The Gravekeeper (墓守 Hakamori) is an enemy found in the only cemetery of Cave Story.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Gravekeeper has a frog-like head, and walks on two legs. Its entire body is an orange brown. It appears to wear clothing that covers part of its body, which is a shade of dark blue. On its right hand, it carries a white blade.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

The Gravekeeper is found on the lower ground of the cemetery within Mimiga Village. It remains in one position until Quote approaches it, of which it will start to walk in his direction.

When the Gravekeeper is close enough to Quote, it will pause to attack him by moving its blade. This attack subtracts 10 HP of health from Quote.

Vulnerabilities[edit | edit source]

The Gravekeeper has a single weak spot that causes it to take damage when it is shot from behind. Attempting to hit the Gravekeeper in the direction its blade is facing delivers no damage. In order to kill it, the player must deliver 20 HP worth of damage to its back. Destroying the Gravekeeper will cause it to leave behind experience points, hearts of health or missile upgrades. It is the only enemy in the Mimiga Village to do so. The Gravekeeper can also be damaged from the front while it has its blade lowered after an attack.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The track "Cemetery" in Jukebox Mode has the Gravekeeper as its representative icon.
  • The Gravekeeper is likely based off Tonberry from the RPG game Final Fantasy with the solid white eyes, shawl, large knife, and placement in a cemetery.

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