Rycuda is an enemy in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow. It is a monstrous bird that wields lightning.


Rycudas are first encountered hovering in place; when approached, they become mobile. Their main means of attack consist in stopping for a moment in midair, followed by unleashing a bolt of lightning from their beaks that deals considerable damage.

Because they are usually found high in the air, it may be difficult to hit them. A slashing weapon that traces a vertical arc, like a great sword or an axe, or a spell that covers a big area, like Last Scream, are recommended to fight them.

Their soul, Chain Lightning, is useful if one is looking to get their hands on the Mothman's soul. With it, the player can make their way to The Pinnacle and shoot a bolt of lightning at the searchlight's generator found there to summon the Mothman and kill it.

Enemy Data

21 Rycuda 32 1 26
Tolerance Weakness
Electric Piercing, Slashing, Stone, Clockwork
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul EXP
Garden of Madness Fried Chicken (8%) - Chain Lightning (4%) 56
Description "A monstrous bird that wields lightning."

Item Data

Item Data: Rycuda
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Fried Chicken DoS Icon Fried Chicken (jpn) - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Crispy friend chicken thigh. Food
HP +129
Sell: $200 
Common Drop: Rycuda
Bullet Soul DoS Icon Rycuda - Chain Lightning - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Summon thunderbolts. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Lightning
Consume: 35 MP 
Rarity: **
Drop: Rycuda
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