The Poltergeist is an enemy in the Castlevania series. It is the result of an evil spirit possessing a piece of furniture, especially tables and chairs, and manifesting itself by moving it around violently, attempting to bash into the player or by throwing its components at them.

Ruler Swords are poltergeists that control diverse types of weapons.


In folklore and parapsychology, a poltergeist (German for "noisy ghost") is a type of ghost or other supernatural being supposedly responsible for physical disturbances, such as loud noises and objects moved around or destroyed. Most accounts of poltergeists describe movement or levitation of objects, such as furniture and cutlery, or noises such as knocking on doors. Poltergeists have also been claimed to be capable of pinching, biting, hitting and tripping people.

Poltergeists occupy numerous niches in cultural folklore, and have traditionally been described as troublesome spirits who haunt a particular person instead of a specific location. Such alleged poltergeist manifestations have been reported in many cultures and countries, including the United States, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and most European nations, with early accounts dating back to the 1st century. The first reported poltergeist was in Germany in 856 AD.


Haunted Castle

First appearance of poltergeist activity in the series. After walking in front of a big portrait of a woman crying tears of blood in the Banquet Room, Simon comes across a big table. Its contents, which consist of two forks, two pork chops (not edible) and a big bowl of soup, start floating in the air all of the sudden and fly in an erratic manner, attempting to inflict contact damage.

Super Castlevania IV

Poltergeist activity makes an appearance in this game in the form of a Ouija Table. While traversing the halls of the castle, Simon comes across a common looking table. This time, however, the whole piece of furniture suddenly comes to life, bashing violently from side to side while its chairs jump uncontrollably, possessed by an unknown force.

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Poltergeists in Circle of the Moon appear similar to the Ouija Tables in Symphony of the Night. They consist of a central pedestal table, a chair, a flower vase, and a book. These items can attack at great distances from the table and can be dangerous. Destroying the table will also destroy all of its components.

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

The Ouija Table is an enemy encountered early in the game. It is found in only a few areas of the Lost Village. Its name comes from the ouija board, a device that is thought to channel spirits. The name is appropriate because the table appears to be possessed or affected by poltergeist activity. It's only form of attack is to slowly float toward Soma. Its soul allows Soma to sit on chairs and restore HP and MP gradually. HP recovery is at a rate of 16 per second.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Poltergeist
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Dinnerattack Poltergeist  [ edit ]
Haunted Castle
' HP: 1
Atk: 1
3. Banquet Room
Cv4-chargtab2 46. Ouija Table  [ edit ]
Super Castlevania IV
' HP: 80
Exp: 100
Atk: 2
6. The Halls
Glosword-1-Ruler Sword DXC
Ruler Sword  (Poltergeist) [alt] [ edit ]
Rondo of Blood
' HP: 1
Exp: 100
5. Ghost Ship
Ouijatable-1- 15. Ouija Table  (Turnate Table) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Possessed Ouija table. Level: 5
HP: 20
Exp: 20
Drop: Barley Tea, Morning Set
Marble Gallery
Poltergeist Poltergeist (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon (Strategy)
' Strong: Darkness
HP: 105
Exp: 510
Atk: 360
Def: 380
Common Drop: Cursed Ring (2%)
Rare Drop: Mind High (0.6%)
Underground Warehouse
Ouijatable 5. Ouija Table (Turnate Table) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
An enchanted desk possessed by a spirit summoned in a seance. Weak: Bashing, Fire
HP: 8
MP: 1
Exp: 4
Atk: 6
Timestop: Affected
Soul: Relaxation (4%)
The Lost Village

Item Data

Item Data: Poltergeist
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Barley Tea Icon Barley Tea (Beer) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Cool barley tea [use] Food (Beverage)
HP +15
Find: Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb
Drop: Ouija Table
Morning Set Icon Morning Set (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Eggs, toast and coffee [use] Food
HP +24
Drop: Ouija Table
Cursed Ring Icon Cursed Ring (jpn) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Luck decreases greatly while equipped. Arm (Ring)
STR +30, DEF +30, LCK -100
Drop: Arch Demon, Beast Demon
Mind High Icon Mind High (Mind High Up) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Recover 50% MP. Recovery Item (Mind Potion)
MP +50%
Drop: Wind Demon, Specter, Siren, Poltergeist, Myconid, Marionette, Lilim, Wight
Ability Soul DoS Icon Ouija Table - Relaxation - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Sit in the chair to regain health. Enchanted Soul
Rarity: ***
Drop: Ouija Table
Effect: Replenishes MP as well.


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