Mean Old Dragon

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This article is about the character in MediEvil and MediEvil: Resurrection. For dragons in general, see dragons.
Mean Old Dragon
Biographical information
AKA Dragon King
Gender Male
Gameplay information
Health 250 (PS1)
550 (PS4)
Behind the scenes information
Appears in
"Who dares to enter my lair and wake me from my slumber?"
― The Mean Old Dragon, after being summoned.

The Mean Old Dragon was the keeper of the Dragon Armour and a very heavy sleeper who resided in the Crystal Caves. He was a rather erudite and neurotic dragon (of the Dragon chattering classes).


MediEvil (1998 original)

The Mean Old Dragon serves as a boss fight in The Crystal Caves. It is not mandatory to fight him in order to beat the level, but he needs to be fought in order to complete The Gallows Gauntlet, which cannot be finished without passing through the Dragon Gate. He is the only boss in the game who cannot be refought.


The Mean Old Dragon cannot be hit with melee or projectile weapons since he hides behind the walls of the cave. When he's ready to attack, he sticks out his head and breathes fire towards Dan. There are several platforms around the room. Hitting them with the hammer causes a few rocks to fall from the ceiling. Dan has to hit the platform that causes rocks to collapse onto the platform where the Dragon's head currently is in order to deal damage to him. After his defeat, the Dragon will claim to have a headache and will give Dan the Dragon Armour to make him go away.

MediEvil: Resurrection


Defeating the Dragon is similar to the way it is done in MediEvil. When a rock successfully hits the dragon's head the hole from which it was attacking will be covered by the rock, but the rock will be dropped after a while. Once all the holes are covered up, the Dragon will come out of hiding and fight Daniel from a closer range. He has 3 types of attacks:

  • Type 1: Breathes fire at Dan.
  • Type 2: Bites Dan when he gets too close.
  • Type 3: Flaps his wings to push Dan back.

It is recommended to hide behind the surrounding crystals and wait until he is done with his attack before attacking him.

An Adventurer's Guide to Monsters entry

The Dragon King cannot abide adventurous types, so one should not be too hopeful of a friendly welcome, or indeed a generous send off for that matter. To earn an audience with this impressive beast a would-be plunderer should crack him repeatedly on the head with dislodged debris. Eventually the vexed dragon is likely to emerge into the cavern ready for a full on fight. During the ensuing battle one must maneuver with care and precision, after all, aggressively issued fire and wind can be a most lethal combination! Utilizing the giant floor crystals as protective aids may prove most beneficial in terms of short-term survival, and may just offer up the edge needed to defeat this upper-middle-class twit.[1][1.1]

MediEvil (2019 remake)

The Mean Old Dragon's role in the remake remains unchanged. He still cannot be refought after he is beaten just like in the original game. However, it is still possible to get the Stop Hitting Yourself trophy even outside of the battle despite its description.

Book of Gallowmere entry

Perhaps the last remaining dragon? A fearsome, indomitable beast with absolutely no vulnerabilities, apart from that one cranial fracture he sustained from waking up with a start and banging his head on the cave roof. Good thing no one will ever find out about that!

Dragons were once hunted for their blood, which is said to grant the power of fire-breathing. This particular dragon's solitude stems not from fear of hunters, but from his crippling social anxiety.

Related trophies

Whack-a-wyrm Whack-a-wyrm
Defeat the dragon in the Crystal Caves.
Stop Hitting Yourself Stop Hitting Yourself
Get hit by a falling crystal during Dragon battle in Crystal Caves.

Behind the scenes


In the original MediEvil, the Mean Old Dragon has 250 health points, which is the lowest amount of health out of all the bosses in the game. In the PS4 remake, his health was increased to 550 hitpoints.




  1. MediEvil: Resurrection MediEvil: Resurrection. Developed by SCEE Cambridge Studio. Published by Sony Computer Entertainment on September 1, 2005.
    1. An Adventurer's Guide to Monsters in MediEvil: Resurrection MediEvil: Resurrection. Developed by SCEE Cambridge Studio. Published by Sony Computer Entertainment on September 1, 2005.


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