For the Lords of Shadow 2 Titan, see Leviathan.

The Lesser Demon is an enemy in the Castlevania series. They are flying demons who patrol their territory and wield powerful magic. Some can summon demonic allies, including other Lesser Demons.


Lesser Demons are low level classic demons, more powerful than a Tiny Devil and less than a Devil. The first Lesser Demon that appeared in a Castlevania game was called Leviathan in the North American localization of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse.


Castlevania III: Dracula's CurseEdit

See also: Pazuzu

The last of the trio of monsters resurrected by the Death Fire King (the other being the two Mummies and the Cyclops). Leviathan is a menacing-looking demon featuring staple satanic features such as a goat's head and hind legs, and bat-like wings.

The creature ominously emerges from his casket and from the first sight it will be obvious he is not someone to be taken lightly, bearing a tall and muscular figure. Leviathan mainly attacks by performing high hovering leaps in an attempt to stomp on the player. On the third leap, it will make a short pause and spew three large fireballs in a spreading manner. He is quite resilient, but as expected, he becomes more vulnerable while on the ground; a few tosses of Holy Water vials and continuous whipping will soon put him out of commission.

In the original Japanese version, this enemy —known as Lesser Demon (レッサーデーモン Ressādēmon?)— bears some physical changes while retaining an overall similar design, portraying an outright more diabolical look, being even more muscular, with larger horns, different set of wings, and having a tail. The change in the western releases could be due to avoid making the creature look too devilish.

A reimagined version of this particular design of the Lesser Demon, called Pazuzu, appeared later as a boss in Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance.

Leviathon Leviathan-jpn
Name JPN Alt. Name
Leviathan レッサーデーモン Ressādēmon -
Block 7: The Mountains
Block 7A: Lookout

Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

The Lesser Demon from Symphony of the Night utilizes multiple magic attacks, as well as a physical attack. It's also able to fly and can summon allies at will, becoming temporarily invincible during this process. The first such demon encountered is as the boss of the Long Library, which can summon Slingers, Ectoplasms and Mudmen. In fact, this boss fight is the only method available to the player to fight a Mudman and make it register in the Master Librarian's Enemy List.

Lesser Demons encountered later on will only summon other Lesser Demons.

No. Name JPN Level HP
80 Lesser Demon レッサーデーモン Ressādēmon 20 400
Strong Immune Weak Absorb EXP
- Dark Holy - 100
Location Drop Guard
Long Library
Necromancy Laboratory
Obsidian Sword, Holbein Dagger
Guards: Life Vessel, Soul of Bat, Takemitsu, Onyx, Frankfurter
Description "Short magic-wielding demon. Summons demonic allies."

Castlevania: Harmony of DissonanceEdit

Main article: Pazuzu

A reimagined version of this demon, named Pazuzu, appears as a boss of the Castle Top Floor (Castle A) in Harmony of Dissonance.

Castlevania: Lament of InnocenceEdit

Unlike their Symphony of the Night counterparts, these demons do not summon other monsters.

No. Name JPN HP
57 Lesser Demon レッサーデーモン Ressādēmon 200
Tolerance Weakness
- Holy Water, Cross
Drop Location
Heart Repair, Aroma Earring Pagoda of the Misty Moon
Description "A demon under Walter's control."

Castlevania: Curse of DarknessEdit

Their attacks consist in swooping and swatting the player, as well as spiraling toward the them (the Spirit of Fuji can be stolen from them whenever they perform this attack). For some reason, they also drop Lollipops.

Its appearance is large and muscular, with long bat-like wings and horns. Its fur is red with a fluffy white mane.

No. Name JPN HP
27 Lesser Demon Lv.13 レッサーデーモン Ressādēmon 149
Tolerance Weakness
- Wind
Location Drop Steal EXP
Garibaldi Temple Common Drop: Aluminum
Rare Drop: Lollipop
Spirit of Fuji 27
Description "A flying monster. Patrols its territory and attacks any trespassers with a vicious screw attack."

No. Name JPN HP
52 Lesser Demon Lv.23 レッサーデーモン Ressādēmon 232
Tolerance Weakness
- Wind
Location Drop Steal EXP
Tower of Eternity Common Drop: Aluminum
Rare Drop: Lollipop
Spirit of Fuji 89
Description "A flying monster. Patrols its territory and attacks any trespassers with a vicious screw attack."

Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

No. Name JPN HP
118 Lesser Demon レッサーデーモン Ressādēmon 166
Tolerance Weakness
Dark Holy
Location Common Drop Rare Drop EXP SP
Dark Academy, Forgotten City, Nest of Evil - Skull Ring 199 7
Description "A demon who wields powerful magic."

Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the NightEdit

Name Title HP EXP
Lesser Demon - 1,300 +1 Level
Drop Steal Location
- 45 Silver Long Library
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
- - -
- - -

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2Edit

Main article: Leviathan (Lords of Shadow)

An Old God called Leviathan also appears in Lords of Shadow 2. He serves as a Titan battle before the final confrontation of the game.

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Lesser Demon
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Obsidian Sword Icon Obsidian Sword (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Two-handed Obsidian Sword 2 Handed Weapon (Great Sword)
Attrib: Cut
ATT +42
Drop: Lesser Demon
Effect: Slow swing
Special: ←→ + [Attack] for Dash Thrust (4 MP)
Basilard Icon Holbein Dagger (Swift Tantou) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Swift Upper Diagonal Attack Short Sword (Dagger)
Attrib: Cut
ATT + 6
Drop: Lesser Demon
Effect: Very fast swing that can be done while walking
Life Vessel Icon Life Vessel [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
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
Heart Repair Heart Repair - Lament of Innocence [edit]
Medicine that recovers hearts. Recovery Item
Leon Belmont 
Hearts +50
Find: Dark Palace of Waterfalls B1F, Ghostly Theatre 1F
Drop: Flea Man, Gargoyle, Death Reaper, Mad Diver, Lesser Demon
Aroma Earring LoI Aroma Earring (jpn) - Lament of Innocence [edit]
The wonderful scent calms the mind and increases intelligence. Accessory
Leon Belmont 
INT +10
Find: Ghostly Theatre 1F
Drop: Lesser Demon
Aluminum Aluminum - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A very light metal used by some alchemists, but mostly unknown. Makes very light armor. Material
Find: Abandoned Castle B1
Common Drop: Orc Lv.7/14, Armor Knight Lv.7/15, Lesser Demon Lv.13/23
Lollipop Lollipop - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A large circle of candy on a stick for licking. Can you withhold the desire to just crunch it? Food
HP +1
Rare Drop: Lesser Demon Lv.13/23
Spirit of Fuji Spirit of Fuji - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A godly material from a distance mountain in the East. Prized for its use in many different weapons. Material
Find: Mortvia Aqueduct F1, Aiolon Ruins, Infinite Corridor 3F
Rare Drop: Dark Warlock Lv.17/42, Necromancer Lv.31/35, Wizard Lv.6/8
Steal: Lesser Demon Lv.13/23
Skull Ring Icon Skull Ring (jpn) - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
A ring that curses the wearer. Accessory (Ring)
Jonathan, Charlotte 
STR +6, CON +6, INT +6, MND +6, LCK -13
Sell: $5,000 
Drop: Lesser Demon
Effect: Inflicts Curse status upon the wearer. Blessed Ring will not negate this effect.



  • "Leviathan", the name given to the Lesser Demon in the Western localization of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, was probably chosen without proper knowledge of its origins, as Leviathan actually is a giant sea monster from Hebrew lore.

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