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Dirt Dogs Shantae Dirt Dogs jump out of the ground of Scarecrow Fields, and throw 3 spears downward trying to hit Shantae. They then begin to roam the ground, attempting to stab Shantae if she jumps over them. Dirt Dogs will eventually dig back underground.

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Scarecrows Shantae
Risky's Revenge
The Pirate's Curse
Endlessly respawning from the fields that bear their names, scarecrows are somewhat zombie-like. They also are known to toss pumpkin bombs or breath noxious fumes. They are quite successful at scaring crows, judging from the fact that no crows can be found in all of Sequin Land. The scarecrows have 10 HP in The Pirate's Curse.

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BatGal

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Shantae
The Pirate's Curse
Half-Genie Hero
Seven Sirens
These ladies only appear in Cackle Mound in the first game, but appear in various locations in later entries (aside from Risky's Revenge). They have bat ears, tails with heart-shaped tips at the end, wield some sort of medieval flail, and are masters of martial arts. It's possible that the "cat ladies" mentioned in refer to these creatures in Cackle Mound, but cats don't have ears or tails like that. The batgals have 80 HP in The Pirate's Curse.

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Bats Shantae
Risky's Revenge
The Pirate's Curse
Half-Genie Hero
Seven Sirens
Adorable! But also slow moving and not very aggressive. Shantae can transform into a Bat in Half-Genie Hero. Additionally, it is one of the many creatures that wears tiaras like Shantae does. The bats have 1 HP in The Pirate's Curse.

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One-Eyed Spider Shantae
Risky's Revenge
The Pirate's Curse
Seven Sirens
Cycloptic arachnids that drop down on a thread, spit poison bullets, and then retreat to safety. Though they both spit poison in any direction, this form seems unrelated to Shantae's . There's more than just two kinds of icky arachnids though, see the spider article for more info. The one-eyed spiders have 3 HP in The Pirate's Curse.

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Orc Shantae
Risky's Revenge
The Pirate's Curse
Seven Sirens
They come in winged and wingless varieties. They can also stomp on you while In mid air. The orcs have 18 HP in The Pirate's Curse.
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Frog Fish Shantae
The Pirate's Curse
Seven Sirens
Frog Fish are found on the walls of Waterfall Lake. Once sighted, they jump down and begin hopping around randomly. In The Pirate's Curse, where they have 20 HP, they can also shoot dead fish at Shantae.
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Water Dragons* Shantae
The Pirate's Curse
Water dragons hide behind waterfalls in Waterfall Lake in order to ambush prey that pass by. Red versions also appear in the Village of Lost Souls, hiding in lava falls. They cannot be defeated.
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Snakes Shantae
The Pirate's Curse
Half-Genie Hero
Seven Sirens

Snakes drop out of holes in groups of four. In this manner they are identical to Shemum from Kid Icarus. They also have green cyclops variants in the sewers, but only in The Pirate's Curse, where the red ones have 1 HP, and the green ones have 2 HP.

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Big flies Shantae Big Flies inhabit the skies of various locations in Shantae. They have two smaller flies rotating around them.

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Crab Shantae
Risky's Revenge
The Pirate's Curse
Half-Genie Hero
Seven Sirens
Crabs are found inside Dribble Fountain and Squid Baron's Labyrinth. They often walk back and forth on their given surface, and can easily be killed by whipping while crouched. Shantae has her own crab transformation in Half-Genie Hero. The crabs have 1 HP in The Pirate's Curse.

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Jumping Jellies Shantae Jumping Jellies jump from the waters inside Dribble Fountain, and levitate in the air for a moment before falling back down. When touched they turn into a puff of smoke. They can be defeated.

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Platforms* Shantae Platforms are found within Dribble Fountain, and are used to get to higher places in the dungeon. They have intervals of time where they can't be stepped on due to electricity.

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Skeletal Worms* Shantae Skeletal worms are found in Dribble Fountain, and are used as platforms that pop in and out of their holes. They're more like friendly NPCs, and are unable to harm Shantae.

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Pincers* Shantae
Risky's Revenge
The Pirate's Curse
Half-Genie Hero
Seven Sirens
Pincers are located in Dribble Fountain in Shantae and various locations in Risky's Revenge, The Pirate's Curse, Half-Genie Hero, and Seven Sirens. They jump up from the gaps between platforms to try and pinch Shantae. While generally invincible, they can be defeated in Risky's Revenge using thunder, and in Seven Sirens with the help of the Jellyfish card.

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Wetmen

[2] Wetgals

Shantae
The Pirate's Curse
Half-Genie Hero
Seven Sirens
Wetmen are located in Dribble Fountain (the male variant can be found encased in ice in Twinkle Palace). The female versions drip down from the ceiling and charge for Shantae, then rise back to the ceiling, and attack from there as well. Males stay right-side-up at all times, and will block your attacks sometimes. When they are about to charge, they get in a fighting stance, which is the best time to whip them. They occasionally jump forward to change position. In The Pirate's Curse, only the males, which have 80 HP, appear. Wetmen would be seen by themselves again in Half-Genie Hero, until Seven Sirens, where female wetmen return under the name "wetgals". Wetmen also have a more dangerous, red variant.

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Tentacle Monster Shantae The Tentacle Monster is the first boss of Shantae, found within Dribble Fountain. It is a giant one-eyed metallic monster with tentacles coming from below it. Its weak point is its giant eye, which rotates around it as it moves across the room. Sometimes, the boss submerges itself under the stage, and eventually brings up a wave of water, which can be avoided with . Once defeated, you receive the .

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Nagas Shantae
Risky's Revenge
The Pirate's Curse
Half-Genie Hero
Seven Sirens
These creatures are lady up top and snake down low. Their screams are powerful long range attacks. Nagas are creatures from Hindu and Buddhist mythology. In each game, only female Nagas have been portrayed, but according to these mythologies there are also male Nagas.

In The Pirate's Curse, the Nagas inhabit the underworld and have 40 HP.

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Ghosts Shantae
Half-Genie Hero
This mischievous specter loves to hide in treasure chests to surprise unsuspecting heroes.

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Centipedes Shantae
Half-Genie Hero
Centipedes are found in the Ladies Desert, and serve as blockades for Shantae to destroy. Some of them can easily be jumped over.

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ScorpMen

[2] ScorpGals[2]

Shantae
The Pirate's Curse
Half-Genie Hero
Seven Sirens
Scorpion people, or girtablilu, are an aggressive race who live in the deserts. They have the head and torso of a human, and the claws, body, legs and tail of a scorpion. The males live separate from the females. In The Pirate's Curse, only the females appear, and attack using swords. While ScorpGals were initially absent in Half-Genie Hero, they returned in Pirate Queen’s Quest. In Seven Sirens, not only did ScorpGals return, but the ScorpMen also returned after a long absence.

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Beetles Shantae
The Pirate's Curse
Beetles can be found in the Men's Desert. They occasionally shoot out four projectiles, which rain down on Shantae. They return in Pirate's Curse, unchanged.

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Rock Crabs Shantae Rock crabs inhabit Golem Mine. They pretend to be the actual rocks found nearby. When disturbed, they will jump up and begin moving around, sometimes shooting out projectiles.

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Plug Men* Shantae
Plug Men are exclusive to Golem Mine. They come in two colors: red and blue. When approached colored the opposite from them, they will attack you with sparks. When colored the same, they don't attack.

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Magnet Men* Shantae Magnet Men are found within Golem Mine. Like Plug Men, they come in red and blue. They jump around the room, occasionally attracting you towards them if you are the opposite color. When you are close enough, they will grab and shake you furiously, switching your colors around.

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Golems Shantae
Risky's Revenge
The Pirate's Curse
Seven Sirens
Golems appear as enemies in the first game, belligerent obstacles in the second, and return to enemy status in the third. They don't appear particularly intelligent, but they are apparently the builders and masters of Golem Mine and have their own king, mentioned below. Since the same golem effigies that decorate the mine also adorn the mysterious floating pyramids high above the desert, among which are host to the ancient Spy Scope, it's likely they are an ancient race who are, or were once, quite advanced. Their natural enemy is the , which can shatter them with a single charge.

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King Golem Shantae King Golem is the boss of Golem Mine. When it raises its hands up to its head, ram into them in form, and use them as platforms to get to the crystal, which you must attack to win. When defeated, you obtain the .

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Fire Shooters Shantae Fire Shooters dwell Rain Storm River, pacing around the ground. When Shantae is spotted, they begin shooting three fireballs at a time.

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Reapers Shantae
The Pirate's Curse
Seven Sirens
Reapers are found in the skies of Rain Storm River, and stalk Shantae when seen. They also appear in a blue cloak with bone like scythe in the Village of Lost Souls. In Seven Sirens, they are referred to as Spectres, and lurk in The Boiler as well as the Mining Site.

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Giant Snails* Shantae Giant Snails loaf around in Snail Wasteland, not moving at all. They only come out of their shell during the day, and if you stand next to them for too long, they will chomp on you.

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Fire Mantises Shantae
The Pirate's Curse
Fire Mantises roam Snail Wasteland, shooting fireballs at Shantae using their fore-limbs. In Pirate's Curse, they share a similar appearance and attack mode to the [8 slicer] from the 1992 game Sonic the Hedgehog 2, while copying all of it's animations and some of it's color scheme. Some might say it's even recolored.

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Zombies Shantae
The Pirate's Curse
Unlike Rottytops and her brothers, these are primitive zombies that attack Shantae on sight. When encountered, they first dig their way out of the ground. They are the only enemies inhabiting Zombie Swamp. In The Pirate's Curse, you can attack their severed head to make it drop more gems.

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Tree Climbers* Shantae
The Pirate's Curse
Tree climbers are found climbing up and down trees in Ghost Forest. They also stomp down on Shantae.

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Ghosts Shantae
The Pirate's Curse
Seven Sirens
Ghosts are everywhere in Ghost Forest, as one would expect. They simply move back and forth, so they can easily be avoided, however, there are some points where being hasty will get you hurt. In Pirate's Curse, they appear again as white more stereotypical ghost who can vanish in an instant. They also wield a candle.

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Blob Family Shantae The Blob Family is a group of one big blob and two tiny blobs which bounce around Ghost Forest.

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Cacklers Shantae
Risky's Revenge
The Pirate's Curse
"Cackler" is the Sequin Land term for the fleshless breed of undead.[3] This includes your standard bone-chucking skeletal thug and your robe-wearing grim reaper wizard spookball.

The term seems to come from a sound they make when they speak - as seen in Shantae's encounter with Hypno Baron.

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Shriekers

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Shantae Tall birdlike specters[2] found within Cackle Mound. The create portals that summon ghosts.

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Quadruple Skulls Shantae Quadruple Skulls are a miniboss within Cackle Mound. They appear in a room with four skulls on the wall, and the robo skull alternates between them, shooting fireballs.

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Wheel Beast

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Shantae Wheel Beast is the boss of Cackle Mound. It attacks by rolling up into a ball, and rolling around the room. It can be defeated by jumping onto the walls in back as a , and activating the switch which retracts the platforms underneath, which will deal quite a bit of damage if the Wheel Beast falls in. Once defeated, you obtain the .

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Archers
Rocket Archers
Shantae
Risky's Revenge
The Pirate's Curse
Half-Genie Hero
Seven Sirens
These spiky-haired elfin amazons inhabit the forests and deserts of Sequin Land, typically in ruins. It is possible that blue archers are demons or some kinda underworld creature, since in The Pirate's Curse, where purple archers have 20 HP and blue archers have 25 HP, they shoot their feathery projectiles in the Village of Lost Souls. In Seven Sirens, a variant called "Rocket Archers" appears.

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Tall Worms Shantae Tall Worms are located in Archer Forest. Much like Centipedes, they serve as blockades. Every time they are hit, their head goes down one notch, and once it reaches the ground, it dies.

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Mud Bog Creatures Shantae
The Pirate's Curse
Strange creatures apparently made out of mud or oil. They populate the Mud Bog Island, but have been spotted in brightly lit forests in screenshots of The Pirate's Curse, where females have 55 HP and males have 40 HP, as well as more traditional dark desolate areas littered with massive insect corpses. It is shown that "female" variants are bunched up together or hang on the walls.

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Eagle Warriors Shantae
Half-Genie Hero
Seven Sirens
Eagle Warriors appear in Eagle Wasteland. They ascend from the sky and begin attack Shantae with a flurry of stabs with their blades. In Half-Genie Hero, the Eagle Warriors only appear in Tassel Town.

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Ice Werewolf Shantae
The Pirate's Curse
In Shantae they are icy-looking men by day, and by night they are wolves. In The Pirate's Curse, they appear to remain as wolves during the day and once defeated they explode and turn into humans.

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Ice Tortoise Shantae Ice Tortoises are found on Mount Pointy. They occasionally hide inside their igloo shells, and attack by shooting fireballs.

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Goopies Shantae Goopies are found inside Twinkle Palace. They act much like Crabs, roaming back and forth on their platforms.

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Fire Penguins Shantae Fire Penguins are located in Twinkle Palace. The slide around, leaving small trails of flames.

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Dragon Rider Shantae Dragon Rider is the boss of Twinkle Palace. It's a small humanoid riding on a large dragon. They fly around the stage, occasionally lowering to attack Shantae. You can knock him to the floor by flying above him as a , and bonking him on the head. Once he's floored, you can transform back into a girl and wail on them. When defeated, you get the .

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Vinepots Risky's Revenge
The Pirate's Curse
Vinepots are found in the Squid Baron's Labyrinth. They spit out seeds to attack. In the directors cut version of Risky's Revenge, you can get an achievement for killing one with fire. The vinepots have 30 HP in The Pirate's Curse.

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Knights Risky's Revenge Knights are one of the more tough enemies in Risky's Revenge. They when harmed, they block attacks using their shields, and can stab the ground to send a wave of energy surging through the ground to damage Shantae. They can be found in various points in the game in two different colors: red and blue, the latter being more durable. In The Pirate's Curse, they appear as female Egyptian knights who are either protectors or invaders of the Tan Line Palace.

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Slimes Risky's Revenge
The Pirate's Curse
Slimes are found in various locations in Risky's Revenge. When Shantae gets near them, they begin to boil, splashing bits of slime out to attack. They are also spawned by the Cyclops Plant in The Pirate's Curse.

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Mermaids Risky's Revenge
The Pirate's Curse
Half-Genie Hero
Seven Sirens
The enemy counterpart to . Mer-people were hinted to be the original inhabitants of Water Town in Shantae, but Mermaids do not appear until Risky's Revenge. They wield tridents, fire bubbles, and can vanish into puddles they apparently create magically. Shantae's Mermaid form can only fire a bubble underwater, however. Somewhat ironically, enemy Mermaids only ever appear on land. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including the Near East, Europe, Asia, and Africa. According to the myths of these cultures there is also the male counterpart of the mermaids, the mermen, that not appeared yet in the Shantae series. In Half-Genie Hero, Bolo mentions the "Fish-folk". In that same game, the mermaids stop attacking Shantae when their queen, the Giga Mermaid, is freed, but quickly regain their role as enemies in Seven Sirens.

In the original game, a bipedal mer-woman type creature called a Bog sahagin[2] can appear as an opponent in the Gecko Match. The mermaids have 20 HP in The Pirate's Curse.

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Druids Risky's Revenge Druids are found within Hypno Tower. To attack, they begin conjuring up a spell, which takes a while to charge. When cast, a lightening bolt will strike you from wherever you are in the room.

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Biter Fish Risky's Revenge
Half-Genie Hero
Biter fish are found all over the waters in Risky's Revenge. The move around one area, constantly chomping to attack. They can easily be killed using .
Rats The Pirate's Curse Rats appear in the sewers in The Pirate's Curse, as well as Tan Line Temple. They charge toward Shantae and squeak when defeated.
SlimeGal Half-Genie Hero This shape-shifting beauty!Half-Genie Hero, was first introduced in Hypno Baron's Castle. Their appearance may look innocent but once Shantae comes close, they imediatly consume her.
Ikki Half-Genie Hero This mischievous specter loves to hide in treasure chests to surprise unsuspecting heroes.
Bonelegs Half-Genie Hero Bonelegs are a backer-designed enemy for Half-Genie Hero. They mainly lurk in Hypno Baron's Castle, but occasionally show up in other levels. They are large, venom-spitting enemies, and they are capable of blocking Shantae's attacks. It is reccomended to go around them whenever possible.

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Squid Baron Risky's Revenge
The Pirate's Curse
Half-Genie Hero
In Risky's Revenge, Squid Baron is the boss of his own labyrinth. He tricks Shantae into giving him food without helping her because of threats from Risky Boots. In the boss fight, he summons his children to help him out. When defeated, you obtain a . He later helps you out by giving you the for his 3 . He returns as a boss in The Pirate's Curse and Half-Genie Hero, and is an NPC in Seven Sirens.

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Hypno Baron Risky's Revenge
Half-Genie Hero
Hypno Baron is the boss of Hypno Tower. He mimics Uncle Mimic during the fight to attempt lowering Shantae's morale. He teleports around the room, spilling all kinds of chemicals around the room. Once defeated, you receive a .

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Ammo Baron Risky's Revenge
Half-Genie Hero
Ammo Baron is the boss of the Ammonian Army. In Risky's Revenge, he resides in a military tent in Baron Desert, from which he commands his army. His goal appears to be military conquest of Sequin Land. He wants to use Scuttle Town as a staging area for his new campaign, and to this end negotiates the purchase of the town with Mayor Scuttlebutt. He is not actually faught in person until Shantae and the Pirate's Curse.

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Water Lily Siren Seven Sirens The Water Lily Siren is the boss of the Water Lily's Den in Seven Sirens.

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Coral Siren Seven Sirens The Coral Siren is the boss of the Coral Mine]] in Seven Sirens.

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Tubeworm Siren Seven Sirens The Tubeworm Siren is the boss of the Sea Vent Lab in Seven Sirens.

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Angler Fish Siren Seven Sirens The Angler Fish Siren is the boss of the The Boiler in Seven Sirens.

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Octo Siren Seven Sirens The Octo Siren is the boss of the Squid Pit in Seven Sirens.

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Lobster Siren Seven Sirens While she is never fought directly, the Lobster Siren kidnapped the other half-genies during the Opening Ceremony in Seven Sirens. Later, she helps Shantae fight the rest of the Sirens.

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Empress Siren Seven Sirens The leader of the Sirens in Seven Sirens. She is fought in the Flying Fortress.

"*" indicates an invincible enemy.

In Shantae and the Seven Sirens, enemies drop Monster Cards which offer various effects that boost Shantae when equipped. They depict the game's enemies, as well as the Seven Sirens themselves. The Siren's cards have to be traded with NPCs for Golden Nuggets, as they don't drop them upon defeat.

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References

  1. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1236620800/shantae-half-genie-hero/posts/1822125
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6
  3. Rottytops claims that Cackle Mound is home of a "cult of Cacklers" and skeletons are the most common enemy there.

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