Golem

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

The Golem is a recurring material monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in the first game as a boss, it has since appeared in several other installments of the series, primarily as a normal enemy.

Characteristics[edit]

Golems are hulking man-shaped monsters made of clay bricks. This sums up most of their appearances with their face being the only other detail: a slit-like opening with two eyes glowing from the darkness.

Since the appearance of the first golem the species has solidified itself as a hefty force of physical might but one that lacks in resistance to spells. One of the most notable vulnerabilities of the golem is that of sleep-inducing abilities, an Achilles' heel that made the first golem easy to defeat and has since, for the most part, stuck with the monster as one of its more unfortunate qualities.

Appearances[edit]

Main series[edit]

Dragon Quest[edit]

The Golem guards at the outskirts of the town of Cantlin, and must be defeated before that town may be entered. It can be put to sleep with the Faerie Flute to make the battle easier, though casting Snooze will never work.


Golem (ゴーレム gōremu)
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQ1-NES-GOLEM.png 70 0 5 10 120 60 39
Spell(s)
Location(s) Cantlin
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
164 1516 1516 1516
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Golemsnes.gifGolem GBC.png 155 0 2000 10 120 60 39
Spell(s)
Location(s) Cantlin
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
164 77 77 37


Dragon Quest V[edit]

The first reappearance of the golem since it was introduced in the original game. Though they possess no notability in the game's story, they are among the easiest monsters to recruit and far and away one of the most powerful as well.


Golem
File:Golem.gif
HP MP Experience Gold
190 0 330 90
Attack Defense Speed
160 150 51
Dropped Item Seed of Strength
Capture Rate 1/4
Game Dragon Quest V
Console SNES


Golem
File:Dq7golem.gif
HP MP Experience Gold
190 0 330 90
Attack Defense Speed
160 150 51
Dropped Item Seed of Strength
Capture Rate 1/4
Game Dragon Quest V
Console DS

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Golem
File:Golem.gif1
HP MP Experience Gold
280 0 60 70
Attack Defense Speed
Dropped Item Green Fragment
Locations Rexwood
Family Material
Game Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX, 3DS

The Golem is a boss fought in the the Tower.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
File:Golem.png 225 0 237 50 177 153 80
Bestiary No. 156
Family Material
In-Game Description
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Brutal hit
Psyche Up
Location(s) Arcadia Region
Item(s) Dropped Rennet Powder116
Titan Belt1128
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Flame * Ice * Stone/Strike Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 50%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
100% 100% 50% 100% 0% 100%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None

While normal golems do not appear until later on in the story, the player can find a wandering one in the Maella Region that they can recruit for their monster team.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

#161 - Golem
Nopic.png
HP MP Experience Gold
300 0 1700 174
Attack Defense Speed
175 210 99
Dropped Item Flintstone (common, 1/16)
Mythril ore (rare, 1/128)
Locations Lonely Coast
Wyrmwing
Wyrmneck
Wyrmsmaw
Grotto
Skills Psych Up
Critical strike
Bestiary # 161
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description Though weak against wind, these stony souls will weather a storm of blows before unleashing a cataclysmic critical attack.

If you ask them which monster has the most mates, they won't hesitate to suggest their own big-headed, bricky selves.

Monsters series[edit]

Golem
File:Golem.png1
HP MP Experience Gold
3/5 3/5
Attack Defense Speed
3/5 2/5 2/5
Spells Level 13 - PsycheUp
Level 15 - ChargeUp
Level 15 - Strong D
Family Material family
Game Dragon Quest Monsters
Console GBC


Golem
File:Golem.png1
HP MP Experience Gold
6/10 3/10
Attack Defense Speed
7/10 6/10 3/10
Locations Breed a MudDoll with another MudDoll
Spells ChargeUp, Meditate, RockThrow
Family Material family
Game Dragon Quest Monsters 2
Console GBC

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Golems are rank A members of the material family, but not the top A monster of that group. A golem acts as the sentinel of the Xeroph Isle shrine and must be defeated in order to help the Incarnus reach its goal.}}

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime[edit]

Golems do not appear until near the end of the game, acting as mechs piloted by platypunk members of the Plob within the Flying Clawtress and can also be piloted by the player once unmanned. They are potent monsters, capable of delivering charging punches and hitting their fists together to ward off opponents that are too close for comfort. If one is already being manned by a platypunk, it must be struck with three Elasto Blasts before the pilot will be forced to disembark. These 'liberated' golems, and ones left unattended, can only suffer another three attacks before they go inoperable and explode, regardless of whether the player is piloting them or they are unmanned. Since they are too big and heavy to be knocked into the air and carried around, a chimaera wing must be thrown at them in order to send them back to town.

Golems can also be used in tank battles, though they act the same way as they do outside of these battles, meaning they do nothing more than stand idle until the player jumps in to command one, being somewhat disadvantageous since only two other crew members will be left free and even more disadvantageous if these remaining crew members are poor at handling the cannons. This aside, golems can be incredibly useful when it comes to sabotaging an enemy tank since their fist-clapping move can quickly break open the entryway of an enemy tank, and their charging punches can wreck a whole wall of machinery when positioned right and easily enable one to reach the enemy's engine when the time arrives, but they can still only deal with three attacks before being defeated. An exploding golem can damage the player both inside and outside of tank battles, so it is recommended to gain some distance when a golem has taken as much as it can.

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors[edit]

A golem named Briquet is the boss of Galantyne Glades.

Golemite.png

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Like in the original Dragon Quest, the Golem is the first boss fought in the game. At the end of Chapter 1, the Golem attacks Cantlin and must be defeated. Regular enemy golems after this point drop chunks of Golemite.

Strategy[edit]

The player must use Cantlin Shields to deflect the golem's attacks as it hurls boulders at the city. After about three times, the golem will be enraged and begin spinning around in circles. When it stops, it is dizzy. This is the time to use a wrecking ball on it. The wrecking ball will blast it into pieces and take a chunk of its HP off. Then, the pieces reassemble and the golem begins hurling boulders anew, repeating the cycle.

Variants[edit]

Gold Golem[edit]

The gold golem is summed up by its name: it is a golem made out of gold bricks. Typically, it is the go-to monster for amassing quick cash, it usually being the weakest in the golem family.

Dragon Quest[edit]

Gold Golem (ゴールドマン gōrudo man)
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Goldgolem DQ NES.gif 50 0 6 200 48 40 26
Spell(s)
Location(s)
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
164 1516 1316 016
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Goldmansnes.gifDQ-GBC-GOLDGOLEM.png 99 0 6 650 48 30 26
Spell(s)
Location(s) In the area near Rimuldar
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
164 77 57 07


Dragon Quest VII[edit]

#138 - Gold Golem
File:Goldman.gif1
HP MP Experience Gold
255 0 80 80
Attack Defense Speed
130 120 54
Dropped Item Gold Bracelet
Locations Deja
Skills Brutal Hit
Charge Up
Family Material
Capture Rate Very Hard
Bestiary # 138
Game Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
File:Gold golem.png 120 0 54 726 152 98 60
Bestiary No. 110
Family Material
In-Game Description Golden creatures that have taken it upon themselves to protect the Holy Isle of Neos and the Goddess statue erected there.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Brutal hit
Location(s) Neos
Item(s) Dropped Gold bracer132
Gold ring1128
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 0% 25% 25% 0% 50% 50% 0%
Flame * Ice * Stone/Strike Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
25% 50% 0% 0% 100% 50% 100% 50%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 100% 50% 100% 15% 100%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None


Dragon Quest IX[edit]

#96 - Gold Golem
File:Dq9goldman.png
HP MP Experience Gold
250 0 414 505
Attack Defense Speed
136 130 77
Dropped Item Gold ring (common, 1/32)
Gleeban gold piece (rare, 1/256)
Locations Djust Desert
Grotto
Family Material
Bestiary # 96
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description Heavyweights who save up their strength, then hit hard. Beat them, though, and you just might break the bank.

Some say that the storied city of gold said to stand somewhere in the Djust Desert is only a gold golem seen through a heat haze.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Gold golems appear as rank D members of the material family and can be scouted within Palaish Isle's shrine where they can be found on the second floor in the room with a coat-of-arms hanging on the far-wall, though their appearances are relatively rare.

In Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2, the gold golem is a Rank D material monster in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2. One can be synthesized by mixing a metal slime and a gasbagon.


#70 - Gold golem
File:Material-goldgolem.jpg
HP MP Experience Gold
??? ??? ??? ???
Attack Defense Speed
??? ??? ???
Dropped Item  ???
Locations Palaish Isle Shrine
Skills  ???
Spells  ???
Family  ???
Bestiary # 70
Game Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
Console DS
Description Glittery golems who have the Midas touch -- and an explosive punch.

Stone Golem[edit]

The stone golem (originally Stoneman or Rock Golem) is a golem constructed of stone blocks instead of clay bricks.

While some games have rendered stone golems as superior to their normal brethren, other titles have shown the stone golem as being weaker; though they still boast the general strength and stamina of their relatives. They have a tendency to charge up power to increase their already crushing blows.

Dragon Quest[edit]

Stone Golem (ストーンマン sutōn man)
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Stonegolem DQ NES.gif 160 0 65 140 100 40 40
Spell(s)
Location(s) Charlock Castle
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
164 1516 18 716
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Rockgolemsnes.gifDQ-GBC-ROCKGOLEM.png 160 0 155 148 100 40 40
Spell(s)
Location(s) Charlock Castle
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
164 77 17 ?

Dragon Quest V[edit]

#102 - Stone Golem
File:Stoneman.gif1File:Dq5stonegolemds.png
HP MP Experience Gold
120 176 195 (SNES)
65 (DS)
Attack Defense Speed
125 (SNES)
130 (DS)
110 33
Dropped Item Rebirth stone
Locations Gotha area
Skills Focus Strength
Bestiary # 102
Game Dragon Quest V
Console SNES, DS

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

#64 - RockGolem
Rockgolem.gif
HP MP Experience Gold
115 45 35
Attack Defense Speed
85 84 56
Dropped Item LifeRock
Locations Hamelia
Skills Brutal Hit
Charge Up
Bestiary # 64
Game Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX

The RockGolem can be found in the Avon Tunnel and the Mountain Tower before and during the flood and in the present.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
278 0 340 38 223 113 78
Bestiary No. 177
Family Material
In-Game Description
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Brutal hit
Psyche Up
Location(s) Isolated Plateau
Item(s) Dropped Strong Medicine116
Rockbomb Shard1128
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Flame * Ice * Stone/Strike Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0% 50% 15% 100% 50%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 50% 50% 100% 15% 100%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None


Dragon Quest IX[edit]

#078 - Stone golem
HP MP Experience Gold
156 0 400 126
Attack Defense Speed
104 130 55
Dropped Item Flintstone (common, 1/16)
Resurrock (rare, 1/128)
Locations Heights of Loneliness
Bloomingdale (lighthouse)
Grotto
Skills Forbearance
Family Material
Bestiary # 078
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description They protect their pals with their bulky bodies, and brush off bog-standard blows with ease. Hit them hard or not at all.

The rock blocks of a ruined temple absorbed an evil aura and assembled to form the first stone golem.

Etymology[edit]

Golems are beings from Jewish folklore, often portrayed as servants animated from clay that obediently carry out orders but often to warped or far too literal extents.

Related Monsters[edit]

Gallery[edit]