The Underground Caverns (地下水脈 Chika Suimyaku?, lit. "Ground Water Vein") is a rather melancholic, subterranean environment. Icy walls and small rivers compose the majority of the caves, as well as a rather large waterfall. In the distance, stalactites and stalagmites glow a faint purple.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Geography

The Underground Caverns is first entered through an opening in the floor in the Marble Gallery that is opened once a nearby switch is stepped on after obtaining the Jewel of Open. There are two paths straight downwards: the right path is a "long drop", while the left path is a basement section. The optional boss Scylla can be fought to the right of the long drop. Below Scylla's cavern is a frozen breakable floor that leads to an icy cavern and a waterway. The water is damaging at first and too far to traverse. The Merman Statue obtained later will cause the Ferryman to appear, allowing you to traverse this area, leading to the Holy Symbol relic which prevents the water from damaging you. To the left of Scylla's caverns is an area filled with small underground lakes. A wooden floor that can later be destroyed by an Skeleton Ape's exploding barrel leads to a hidden passage to the Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb. A large waterfall is to the left. Once the Form of Bat is obtained, you can reach the room directly across from the top of the waterfall, which will cause the Skeleton Ape to appear that is needed to break the wooden floor. At the bottom of the waterfall and to the left is a frozen cavern, which leads to a watery area. The Ferryman will guide you through the underground river and will take you to an area where you can find the Merman Statue and to an area that leads back to the Entrance level near where the Mermen are.

The counterpart to the Underground Caverns in the Reverse Castle is Reverse Caverns.

Item Data

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Item Data: Underground Caverns
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Holy Water Icon.png Holy Water [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Spreads a sacred flame when cast to the floor, burning enemies. (...) Sub-Weapon
Alucard, Richter, Maria (Saturn only) 
Attrib: Holy / Fire
Consume: 3 Hearts (Alucard), 1 (Richter / Maria) 
ATT +5
Find: Underground Caverns (...) (all)
Effect: Thrown in pillar (Alucard); Thrown in wave (Richter); Thrown in fast wave (Maria).
Special: Item Crash (Hydro Storm, Richter only, 15 Hearts).
Heart Vessel Icon.png Heart Vessel [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Increases the player's maximum heart capacity. Item (standard)
any 
Maximum Heart +5
Find: Underground Caverns (...) (all)
Effect: Increases Max Hearts (Alucard-only), Restores 30 Hearts (Richter-only)
Bandana Icon.png Bandanna (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Protects sensitive head parts Head (Bandana)
Alucard 
DEF +2, INT +1
Find: Underground Caverns (hidden) (...) (all)
Axe Icon.png Axe - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Travels in an arc, ideal for defeating overhead foes. (...) Sub-Weapon
Alucard, Richter, Maria (Saturn only) 
Attrib: Holy / Cut
Consume: 4 Hearts (Alucard / Maria), 1 (Richter) 
ATT +10
Find: Underground Caverns (...)
Drop: Axe Knight
Effect: Thrown in arc (Alucard, Richter); 4 thrown in homing arc (Maria).
Special: Item Crash (Richter only, 10 Hearts).
Knife Icon.png Knife [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Weak but quick, it flies in a straight path when thrown. (...) Sub-Weapon
Alucard, Richter, Maria (Saturn only) 
Attrib: Holy / Cut
Consume: 1 Heart (Alucard / Richter), 4 (Maria) 
ATT +5
Find: Underground Caverns (...)
Effect: 1 dagger thrown forward (Alucard, Richter); 4 long daggers thrown (Maria).
Special: Item Crash (1,000 Blades, Richter only, 10 Hearts).
Life Vessel Icon.png Life Vessel [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Increases the player's maximum HP (life) capacity. Item (standard)
any 
Maximum HP + 5
Find: Underground Caverns (...) (all)
Drop: Most bosses.
Effect: Restore all life and increases Max HP
Shiitake Icon.png Shiitake (Delicious Mushroom) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Japanese mushroom [use] Food
Alucard 
HP +30
Find: Underground Caverns (...) (all)
Toadstool Icon.png Toadstool (Amanita Muscaria) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Poisonous mushroom [use] Food (Bad Food)
Alucard 
Attrib: Poison
Find: Underground Caverns (...) (all)
Knuckle Duster Icon.png Knuckle Duster (Knuckle) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Iron-Studded Brass Knuckles Fist
Alucard 
ATT +1
Find: Underground Caverns (Hidden) (...) (all)
Drop: Frog
Effect: Punch
Life Vessel Icon.png Life Vessel [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Increases the player's maximum HP (life) capacity. Item (standard)
any 
Maximum HP + 5
Find: Underground Caverns (Hidden) (...) (all)
Drop: Most bosses.
Effect: Restore all life and increases Max HP
Resist Ice Icon.png Resist Ice (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Brief resistance to ice [use] Medicine (Attribute Potion)
Alucard 
Attrib: Ice
Find: Underground Caverns (...) (all)
Drop: Fishhead
Broadsword Icon.png Scimitar (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Single edged curved sword Sword
Alucard 
Attrib: Cut
ATT +5
Find: Underground Caverns (...) (all)
Drop: Skull Lord
Pot Roast Icon.png Pot Roast (Delicious Meat) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Castlevania pot roast [use] Food (Meat)
Alucard 
HP +50
Find: Underground Caverns (...) (all)
Drop: Flail Guard
Life Vessel Icon.png Life Vessel [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Increases the player's maximum HP (life) capacity. Item (standard)
any 
Maximum HP + 5
Find: Underground Caverns (reward) (...) (all)
Drop: Most bosses.
Effect: Restore all life and increases Max HP
Crystal Cloak Icon.png Crystal Cloak (Invisible) - Symphony of the Night (not in Saturn version) [edit]
Enchanted Semi-Invisible Cape Cloak
Alucard 
CON +6
Find: Underground Caverns (...)
Effect: Appears invisible, but does not make Alucard invisible
Shiitake Icon.png Shiitake (Delicious Mushroom) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Japanese mushroom [use] Food
Alucard 
HP +30
Find: Underground Caverns (...) (all)
Nunchaku Icon.png Nunchaku (Tonfa) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Strikes Enemy Twice 2 Handed Weapon
Alucard 
Attrib: Hit
ATT +10
Find: Underground Caverns (...) (all)
Antivenom Icon.png Antivenom (Serum) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Cures poisoning [use] Medicine (Cure)
Alucard 
Attrib: Poison
Buy: $200 Find: Underground Caverns (...) (all)
Drop: Bone Pillar, Corpseweed, Ghost, Human Face Tree (Saturn-only), Specter (Saturn-only)
Effect: Removes Poison status
Life Vessel Icon.png Life Vessel [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Increases the player's maximum HP (life) capacity. Item (standard)
any 
Maximum HP + 5
Find: Underground Caverns (...) (all)
Drop: Most bosses.
Effect: Restore all life and increases Max HP
Pentagram Icon.png Pentagram (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Damages all enemies [use] Bomb
Alucard 
Attrib: Hit
ATT +50
Find: Underground Caverns (...) (all)
Drop: Ctulhu, Diplocephalus, Spellbook, Wraith (Saturn-only)
Shiitake Icon.png Shiitake (Delicious Mushroom) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Japanese mushroom [use] Food
Alucard 
HP +30
Find: Underground Caverns (...) (all)
Toadstool Icon.png Toadstool (Amanita Muscaria) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Poisonous mushroom [use] Food (Bad Food)
Alucard 
Attrib: Poison
Find: Underground Caverns (...) (all)
Life Vessel Icon.png Life Vessel [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Increases the player's maximum HP (life) capacity. Item (standard)
any 
Maximum HP + 5
Find: Underground Caverns (...) (all)
Drop: Most bosses.
Effect: Restore all life and increases Max HP
Shiitake Icon.png Shiitake (Delicious Mushroom) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Japanese mushroom [use] Food
Alucard 
HP +30
Find: Underground Caverns (...) (all)
Merman Statue Icon.png Merman Statue (Mermaid Statue) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Summons the oarsman Relic
Alucard 
Find: Underground Caverns ($250) (...) (all)
Effect: Ferryman's boat appears in two locations
Onyx Icon.png Onyx (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Valuable Ring Other (Jewel/Ring)
Alucard 
ATT + 10 (with Jewel Sword - Saturn only)
Sell: $3,000 
Find: Underground Caverns (hidden, requires Merman Statue) (...) (all)
Create: Jewel Sword
Elixir Icon.png Elixir (X-Potion) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Restores all HP [use] Medicine (Health Potion)
Alucard 
HP +100%
Buy: $8,000 (later) Find: Underground Caverns (hidden, requires Merman Statue) (...) (all)
Holy Symbol Icon.png Holy Symbol (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Protection while underwater Relic
Alucard 
Find: Underground Caverns (hidden, requires Merman Statue) (...) (all)
Effect: Alucard no longer takes damage from touching deep water
Zircon Icon.png Zircon (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Sparkling Ring Other (Jewel/Ring)
Alucard 
ATT + 1 (with Jewel Sword - Saturn only)
Sell: $150 
Find: Underground Caverns (requires Leap Stone) (...) (all)
Drop: Merman, Blue Raven
Create: Jewel Sword
Secret Boots Icon.png Secret Boots (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Discreetly Increases Height! Other (Boots)
Alucard 
Find: Underground Caverns (requires Leap Stone?) (...) (all)
Effect: Stretches Alucard sprite vertically by a small amount

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Related stages

Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night

The Underground Caverns is the only underground section of the Castle in Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night. It has been extended to include the portion of the Marble Gallery that originally lead to the Underground Caverns. This added area, which extends to the Outer Wall, is passed through early in the game.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Dracula X: Nocturne in the Moonlight
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (SoN/DXC)
Characters
Protagonists
AlucardMaria Renard (Saturn · DXC)Richter Belmont
Supporting cast
Master LibrarianFerrymanLisa
Antagonists
DraculaDeathShaft
Bosses
Dracula's Castle bosses
Slogra and GaibonDoppleganger Lv. 10HippogryphKarasumanMinotaur and Werewolf
Lesser DemonOlroxSuccubusScyllaCerberusGranfaloon
Reverse Castle bosses
Darkwing BatThe CreatureAkmodan IIMedusaFake Trevor, Fake Sypha and Fake Grant
BeelzebubDoppleganger Lv. 40GalamothShaftTrue Dracula
Areas
Dracula's Castle
Final Stage: BloodlinesEntranceAlchemy LaboratoryMarble GalleryOuter WallLong Library
Clock TowerUnderground CavernsRoyal ChapelOlrox's QuartersCastle KeepColosseum
Abandoned Pit to the CatacombCatacombsCastle Center
Reverse Castle
Reverse EntranceNecromancy LaboratoryBlack Marble GalleryReverse Outer WallForbidden Library
Reverse Clock TowerReverse CavernsAnti-ChapelDeath Wing's LairReverse KeepReverse Colosseum
CaveFloating CatacombsReverse Castle Center
Music
Dracula's CastleCastlevania: Symphony of the Night Original Soundtrack
MIDI Power Pro6Dracula X: RemixiesDracula Music Collection
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles Original Soundtrack
Guides
Futabasha Gekka no Yasōkyoku Official GuideNTT Pub Gekka no Yasōkyoku Official Guide
Shinkigensha Gekka no Yasōkyoku Official GuideBradyGames Symphony of the Night Official Strategy Guide
Prima's Unauthorized Symphony of the Night Strategy GuideKonami Akumajō Dracula X Chronicle Official Guide
Archives
BestiaryInventoryCreditsAchievements & TrophiesRichter ModeMaria ModeThief Mode
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