Grief Seeds

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Soul gem grief seed sketch.jpg

This page lists information and speculation about the grief seeds that appear in each episode of the anime and chapter of the different manga spin-offs.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Episode 2

Gertrud's Grief Seed. Gertrud's Grief Seed.

The Grief Seed that Mami obtained from Gertrud.

  • Top emblem: Butterfly
  • Bottom emblem:Rose
  • Battles: Mami
  • Possession: Kyubey (presumed)
  • Used by: Mami

Episode 3

Charlotte's grief seed on the hospital wall. Charlotte's Grief Seed.

The Grief Seed found embedded in a hospital wall.

  • Top emblem: Strawberry
  • Bottom emblem: Charlotte's head
  • Battles: Mami, Homura
  • Possession: Homura
  • Used by: Unknown (presumed to be Homura)

Episode 4

Elly's Grief Seed Elly's Grief Seed.

Elly's Grief Seed, not originally seen in the episode. It was added in the AT-X rebroadcast.

  • Top emblem: Wing
  • Bottom emblem: Monitor
  • Battles: Sayaka
  • Possession: Sayaka
  • Used by: Sayaka

Episode 6

Elly's grief seed speculah Elly's Grief Seed.

Initially speculated to be Elly's grief seed, which was proven true as it was added to the revised Episode 4.

  • Top emblem: Wing
  • Bottom emblem: Monitor
  • Battles: Sayaka
  • Possession: Kyubey
  • Used by: Sayaka

Episode 8

Elsa grief seed.jpg Elsa Maria's Grief Seed.

After defeating Elsa Maria, Sayaka gives this Grief Seed to Kyoko as repayment for her assistance.

  • Top emblem: Crown
  • Bottom emblem: Blank (Circle)
  • Battles: Sayaka, Kyoko
  • Possession: Kyoko
  • Used by: Kyoko (presumed)


The grief seed Homura gives to Sayaka. The witch of the Netherlands's Grief Seed.

The Grief Seed Homura gives to Sayaka, who refused it. According to this design document, it belongs to the "witch of the Netherlands (オランダの魔女)".

  • Top emblem: Tulip
  • Bottom emblem: Windmill
  • Battles: Homura (presumed)
  • Possession: Homura
  • Used by: none (presumed)


Sayaka's soul gem transforming into a grief seed. Oktavia von Seckendorff's Grief Seed.

Sayaka's Grief Seed, immediately after exploding.

  • Top emblem: Music note
  • Bottom emblem: Music note
  • Battles: Kyoko in Episode 9
  • Possession: None (no Grief Seed was dropped after defeat)
  • Used by: None (presumed)

Episode 10

The Grief Seed may be Sayaka's Oktavia's Grief Seed.

Sayaka's Grief Seed from the third timeline.

  • Top emblem: Music note
  • Bottom emblem: Music note
  • Battles: Homura, Madoka, Mami, Kyoko
  • Possession: Madoka
  • Used by: Homura

Madoka-grief-seed.png Kriemhild Gretchen's Grief Seed.

Madoka's Grief Seed, the cutest Grief Seed ever.

  • Top emblem: Teardrop with ribbons
  • Bottom emblem: Comet
  • Battles: none
  • Possession: none
  • Used by: none
    • The fact that the bottom emblem is a shooting star may be because of the fact that people make wishes whenever they see a shooting star.

Episode 11

Homura grief seed.png Homura's Grief Seed.

Shown in Kyubey's speech about how Homura would drown in despair, if she ever lost hope.

  • Top emblem: Diamond
  • Bottom emblem: Hourglass/Record
  • Battles: none
  • Possession: none
  • Used by: none

Episode 12

Soul Gem and Grief Seed Cubic Form.png "Grief Seeds" in cubic form taken from "Demons."

The Grief Seeds take a cubic form in Episode 12. It is not known if they are still called Grief Seeds or if they have a different name (Grief Cubes?).

  • Emblems: none
  • Battles: Homura, Kyoko, Mami, Sayaka
  • Possession: Homura
  • Used by: Homura

Mami's Heart-Pounding Tiro Finale

Ophelia grief seed.jpg Ophelia's Grief Seed, from Mami's Heart-Pounding Tiro Finale

  • Top emblem: Eye
  • Bottom emblem: Eye
  • Battles: Homura
  • Possession: Homura (presumed)
  • Used by: none

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable

Albertine grief seed.png Albertine's Grief Seed, from Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable

  • Top emblem: Star
  • Bottom emblem: Flower
  • Battles: Varies
  • Possession: Varies
  • Used by: Varies

Gisela grief seed.png Gisela's Grief Seed, from Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable

  • Top emblem: Handlebars
  • Bottom emblem: Grille
  • Battles: Mami or Kyouko
  • Possession: Mami or Kyouko
  • Used by: Varies

Izabel grief seed.png Izabel's Grief Seed, from Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable

  • Top emblem: Trophy
  • Bottom emblem: Archway
  • Battles: Mami and Madoka or Kyouko and Sayaka
  • Possession: Mami and Madoka or Kyouko and Sayaka
  • Used by: Varies

Patricia grief seed.PNG Patricia's Grief Seed, from Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable

  • Top emblem: Cherry blossom
  • Bottom emblem: Spider eyes
  • Battles: Mami, Madoka and Homura
  • Possession: Mami, Madoka and Homura
  • Used by: Varies

Candeloro grief seed.png Candeloro's Grief Seed, from Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable

  • Top emblem: Flower
  • Bottom emblem: Flower
  • Battles: Madoka and Homura
  • Possession: Madoka and Homura
  • Used by: Varies

Ophelia grief seed PSP.png Ophelia's Grief Seed, from Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable

  • Top emblem: Eye
  • Bottom emblem: Eye
  • Battles: Homura
  • Possession: Homura
  • Used by: Varies

Walpurgisnacht grief seed.PNG Walpurgis Night's Grief Seed, from Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable

  • Top emblem: Gear
  • Bottom emblem: Gear
  • Battles: Varies
  • Possession: Varies
  • Used by: Varies

Puella Magi Oriko Magica

Puella Magi Oriko Magica, chapter 1

Flower witch grief seed.JPG The witch of flowers' Grief Seed.

Presumably the Grief Seed of the flower witch that attacked Yuma.

  • Top emblem: Unknown
  • Bottom emblem: Leaves/Petals?
  • Battles: Kyoko
  • Possession: Kyoko
  • Used by: none (presumed)

Puella Magi Oriko Magica, chapter 2

Cecil grief seed.JPG Cecil's Grief Seed.

The Grief Seed of the Taste Witch that Kyoko battled.

  • Top emblem: Rosary
  • Bottom emblem: Cherry petals
  • Battles: Kyoko
  • Possession: Kyoko
  • Used by: Kyoko (presumed)

Puella Magi Oriko Magica, chapter 5

Kirika grief seed.JPG Latria's Grief Seed.

The outline of Kirika's Grief Seed, visible within her Soul Gem prior to becoming a witch.

  • Top emblem: Doll?
  • Bottom emblem: Unknown
  • Battles: Kyoko, Mami, Yuma, Homura
  • Possession: none
  • Used by: none (presumed)

Puella Magi Kazumi Magica

Puella Magi Kazumi Magica, chapter 4

PrologueGriefSeed.png Prologue's Grief Seed.

The bookmobile witch's Grief Seed, given to Jubey by the Pleiades.

  • Top emblem: Oval
  • Bottom emblem: Unknown (compass points?)
  • Battles: The Pleiades Saints
  • Possession: Jubey
  • Used by: none

Puella Magi Kazumi Magica, chapter 5

AiriGriefSeed.png Nie Blühen Herzen's Grief Seed.

"Yuuri", aka Airi's, Grief Seed.

  • Top emblem: Flower
  • Bottom emblem: Flower
  • Battles: The Pleiades Saints
  • Possession: The Pleiades Saints, Jubey (presumed)
  • Used by: none (presumed)

Puella Magi Kazumi Magica, chapter 9

KazumiChapter9GriefSeed.png Niko Kanna's Grief Seed.

  • Top emblem: Diamond/Square
  • Bottom emblem: Diamond/Square
  • Battles: The Pleiades Saints
  • Possession: The Pleiades Saints, Jubey (presumed)
  • Used by: none (presumed)

Puella Magi Kazumi Magica, chapter 15

Satomi grief seed.PNG Satomi Usagi's Grief Seed.

  • Top emblem: Bat wing
  • Bottom emblem: Bat wing
  • Battles: Kazumi
  • Possession: The Pleiades Saints, Jubey (presumed)
  • Used by: none (presumed)

Puella Magi Kazumi Magica, chapter 18

Chapter 18 grief seed.pngKazumiChapter19GriefSeed.png Saki Asami's Grief Seed.

  • Top emblem: Lily-of-the-valley
  • Bottom emblem: Lily-of-the-valley
  • Battles: Kanna Hijiri and other witches
  • Possession: Umika, Saki and Kazumi
  • Used by: Kazumi

Puella Magi Kazumi Magica, chapter 19

KazumiChapter19GriefSeedPart2.png The Souju's Grief Seeds

  • Top emblem: Moon in Circle and Circle in Moon
  • Bottom emblem: Moon in Circle and Circle in Moon
  • Battles: Umika and Kaoru
  • Possession: No one (presumed)
  • Used by: No one (presumed)

Puella Magi Kazumi Magica, chapter 22

MichiruGS.jpg Michiru's Grief Seed

  • Top emblem: Spiral
  • Bottom emblem: Spiral
  • Battles: Pleiades Saints
  • Possession: Kazumi
  • Used by: Umika and Kaoru

Magia Record

Magia Record, chapter 1

Yachiyo grief seeds.png Box Wood(left) and Zenobia(right)'s Grief Seed

  • Top emblem: Saturn/ringed orb (Zenobia); Amphibian foot (Box Wood)
  • Bottom emblem: Sandcastle spire (Zenobia); Unknown (possibly an eye) (Box Wood)
  • Battles: Yachiyo
  • Possession: Yachiyo
  • Used by:

BoxWood grief seed.png Box Wood's Grief Seed

  • Top emblem: Amphibian foot
  • Bottom emblem: Unknown (possible an eye)
  • Battles: Yachiyo
  • Possession:
  • Used by:

Magia Record, chapter 5

Episode 5 Yachiyo soul gem 2.png Unknown

  • Top emblem: Plain sphere
  • Bottom emblem: Plain/empty circle
  • Battles: Unknown
  • Possession: Yachiyo
  • Used by: Yachiyo

Episode 5 Yachiyo soul gem 3.png Zenobia's Grief Seed

  • Top emblem: Saturn/ringed sphere
  • Bottom emblem: Sandcastle spire
  • Battles: Yachiyo
  • Possession: Iroha
  • Used by: Iroha

Magia Record, chapter 6

Episode 6 Kyoko confrontation 10.png Unknown

  • Top emblem: Plain sphere
  • Bottom emblem: Plain/empty circle
  • Battles: Unknown
  • Possession: Kyoko
  • Used by: Kyoko

Episode 6 Lucky Day 25.png Unknown

  • Top emblem: Plain sphere
  • Bottom emblem: Plain/empty circle
  • Battles: Unknown
  • Possession: Felicia
  • Used by: Felicia

PSP Game

Candy Straps

Strap versions of several Soul Gems and Grief Seeds were released for cell phones in Japan. The promo picture below shows the Soul Gems (from left to right) that are tied to the Magical Girls underneath them. The Grief Seeds are Oktavia's, Charlotte's, Elly's and Elsa Maria's. The corrupted Soul Gems are Madoka's and Homura's, as evidenced by their placement, shape and the gem colours.