The Were-Bear and Grizzly are enemies in Castlevania: Circle of the Moon.


The Were-Bear is a type of werebeast that takes the form of an anthropomorphic brown bear; as such it is covered in fluffy brown fur. It slowly walks forward and once it reaches a certain distance from the player, it swipes forward with its powerful paw, inflicting considerable damage and sending the hero flying backward.

The Grizzly is a higher-ranking type with much higher stats, and it has blue fur instead of brown. They start appearing once Death has been defeated and are generally found in the company of Alraunes. This combination can be dangerous, as an Alraune's web could trap the player and hold them in place, leaving them at the Grizzly's mercy.

Were-Bears and Grizzlies are very resilient and several strikes may be necessary to put them down. Ranged attacks that inflict multiple hits (such as the Crucifix) are recommended.

Another thing to keep in mind while fighting these enemies, is that since they knock the player backward, they may end up being sent out of the room, thus forcing the player to start the battle all over again.

Both variants drop the valuable Strength Ring (STR +50), although the Grizzly has a slight higher chance of dropping it.

Were-Bear ワーベア 265 227
ATK DEF Location
250 140 Eternal Corridor, Chapel Tower
Common Drop Rare Drop
Cotton Robe (4%) Strength Ring (1%)
Resistance Darkness

Grizzly グリズリー 600 960
ATK DEF Location
380 200 Catacomb, Chapel Tower, Underground Warehouse
Common Drop Rare Drop
Strength Ring (1.5%) Spiced Meat (0.5%)
Resistance Darkness

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Were-Bear
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Strenght Ring Icon Strength Ring (Power Ring) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Strength increases while equipped. Arm (Ring)
STR +50, DEF -10, INT -10
Drop: Grizzly, Were-Bear
Cotton Robe Icon Cotton Robe (jpn) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Robe made of cotton Body (Robe)
DEF +25, INT +100
Drop: Skeleton Spear, Fox Archer, Were-Bear
Spiced Meat Icon Spiced Meat (Tasty Meat) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Recover 100 HP. Recovery Item (Food)
HP +100
Drop: Abiondarg, Imp, Grizzly, Minotaur

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