alt] - Castlevania 64 [edit]
' Weapon (Distance Attack)
Create: Level 1 + Power-Up
Evolve: + Power-Up -> Level 3
Cv64-carrball-1-.gif Homing Energy Bullet [Level 3] (EneBall) [alt] - Castlevania 64 [edit]
' Weapon (Distance Attack)
Create: Level 2 + Power-Up
Magical Orb [Level 1] (EneBall) - Legacy of Darkness [edit]
' Weapon (Long-Range)
ATK = 3, charge up to 15
Evolve: + PowerUp > Level 2
Magical Orb [Level 2] (EneBall) - Legacy of Darkness [edit]
' Weapon (Long-Range)
ATK = 3.75, charge up to 18.75
Create: Level 1 + PowerUp
Evolve: + PowerUp -> Level 3
Magical Orb [Level 3] (EneBall) - Legacy of Darkness [edit]
' Weapon (Long-Range)
ATK = 4.5, charge up to 22.5
Create: Level 2 + PowerUp
Holylightning.PNG Holy Lightning - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
' Subweapon
Yoko Belnades 
Attrib: Thunder
Consume: 17 MP 
Find: Starts with
Effect: Summons three lightning balls moving randomly. Only available in Julius Mode.
Spell PoR Icon.png Thor's Bellow - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
An ancient lightning spell that creates a ball of lightning. Magic Spell
Attrib: Electric
Consume: 120 MP 
Base Attack: 14/28 (Half/Full charge)
Drop: Amduscias
Effect: Creates a small electric storm that sends five lightning bolts at enemies. The storm itself damages enemies and hits multiple times.
Special: Fully charged: The electric storm becomes larger.
Holylightning.PNG Holy Lightning - Harmony of Despair (DLC) [edit]
Create orbs of lightning that pursue foes. Spell
Attrib: Lightning, Holy
Consume: 15 MP 
ATK +8
Rarity: ***
First Obtained: (start with)






  • "Goodness Gracious Great Bolts of Lightning", the name given to the Lightning Bolt in the American instruction booklet of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, is a pun to the lyrics of the 1957 song "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • Malphas can perform an attack similar to Holy Lightning. At some point during his boss battle, he will hover in the air and slowly build up energy; after enough has been gathered, he will unleash four large electrical spheres which travel in an arcing pattern and which have slight homing capabilities.