Cardinal is one of the 31 Animal Orbs available for players to find in the game, Castle Crashers.


XBOX 360/PS3/PC/XBOX ONE: The Cardinal can be found In the Industrial Castle level after the elevator ride. Defeat the Beefy Brute who has the Cardinal following him to obtain it.

Places that Cardinal will find hidden itemsEdit

Beginning of Forest Entrance = Thief Sword

Beginning of Thieves Forest, near Owl = Boomerang

Very end of Industrial Castle before collecting the Telescope = Pointy Sword

Full Moon 2nd House = Key Sword

Village In the Marsh, one of the stone Houses = Fishing Rod


Primary Ability

"Secret Find"

Upon entering an area which contains a "secret item", the Cardinal will fly toward the item and bring it to you. The items he brings are the Thief Sword at the beginning of the Forest Entrance level, the Boomerang at the beginning of the Thieves' Forest level, the Pointy Sword in the Industrial Castle level, the Fishing Rod in the Marsh level, and the Key Sword in the Full Moon level. The Key Sword allows you get Beholder from the back of the Animal Ark

Hidden Ability

"Magic Boost"

Boosts the player's magic by +2. This effect is only in Castle Crashers Remastered.

Etymology Edit

The Cardinal's name comes Cardinals, which are a group of passerine birds in North and South America.

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Cardinal is a B rank pet (B+).
  • In the the later Behemoth game Battleblock Theater, he can eventually be unlocked as a Prisoner head, except without the feet.
  • On the Xbox 360, players can unlock the Cardinal Animal Orb as a Prop for their Avatars by playing through the game.
  • Cardinal, Zebra, and Beholder are the only Animal Orbs in the entire game that increase Magic.
  • The Cardinal appears to be a Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), as they both have a dark are around the face, a prominent crest, and red coloring.

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