Imps are flying creatures returning from Spelunky HD's Hell. In Spelunky 2, these enemies have relocated to Volcana.


Imps will start out carrying a magma pot, flying left and right on a horizontal line. When a Spelunker gets under one, they will drop their magma pot in an attempt to hit the player with it. Once relieved of their pot, they will fly towards the player with the same behavior as a Bat.

The dropped magma pot will spawn a Magmar if attacked, thrown, or dropped for more than 1 tile.

The Magma Pot that Imps hold. The shape of King Yama's face is on the front.

Like most other flying and undead enemies, imps will die upon having their picture taken by the Camera.

Despite what a player may assume, Imps are not resistant to fire based attacks. This includes the Magmar that comes from its pot.


  • Whipping the Magma Pot out of the Imp's hands will not only release the Magmar, but kill the Imp as well.
  • Note that Imps will drop the pot from their hands over the player's head as soon as the pot appears on screen, meaning that they can catch quickly ascending players by surprise.
    • This is especially dangerous in the Cosmic Ocean, where a surprise pot may send the player plummeting to their doom.
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