The Skeleton Athlete and Skeleton Medalist are enemies in Castlevania: Circle of the Moon.


The Skeleton Athlete runs at great speed toward the player until they either bump into them or into a wall, after which they'll crumble. It's not possible to get their drop items if they kill themselves this way.

The more rare (and hidden) Skeleton Medalist runs even faster and is harder to kill. It drops the Bear Ring, which enables Nathan to transform into BearTank, who features a completely different moveset. This enemy can only be found in the big chasm where Nathan falls at the beginning of the game. Along this long drop there's a breakable wall on the left side (marked by a darker shade in the background). The ceiling of this hidden room can also be destroyed, giving access to another hidden room where the Skeleton Medalist is found.

One method to defeat the Skeleton Medalist is as follows:

  1. Break the ceiling inside this secret room.
  2. Position Nathan at the right edge of the screen.
  3. Start running to the left, jump and activate the Roc Wing in midair leftward (not straight up) to enter the hole on the ceiling.
  4. Once at the room above, execute another jump before hitting the ground and strike the Skeleton Medalist before it manages to bump into the wall.

A similar method can be done by jumping out of a wall kick at the bottom screen when falling from the top screen. Another method is simply to use the Clock sub-weapon.

Enemy Data

Skeleton Athlete スケルトンアスリート 100 25
ATK DEF Location
50 40 Audience Room
Common Drop Rare Drop
Cotton Clothes (3%) Griffin (0.75%)
Resistance Darkness

Skeleton Medalist スケルトンメダリスト 250 1,500
ATK DEF Location
100 100 Sealed Room
Common Drop Rare Drop
Toy Ring (10%) Bear Ring (1%)
Resistance Wind

Item Data

Item Data: Skeleton Athlete
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Cotton Clothes Icon Cotton Clothes (Clothes of Cloth) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Clothes made of cotton Body (Clothes)
DEF +20
Drop: Skeleton Athlete, Zombie, Fleaman, Hopper, Mudman, Mummy
Griffin card Griffin - Circle of the Moon [edit]
The Griffin is said to have the head and wings of a Eagle and body of a lion. Has the power of Wind. Attribute Card
Attrib: Wind
Drop: Skeleton Athlete (0.75%), Siren (2%)
Toy Ring Icon Toy Ring (jpn) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Useless ring. Arm (Ring)
Drop: Evil Pillar, Skeleton Medalist
Bear Ring Icon Bear Ring (jpn) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Ring with the curse of the bear. Arm (Ring)
STR -100, DEF -100, INT -100, LCK -100
Drop: Skeleton Medalist
Effect: Transforms Nathan into a bear with Pluto + Black Dog DSS cards

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