Merchant Gargoyles

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Merchant Gargoyles
Behind the scenes information
Appears in MediEvil MediEvil (1998)
MediEvil: Resurrection MediEvil: Resurrection
MediEvil 2019 icon.png MediEvil (2019)

Merchant Gargoyles were the greedy counterparts of Information Gargoyles. They sold or exchanged goods throughout Gallowmere.


In 1386 during the evil sorcerer Zarok's second attempt at conquering Gallowmere, the Merchant Gargoyles provided their services to Sir Daniel Fortesque.



Canonical account

The merchants had a blue to silvery-white exterior.

Apocryphal account

Other sources claimed that the merchants were distinguishable from their informative brethren by their red stone skin instead of a greenish patina.


Canonical account

As merchants are mute, their overall personality could not be determined. A book found in Dan's Crypt explaining gold coins stated that they were avaricious. This could be seen by how they voraciously gobbled up any coins offered them. They also expressed sadness when Sir Dan had second thoughts about purchasing from them.

Apocryphal account

Other sources had observed these creatures as being as talkative and expressive as their green counterparts. They often presented as extremely eager to make a sale.



In MediEvil, Sir Dan can buy ammo for his ranged weapons, an enchantment for his Broad Sword, or have his Gold Shield repaired by these creatures. They can also sell him weapons that had been stolen from him by thieving imps.

If Dan is wearing the Super Armour while shopping at a Merchant Gargoyle in the 2019 remake, he will pay an extra 10% of the price, although this increase is not indicated in the merchant menu itself. It is therefore recommended that the armour is taken off before shopping.


Service Amount Price
Enchant Sword 100% 100G
Repair Gold Shield 100 120G


Item Amount Price
Throwing Daggers* 50 40G
Crossbow Bolts 50 80G
Standard Arrows 50 60G
Flaming Arrows 25 80G
Magical Arrows 10 100G
Spears* 10 100G
Lightning** 25% 150G

*Can be bought even after being stolen in the original game, but have to be bought back in the remake.
**Available in the Japanese version and 2019 remake only.

Second hand goods

Prices of second hand goods were halved in the 2019 remake. For example, it costs 600G to buy back the Small Sword in the original game, but 300G in the remake. The table below lists prices as they were in the original game (except for weapons that could not be bought back in the original).

Item Price
Small Sword 600G
Broad Sword 1200G
Magic Sword 4000G
Club* 100G
Hammer 1600G
Throwing Daggers* 150G
Axe 1600G
Chicken Drumstick 200G
Crossbow 1400G
Longbow 2000G
Flaming Longbow 2400G
Magic Longbow 3000G
Spear* 800G
Lightning 3000G

*Can be bought back in remake only.

MediEvil: Resurrection

In MediEvil: Resurrection, Merchant Gargoyles can also repair Dan's copper and silver shields and sell him Energy Vials.


Service Price
Repair Bronze Shield 35 GC
Repair Silver Shield 65 GC
Repair Gold Shield 100 GC


Amount Item Price
1 Wooden Sword 100 GC
1 Short Sword 100 GC
1 Long Sword 100 GC
1 Hero's Sword 100 GC
1 Magic Sword 100 GC
1 Club 100 GC
1 Warhammer 100 GC
1 Woden's Brand 100 GC
1 Throwing Daggers 100 GC
1 Crossbow 100 GC
1 Hero's Crossbow 100 GC
1 Longbow 100 GC
1 Flaming Longbow 100 GC
1 Magic Longbow 100 GC
1 Battleaxe 100 GC
1 Spear 100 GC
1 Woden's Brand 8 Tokens
10 Throwing Daggers 10 GC
10 Crossbow 15 GC
10 Hero's Crossbow 35 GC
10 Longbow 45 GC
10 Flaming Longbow 65 GC
10 Magic Longbow 80 GC
10 Spear 30 GC
100 Lightning 250 GC
1 Health Vial 50 GC

Behind the scenes

Merchant Gargoyles appear in all three versions of MediEvil. They serve as the game's item shop, allowing the player to restock on ammunition or to buy back stolen weapons.


MediEvil (1998 original)

Merchant Gargoyles do not appear in pre-release versions of the game from 1997. It is therefore likely they were conceptualised after the game's Zeldaesque redesign.

MediEvil 2

Merchant Gargoyles did not return in the second MediEvil. They were instead replaced by The Spiv who provides the same services as they did.


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