Moon Phases are world states in Bloodborne. Depending on specific events and conditions during the game, the sky will change colors and the inhabitants of the world will react differently. Some quests and secrets have special conditions that must be under a specific phase.


Moon Phases in Bloodborne (Timezones)

Evening Phase

The game starts in this phase.

Night Phase


Defeat Vicar Amelia and examine the skull afterwards.
Patches The Spider temporarily replaces all inhabitants after unlocking the door to the Forbidden Woods.
Church Giants remain asleep unless aggroed.

Blood Moon Phase

Defeating Rom, the Vacuous Spider and approaching the blood soaked lady in white will bring in the Blood Moon phase
NPCs can no longer be saved, Arianna and Adella no longer provide blood.
All Lesser Amygdalae are permanently visible, no longer requiring 40 Insight to see.
You won't be able to awaken in the Hypogean Gaol lamp.
Old Yharnam, Forbidden Woods and Forsaken Castle Cainhurst still have a white moon during this phase.
Defeating Gehrman, the First Hunter and encountering the Moon Presence will bring the Blood Moon to Hunter's Dream.

    • Anonymous

      What About The People Throughout the Game?04 Aug 2016 14:26  

      I never really saw anyone make a thread about this, but what happened to the towns people throughout Bloodborne once the Blood Moon phase began? You know how you could knock on someone's door in Yharnam and they tell you to go away or laugh at you for being out on the night of the hunt? Any theories? I had this sick idea of them becoming part of The One Reborn considering it's made of flesh and bones plus the fact there are no signs of them even home.

      • Anonymous

        Evening/night phase05 Jul 2016 14:37  

        Evening phase is not triggered by visiting Cathedral Ward for the fist time and anyone can check that easily - just get summoned in Cathedral Ward to help other player with Amelia - the sky is always in afternoon phase. I'm not sure if I've even had evening phase, as after defeating Amelia all the Giants in Cathedral Ward area went to sleep (as in night phase).

        • Anonymous

          MOON PHASES05 Jul 2016 14:37  

          its nice the whole changing moon phase thing, but if you defeat ROM, the Moon turns RED, but if you revisit the areas like: Forbidden Forest, Old Yharnam, The witches area, even in the Nightmare of Mensis, the MOON IS STILL WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a glitch? a bug? or? somebody forget it to change?

          • Anonymous

            I don't think those are the triggers05 Jul 2016 14:37  

            I got to the cathedral ward and it didn't trigger the evening phase. Beating vicar amelia did. I think what triggered the night phase was the blood starved beast. Maybe it's by number of bosses defeated?

            • Moon or Sun Positions during the afternoon phase05 Jul 2016 14:37  

              If u look at Cathedral Ward from Central Yharnem the Moon or Sun is behind the cathedral, ie (direction 1).. If u go to Cathedral Ward and look, the moon is behind Central Yharnem, ie (direction 2), with (direction 1) behind u. Its obviously the same bridges that connect the two areas (tested with coins on the bridge and looking at them from the ledges in Cathedral). Probably because developers wanted the look and feel to be right. But, after the first phase change the moon is in a whole new position and stays there no matter where u are.

              • Anonymous

                Graphic downgrade?05 Jul 2016 14:37  

                I'm not gonna lie, but after I beat gascoigne a phase increased the textures in my game. I know this sounds stupid but it looks pretty close to the beta graphics.

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