The Poison Worm is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is an enormous worm, poisonous to the touch.


Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Poison Worms hang from the ceiling in an entangled cluster, similar to the Viper Swarms found in Super Castlevania IV. Occasionally, one of the worms will detach from this mass and crawl on the ground. These worms will poison Nathan if he touches them. They can easily be whipped while they are still falling; otherwise, simply sliding will crush them while they are crawling on the ground, or the Axe sub-weapon can also be used to remove the mass from the ceiling.

Poison Worm ポイズンワーム 120 12
ATK DEF Location
30 20 Catacomb
Common Drop Rare Drop
Antidote (4%) Magic Gauntlet (0.5%)
Resistance Poison

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

The Poison Worm in Aria of Sorrow no longer appears suspended from the ceiling and is instead a big fat insect crawling on the ground, barely larger than a human. It slowly crawls toward the player; if they are behind it, it will crawl backward instead. As usual, it will poison the player on touch.

Gaining dominance over its soul grants Soma the Resist-Poison ability, which grants him immunity to the Poison status.

The Poison Worm is a palette swap of the Giant Worm from the same game.

72 Poison Worm 100 50 120
Attack Defense Tolerance Weakness Time Stop
43 5 Flame Affected
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul
Underground Reservoir, Forbidden Area Anti-Venom - Resist Poison
Description "A large insect that spits venom."

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Only one Poison Worm appears in the entire game, at the beginning of the Forgotten City. While traveling the initial desert section of the level, Jonathan and Charlotte will eventually arrive to a big mound of sand; while stepping on it, the ground will suddenly split apart and a giant Poison Worm will emerge from the center of what now is clearly revealed to be a sand trap, dragging the heroes toward the monster. It attacks by curling over and expelling a big poisonous fume. As usual, touching the creature inflicts Poison status on the player as well. It is also considerably more resilient than its non poisonous counterpart, the Sand Worm (from which it is a palette swap).

Once defeated, the worm will contort violently in a shower of blood. By letting themselves get swallowed by the now vacant sand trap, the heroes will find the secret entrance to an upside down pyramid buried underground and be able to progress further into the level.

No. Name JPN HP
115 Poison Worm 1,200
Tolerance Weakness
- -
Location Common Drop Rare Drop EXP SP
Forgotten City - - 800 25
Description "An enormous worm, poisonous to the touch."

Item Data

Item Data: Poison Worm
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Antidote Icon Antidote (Cure Poison) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Cure poison status. Recovery Item (Cure)
Drop: Killer Bee, King Moth, Slime, Poison Armor, Poison Worm
Magic Gauntlet Icon Magic Gauntlet (Magic Forearm) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Magical power lies within the gauntlet. Arm (Magician Equipment)
INT +10
Drop: Earth Demon, Thunder Demon, Frozen Shade, Poison Worm
Anti-Venom AoS Icon Anti-Venom (Antidote) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Counteracts the effects of poison. Magical Item
Sell: $50  Buy: $100 Find: Hammer's Shop, Chapel (Double-Jump needed)
Common Drop: Poison Worm
Yellow Soul Poison Worm - Resist-Poison - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Immunity to poison. Enchanted Soul
Drop: Poison Worm


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