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Chess Knight (Secret of Mana)

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Chess Knight
Chess Knight SOM sprite.png
Chess Knight SOM mobile sprite.png
Chess Knight SOM remake screenshot.png
Monster info
Japanese name ユニコーンヘッド
Unicorn Head
Type Plant
Element None
Level 12
Common drop Medical Herb
Rare drop Cup of Wishes
Location(s) Underground Palace
Pandora Ruins
Bestiary index
GoblinChess KnightZombie
#014 • #015 • #016
Related enemies
This article is about Chess Knight from Secret of Mana. For the general species, see Rabite.

A Chess Knight is an enemy in Secret of Mana.

Enemy Stats
135 15 36 38
Strength Agility Intelligence Wisdom
22 20 24 24
Phys. Defense Phys. Evasion Magic Defense Magic Evasion
16 99 0 0
Special Abilities
Speed Up Lv.2
Treasure Chest Stats
Probability Trap Trap evade Analyzer Lv
1/16 B 24 0
Attack Effects
Undine icon SOM sprite.png Gnome icon SOM sprite.png Sylphid icon SOM sprite.png Salamando icon SOM sprite.png Shade icon SOM sprite.png Lumina icon SOM sprite.png Luna icon SOM sprite.png Dryad icon SOM sprite.png
Neutral Neutral Neutral Neutral Neutral Neutral Weak Neutral
Frostied SOM sprite.png Petrified SOM sprite.png Silence SOM animation.gif Popoi engulfed SOM sprite.png Balloon SOM animation.gif Speed Down SOM animation.gif Lunar Magic SOM animation.gif Poison needles chest SOM sprite.png
Effective Immune Effective Effective Effective Effective Immune Effective
Effective Weapon(s)
ClaymoreGolden AxeHeavy GloveMorning StarNimbus ChainPower GloveRed Cleaver
“Uses Speed Up Magic and jump attack. Charge up first.”
Secret of Mana Official Game Secrets


Chess Knights slowly hop toward their opponent and try stomping on them. After a while, they can cast Speed Up to boost their evasion stat even further, making them extremely difficult to hit. It is recommended to defeat them as quickly as possible because of that.

Not much has changed in Secret of Mana HD, perhaps only the fact that they seem harder to hit with weapons, even when not under their Speed Up influence.