The Killer Fish is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is an ancient, man-eating fish. Rumored to be quite tasty.


The Killer Fish is a large fish with a taste for human flesh often found in the waterways and sewers beneath Dracula's castle, although they can be found inhabiting salt-water habitats as well. Some Killer Fish will actively pursue the player should they enter infested waters, although most of the time they will simply ram into them should they stray too close.

The Killer Fish first appeared in Castlevania's first underwater stage in the parody game Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun. They appeared in a more serious form in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and many following games.

Killer Fish are able to be filleted and cooked to provide a delicious meal. In Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, it sometimes drops Raw Killer Fish, an item necessary to complete one of Aeon's quests.


Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Called Spearfish in this game, its design now resembles the real life typical swordfish. It patrols the Underground Waterway in Camilla's Castle.

It just swims back and forth a determined distance, much like the more common Killer Fish, although it won't actively pursue the player. However, they are often encountered in areas populated by other enemies, such as Fishheads, Abiondargs and Witches, which in conjunction may pose a respectable challenge by covering both surface and underwater areas. In addition, its considerable size –ending in a conveniently shaped spear-like nose– can make it hard to avoid among all the chaos.

A physically similar enemy, the Sea Stinger, appeared later in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, although their attack patterns are remarkably different.

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Sometimes the Killer Fish is accompanied by a smaller and weaker fish (about a quarter as strong). This fish is more aggressive, although it has less speed.

Gaining dominance over the Killer Fish's soul grants Soma the Torpedo Fish ability, which allows him to shoot forward a Killer Fish at great speed while underwater. If the spell is cast while out of the water, however, the fish will die immediately and the attack will be discarded.

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

The Killer Fish is only encountered in the deepest underwater caverns of the Kalidus Channel. It drops the Raw Killer Fish, which is required in order to complete Aeon's "I've Never Eaten That" quest. Since the drop is a bit rare (2%), it is recommended to equip all available LCK-boosting gear, find a room where the fish spawns near the entrance and use ranged attacks that can kill it fast (such as Nitesco).

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Killer Fish
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Killer Fish BDK 16. Killer Fish (Woo! Mambo!) [ edit ]
Boku Dracula-kun
' 3. Water
DOS-Killerfish 91. Killer Fish  [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Master Fish-head. Strong: Fire, Water
Weak: Thunder
Level: 25
HP: 120
Exp: 100
Drop: Aquamarine, Sushi
Reverse Caverns, Underground Caverns
Spearfish Spearfish (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon
' Strong: Ice
HP: 40
Exp: 280
Atk: 360
Def: 450
Common Drop: Heart (2%)
Rare Drop: Heart Ex (0.4%)
Underground Waterway
Killerfish 8. Killer Fish  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
A large, man-eating fish. Rumored to be quite tasty. Strong: Water
Weak: Flame
HP: 25
MP: 10
Exp: 10
Atk: 12
Def: 1
Rare Drop: Tasty Meat
Soul: Torpedo Fish
Castle Corridor, Underground Reservoir, Forbidden Area
DOS-Killerfish 67. Killer Fish (jpn) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
An ancient, man-eating fish. Rumored to be quite tasty. Strong: Fire
Weak: Piercing, Electric, Stone
HP: 99
MP: 1
Exp: 156
Atk: 44
Timestop: Affected
Rare Drop: Salmon Meuniere (4%)
Soul: Torpedo Fish (16%)
Wizardry Lab, Subterranean Hell
DOS-Killerfish 21. Killer Fish  [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia
A ferocious fish. Fetches a high prices among epicures. Strong: Ice
Weak: Slash, Thunder, Poison, Curse
HP: 38
Exp: 17
Skill Pt: 1
Atk: 22
Drop: Raw Killer Fish (2%)
Kalidus Channel
DOS-Killerfish 55. Killer Fish  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair (dlc)
An ancient, man-eating fish. Rumored to be quite tasty. Strong: Fire, Ice, Holy
Weak: Strike, Slash, Pierce, Lightning, Darkness
Drop: Tasty Meat, Ice Brand
Soul: Red (4.50%) Launch torpedoes in water.
Chapter 8

Item Data

Item Data: Dark Octopus
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Aquamarine Icon Aquamarine (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Fairly Valuable Ring Other (Jewel/Ring)
ATT + 3 (with Jewel Sword - Saturn only)
Sell: $800 
Find: Death Wing's Lair, Anti Chapel, Reverse Colosseum
Drop: Black Crow, Killer Fish
Create: Jewel Sword
Sushi Icon Sushi (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Toro, ebi, tamago [use] Food
HP +100
Drop: Dark Octopus, Killer Fish
Heart Icon Heart (Heart Up) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Recover 10 Hearts. Recovery Item (Heart Potion)
Heart +10
Drop: Gorgon, Spearfish, Bat, Bone Tower, Bone Head, Man Eater, Mummy, Mimic Candle
Heart Ex Icon Heart Ex (Heart X Up) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Recover 50 Hearts. Recovery Item (Heart Potion)
Heart +50
Drop: King Moth, Scary Candle, Spearfish, Hipogriff, Fallen Angel, Flame Armor
Tasty Meat AoS Icon Tasty Meat (jpn) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Restores 290 HP. Food
HP +290
Sell: $200 
Find: Underground Reservoir
Rare Drop: Killer Fish, Needles, Red Minotaur
Red Soul Killer Fish - Torpedo Fish - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Attacks enemies underwater. Perishes when out of water. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Sword
Consume: 16 MP 
180 AP
Rarity: 15
Drop: Killer Fish
Salmon Meuniere DoS Icon Salmon Meuniere (Sole Meuniere) - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
A seafood dish seasoned with curry powder. Food
HP +120
Sell: $500 
Rare Drop: Killer Fish
Bullet Soul DoS Icon Killer Fish - Torpedo Fish - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Launch torpedoes in water. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Slash, Ice
Consume: 10 MP 
Rarity: **
Drop: Killer Fish
Raw Killer Fish Icon Raw Killer Fish (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
This look delicious! ...Where did you get it? Item (Food)
HP +80
Drop: Killer Fish
New York Steak PoR Icon Tasty Meat - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Restores 129 HP. Item (Food - Meat)
HP +129, STR +5
Sell: $360 
Rarity: ***
Find: Chapter 6 (Hard)
Ice Brand DoS Icon Ice Brand - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Demonic sword that freezes all that it touches. Sword
Attrib: Ice
#hands: 1
ATK +21
Sell: $3,750 
Rarity: ***
Find: Chapter 3 (Hard)
Bullet Soul HD Icon Killer Fish - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Launch torpedoes in water. Bullet Soul
Consume: 5 MP  ATK +20
Rarity: ***
Steal: Killer Fish (4.5%)
First Obtained: Chapter 8


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