Larva is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is a wickedly cruel spirit that inhabits a giant worm.


A flying spirit with the body of a worm and sometimes the head of a man. They fly and wiggle around the screen in lazy, aimless patterns and are often continuously spawning from off the screen.


Super Castlevania IV

A red worm appears in the Unliving Quarters of Super Castlevania IV. It moves erratically around the room and seems to float through the air or crawl against the walls, as it also wraps its body around the pillars in the background. Most of the times it remains above the upper half of the screen, which makes it hard to hit, and will eventually leave the room if it is not killed in time. Successfully defeating it will award the same amount of points than those obtained from killing a Bone Dragon.

Larva Gege 256 500 3
7. Unliving Quarters

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

Appropriately called Larva Skeletons in Rondo of Blood, these enemies are now conformed by a human skull and a spine, giving them the appearance of a flying worm. They are noticeable shorter than their Super Castlevania IV counterparts and spawn in infinite numbers from outside of the screen and then home toward the hero.

They generally appear in areas where advanced platforming is required, like rooms with several staircases or with moving platforms.

ChainskullLarva Skeleton DXC
Name Alt. Name HP EXP
Larva Skeleton 1 100
4. Torture Chamber

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

In Dawn of Sorrow, Larva is described as being a cruel spirit that inhabits a giant worm, and this time it actually boasts the head of a centipede-like creature. Their behavior is more akin to that of their Super Castlevania IV counterpart, by initially slithering randomly high above the room and then either homing erratically toward Soma or just leaving the screen.

61 Larva ラルヴァ Raruva 49 1 41
Tolerance Weakness
Bashing, Piercing, Slashing, Dark Holy
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul EXP
Wizardry Lab, Silenced Ruins - - Summon Larva (24%) 76
Description "A wickedly cruel spirit that inhabits a giant worm."

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Larvae in Portrait of Ruin have a slightly different behavior, although they share some similarities with their Rondo of Blood counterparts. They spawn infinitely from outside of the screen and fly in a general straight direction while swiftly slithering their bodies in a zigzag manner. This time around, they boast the head of a bearded man attached to the body of a worm.

No. Name JPN HP
25 Larva 9
Tolerance Weakness
Strike, Whip, Slash, Dark Holy
Location Common Drop Rare Drop EXP SP
Entrance, Great Stairway, Nation of Fools - - 6 1
Description "A spirit with the head of a man and the body of a worm."

Soul Data

Item Data: Larva
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Bullet Soul DoS Icon Larva - Summon Larva - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Summon Larva. Bullet Soul
Consume: 25 MP  Rarity: **
Drop: Larva



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