Berial is the boss of stage 6 in Gradius IV.

Attack Pattern

Berial attacks by firing beams from its weak point, the eye and creates option-like eyes that also fires beams. When you defeat Berial, the eye remains. It grows into Zelos Force. Zelos will fire two volleys of beams before self-destructing. Lots of Gradius players hate that especially when they've got hit a bunch of times, but a good strategy to avoid that is as soon as Zelos fires his beams push pause to see where they're going then unpause when you see them.

See Also


Berial is one of the very few Organic Fortress guardians that actively move to attack the player. The only other guardian that's capable of doing this is Abadon's second form.

Gradius IV
Ships Vic Viper
Stages Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4Stage 5Stage 6Stage 7Stage 8Stage 9
Bosses Yorogaton ChimeraDendrodiumBubble CoreGilladorAlpha/OmegaBerialRolling CoreVanishing CoreBig Core MK IIICovered TetranBerserk CorePlanet CoreBloody GateClubGofer
Organic Bosses
Space Entities NucleusIntruderInvaderPhoenix (Geezer Butler)GoliathBubble EyeWyvernVulture DragonBlizzard CrawlerChimeraGilladorVolleoneBiological OrganismLynyrd SkynyrdTriumph KicksGauGiga
Body Horror AbadonBrain GolemBig EyeGregolMad SkinBrachion EyeBiterBerialHuge HeartCrawler (X) • Infected Statue
Plant Life Choking WeedStinger KidHunter FangGiga's RoseDendrodiumHans Naughty
Living Cores ZylomKiller Dwarf