The Peeping Eye is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is a creature that keeps watch in the castle.


The Peeping Eye is a floating eyeball monster that has either a tail, a chain, or another similar strip of material attached to it. It lies with its eye closed awaiting prey, and when a victim approaches, it will swoop down and attack with either its whip-chain tail or, in some games, a beam of energy that is emitted from its single eye. It is described in various bestiaries as the castle's designated "watch dog" (a pun referencing the fact it is a monster eyeball).

The Peeping Eye is notable for being an enemy with a fairly consistent item drop: it usually drops an item, accessory or soul that allows the player to see hidden or breakable walls.

Peeping Eyes can be the bane of some players, as they generally can only be attacked by jumping and then attacking, which given its movement pattern, is usually inefficient and risky.

Depending on the game they appear in, their tails can be either completely harmless or one of their main methods of attack. In some games, the tail is just too short to present any kind of danger; in others, making contact with them may have no effect at all; yet in others, they may unleash a special attack where they lash their tails furiously while homing fast toward the hero.

This enemy makes a minor appearance in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Peeking through the archways in the background, a giant Peeping Eye can be seen following Alucard as he moves through the Marble Gallery hallway leading to the Outer Wall. The Peeping Eye is only seen in this room and is not actually an enemy in the game, being little more than part of the background.

A boss version of this enemy appears in Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, called the Peeping Big. When defeated, it explodes into a multitude of smaller Peeping Eyes, although these don't have chain tails.

The Bugbear is an advanced variant on the Peeping Eye. It behaves almost exactly the same, except that it uses electricity on the end of its tail to attack.

In other media

A toy of the Peeping Eye was released as an accessory with NECA's Dracula action figure.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Peeping Eye
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
X68-floateye-1- Peeping Eye  [ edit ]
' HP: 8
Exp: 500
1. Monastery, 2. Underground Aqueducts, 4. Cathedral, 5. Clock Tower
Rob-floateyePeeping Eye DXC
Peeping Eye  [ edit ]
Rondo of Blood
' HP: 4
Exp: 250
2. Entrance, 4. Torture Chamber, 5'. Piers
Floateye-1- Peeping Eye  [alt] [ edit ]
' 1. Ruins of the Castle Dracula, 3. The Leaning Tower of Pisa
Cvdx-floateye-1- Peeping Eye  [ edit ]
Dracula X
' HP: 2
2. Entrance
Hod peepingeye 23. Peeping Eye  [ edit ]
Harmony of Dissonance
' Level: 8
HP: 51
Exp: 17
Common Drop: Potion
Rare Drop: Shin Guards
Castle A: Castle Top Floor
Castle B: Castle Treasury, Clock Tower
AOS-Peepingeye 7. Peeping Eye  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
The castle's designated "watch dog". HP: 38
MP: 66
Exp: 8
Atk: 11
Def: 2
Soul: Search Eye
Castle Corridor
008 8. Peeping Eye  [ edit ]
Lament of Innocence
An eyeball monster born from a person who once peeped in life. Weak: Ice
HP: 50
Anti-Soul Mysteries Lab, House of Sacred Remains
DOS-Peepingeye 6. Peeping Eye (jpn) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
A creature that keeps watch in the castle. Weak: Piercing, Slashing, Stone
HP: 15
MP: 999
Exp: 8
Atk: 8
Timestop: Affected
Soul: Search Eye (2%)
The Lost Village, Demon Guest House, Silenced Ruins
POR-Peepingeye 16. Peeping Eye  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
A creature that keeps watch in the castle. Weak: Whip, Slash
HP: 21
Exp: 15
Skill Pt: 1
Drop: Eye for Decay
City of Haze
Peepingeye Watcher  [ edit ]
Order of Shadows
' 1. The Mansion
DOS-Peepingeye 74. Peeping Eye  [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia
One of the castle's watchmen. Weak: Light
HP: 92
Exp: 66
Skill Pt: 1
Atk: 60
Drop: Eye for Decay (1%)
Castle Entrance, Library
TAR PPE Peeping Eye  [ edit ]
Adventure ReBirth
A floating eye-creature, the "watchdog" of the castle.(*) 4. Chapel, 5. Clock Tower
AOS-Peepingeye 6. Peeping Eye  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
A creature that keeps watch in the castle. Weak: Slash, Pierce
Drop: Monocle (5.30%)
Gambler Glasses (0.80%)
Soul: Yellow Soul (0.80%) Identify breakable walls.
Chapter 1, Chapter 3, Chapter 5

Item Data

Item Data: Peeping Eye
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Potion HoD Icon Potion - Harmony of Dissonance [edit]
Restores some HP. Medicine
Juste Belmont 
HP +70
Buy: $80
 Find: Throughout castle (all)
Rare Drop: Skeleton Blaze
Common Drop: Peeping Eye, Fishman, Merman, Armor Knight, Bone archer, Bone Soldier, Lizard Man, Man-eater, Mimic, Rock Armor, Skeleton Spider, White Dragon Lv2
Shin Guards Icon Shin Guards - Harmony of Dissonance [edit]
Protective footwear made from leather. Also protects the shins. Legs
Juste Belmont 
DEF +3
Find: Merchant's shop (Castle Treasury B, Luminous Cavern B, Castle Top Floor B)
Rare Drop: Peeping Eye
Yellow Soul Peeping Eye - Search Eye - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Identifies breakable walls. Enchanted Soul
Drop: Peeping Eye
Ability Soul DoS Icon Peeping Eye - Search Eye - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Identify breakable walls. Enchanted Soul
Rarity: ***
Drop: Peeping Eye
Eye for Decay PoR Icon Eye for Decay - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
Enable the wearer to see breakable walls. Head Gear (Eyewear)
Jonathan, Charlotte 
Sell: $12,500  Drop: Peeping Eye
Effect: Allows wearer to see breakable walls.
Eye for Decay Icon Eye for Decay - Order of Ecclesia [edit]
Allow you to see hidden breakable walls. Head Gear
Drop: Peeping Eye
Effect: Highlights breakable walls in the area.
Monocle PoR Icon Monocle - Harmony of Despair [edit]
A lens for one eye. Favorite among distinguished gentlemen. Head (Eyewear)
Soma, Alucard, Jonathan, Julius, Richter 
DEF +2, CON +1, MND +1
Sell: $400 
Rarity: **
Find: Chapter 3, 4, 5, 6
Drop: Peeping Eye
Gambler Glasses PoR Icon Gambler Glasses - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Enables the wearer to see enemy item drop percentages. Head (Eyewear)
Sell: $2,500  Rarity: ****
Drop: Peeping Eye
Effect: Allows you to see item drop percentages in the item compendium while worn.
Enchanted Soul HD Icon Peeping Eye - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Identify breakable walls. Enchanted Soul
Rarity: *****
Steal: Peeping Eye (0.8%)



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