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Needles is an enemy in the Castlevania series. They are giant, hard-shelled, mutant sea urchins that have been driven close to extinction from over-fishing. A questionable delicacy.

DescriptionEdit

Mechanical Water Mines were a common enemy in the first underwater stage depicted in a Castlevania game, which was in the NES parody game Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun. These water mines were later re-imagined as spiky sea urchin enemies, making their first appearance in the underwater areas of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, where they were given the name Needles.

AppearancesEdit

Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kunEdit

Water Mines are mostly stationary, although they bob up and down slightly. When attacked, they explode sending shrapnel in a radial pattern.

Water Mine BDK
Name JPN
Water Mine 水中機雷 Suichū kirai
Location
Stage 3: Water

Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

These enemies cannot move and for the most part they serve only as obstacles. Its soul gives Soma the ability to place similar urchin mines in midair, which will explode upon contact.

Needles
No. Name JPN HP MP EXP
64 Needles 1 1 10
Attack Defense Tolerance Weakness Time Stop
38 0 - -
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul
Clock Tower, Underground Reservoir - Tasty Meat Needle Mine
Description "A giant, mutant sea urchin."

Castlevania: Dawn of SorrowEdit

If their behavior remains similar to their previous appearance, its soul acts however as a familiar. It allows Soma to summon three urchins which will follow him and support him wherever he goes.

OOE-Needles
No. Name JPN HP MP ATK
51 Needles ニードルス Nīdorusu 30 1 40
Tolerance Weakness
- Piercing, Fire, Electric
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul EXP
Subterranean Hell Meat Strip (8%) - Needle Familiar (20%) 10
Description "A giant sea urchin that has been driven close to extinction from over-fishing."

Castlevania: Order of EcclesiaEdit

They appear on the surface of the ocean in Kalidus Channel and Somnus Reef. They can also appear underwater and sometimes they may drop Salt, which is the item required to complete Aeon's "Needs More Salt" quest.

OOE-Needles
No. Name JPN HP ATK
17 Needles 10 17
Tolerance Weakness
Ice Flame, Thunder
Location Drop Glyph EXP AP
Kalidus Channel, Somnus Reef Salt (3%) - 2 1
Description "A hard-shelled sea urchin. A questionable delicacy."

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Needles
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Tasty Meat AoS Icon Tasty Meat (jpn) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Restores 290 HP. Food
Soma 
HP +290
Sell: $200 
Find: Underground Reservoir
Rare Drop: Killer Fish, Needles, Red Minotaur
Red Soul Needles - Needle Mine - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Tosses mines into the air that explode at fixed intervals. Bullet Soul
Soma 
Attrib: Sword
Consume: 15 MP 
90 AP
Rarity: 15
Drop: Needles
Meat Strip DoS Icon Meat Strip (Meat) - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Restores 29 HP. Food
Soma 
HP +29
Sell: $145 
Rare Drop: Catoblepas
Common Drop: Needles
Guardian-Soul-DoS-Icon Needles - Needle Familiar - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Summon Needles as a familiar. Guardian Soul
Soma 
Attrib: Water
Consume: 3 MP/sec 
Rarity: **
Drop: Needles
Salt Icon Salt (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
Simple rock salt. Item (Food)
Shanoa 
HP +1
Drop: Needles, Fishhead, Forneus

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