Chimaera

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For the monster class in Dragon Quest VII, see Chimaera (class).

The Chimaera (formerly Wyvern) is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in the original game, it is a monster with the body of a serpent and the wings and head of a bird.

Characteristics[edit]

The standard chimaera has what appears to be a vulture's head with a ring of downy feathers around its neck. Its body is serpentine but also somewhat bloated, making it look more grub-like than snake-like. Its wings are feathered and constantly beat to keep the creature airborne.

Having appeared many times throughout the series, chimaeras have proven themselves to be formidable creatures, often having great potential for strength, magic, and natural skills such as breathing fire and ice. They can be terrible creatures to face in battle and terrific allies to have at one's side.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest[edit]

Introduced along with the first installment, chimaeras (then Wyverns) are likely to be encountered when first approaching Hauksness.


Chimaera (キメラ kimera)
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQ-NES-CHIMAERA.png 42 ? 24 99 56 48 48
Spell(s)
Location(s) Near Damdara
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
132 1516 14 016
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQ-SNES-CHIMAERA.pngDQ-GBC-CHIMAERA.png 42 0 64 105 56 48 31
Spell(s)
Location(s) Near Damdara
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
? ? ? ?


Dragon Quest III[edit]

#84 - Wyvern
File:Wyvern.gifChimaera DQIII GBC.gif
HP MP Experience Gold
80 2374 (NES)
1780 (GBC)
90 (NES)
75 (GBC)
Attack Defense Speed
120 70 68
Dropped Item Wing of Wyvern(Warp Wing)
Locations Alefgard Region
Skills Brutal Hit
Breathes fire
Bestiary # 84
Game Dragon Quest III
Console NES, GBC


Dragon Quest V[edit]

#79 - Chimaera
File:Wyvern.gif1Chimaera DQV DS.png
HP MP Experience Gold
65 (SNES)
81 (DS)
7 110 (SNES)
90 (DS)
45
Attack Defense Speed
72 65 44 (SNES)
54 (DS)
Dropped Item Chimaera wing
Locations Mount Magmageddon area
Mount Magmageddon
Spells Midheal
Capture Rate 1/16
Bestiary # 79
Game Dragon Quest V
Console SNES, DS


Dragon Quest VI[edit]

#91 - Chimera
File:Wyvern.gif2File:Dq6wyvernds.png
HP MP Experience Gold
123 17 103 65
Attack Defense Speed
103 73 94
Dropped Item Chimera wing
Bestiary # 91
Game Dragon Quest VI
Console SNES, DS


Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Chimaera (キメラ Chimera)
Original (PSX)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility Tame Rate
DQVII Chimaera.png 61 0 29 18 73 69 40 116
Bestiary No. 044
Spell(s)
Skill(s) Fire Breath
Location(s) Dungeon of Descent
Alltrades Abbey
Temple Palace
Al-Balad
Likeness of the Great Evil
Item(s) Dropped Chimaera wing164
Chimaera heart116
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance *
116 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 15%
Poof Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Sap Resistance * Poison Resistance *
80% 0% 15% 100% 100% 15% 0% 0%
Stun Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance Fire Breath Resistance * Cool Breath Resistance * Strike/Rock Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Army Resistance *
15% 100% 60% 0% 0% 10% 0%
Remake (3DS)
Sprite Notable Changes
None


Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

#56 - Chimaera
File:Chimaera DQVIII PS2.png
HP MP Experience Gold
45 6 54 12
Attack Defense Speed
52 46 48
Dropped Item Chimaera Wing (common)
Hairband (rare)
Locations Kingdom of Ascantha
Family Bird
Bestiary # 56
Game Dragon Quest VIII
Console PS2
Description The wings of these monsters are useful items that allow travelers to teleport to previously visited locations instantly.


Dragon Quest IX[edit]

#059 - Chimaera
File:Dq9wyvern.png
HP MP Experience Gold
75 9 180 89
Attack Defense Speed
70 72 86
Dropped Item Chimaera Wing (common 1/8)
Flurry Feather (rare, 1/32)
Locations Tywll Cave
Slurry Coast
Grotto
Bestiary # 059
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description Beastly, burning-breathed birds who are almost impervious to fire, but are taken aback by ice attacks.

Their wings are a valued commodity, and shopkeepers are regularly singed to a cinder in search of fresh stock.


Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Chimera
Wyvern.png
HP MP Experience Gold
3/5 3/5
Attack Defense Speed
2/5 3/5 4/5
Spells Level 2 - Heal
Level 4 - FrigidAir
Level 5 - Sleep
Family Bird family
Game Dragon Quest Monsters
Console GBC


Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Chimera
File:Wyvern.png1
HP MP Experience Gold
6/10 4/10
Attack Defense Speed
4/10 6/10 6/10
Locations Breed a member of the Bird family with a member of the Dragon family
Spells FrigidAir, Heal, Sleep
Family Bird family
Game Dragon Quest Monsters 2
Console GBC


Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

The player is liable to encounter chimaeras while exploring Xeroph Isle at night, the winged monsters appearing inside the bowl structure of the island during this time.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Chimaeras when synthesised over level twenty create a Chimaera X. Two level fifty Chimaera X's make a Chimaera XY.

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

In this game, it is quite important to loot defeated chimaeras for their feathers. Collected chimaera feathers can be made into chimaera wings which can instantly transport the player back to the base.

Variants[edit]

Hocus Chimaera[edit]

Hocus Chimaeras (formerly called Magiwyvern or MagWyvern) look just like their normal kin, but are composed of warmer colors such as reds and oranges. True to their name, they have learned a wingful of spells.

Dragon Quest[edit]

Hocus Chimaera (メイジキメラ meiji kimera)
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQ-NES-HOCUS-CHIMAERA.png 58 ? 34 139 78 68 68
Spell(s) Snooze
Location(s) South of Damdara
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
132 016 18 016
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Magwyvernsnes.gifDQ-GBC-HOCUS-CHIMAERA.png 50 12 83 135 68 62 44
Spell(s) Heal, Snooze
Location(s) South of Damdara
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
? ? ? ?

Dragon Quest III[edit]

#121 - Hocus Chimera
File:Magi-wyvern.gifFile:Dq3magwyvern.gif
HP MP Experience Gold
100 53 2987 (NES)
2240 (GBC)
150 (NES)
125 (GBC)
Attack Defense Speed
105 80 150
Dropped Item Mysterious hat (Magic Hat)
Locations Alefgard, Rubiss Tower
Spells Bounce, Fuddle, Fullheal
Bestiary # 121
Game Dragon Quest III
Console NES, GBC

Dragon Quest V[edit]

#105 - Hocus Chimaera
File:Magiwyvern.gifHocus chimaera1.png
HP MP Experience Gold
99 50 181 (SNES)
171 (DS)
65
Attack Defense Speed
82 67 57 (SNES)
63 (DS)
Dropped Item Chimaera wing
Locations Gotha area
Spells Sizz
Crack
Dazzle
Heal
Bestiary # 105
Game Dragon Quest V
Console SNES, DS

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

#99 - Hocus Chimaera
Magwyvern.gif
HP MP Experience Gold
95 15 65 51
Attack Defense Speed
87 77 77
Dropped Item Chimaera wing
Locations Aeolus Vale
Vogograd
Skills Flame breath
Family Avian
Capture Rate Moderate
Bestiary # 99
Game Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX, 3DS

Hocus chimaeras can be found in the Sanctum of the Cirrus and Vogograd regions in the past.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

#133 - Hocus Chimaera
Hocus chimaera.png
HP MP Experience Gold
108 8 115 35
Attack Defense Speed
Dropped Item Chimaera wing (common)
Magic water (rare)
Locations Rydon's Tower
Royal Hunting Grounds
Skills Flame Breath
Spells Midheal
Family Bird
Bestiary # 133
Game Dragon Quest VIII
Console PS2
Description Though they are capable of casting spells, these monsters are rather more hocus-pocus than proper magicians.


#076 - Hocus Chimaera
File:Dq9magwyvern.png
HP MP Experience Gold
80 12 288 126
Attack Defense Speed
80 80 86
Dropped Item Chimaera Wing (common, 1/16)
Prayer Ring (rare, 1/128)
Locations Heights of Loneliness
Bloomingdale (lighthouse)
Djust Desert
Grotto
Spells Midheal
Bestiary # 076
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description Blazing-breathed mountain birds of the chimaera family who are tough against fire, and may lay some good eggstras when licked.

Their sepia tone puts people in a misty-eyed mind of yesteryear, but they themselves are young, dump, and full of fun.

Cosmic Chimaera[edit]

Cosmic chimaeras look just like their normal kin, but are composed of strange colors such as pinks and purples.

Dragon Quest[edit]

Cosmic chimera (スターキメラ sutā kimera)
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Starwyvern.png 65 ? 43 159 86 80 80
Spell(s) Midheal, Breathes Fire
Location(s) West of Cantlin
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
132 016 12 116
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Starwyvernsnes.gifStarwyvrn GBC.png 73 15 105 169 82 65 52
Spell(s) Midheal, Breathes Fire
Location(s) West of Cantlin
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
? ? ? ?


Dragon Quest IX[edit]

#210 - Cosmic chimaera
Dqix cosmic chimaera.png
HP MP Experience Gold
516 48 5200 178
Attack Defense Speed
378 396 275
Dropped Item Brighten rock (common, 1/8)
Lucida shard (rare, 1/128)
Locations Grotto
Skills Blazing Fire breath
Spells Multiheal
Family Bird
Bestiary # 210
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description These captains of the chimaera clan show their extreme enmity with blazing breath, and their exemplary amity with Multiheal.

They have a rather high opinion of themselves, and those they meet are unlikely to merit more than a momentary glance.

Metal Chimaera[edit]

Lunar Chimaera[edit]

Lunar chimaeras debuted in Dragon Quest X and have the appearance of a normal chimaera, however the plumage of this bird is made of golden and night blue feathers, except the ones of the wings, which are silver. The beak and the feathers of the neck are the only ones with a brown tonality. Lastly, their eyes are red.

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